To fulfill a deathbed promise to her mother, Caitlin Neisson must face her fear of bulls to learn how to be a rodeo bullfighter in order to protect her bull riding-wannabe youngest brother. She also needs to find him a teacher before he puts himself in danger. Too bad the best man for the job is her family’s number one enemy. He has a bad attitude and an even worse reputation. To complicate matters, he’s sexy and she begins to suspect his bad-boy reputation hides a warm heart that just might melt the ice in hers.
…there’s more at stake outside the rodeo arena
Bodie Hadley was nearly killed by a bull in a rodeo arena and carries the weight of guilt for the death of another. Can he gain redemption by helping Caitlin, a member of the family his family has been feuding with for decades? Or will the weight of additional guilt crush him if he refuses her plea?
Titles in the Rodeo Romeos series include — The Bull Rider’s Second Chance –
Title: The Bull Rider’s Second Chance
Series: Rodeo Romeos #1
Author: Leah Vale
Genre: Modern Western Romance
Published: September 11, 2019
Publisher: Tule Publishing
My Rating: 4 stars
THE BULL RIDER’S SECOND CHANCE begins the Rodeo Romeos series by Leah Vale. Every feud between families has a beginning… and then it simply grows from there with different opinions tossed in until who knows where the truth really lies. The simple fact is that Brodie was badly injured in a rodeo arena where Caitlin’s cousin lost his life. Two sides to every situation are normal, yet these families are about to be brought together through fulfilling Caitlin’s promise to her mom – and someone out to stop that from happening.
I enjoyed Brodie and Caitlin, both individually and together. Brodie is tortured mentally by what happened at his last bull ride. He’s never forgotten, his scars both physically and emotionally certainly won’t let him forget. Caitlin is strong-willed, brave even when faced with one of her greatest fears. She’s a fierce protector and defender of those she holds close to her heart – and, in time, that will include Brodie as well.
There is a bit of world-building, there has to be in the first story of a series, but it wasn’t the least bit overwhelming. There is also a mystery as to who or why Caitlin is being targeted. I enjoyed watching barriers fall, two people fighting their personal fears, and discovering that love knows no boundaries or family feuds.
If you love to get in at the beginning of a new series, enjoy the rodeo scene, love a good cowboy romance, and enjoy watching a couple fall in love in spite of themselves then you’ll want to pick up a copy of THE BULL RIDER’S SECOND CHANCE. I can’t wait to get my hands on the next story in the Rodeo Romeos series.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*
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