Review: Should’ve Been a Cowboy by Vicki Lewis Thompson

Should’ve Been a Cowboy by Vicki Lewis Thompson
Series: Sons of Chance (#4)
Release Date: June 11th, 2011
Publisher: Harlequin
Page Count: 216
Source: NetGalley for review

Party organizer Tyler O’Connelli is on the fast track to her dream career. She’s so close she can almost taste it. But when she returns to her family and sees her one-night stand, Alex Keller, all done up in his cowboy gear, her self- control is stretched to the breaking point….

They’re worlds apart. She’s a busy career girl, and Alex is a cowboy. But while getting together might not bode well for anything long-term, it more than makes up for it in sheer hot chemistry! Problem is, this is one wrangler she might want to get tied down—and tied up—to…indefinitely!

Review: Should’ve Been a Cowboy is the fourth book in the Sons of Chance series and focuses on Tyler O’Connelli and Alex Keller. It was at the wedding of Morgan (Tyler’s sister) and Gabe Chance (Claimed!, book three in the Sons of Chance series) that Tyler and Alex met and shared a passionate interlude in the hayloft, each knowing it couldn’t be anything more.

Ten months later, Tyler decides to pay a surprise visit to her sister because Morgan is pregnant. Tyler knew she wouldn’t be able to be there when the baby was born because she’s set to go on a world cruise as the Activities Director.

After leaving his job as a DJ in Chicago, Alex has become the Marketing Director for the Last Chance Ranch. He’s planning an Open House to promote the ranch’s horses, but has run into a couple of last minute problems and needs help to pull it off.

Even though Tyler and Alex acknowledge there is a strong emotional connection and sexual attraction between them, they both think they can overlook that pull and work together to resolve the problems that have developed with the Open House. But can they? Will they succumb to the need for a physical relationship? Can there be more, something lasting? Will they, once again, say goodbye to each other?

For me, this was a typical romance story with lots of angst and obstacles to overcome and just a few things that didn’t make sense (but if I told, it would be a spoiler!). If you liked the other books in Vicki Lewis Thompson’s Sons of Chance series, you will enjoy this latest addition; I did. A fun, easy read. I do think the story is more interesting than the back cover blurb indicates.

Quote: “’I love the way you move with me.’ His eyes darkened as he changed to an ever faster rhythm. ‘I love the way you lift your hips and meet me halfway. Like that, and, ah…like that.’” Page 116

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