by Mia Hopkins
Series: Cowboy Cocktail, #3
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 28, 2016
For eight years, Melody Santos played the game of love and lost—big time. Now she’s back in her tiny hometown looking after her younger sister, making ends meet with an assortment of odd jobs. When her childhood best friend hires her to help him sell his family’s grass-fed beef, the last thing she anticipates is falling in lust with the legendary, brown-eyed player.
To put his family’s cattle ranch back in the black, Clark MacKinnon has his sights set on big contracts—gourmet chefs and restaurateurs. If that means long hours traveling from farmer’s market to farmer’s market, Clark doesn’t mind. Particularly since his new assistant is his childhood crush, all grown up and sexy as hell.
One night in bed leaves them breathless and hungry for more. But when his love-’em-and-leave-’em reputation collides with her trust issues, Clark and Melody must face the truth about what they’ve become: not friends, not lovers, but players in a game that’s impossible to win.
Warning: Contains filthy banter, raunchy sex, excessive Johnny Cash references, and hundreds of pounds of raw beef.
I always enjoy a good friends to lovers story and Cowboy Player had everything I look for – sizzling chemistry that makes you wonder why it has taken so long for the H/h to get together, a solid friendship that can withstand all the bumps that comes with a new relationship, and one seriously hot hero who knows how to take charge to get what he wants.
Melody and Clark have been friends forever and it was so much fun seeing these two interact as friends. They bantered, teased, and could be merciless with each other – so much fun! Clark is a player, Melody has been hurt deeply by a past relationship, so when these two finally do cross the line it’s no wonder that they think keeping things as friends is best. Of course their attraction is red hot and it doesn’t take long for just once to turn into once more. Throw in a bit of jealousy and a grand gesture and this was one novella that delivered a full sized story!
A great read that has me looking forward to more from this author!
I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.