Lauren Sheridan’s return to Wildcat Bluff after the death of her husband is bittersweet. Thirteen years have passed since she set foot in the place that’s always held her heart…and the sizzling memories of her high school sweetheart.

Kent Duval has it all. A proud rancher and volunteer firefighter in the small town of Wildcat Bluff, he’s missing only one thing from his life: passion. Kent last saw Lauren Sheridan when she was sweet sixteen and they were head-over-heels in love. Now she’s back, spunky daughter in tow, and he no longer knows which way is up. As the heat between them builds, Kent can’t help but wonder if past flames can be rekindled and second chances really do exist.

Titles in the Smokin’ Hot Cowboys series include:  A Cowboy Firefighter For Christmas – Blazing Hot Cowboy

Blazing Hot Cowboy earned a 3 star rating from me.

Title:  Blazing Hot Cowboy
Series:  Smokin’ Hot Cowboys #2
Author:  Kim Redford
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  January 3, 2017
Publisher:  Sourcebooks Casablanca
My Rating:  3 stars

Blazing Hot Cowboy is a story I expected to love… but I didn’t.  It’s a good story, I was definitely entertained yet there were quirks that I simply could not get past in the acceptance department.  Heck, I can stretch my imagination pretty far, after all my favorite genre of all is Paranormal Romance – you cannot stretch much more than that.  In some PNR, especially Shifter Romance, I can accept and almost expect instant love, it’s programmed into the species in many respects.  So even though Lauren and Kent have a history, I could not buy into it for them given their previous declarations about their hurts in the love department and the length of time they’d been apart.  Instant attraction.  Even instant lust.  Those I could get behind, but I needed the love to grow, mature from what it once was… and it didn’t.  It was almost pick up where they left off years ago.  People change, love changes too so I was expecting something different than what I was given.

Every situation this couple found themselves in simply felt rushed to me.  And, by the way… since when do civilians go on fire calls?  Really?  Okay, I’m not going to go any further into the believable factors – I’m simply going to stop and say it’s a good book, I’m certain there are many readers who will love it.  I was entertained, and sometimes that has to be enough.

*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this novel. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this story.*

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