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Wild Wyoming Nights by Joanne Rock
Series: The McNeill Magnates #8
“You’ll stay with me.”
She can’t resist the rich rancher!
Emma Layton is working in Wyoming to get away from her abusive ex. But when wealthy ranch owner Carson McNeill learns of her plight, he insists she stay with him for protection. Emma agrees—even knowing this cowboy may prove irresistible.... Proximity soon leads to passion, night after night. But when Carson learns her secret connection to his family, this ride gets a whole lot wilder!
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This is my second book of this series and I will tell you that you can certainly read them out of order. There are some aspect of the story that carried over from the previous but not enough to be confused or not know what is going on. In fact if I hadn’t read the previous I wouldn’t have known anything had carried over from it. Carson McNeill meets his match in stunt woman Emma Layton. Can I just say that I love that Emma is a stunt woman? Normally a character with a name like Emma would be delicate and maybe a little fragile. She wouldn’t have a job like that of a stunt woman. Emma loves her job but doesn’t know as much about horses as she would have liked.
In steps Carson who insists that he give her riding lesson so that all the goings on around his ranch stay within safety standards. All I could think when I heard that “Okay, safety standards is what we’re calling it now?” Sorry I apparently have a dirty mind and went right there. Carson steps up and insists that Emma stays in his home when he discovers that her abusive ex is getting out of jail. That leads the pair to have to take a closer look at their feelings for one another. That is just the tip of the iceberg of what is happening this story and I have to tell you that I enjoyed every second from page one to the very last page.
idle in the creeping night. They sat on a hilltop with meadows rolling out into the distance on one side, and a shadow of rocky cliffs and trees on the other.
He snapped off the headlights to give them a better view and turned off the ignition. The engine ticked for a few moments and then went silent.
sprawled, denim-covered knees.
What a shame for her body to finally wake up again around a man she needed to impress with her professionalism.
Los Angeles.” She tried not to think about his knee next to hers. His hand close to her leg. But memories of the way he’d touched her earlier—shifting her thigh on the horse—sent a fresh surge of heat through her.
one of them.”
relinquish control. “After seeing you on horseback today, I guess I just assumed you were born in a saddle.”
cattle at my age. Ranching is fine for my twin brother, but I thought I’d be riding rodeo into my thirties.”
Still, she could relate to what he was saying. She felt him shift beside her, turning toward her. A gust of wind blew through her hair, flicking strands against her cheek.
hadn’t been touched by a man in a long, long time.
to escape it. Even so, the magnetic force that seemed to pull her toward him was like nothing she’d ever experienced. Her shoulders shifted fractionally closer. Her knee brushed his.
Then she tipped her face up to his. She was close enough to see him well despite the darkness. His eyes locked on hers for an instant—like two stars close up. And then his lips claimed hers.