Book Review-Million Dollar Cowboy by Lori Wilde

Book Review-Million Dollar Cowboy by Lori Wilde

Book Review-Million Dollar Cowboy by Lori WildeMillion Dollar Cowboy by Lori Wilde
Also in this series: Love with a Perfect Cowboy
Series: Cupid Texas #5
Published by Avon on March 28th 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance, American West, Small Town
Pages: 432
Format: Paperback
Source: Self Purchased
ISBN: 0062468219
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New York Times Bestselling Author Lori Wilde returns to Cupid, Texas with a heartwarming story of a cowboy who comes home to the family ranch for a wedding filled with surprises…
The illegitimate son of a Texas ranching dynasty, Ridge Lockhart left home ten years ago with one goal: to become more successful than the father who never accepted him.
Mission accomplished, but now he’s back at the Silver Feather Ranch for a wedding—three days of best man duty until he can hightail it out. Then he spies Kaia Alzate, and suddenly leaving isn’t quite so appealing.
Kaia Alzate grew up the daughter of the ranch foreman, servants to the mighty Lockharts in the mansion. Back then, she followed Ridge around like a puppy. Now, she’s fighting the attraction she feels for this sexy CEO. She’s determined not to make a big mistake—but when Ridge takes her in his arms she’s stunned…could he be the man she’s waited for all along?

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Summary

Ridge Lockhard left the home he grew up with the high expectations to find his own way in life and to prove that he was better than what his father thought of him. He built up his reputation, his wealth and fame and kept his distance most especially from his father, the one man he could never meet up with for expectations and only failures.  But when his best friend gets engaged, he comes for the wedding even knowing what it will mean…having to face up to his past. But there is one spunky gorgeous woman that makes him feel more happy and free and makes him want to open himself up again, a woman that has always wanted him and now they have a chance but Ridge will need to face up to his own inner demons if he wants a chance at forever with her…

 

Plot and Story Line

Million Dollar Cowboy was a book that really really surprised me. Lori Wilde is a author I never know what to expect and this book swept me away compltely. I just wanted to immerse myself all day in this story and just didn’t want to put it down at all!! And yeah this was one sexy cowboy romance that I couldn’t help but smile all the way through. It starts off pretty sad actually, where we see our hero, as a little boy being abandoned by his mother on the doorstep of his fathers house, and no one at his fathers home is welcoming, and he is only seven years old, it just about broke my heart, so yeah it does pull the reader in, because you just want this little boy to find his own happy ending. Well this boy grows up into Ridge Lockhart. Who left home as soon as he could and made a name for himself including more wealth that his father ever accumulated. He returns home for a wedding, to face his father, and also rekindles some flames with a sexy and sassy country Texan vet student who used to follow him around like a puppy dog and he in turn would tug at her pigtails. Yeah these two have some history, she is also his best friends baby sister.

‘You think I am stubborn?”

“Lockhart, a pack mule in the Grand Canyon threatened with a three hundred pound tourist wanting a ride to the top in August heat isn’t as stubborn as you.”

But there is some powerful chemistry between these two. What I do love and admire about this author, is the way she builds up tension between a couple in the most real and vivid way. And she doesn’t disappoint in Million Dollar Cowboy and i think what I really enjoyed about this book was seeing these two reconnect. But not only that, was seeing these two trying to make every moment count in the little time they have together. We see some personal growth in our hero especially. He of course, has some serious inner demons he needs to face. But then we have some “magical” tune to the story which I did NOT see coming but loved it anyway. There is a legend in Kaia’s family, that when you kiss your future “mate” you will hear humming. And our heroine hears the humming anytime she is near Ridge which just complicates matters. Kaia is a heroine I just admired from the very beginning. She is confident and knows what she wants, and isn’t afraid to go after it. I loved her passion for life. She doesn’t let anything get her down and enjoys every little moment of joy in her life. The romance is sexy and endearing and captivating and I just didn’t want their story to end!! Definitely read this if you love contemporary romance or some fun cowboy fun.

Belong.

He wanted to belong to her. Wanted her to belong to him. Not in a grasping, controlling, possessive way, but in the perfect way two puzzle pieces fit together. Meant to be.

Meant for each other and no one else.

The Cover

I really love this cover, and I like how well it portrays the setting of western hot texas.

Overall View

Million Dollar Cowboy is a emotional packed small town western romance that has a hint of magic, plenty of sexy chemistry and a couple that are perfectly matched….SENSATIONAL!!

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About Lori Wilde

Lori Wilde can’t remember a time when she didn’t want to write. She even went to nursing school so she could have a schedule flexible enough to allow her to write on the side. She nursed for 20 years, working in a variety of settings from the newborn nursery to the recovery room, to dialysis. But she never lost her desire to write.

She sold her first book in 1994 to Silhouette Romance but later discovered she had a flair for comedy and branched out to Harlequin Duets and now, to Blaze.

Lori is an adventuresome soul who loves to travel. She’s taken flying lessons, completed two marathons, rode in a hot-air balloon, performed with a professional jazz band, traveled Europe as a teenager, hiked volcanoes in Hawaii, trod on glaciers in Alaska, shot white-water rapids, water-skied, snow-skied, raced all-terrain vehicles, bodysurfed in the Gulf of Mexico, and photographed grizzly bears in Yellowstone.

She lives in her native Texas, with her own real-life hero, Bill.

  • Michele H

    Yay! I was hoping you’d fall for this book too. 🙂 I agree: That opening scene with Ridge when he was a scared little kid just gutted me and like you said, it made me root for him to find his way as an adult even more. Lori Wilde did a fantastic job as always here and now I can’t wait for what’s next! LOL

  • Ann Lorz

    I really enjoy her books. I have so many thoughts about this books. Loved so much about it. Really hated some characters.

  • Well look at that cowboy, you know I can not say no to those

  • At the end of the day, that’s all you really want from a book: its ability to sweep you off your feet if only for a time or two. I haven’t read any of her books but I see them everywhere! Really should remedy that. 🙂

  • Yay I enjoyed this too 🙂

  • Oooo, I just read a review of a cowboy romance, on Sophia’s blog (Delighted Reader)! I haven’t read a Western romance in quite some time. Is this a second-chance romance? Or they never had a relationship in the past, but knew each other? I just read a second-chance romance novel so I’ve met my biannual quota for them (I don’t usually enjoy second-chance romances, so I avoid them). D: I’m glad you enjoyed this book, Renee!

    Have a wonderful weekend. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  • SO I’m not a fan of cowboys, so cowboy romances don’t appeal to me for some reason. They are so popular though. And I have to say this one especially sounds pretty good. The chemistry between the two is making me want to try it ASAP!
    So good job with that review! 🙂

  • I’ve got to get to this series from hers. I’ve liked the others I’ve read and gah love me some cowboys.

  • Lori does write good cowboys and I love the song you picked to go with it 🙂