Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Review: The Cowboy's Last Rodeo (The 79th Copper Mountain Rodeo Book 4) by Jeannie Watt

Shane Marvell's career as a rodeo rider is ending far too soon. He doesn’t have a plan B, so during his last season, he’s all in, determined to win as much prize money as possible--even if it means riding injured and taking more risks than he should.

Ella Etxeberri has always played it safe, so when her life still takes a bad turn despite her caution, she wonders if if isn’t time to see what she’s been missing. While researching risk behaviors in rodeo riders, she meets Shane Marvell, a cowboy who merits additional study of the personal variety.

Just as Ella is hitting the point to embrace risk, Shane is pulling back. He knows Ella’s all-in approach is born of curiosity and whim. He’s not what she wants forever, and perhaps Ella is one risk he can't allow himself to take.

My Review: 
Ella Etxeberri has always been considered the safe one of her family, where her siblings have always been risk takers.  When she is passed up for a research promotion because she doesn’t take risks, she decides to travel the rodeo circuit talking to bull riders about the risks they take for their profession. 

Ella finds herself talking to Shane Marvell, even though he’s a bronc rider, not a bull rider.  This is Shane’s last season on the rodeo circuit and he wants to go out on top to prove his success despite what his ex-girlfriend said about him.  He still hasn’t gotten past the words she said to him.  Ella felt she wasn’t really living until she met Shane.  Ella and Shane soon find themselves taking a chance on love. 

I enjoyed the rodeo excitement in this story along with the romance between the characters.  The book was written in a way that made me feel like I was right there. 

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