Trace Mitchem is the foreman at Bridleton and a confirmed bachelor whose main goal in life is to build a ranch he can call his own. Cheyenne Bartell is the youngest heir to the Texas ranching dynasty. What she lacks in self-confidence, she makes up for in spirit and determination. Trace and Chey have known each other for years and worked side by side to save Bridleton. He's prefers to keep a safe distance between them. She wants to explore the smoldering attraction they share.
It's a standoff until an unexpected accident changes everything. Suddenly, Chey is the wary one, and Trace is demanding so much more. Until something happens that changes everything again....
©2013 Rebecca L. Barker (P)2013 Rebecca L Barker
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Sexy. Rewarding. Wonderful.
It is the sequel to Bridleton, but I thought it was better. There seemed to be more depth to the story. There was the issues of alcoholism and awful childhood experiences dealt with.
Once again, the voice of Johnny Peppers just make you think hot, sexy cowboy!
A story of overcoming old problems, pursuing old crushes and winning with the reward of finding love.
This book will stand alone. If you love romance, you will love this book!
This was a new author for me and a new narrator. I liked this book although I thought it started out pretty slowly. Once I started the listen, it went great through the ending. I was given a free copy of this book for an honest review.
As to the story, in the beginning Trace was trying to ignore his attraction to Chey, but after an accident for Trace and some misunderstandings between the two, Chey was trying to ignore her attraction to Trace. I thought the character of Trace and the other ranch hands were really well done. I was however disappointed in Chey. She came across to me as very young, younger than her years, and very immature (too immature for someone like Trace). I enjoyed the narrator and how he presented the story, and it may be that it was his characterization of Chey's voice that contributed to her age. Usually I read the books first and listen after that, so I had no picture in my mind of Chey before listening.
That being said, I liked the story and thought the romance turned out to be very sweet with periods of hot sex. Worth a credit.
This was a thoroughly enjoyable book to listen to. It is not my first Becky Barker book, but I am partial to romances and cowboys, so this is the perfect book for me. Trace is an alpha male who is doing his best not to be interested in Chey. Chey is doing her best to be noticed. After a hot encounter, Trace has an accident with his horse and has a severe concussion, and temporary amnesia. Chey takes care of him, and the attraction even with him not knowing Chey is too hard to ignore. As his memory returns, and their passion rises, things move to a whole new plane. Then Chey falls off the wagon. As a young alcoholic, she is trying to prove that she can handle her alcohol. Unfortunately, she cannot. Trace has issue with this and tries to leave the relationship. Will this be the end? I won't tell, but I will say that the story line is well developed and the characters are your best friends. You are pulled right into their lives. And the sex is HOT!
Johnny Peppers as always provides the perfect cowboy narration. He is wonderful!
--I was given a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.
This story was pretty good. I wish the female lead had a better self-esteem, but I assume that was a factor in her alcoholism. She (Chey) came off as kinda immature which gave the story a slow start. Eventually it picked up. The heavy attraction and sex did spice this listening experience up which increased my rating.
The narrator Johnny Peppers did a good job with both the male & female voices.
This audiobook was gifted by the author in exchange for an honest review.
Very entertaining and enjoyable way to spend an afternoon. Cowboys, steamy romance and a HEA. Nice easy flowing story.
Even though the story deals with a serious subject of Alcoholism it is still a lighter story. Pride and stubbornness have ruined many a relationship. You can only fight the attraction for so long. Can Trace and Cheyenne overcome personal obstacles and past baggage to find happiness.
Johnny Peppers did a great job with the narration once again. Nice deep voice just how you want your cowboys to sound. Great characters voices. He did a great job conveying the emotions of each character.
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It had been a bit since I read the blurb about this book so honestly I forgot what it was about. I'm glad I did b/c I love being surprised and this book did just that. The writing was simple and not over done, the characters had depth, and the subject was fun. The narrator also did a great job with voices and inflection. This is a cute, fun story that I highly recommend...even if you haven't read the series!
I was given this book for free in exchange for an honest review.
Trace, the male lead, is very attracted to the female lead, Cheyenne, but she is the boss's daughter.
Trace has an accident and it motivates Chey to step in, take care of him, and it allows them to get to know each other.
The time that it takes for Trace to re cooperate reveals to them that they have a common issue, "alcohol".
She is an alcoholic and his father was one.
She thinks that she can drink just one drink and he doesn't want anything to do with drunks.
She acted like she had "something" to prove and it ending up testing her limits.
Can Chey get a handle on her alcohol problem, will Trace stick around for the long hall?
I don't want to give away any spoilers, I recommend reading the book to find out.
I thought that Johnny Peppers did well with the narration. He sounded like a cowboy without sounding like he was trying too hard.
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Trace and Cheyenne are two people who love each other but are fighting all through the book. Trace has an accident and loses his memory but finds that he loves her even when he had always been pushing her away. The relationship is very strange and there are several sex scenes that seem out of place. Both of them have dark desires and want to explore them. The narrator was very good and caused the story to make it's way throgh the twist without making me want to turn the story off.
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Love books. Can get lost in them and spend hours there.
Good storyline starts off a little slow but it's good and gets better by the end. "This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast."
This is a great book; this is the second book in the Bridleton series by Becky Barker. Trace Mitchem is the foreman at the Bridelton ranch and his main goal in life is to have a ranch of his own. Cheyenne (Chey) Bartell is the youngest heir to the Texas ranching dynasty, she lacks confidence but makes up for it in determination and strong will. Chey and Trace have known each other for years and have worked together to save Bridleton. They have both been fighting the attraction they feel for each other until he is in an accident. They are forced to deal with their feelings for each other.
The narrator Johnny Peppers did a great job with this book, and was very easy to listen to. He did a great job with the different voices of each character in this book. It was very easy to listen to in one sitting.
If you are looking for a book with a great story, and characters then you need to listen to this book. I am looking forward to listening to the next book by this author and narrator.
A Review copy was provided to me in exchange for a fair and honest review. The free book held no determination on my personal review.
"An uplifting modern western romance"
Becky Barker has created a story jam packed with interesting characters, amnesia, alcoholism, family dynamics and feel good romance, all set on a ranch with potential in Texas. The characters are flawed with personal issues, which makes them feel real. I enjoyed the story and I especially enjoyed the satisfaction of a HEA. Johnny Peppers's narration has kept true to the setting and added depth to the story telling. This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom dot com."
This is a good book; . Trace Mitchem the foreman &. Cheyenne (Chey) Bartell is the youngest heir to the Texas ranching dynasty, she lacks confidence but makes up for it in determination and strong will. Chey and Trace have known each other for years .They have both been fighting the attraction they feel for each other until he is in an accident. They are forced to deal with their feelings for each other.
The narrator Johnny Peppers did a good job with this book, and was very easy to listen to. With different voices of each character in this book. It was very easy to listen to enjoyable.
Audiobook was received at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom dot com.
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