One Tough Cowboy
Moving Violations, Book #1
By Lora Leigh & Veronica Chadwick
Leigh’s Website: https://loraleigh.com/
Brought to you by OBS reviewer Heidi
Sheriff Hunter Steele knows that the mayor is dirty and a couple of his deputies (hired by the mayor) are as well. There have been some strange deaths that have gone down as being unfortunate accidents, but Hunter believes they are murders. The latest death is Dottie Coulter, which brings her niece, Samantha Ryder, to town. Hunter was Sam’s protector growing up and she enjoyed ruining all his dates, earning her the nickname pixie pest. However, Sam is all grown up now. She’s a police officer in Detroit, and she refuses to leave Deerhaven until she has answers of what happened to her aunt.
The attraction between Hunter and Sam is undeniable and once they give in, they can’t fight it. Although Sam sure tries, as first. However, the two are putting their noses into dangerous territory with their investigation. And, Sam’s abusive ex comes to town to cause even more trouble. Can Hunter and Sam uncover what’s going on in time to save themselves?
I really do enjoy Lora Leigh’s books. I’ve seen speculation that this is a rewritten and expanded version of one of her earlier works, Moving Violations (also co-written by Chadwick). It would make sense considering that is what the series name of this book is. However, I’m not sure if it is or just a book with a similar storyline since I haven’t read that title.
This is one of her more heavily sexed books so if you don’t want to read a bunch of detailed sex scenes, you may want to pass. I feel like this couple does more copulating than investigating. I mean, they spent hours having sex while they were supposed to be on a stakeout because nothing is expected to happen for hours …. Not to mention him trying to have sex with her in his office after getting falsely accused of sexual harassment earlier that morning. Boy has got some stamina, I’ll give him that!
I also found that Sam was a little too easy to sway to work for Hunter, when she was so adamant that she liked working and living in Detroit.
Overall, I did enjoy this story. There isn’t a whole lot of substance to it, but it was a fun steamy read.