Thursday, August 24, 2017

Review ~ THE BULL RIDER'S HOMECOMING by Jeannie Watt

The Bull Rider's Homecoming (Montana Bull Riders #2)
by: Jeannie Watt
Series: Montana Bull Riders
Genre: Western Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 6, 2017
Publisher: Harlequin


Single mom Annie Owen is so busy raising her twin girls, there's no time to focus on the "single" part…until rugged Trace Delaney temporarily moves nearby. Annie's interest in Trace is more than neighborly, but she can't risk losing her heart to a bull rider on the move.

Trace is a rolling stone. Or so he thought. Settling down suddenly seems a lot more appealing if it's with smart, gorgeous Annie and her girls. But they deserve someone they can count on. Is Trace ready to be that man, or will he run from the only place, and the only woman, that ever felt like home?

Western Romances aren’t usually stories I read.  For some reason, cowboys just don’t appeal to me.  The Bull Rider’s Homecoming by Jeannie Watt has me rethinking that statement. This is the second book in the Montana Bull Rider series and is a standalone read.

From the beginning, I was intrigued by Trace Delaney and Annie Owen.  Annie is a single mom to twin seven-year-old girls, Katie and Kristen.  She loves working at Annie Get Your Gun, a small boutique store and volunteering at her daughters’ school.  With no help from her ex-husband, she does everything for her daughters herself.  She lives on her family’s ranch/property and occasionally has her older brother Grady help her with repairs.  Trace is a bull rider who is recovering from a riding accident.  He doesn’t have a permanent home since he’s on the road so much traveling the rodeo circuit.  When his good friend, Grady Owen asks him to look after his ranch for a few weeks, he agrees.  Not only does Grady ask him to look after the ranch, but also Annie who lives next door.

Annie and Trace’s first meeting was classic and laugh out loud funny.  It definitely had me wanting to find out what was going to happen.  They have an instant attraction to each other, but want different things.  Trace doesn’t do family and close relationships because of the way he grew up.  He’s also not the stay in one place too long kind of guy.  Annie doesn’t want a relationship.  Heck, she doesn’t want a man in her life at all.  She definitely doesn’t want a bull rider.  She’s been there and done that.  What she wants is stability for herself and her girls.

What started out as a friendship, quickly turns into something more, with feelings quickly developing between Annie, Trace, and the girls.  Trace is determined to recover and get back to the circuit.  All he can promise Annie is the time he’s in Gavin, Montana.  When he returns to the circuit, Annie and Trace quickly realize how miserable they are without the other.

The Bull Rider’s Homecoming has a strong, sweet romance feel to it.  However, there is one closed door scene close to the end which is eluded to.  As mentioned, characters from the previous book do make appearances and give advice to help these two along.  Seven-year-old twins Katie and Kristen are funny and wise beyond their years.  Jeannie Watt is definitely going on my author reading list.

**Received a copy of the book courtesy of RWA and voluntarily reviewed.**

Rating: 4.5

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