So Tough To Tame by Victoria Dahl

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Tough to tame, but not too tough to love… Charlie Allington is supposed to be on the fast track to the top-a small-town girl who was making it big in her career. Instead, she’s reeling from a scandal that’s pretty much burned all her bridges. Now, out of options, she needs a place to lick her wounds and figure out her future. True, working at a ski resort in rugged Jackson Hole, Wyoming, isn’t her dream job. But if there’s one perk to coming back, it’s a certain sexy hometown boy who knows how to make a girl feel welcome.

Cowboy Walker Pearce never expected a grown-up Charlie to be temptation in tight jeans. She’s smart and successful-way out of league for a man like him. But he’s not about to let that, or his secrets, get in the way of their blazing-hot attraction. Yet when passion turns to something more, will the truth-about both of them-send her out of his life for good…or into his arms forever?

Summary from Goodreads.

Traveling With T’s Thoughts:

Ahh.. So Tough To Tame is a book that is leaving me conflicted. When I was approved for an e-galley of So Tough To Tame, I had been on a lucky streak with romance books- The Sassy Belles trilogy, Sleigh Belles in the Snow, and A Seaside Christmas (all that I really enjoyed). So, I happily downloaded this book and set about to reading So Tough To Tame. Except, I didn’t quite connect with all the characters. There were a couple who were annoying me (the landlady being one of them!) But I kept on with the book. Then I set it aside for awhile. I picked it back up and was able to enjoy some of the story of Charlie and Walker.

Victoria Dahl is taking a tried and true storyline- secrets and attraction, throwing in 2 people who are damaged, and creating a story that does hit the mark for most romance storylines. Sexy, romance, secrets, good-looking characters- check, check, check, check! However, I can’t say I 100% enjoyed it. Maybe, cowboys aren’t my thing?

If you are looking for a romance to try and like a storyline that has secrets and complicated situations (and a cowboy!), then So Tough To Tame is probably right up your alley!

*This book was requested through Netgalley. All thoughts and opinions are mine alone.

Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,

T @ Traveling With T

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Giveaway: Turn Up The Heat (collection of stories by Lori Foster, Christie Ridway, & Victoria Dahl)

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Thanks to Harlequin Books ( yay for Harlequin!) I have a giveaway copy of Turn Up The Heat. It’s 3 different stories by Lori Foster, Christie Ridgway, and Victoria Dahl- and the cover looks pretty steamy.

Here is the synopsis from the book from Harlequin:

Love Won’t Wait by Lori Foster

 

Brendan “Brick” Carlisle is used to women falling at his feet, so shy waitress Merrily Loveland is a breath of fresh air—and an irresistible challenge. But before he can make his move, Merrily comes to him with an offer he can’t refuse. If only their “no-strings” pact didn’t leave him wanting so much more….

Beach House Beginnings by Christie Ridgway

She might have avoided Crescent Cove, California, for years, but no-nonsense Meg Alexander is confident she can handle a brief trip home. What she doesn’t count on is the spark of desire she feels for Caleb McCall. Can a weekend in paradise convince her to give love a second chance?

Strong Enough to Love by Victoria Dahl

Photographer Eve Hill had always told herself that sexy Brian Stewart was off-limits. But now he’s back in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and Eve can’t resist their long-denied attraction. When the reality turns out to be hotter than the fantasy, Eve might end up getting more than she bargained for….

If this book sounds like your cup of tea- simply comment on this post for a chance to win! Giveaway is open to US/Canada only (sorry!) Giveaway runs from December 15th- December 27. Winner will be notified December 28th.

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Thursday Mashup…. (giveaway, giveaway, giveaway!)

Gosh it seems like FOREVER since I’ve had a mashup!

 

Here’s a few #giveaways you need to know about:

1. The Book Wheel is giving away a SIGNED copy of The Fifth Assassin by Brad Meltzer! SIGNED folks- you don’t want to miss out!

 

2. Read Baby Read  is giving away Hush Little Baby by Suzanne Redfearn- again, it’s SIGNED. Get thee over there to enter!

 

3. Luxury Reading is giving away The Good Wife by Jane Porter!

 

4. She Reads is giving away all 3 of Jojo Moyes books- The Last Letter To Your Lover, Me Before You, and The Girl You Left Behind.

 

5. Traveling With T has 3 giveaways going on this week: Hush Little Baby by Suzanne Redfearn, Weak at the Knees by Jo Kessel, and So Tough to Tame by Victoria Dahl.

 

6. Book-Alicious Mama is giving away Hush Little Baby by Suzanne Redfearn!

 

7. River City Reading is giving away Cartwheel by Jennifer Dubois!

 

Pssssst…. Book Lovers Unite just announced that Hush Little Baby will be the November Book Club Selection! So, you might want to head over and enter Read Baby Read, Book-Alicious Mama’s or stay here and enter my giveaway! I’d be trying to triple my odds- though, if I were you!

Giveaway: So Tough to Tame by Victoria Dahl

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Thanks to Harlequin Books, I have a copy of So Tough to Tame by Victoria Dahl to give away to a lucky commenter!

 

Here’s the synopsis from Goodreads:

Tough to tame, but not too tough to love… Charlie Allington is supposed to be on the fast track to the top-a small-town girl who was making it big in her career. Instead, she’s reeling from a scandal that’s pretty much burned all her bridges. Now, out of options, she needs a place to lick her wounds and figure out her future. True, working at a ski resort in rugged Jackson Hole, Wyoming, isn’t her dream job. But if there’s one perk to coming back, it’s a certain sexy hometown boy who knows how to make a girl feel welcome.

Cowboy Walker Pearce never expected a grown-up Charlie to be temptation in tight jeans. She’s smart and successful-way out of league for a man like him. But he’s not about to let that, or his secrets, get in the way of their blazing-hot attraction. Yet when passion turns to something more, will the truth-about both of them-send her out of his life for good…or into his arms forever?

 

Want to win So Tough to Tame? Comment below for a chance to win! Please leave your email in the comments (you may use the AT and DOT). Giveaway runs from October 14th-October 21st at 11:59pmEST. Winner will be announced October 22nd.  Giveaway is open to US/Canada residents.

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