Rough by Renee Rose, Vanessa Vale
Series: Wolf Ranch #1
Published by Self-published on April 9th 2020
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Pack Rule #1: Never reveal to a human.
I broke that rule the day I met the beautiful doctor.
I might be a rodeo champ, but one look at her, and I lost my concentration.
The bull tossed and gored me, and now the sweet female is on to me.
When I healed within hours, she knew something wasn’t right.
My alpha told me to watch her.
Not a problem. I’ll watch her all right. Real close.
I’ll stick to her like superglue.
And those human men who want to date her?
They’d better step back.
Because the doctor is all mine.
Whether she knows it yet or not.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
When I read the words wolf-shifter and cowboy there was no way I was not jumping in headfirst into Rough. It definitely delivered on the whole rough, hunky cowboy with a side of wild wolf premise.
Boyd was all cocky swagger and sexiness, with a dirty mouth and a massive… instalove for his little Doctor. It only took one look to realize he had found his mate, but now he needs to make sure she doesn’t suspect his true nature… and well, let’s just say he knows many ways to keep her distracted. He was fun, charming and hot AF and he definitely had a lot of tricks under that cowboy hat of his. He had some issues to work through for sure, but my only real problem with him was his inability to open up about anything.
Audrey is ready for settling down and starting a family of her own. So even if the charming cowboy that shouldn’t be able to be walking around let alone working the ranch, makes her body sing, a fling is not what she is after. Soon she realizes Boyd is not just after a night of fun, but forever, and she’ll have to decide if she’s willing to take him inner wolf and all.
I had a harder time connecting to Audrey. She was a bit insecure and the fact that she kept saying things like “I don’t understand why you want someone like me” got old real fast. She was sweet and a good doctor but I didn’t feel like she had much of a personality, as her insecurity and low self-esteem were the main topics of her inner musings.
I really liked the premise of the story and I enjoyed reading it. There were some things that had my eyebrows at risk of forever being lost in my hair, but this being a PNR I could kind of overlook them. As it was, I felt that some points of the plot weren’t fully developed and it left me feeling a bit dissatisfied.
I still had a good time with Rough and Boyd and Audrey had some really hot times together. I just wish we could have gotten an epilogue to see if all that practice on producing a baby paid off… I guess I’ll just have to wait to see what will befall the two older Wolf brothers and hope to get a glimpse of the first couple.
Rating: 3.5 “Never pass on saving a horse ?” Stars
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About the Authors:
USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR RENEE ROSE loves a dominant, dirty-talking alpha hero! She’s sold over a half million copies of steamy romance with varying levels of kink. Her books have been featured in USA Today’s Happily Ever After and Popsugar. Named Eroticon USA’s Next Top Erotic Author in 2013, she has also won Spunky and Sassy’s Favorite Sci-Fi and Anthology author, The Romance Reviews Best Historical Romance, and Spanking Romance Reviews’ Best Sci-fi, Paranormal, Historical, Erotic, Ageplay and favorite couple and author. She’s hit the USA Today list five times with various anthologies.
Vanessa Vale is the USA Today bestselling author of sexy romance novels, including her popular Bridgewater historical romance series and hot contemporary romances. With over one million books sold, Vanessa writes about unapologetic bad boys who don’t just fall in love, they fall hard. Her books are available worldwide in multiple languages in e-book, print, audio and even as an online game. When she’s not writing, Vanessa savors the insanity of raising two boys and figuring out how many meals she can make with a pressure cooker. While she’s not as skilled at social media as her kids, she loves to interact with readers.
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