Title: Cowboy Boone
Author: Rhonda Lee Carver
Genre: Contemporary Western Romance
She's his best friend's sister and off limits...but then again, he never cared much for limits.
Daisy Bloom had wanted her brother’s best friend, Boone Hawke, for as long as she could remember. Why couldn’t he see her for more than her brother’s little sister? She decided to take charge of her own fate and bring out a few tricks to get him to see her differently. A kiss, a flirty smile, and a flash of her “assets” might get him to bite the forbidden apple.
There was something in the water. Must be for Daisy to flirt with him. Brody’s little sister wasn’t so little anymore and Boone had noticed. She’d metamorphosed from the girl with the too-large glasses and oversized bibs, always wearing a smear of dirt on her cheek, to a seductive woman who had him in her crosshairs. Too bad she was off limits. There was a buddy code Boone didn’t plan to cross. Yet, what would one kiss hurt? One itty-bitty touch should put his fantasy to rest.
One touch sent them into a labyrinth of lust, secrets, and betrayal. A line had been destroyed and there was no going back. They were caught in a mind-blowing, carnal web. Did they have a future together or would they crash and burn? Sometimes hard decisions needed to be made, and someone would be hurt.
What’s a woman to do? Daisy Bloom has been in love with her brother’s best friend, Boone, for as long as she can remember. She’d just about given up hope when suddenly he confesses how conflicted he is. She calls him on his bluff and gets her secret wish one night in a cabin. Instead of curbing their desires, it only burns hotter. Clandestine meetings soon turn into a cycle of lies, deceit and betrayal. Is their relationship only fueled by lust or can they come clean about how much they love each other?
Cowboy Boone is a wild ride of attraction, secrets, passion and romance. Sibling’s best friend taboo romance is one of my favorite tropes and Cowboy Boone is one of the best I’ve read. What makes it so good is the setting. I know next to nothing about cowboys/westerns/ranches but Rhonda Lee Carver’s descriptive narration educated me. I learned so much and even picked up the slang, too. Rhonda Lee Carver either lives on a ranch or did a great deal of research. Well done! The characters make Cowboy Boone shine. While I loved Daisy and Boone, the supporting cast of characters add immense pleasure while reading. All of the characters bring a little something to the story. The dialogue flows so well and I loved all the subtext. The plot moves at a great pace with plenty of emotional tension. The ending made me smile. This is my first book by Rhonda Lee Carver and let me tell you, it won’t be my last. Rhonda has a gift for writing romance. She draws a reader in and doesn’t let go until the very end. She’s now become a must-read author for me. I can’t wait to read more! Highly recommend!
My Rating: 5+ stars
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Rhonda Lee Carver is a bestselling author of contemporary western and romantic suspense, but she loves to write other genres too. She's known for writing stories that keep readers laughing, crying, gripping the edge of their seats, and screaming all in one book...like riding a virtual roller coaster. Whether she's creating sexy cowboys or tough guys, or sassy, independent heroines, readers are sure to find strong, powerful, memorable characters that are relatable.
By day, she taps into her creative, fictional world but at some point she transitions back into reality where she's a volleyball-stands cheerleader, homework virtuoso (at least she thinks so), amateur nurse to skinned knees, mediocre chef with some awesome microwave skills, pet-guru (all the strays show up at her house), and a Jackie of all trades for her kids who are the loves of her life. Yoga and chocolate keep her sane. Hallmark movies require cuddling up with tissues because she can be emotional. She adds a sprinkle of her own real-life adventures in each story she spins because a little truth never hurt anyone. She wouldn't give up one thing in her crazy, chaotic, ever-amusing life, except, she might do magic tricks for the bungalow on the beach she's had her eye on (GOALS).
Writing for Rhonda is like falling in love and finding a new best friend over and over again. Her characters will find a place inside your heart too.
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Reviewed by: Mrs. N