The Bull Rider’s Bride is book two in the Lone Star Brides series. It can easily be picked up as a stand alone novel. The second story does flow along right after the first book and is focused on Dustin Starr and his lost love, Lindsey Lang.
This was a sweet romance that left me with a happy feeling and excitement about the next book in the series. I really liked Dusty and Lindsey. These two were separated by tragedy, but never really stopped loving each other. It was fun to see them recognize that fact as the book progressed.
Forgiveness of those who have wronged us was a wonderful theme of the story, and the characters also had to learn to trust God to help them overcome fear. Whether it was Lindsey’s fear of being deserted by those she loved or Dusty’s fear of what the future held for him after his injury, God was there. I enjoyed this addition to the series.
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Dusty Starr is unstoppable in the rodeo arena, but when it comes to love? He was bucked off long ago. Now he has a second chance at love, but will he have what it takes to win?
Champion bull rider Dusty Starr is at the top of his game—until a bull throws him and stomps on his leg. He goes home to heal and watch after his grandma until he can rejoin the circuit. While there are no guarantees that bull riding is in his future, his past is alive and well in the form of Gramma’s beautiful physical therapist—a woman he never expected to see again.
Physical therapist Lindsey Lang once loved Dusty, but then tragedy struck because of his younger brother’s recklessness, and Dusty did something she never thought he’d do. He abandoned her, leaving her to mourn alone. Being assigned to Grandma Starr is hard enough, but with Dusty there, Lindsey’s sure her heart won’t survive.
Against all expectations, friendship renews, and Dusty dares to hope Lindsey will forgive him. She’s the only girl he’s ever loved and he aims to get her back. But friendship is one thing. A second chance at love? That will take more gumption than riding a rank bull—and then some.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Bestselling author, Vickie McDonough, grew up wanting to marry a rancher, but instead, she married a computer geek who is scared of horses. She now lives out her dreams in her fictional stories about ranchers, cowboys, lawmen and others living in the West during the 1800s. Vickie is the award-winning author of over 30 published books and novellas. Her books include the fun and feisty Texas Boardinghouse Brides series. End of the Trail, which was the OWFI 2013 Best Fiction Novel winner. Whispers on the Prairie was a Romantic Times Recommended Inspirational Book for July, 2013. A Pioneer Christmas Collection was on the CBA Bestseller’s list for Jan. & Feb, 2014, and South Carolina Brides made the ECPA Bestseller’s list in March, 2014.
Vickie is a wife of thirty-eight years, mother of four grown sons, one daughter-in-law, and grandma to a feisty eight-year-old girl. When she’s not writing, Vickie enjoys reading, antiquing, watching movies, and traveling. To learn more about Vickie’s books or to sign up for her newsletter, visit her website and sign-up for her newsletter:www.vickiemcdonough.com
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