Book Review-Her Lucky Cowboy

Posted August 12, 2015 by Loverofromance in Book Reviews / 8 Comments

Book Review-Her Lucky Cowboy

I received this book for free from Avon in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Book Review-Her Lucky CowboyHer Lucky Cowboy by Jennifer Ryan
Also in this series: At Wolf Ranch, When It's Right, Stone Cold Cowboy, Her Renegade Rancher, His Cowboy Heart
Series: Montana Men #3
Published by Avon on August 25th 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance, American West
Pages: 384
Format: eARC
Source: Avon
ISBN: 0062334956
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Everything's bigger in Big Sky country, including the hearts of the Montana Men...Champion rodeo rider Dane Bowden is eight seconds from winning under the Vegas lights, one last hurrah before reluctantly returning to his family's Montana ranch. But his bull has other plans. When Dane wakes up, he's sure he's died and gone to heaven . . . because the doctor who comes to his aid is the same girl who saved his life and disappeared years ago.Bell would do anything for Dane. He's the fantasy that always kept her going. A child genius hidden away by her family, Bell was the secret no one talked about, the girl no one wanted. Despite finding success as a young surgeon, she's still the awkward girl who's never had a boyfriend. So why does Dane, a notorious playboy and sizzling-hot cowboy, insist on taking her on a real date?Bell is the only woman in Dane's heart. When a rodeo rivalry turns deadly, it's his turn to save Bell's life—because he sure as hell won't lose his guardian angel again.

My Review

Summary 

Dane Bowden, is a champion rodeo rider, and has worked hard to win his last rodeo ride. But after reaching the eight seconds, he is injured from the bull who attacks him and crushes his leg, the doctor who saves his leg and his life is the same girl who saved his life years ago but disappeared and was unable to find her until now. Bell has always admired Dane, ever since she saved him and felt his sweet smile and gentle touch,but knew she could never have him. Bell is a dedicated and genius Doctor, she struggles with human contact and doesn’t know how to react to Dane’s flirtatious ways, she refuses to be another of his “women” that he seems to collect. Dane wants Bell, but not just to make love to, her wants her for herself. He sees a woman that he can’t resist, a sweet and kind young woman, that has been dealt a harsh blow in life. While he ends up at home on his ranch, that his parents left for him, he is determined to pursue her, because he knows that she is something pure and special and wants to know more about Bell. But Bell is being stubborn, and is making Dane work for his affections. Soon Bell will need to face her past if she wants to have a future with love and family, a life she has only dreamed of or read in books, but if Bell chooses to trust in Dane’s love…then she can have it all!

The Hero

Dane Bowden is a cowboy, and a Rodeo Bull Rider. He grew up on a ranch with a loving family, and his brothers. He is dedicated, honest and hardworking. Dane is not your average hero. Dane while working on the ranch, fell off his horse and ended up injured, and a young woman with a face of an angel and a kind smile saved him until his father was able to reach him. He never knew who this mysterious angel was, but he searched for her. He knew that he needed to find the person who saved his life. Now it has been years, but he has never forgotten his mysterious lady. When he almost loses his life and his leg, but this same angel fights for him and saves his life, he refuses to let go of her this time. This time he will prove to her that she is worth fighting for. Dane was quite a delicious hero, despite his flock of “women”. He has this type of confidence that is appealing, but he has never really had to fight for a woman before. He is famous and that draws women to him like bees to honey. What I loved most about him was how he takes it all in, and accepts it and is quite persistent and never gives up.

The Heroine 

Bell, was the result of her father having a one night affair. Her mother dumped her with her father. Her father already had a family, and refuses to let anyone know of Bell and deserted her with his mother. Bell was raised with a loving grandfather until he died when she was young, but her grandmother views her as a sin and worthless. Bell inherited her genius brain to her father and grandfather. When a opportunity arises for her to go to college, she takes it and by the time she was in her early twenties she was already working as a surgeon. Bell is smart, loves her books but lives alone. She doesn’t know how to interact with others on a personal level just a professional one. Her childhood made her who she is. My heart just reached out for Bell, because she has never really known much love except from her grandfather who passed away when she was little. She has been emotionally abused by her grandmother, but despite the horrid way she has been treated, Bell is sweet and loving and doesn’t have an unkind word to say about anyone.

Plot and Story Line 

Her Lucky Cowboy is the third book, and this is the last brother’s story. Like the two previous books, this story had a level of emotional intensity that definitely made me feel so drawn to this story. From the beginning, where we see how Bell and Dane first meet, and I am not sure if it was intending to be written in this way but it pulled me right in to the story. I was drawn to both of these characters. Then it speeds up to the rodeo ride that Dane takes. Bell is with her sister at this point, a sister she is trying to reconnect with, when Dane gets hurt. She rushes down to save him and almost loses her life in the process from the bull that has crushed his leg. Bell knows her stuff, because she is one of the few surgeons able to save his leg. What I find most admirable about Bell is her fierce nature that slowly comes out. In the beginning of the story she is very reserved and keeps to herself. She isn’t used to interacting with others other than on a professional level, but Dane is a bit persistent. We see how much Bell changes from zero personal contact, to opening herself up to friendship…passion…and love. Dane is a character you just are fighting for, because you see how much he connects to Bell on an emotional level. Even though there is an attraction, it takes some time before they get to the “sex” part of the story. We see how they need to build up a trust first, because Bell has almost zero experience in the intimate department and has never seen a real relationship work. We also have an added element to the story, an element of danger. Now part of this element, really broke my heart, and we see how this danger brings them even closer together. The Bowden family was a hoot…I just loved seeing the brothers and their wives and the way they just love Bell immediately. This was a story that just pulled me in and I loved every moment. It was quite an intense story that had me hooked till the end.

The Cover 

I just love this cover, I love the male model’s pose here, sexy and strong…I love the saddle and the black hat

Overall View 

Her Lucky Cowboy is a emotional and suspense filled romance that will give you laughs….and will have moments to make you cry. Its a story that will tug at your heartstrings and you will want to reach out for more…Heartwarming and Brilliant!

Series Order

At Wolf Ranch (1)

When It’s Right (2)

Her Lucky Cowboy (3)

Stone Cold Cowboy (4)

About Jennifer Ryan

Jennifer Ryan, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Hunted and McBrides Series, writes romantic suspense and contemporary small-town romances.

Jennifer lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and three children. When she isn’t writing a book, she’s reading one. Her obsession with both is often revealed in the state of her home, and how late dinner is to the table. When she finally leaves those fictional worlds, you’ll find her in the garden, playing in the dirt and daydreaming about people who live only in her head, until she puts them on paper.

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  • I’ve only read one Jennifer Ryan book, and I wan’t in love with it, but I also didn’t hate it either. Something about this one does grab me though. I like the bit about Bell saving Dane when she was younger. That just seems super romantic! So I am going to look into this one.

    • oh really? I have only read this series, but I just love it. This one is the easiest of the series so far as the emotional elements. I think you would enjoy it, especially if you have read this author before.

  • I have this series on my wish list. Each entry just sounds so good. Oh poor Belle. Some people are worth rooting for.

    • its true right? I just loved Belle, I would highly recommend this series though. I just love what this author has done with it.

  • I added this author to my wish list a while ago but didn’t remember until now. I’m seriously going to have to look into giving her a try.

    • oh you will…she is just fantastic. This series has great plots, intrigue and plenty of emotion—which I love.

  • This is a great review! I have the first book of this series that I have to read now.

  • Oh dang it. I still have book 2 on my review pile *hangs head* I must get that done so I can dive into this one. She’s really a fab author. Glad to see it rocked 🙂