Rhonda Lee Carver
Five brothers. One ranch. Hold on…things are about to get rough and dirty.
Roman Jericho, and his brothers, are known in Texas for their striking good looks and skill as ranchers–among other things that keep the ladies hot on their tails. The last thing Roman wants, or needs, is another marriage that ends with an empty bank account and bed so he steers clear.
Relationship Guru, Pippa Wilder, is at the top of her career. Two bestselling, self-help books and speaking engagements all over the country, she offers advice that saves marriages. But if only her fans knew how upside down her own love life is. Relationship after relationship fizzled. When she sees tall, strapping, and handsome stroll into the lobby at the Vegas casino, she drops all logic into the slot, pulls the lever and watches her life spin in front of her. She’s lost in smoky blue eyes and callused hands–and that husky Texas twang.
After falling in lust, they do something real crazy. They find themselves drunk on hormones, standing before an Elvis impersonator getting hitched. When all hell breaks loose in the media, to save her career Pippa must save her marriage.
Roman has always been the ‘go-with-the-flow’ type so when his ‘wife’ shows up on his ranch needing his help he’s more than willing to oblige–especially if it means they’ll be husband and wife in every way. He’s got it bad for the petite, spitfire and can’t seem to get enough.
Finding themselves smack-dab in the spotlight and on the cover of trash magazines, Roman isn’t sure he’s cut out to be in the public eye–he wants his wife, but he refuses to be called Mr. Pippa Wilder. Roman realizes it’s time to make a choice…or take the lead. This could be fun, or very messy.
If ever there were two opposites, it’s Pippa and Roman. Yet it’s a primitive force that has them colliding. An attraction that leaves them both breathless and married.
Now Pippa’s career is on the line, and she needs to make this whirlwind marriage work at least for a little while. Roman was expecting annulment papers not his wife to show up at his ranch. This is a favorite scene.
“These old things?” She tugged at the jeans and gave the toe of her polished boot a kick across the planks of the porch. “I just had this laying around in my closet.”
“I doubt that’s true, but I’m not complaining. I always love when a woman wears her thoughts on her T-shirt. What does this one say?”
She slipped off her flannel and tied it at her waist, showing off the tank she wore underneath. “Free hugs. Can’t beat ‘em.”
“I’d take the offering, but I have a feeling I might want to hear what you have to say first.”
“This might take a while, cowboy. Do you invite girls into your home?”
“Safety first. Can you be trusted?” He lifted a teasing brow.
“Honestly, it depends on the boy. One as sexy as you I might just misbehave.”
He pulled open the screen door and motioned her in. “Then by all means.” His smile was trophy-worthy.
She had one foot over the threshold when he caught her by the shoulder, stopping her in her tracks. He leaned in, bringing his wide chest so close to her nipples that his heat was like a magnet, making the buds swell and throb. His spicy scent swirled around her nostrils, teasing her, intoxicating her. Would he kiss her? Oh how she hoped he would.
He plucked something from her hair and held it out for her view. “A piece of straw. You’re turning into a country girl.” He laughed, causing her libido to stir like a witch’s brew.
Rhonda Lee Carver. Roman’s Choice(Saddles and Second Chances Book 1) (Kindle Locations 845-855). Kindle Edition.
She arrived with a plan to save her career, not necessarily the marriage. With the spotlight on the relationship, tension abounds and their relationship heats up. I had to giggle a bit as Pippa takes on the role of a rancher’s wife. Learning to cook and doing other chores all while juggling appearances for her book.
Add in the ex-wife and an interfering manager and drama abounds. Can this relationship survive and do they really want it to? A page turning read to find all the answers.
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Rhonda Lee Carver is a published book writer with a collection of print and eBooks under her wing. She is also a freelance editor. Her first book was published with Wild Rose Press in 2010.
She writes everything from contemporary to steamy to paranormal to suspense…you name it, she’s written it. Her specialty is writing men who love to get their hands dirty—hardworking, blue collar, heroes in everyday life.
When Rhonda isn’t crafting edge-of-your-seat, sizzling novels, you’ll find her with her children and husband watching soccer, watching a breathtaking movie, traveling to exotic places (with Bora Bora on her bucket list), doing (or trying) yoga, saving cats and dogs, and finding new ways to keep life interesting.
Rhonda thrives on making her readers happy. She believes life can be a challenge, but reading is a place where fantasy comes to life. Her motto: “Everyone deserves romance—one page at a time.“