To Rope a Bull Rider by Kelsey McKnight

Posted April 21, 2021 by Marsha in Author ARC, Connection to another series, Modern Western Romance, Series, Small Town Romance, Tule Publishing / 0 Comments

Cover of To Rope a Bull Rider features a cowboy holding a white hat to his chest in a field of flowers with mountains and a wooden barn in the backgroundWhen polar opposites attract and fate intervenes…

Molly Hollingsworth has prided herself on being the life of the party while also championing charitable causes she believes in. As a publishing heiress and social media star, her jet-setting lifestyle has made planting roots impossible. When her sister heads back to Marietta, Montana, to remodel their family homestead, Molly decides it’s finally time for a visit. Hooking up with a local bull rider is guaranteed entertainment…until her heart gets involved.

Former professional bull rider Wes Granger has been chasing the championship dream since high school. After a fall that derails his career, he’s back home in Marietta to heal, work his family’s ranch and plot his next move. But when he’s saddled with a beauty with green eyes and a smart mouth as his ranch hand, he wonders if there’s more to life than chasing one more win.

As Molly’s departure date looms, the thought of saying goodbye seems nearly impossible. Can two people with one foot out the door settle down for love?

Titles in The Hollingsworth Sisters series include – To Wrangle A Rancher – To Rope A Bull Rider – To Rescue the Runaway Bride –

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Title:  To Rope a Bull Rider
Series:  The Hollingsworth Sisters #2
Author:  Kelsey McKnight
Genre:  Modern Western Romance
Published:  March 18, 2021
Publisher:  Tule Publishing
My Rating:  4.5

How I love returning to my favorite fictional town of Marietta, Montana for the second title in The Hollingsworth Sisters series, To Rope a Bull Rider.  One sassy lady is about to change a cowboy’s plans… but can they both actually walk away from each other?  No, I don’t think so either.

Molly may be a social influencer, but she’s also got a heart of gold using her abilities to help the unfortunate among us and adorable animals.  She might come off as a bit of a princess to the outside world but to family and those that really know her she’s down to earth, sassy, feisty, and isn’t afraid to use any and all of that to get what she desires.  I adored Molly.  And the more that was discovered about her, her personality then simply the more I loved the character.  Wes, on the other hand, is a bit grumpy – although that’s understandable as he’s been chasing his dream for a long time now and is sidelined by an injury that just might be the ending of his rodeo career.  Both don’t even try to fight the attraction between them – but is there an expiration date to their relationship or can forever slip into the conversation as well?

To Rope a Bull Rider was a fun, sizzling, banter-filled, animal-loving fun adventure and I didn’t want the story to end.  Although there is another story coming up soon.  We get the chance to catch up with familiar faces, perhaps run into some Marietta regulars, fall in love with an adorable puppy named Cow (read it you’ll figure out why), and watch as two unlikely people become the perfect opposite for each other… if their stubbornness doesn’t get in the way.  I always have fun returning to Marietta and Molly along with Wes made sure it was a delightful visit filled with laughter, animal antics, and down-home loving.  If you love a really good romance full of realistic characters and a place you’d love to visit in real life (if possible) then you’ll want to get started on The Hollingsworth Sisters series right now.

*I received an e-ARC of this novel from Tule Publishing. 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.*

Available for your favorite e-reader, mine is the Kindle.


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