Tough Luck Cowboy (Crossroads Ranch #2) by A.J. Pine Now Live!
Tough Luck Cowboy
Series: Crossroads Ranch #2
Author: A. J. Pine
Publisher: Forever Romance
Releases: August 28, 2018
The only girl he ever wanted was the one he could never have.
What's the saying, bad luck comes in threes? If so, Lily Green is due for something good. First, her divorce is finalized---on her birthday, no less. Then the first job she lands for her catering company turns out to be for her ex-husband's wedding. To top it off, she's stuck working the event with Luke Everett, the sexy-as-hell best man who's never been able to stand her. When can a girl catch a break?
For years, Luke has kept his feelings for Lily safely hidden. Hitting on his best friend's ex-wife would definitely break the cowboy code of honor. But ever since an injury sidelined his rodeo riding, the two of them keep getting thrown together. It's only a matter of time until his true feelings come to light. When that happens, it will either be the biggest mistake of his life, or a sign that his luck is about to change.
A.J. Pine writes stories to break readers’ hearts, but don’t worry-she’ll mend them with a happily ever after. As an English teacher and a librarian, A.J. has always surrounded herself with books. All her favorites have one big commonality-romance. Naturally, her own books have the same. When she’s not writing, she’s of course reading. Then there’s online shopping (everything from groceries to shoes) and a tiny bit of TV where she nourishes her undying love of vampires and superheroes. You’ll also find her hanging with her family in the Chicago ‘burbs. Learn more about this author here: http://ajpine.com
Nothing says disaster like being hired to cater your ex-husband's wedding; the moment Lily Green learns that he wants her to do the honor she can't help but cringe a little, and maybe even wince a little too. She can't believe he is moving on already; but at this point in her career she can't really turn the job away, it could be the job that helps her pave her way in the catering community. But if working with her ex isn't bad enough she then learns that his best friend, and her nemesis, will be helping with the planning, which means they will be spending some quality time together. Which means there could be some serious tension filled moments lying ahead, how can someone so darn good-looking be so frustrating?
From the moment he met Lily, Luke Everett developed a little crush on her, but unfortunately for him her heart belonged to his best friend, and that is a line he'd never cross, so he just ignored the crush. But now that they are no longer married, she has taken on a new light, one that means that crush no longer needs to be hidden, but before he can act on anything with her, he needs to work himself into her good graces. Through the years they have had a few tension filled run-ins, many unfortunate misunderstandings, and now seems as good time as any to sort that all out and start with a clean slate... even it it happens to be while their planning her ex-husbands wedding!
Tough Luck Cowboy is small town western romance at it's best; it stars a handsome, mildly moody, cowboy determined to win the heart of the woman who has held a special place in his for many years, and a feisty heroine determined to make him work damn hard for her time and affection. For a long time these two have been on the outs with one another, for various reasons, but now life has given them a chance to remedy the mistakes they made in the past... but at a very unconventional venue. Oh how I loved this story, these two had a hard fight ahead of them, and a lot of forgiving to do, and boy was it fun to watch it all play out, there were lots of laughs and swoons to be had here! This is my second visit to the series, and I must say I love this one just as much as the last, these characters will pull you into their enticing little town and make you feel right at home with them; just like your one of the gang. If you like handsome brooding cowboys, and feisty heroines who like to push their buttons, then this charming little tale will be right in your wheelhouse, each page is riddled with heart, swoons, and humor! Highly recommend!
I requested an advanced copy of this title from the publisher, and I am voluntarily leaving my honest opinion.