Patricia Talbert is a high-class social coordinator from New York.
Talon Carlson is a rugged bull rider from Texas.
He thinks she’s too polished.
She thinks he’s insane.
Opposites aren’t quick to attract when the lady who enters the cowboy’s world is on a mission to sell the ranch. But a box of letters changes her mission–letters of unshakable faith and a love deeper than anything she’s ever experienced.
Soon she finds his integrity appealing. Her spunk draws him in. He has the faith she craves; she may be the love he longs for. But faith and love aren’t achieved in a single weekend.
To buy time to explore the possibilities between them, she issues a challenge: “Teach me to ride bulls.”
From here on, they’re in for the ride of their live
I am a city girl with country dreams, so I this book was right up my book grazing pasture. For my Sweet 16, when given the option between a party at a trendy restaurant downtown or an outing of my choice, I chose horseback riding with my dad on a beautiful mountain trail. One of my favourite vacation memories as a child was spending two days on a ranch in Alberta with no television and only the majestic beauty of the rockies and the dawn and dusk stampede of horses as entertainment. My city loving family was miserable, but I spent the time reading, horseback riding and soaking in the tranquility. Could I move to a ranch in Texas for the rest of my days? Probably (most definitely) not-my city roots go too deep; BUT, I was happy to live vicariously through Patricia to experience the life of a ranch owner.
This was an enjoyable short read that doesn’t skimp on descriptions, emotions, or character development in spite of its length. I found Patrica and Talon to be multi-dimensional characters with real depth to their personalities and histories. When the art of bull riding was explained to the reader, there was not an inundation of boring terms or techniques-instead, the reader was encouraged to feel what a bull rider feels and to get into their psyche. Is it feasible to learn to ride a bull in a few weeks or fall in love in a few days? Maybe, maybe not. That’s where the feel good element comes into play.
The lingering thought that this book left me with…
…I want to ride a bull too, but maybe I’ll stick to the mechanical variety.
This debut novel from Linda Yezak is a treat for those looking for a modern day western romance with strong faith principles.
**Thank you to Linda Yezak for providing a review copy**