Review: One Tough Cowboy by Lora Leigh & Veronica Chadwick

The Cover: One Tough Cowboy‘s cover is simple and to the point: an attractive, male brooding cowboy looking off in the distance. A little too much on the nose for me but I like it and the simplicity of it. 

Basics: One Tough Cowboy was released on January 29th, 2019, published by St. Martin’s Paperbacks and is 304 pages long. Genre wise One Tough Cowboy belongs to contemporary romance, second chance romance and suspense. 

Description: LAW AND ORDER.For as long as Samantha can remember, Hunter—a man as strong as steel, with a heart of gold—has been her hero. It came as no surprise to Samantha when she found out that the ranch-hardened cowboy who always protected her from bullies went on to become the town’s sheriff. What does surprise her is how incredibly hot he still is. And how much she still wants him…

PRIDE AND PASSION. And, lo and behold, Hunter still has feelings for Samantha. The long-smoldering heat of their innocent flirtation has grown into a full-raging fire. But when tragedy strikes, and their small-town community is shattered, Hunter vows to do everything he can to keep his childhood sweetheart safe. But can Samantha trust that Hunter has her best interests at heart…and that, after all these years, his love is true?

Overall thoughts: One Tough Cowboy is a perfect example of a typical Lora Leigh book with new, touches from a new author I have never read before Veronica Chadwick. Leigh is one of the best romance authors in the romance book world, she weaves beautiful stories together and somehow adds other elements to her stories and characters that keep me very invested. 

A lot of contemporary romance books tend to focus just on the romance and relationships of the couple in the book, which is fine for myself and many other readers but that doesn’t always keep everyone interested. Don’t get me wrong I like to read about a couple falling for one another and everything in between that occurs but it can become repetitive and dull. Leigh shines mainly because she has the ability to not only include romance within her books but also keep her readers hanging off each page. 

One Tough Cowboy is the story of Sam Ryder and Hunter Steele, two people who met at the wrong place time, go their separate ways but years later reunite under different circumstances. Sam is older, more mature and settled, she had no clue that Hunter would be so attractive to her now considering he’s older and different than the old Hunter she used to know.  

When sudden deaths threaten the hometown they know and love they find themselves trying to solve the murders while also dealing with their reawakened attraction for one another. One Tough Cowboy by Lora Leigh and Veronica Chadwick is a great contemporary romance and suspense book that will leap off the page and right into your heart and bookshelf, One Tough Cowboy is a must read! 

Couple Chemistry Rating: 5/5 Shells
5 shells

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My Rating: 5/5 Shells
5 shells

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About the Author: Lora Leigh dreams in bright, vivid images of the characters’ intent on taking over her writing life, and fights a constant battle to put them on the hard drive of her computer before they can disappear as fast as they appeared.

Lora’s family and her writing life coexist, if not in harmony, in relative peace with each other. Surrounded by a menagerie of pets, friends, and a son who keeps her quick wit engaged, Lora finds her life filled with joys, aided by her fans whose hearts remind her daily why she writes.

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