I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.One Wild Night (One and Only Texas, #3) by Melissa Cutler
Published by St. Martin's Paperbacks on March 7th 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Get ready for the ride of your life...
A cowgirl at heart, Skye Martinez has a rebellious streak she's determined to shake. Especially since she's poised to take the reins of her family's business at Briscoe Ranch Resort. It's time for her to settle down and get serious about her future...right after one last night of fun with a handsome stranger she meets in the resort's stable. But when a midnight horseback ride turns into a red-hot weekend with one of country music's biggest stars, Skye's world is rocked beyond her wildest dreams...
Gentry Wells rode his bad boy image all the way to the top of the country music charts. But churning out hits has dried up his creativity, and he can't remember the last time his life was his own. Skye is a sexy distraction he can't resist, especially since she breathes new life into his music. They bring out the wild side in each other, which is great for Gentry's career—but a major threat to Skye's. Too bad he's fallen in love with her. With their hearts and futures on the line, can Gentry convince Skye to turn their joyride into a real chance to ride off into the sunset together?
"Melissa Cutler is a bright new voice in contemporary romance." — New York Times bestselling author Lori Wilde
Who isn’t going to fall in love with a book that has characters running into each other in the middle of the dark and going for a horse ride? I mean, that’s not my life, at all, but it must be someone’s!
This has just enough ups and downs with the characters to be a fun read but also filled with chaos. Both characters have to get over a few issues. There’s not a ton of baggage but just enough to keep them both from wanting to jump into a relationship. The fact that Skye doesn’t know that Gentry is a country singer makes it all the more fun as they get to know each other.
Gentry is a little bossy. He tells her to go pick out some boots that go with her dress. While not something that threw me off completely, it was just enough to make me pause. I like this character, I do, but chill out dude. I get you’re a man’s man but damn it women can take care of themselves and be serenaded at the same time! I think.
Again, it wasn’t enough to throw me off too much and he was buying the clothes to take Skype shopping. What woman isn’t going to love that?
There is a twist that also threw me off a bit after halfway through the book. This is normally something that would make me want to put the book down but I got a spiritual vibe from this so I think I understand that the underlying feeling of the entire story is there. This may not have worked for another story, and again, it may be enough to make a reader say hell no, but that’s up for each reader to decide. For me, it was another hiccup but nothing drastic. Just left some question marks.
The plot was good though and I wanted to read through to the end. I could not wait to find out what happened. It is a lovely read with good characters that learn through their character arcs.
In short: A few hiccups but the characters will keep you reading.
|Overall:||4.3 / 5|
She was struck at an early age by an unrelenting travel bug and is probably planning her next vacation as you read this. When she’s not globetrotting, she’s enjoying Southern California’s flip-flop wearing weather and wrangling two rambunctious kids. Find out more about Melissa and her books at www.melissacutler.net or write to her at firstname.lastname@example.org . You can also find Melissa on Facebook (www.facebook.com/MelissaCutlerBooks) and Twitter (@m_cutler)