Review: One Hard Ride by M.M. Bordeaux

One Hard Ride by M.M. Bordeaux
Release Date: June 8, 2012
Publisher:  The Wild Rose Press, Inc.
Pages: 308
Source:  ebook provided by the publisher

Amanda Sloane’s passion has been solely focused on becoming a well-respected, NYC art appraiser. With that appetite sated, she can no longer ignore her body’s carnal desires.

Tasked with authenticating an uncataloged Randell painting that could be worth millions, she meets a trio of Texas ranch hands who take her on an erotic ride imagined only in her deepest fantasy. Between ranch owners, Jake and Justin Morgan, and their ranch foreman, Luke, the cowboys ignite in Amanda a raging fire of uninhibited sexuality.

For years, the Morgan brothers have fought off their greedy cousin’s attempts to take their ranch, including poison and sabotage. Now, Jake is counting on the elegant and sophisticated art appraiser to authenticate his grandaddy’s painting to stave off foreclosure on the family ranch. Awakening the big city vixen’s sexual hunger has his body ablaze with need and his heart yearning for love.

Can Amanda give up the intoxicating pleasure of her sexual awakening? Or is Jake’s love unconditional enough to encourage her to continue her erotic odyssey?


Review: One Hard Ride is a fast paced erotic novel involving a New York art appraiser who has been hired by the hunky Morgan brothers to determine if a painting is legit in order to pay off a debt. In addition to the steam rolling off most of the pages, we also have action and drama from Winslow, their evil cousin, as the villain trying to take over their ranch.

I enjoyed getting to know Jake, Justin, Luke and even Julie but while I liked Amanda, she was a bit too unprofessional for me. I’m not referring to the whole sex with your client part of the plot but the way she spoke in general. Some of her interactions with the other characters seemed too unsophisticated for an upscale New York art appraiser. The interactions between Mandy and Richard (her boss) in the beginning of the story were again not what I would have expected and it took a little bit for me to warm up to Mandy.

While the sex was so hot and steamy and I felt like I should have taken a cold shower afterwards, some of the plot seemed a bit too good to be true. I don’t want to give away any spoilers but one bad thing happens, they come out smelling like a rose, then another bad thing happens but again they come out smelling like a rose. Why can’t things like that happen to me?

Overall, if you are looking for a hot, sexy read with some hunky cowboys I don’t feel you will be disappointed. I do look forward to reading more from this author in the future.