#BRMondays – Ride Dirty, Cowboy by Elle Thorpe

Published February 24th, 2020
Print Length: 301 pages
Genre: Extreme Sports, Rodeo, Australian & Oceanian Literature, Western Romance, Cowboy Romance, Contemporary Romance

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My Review

Kai is an American bull rider trying to get to the top. Guilt and a feeling of wrongness, that’s all in his head, is robbing him of the best thing he could ever have: Addie.

Addie is a reporter that doesn’t know exactly where she can step in life. After a horrible accident, living and loving becomes more complicated and hard. She just has to push through to get to her own happily ever after.

The ending of “Talk Dirty, Cowboy” left me with a tightness in my chest and I needed to read “Ride Dirty, Cowboy”, right then and there. Sadly, I had to wait for a little while to get my hands on the story.

What I Like:

  • Elle Thorpe builds fantastic scenarios in her books and this one might just take the prize for the best one. We have a contemporary story mixing aspects of life that are just heartbreaking at one time and rage-inducing at another.
  • Characters that have deep connections and realistic but troublesome backgrounds. Even the side characters are worth paying attention to because they can surprise you.
  • The fact that Addie was a woman of color and Kai was in love with her in such a profound way, going against his own family.

What I Didn’t Like

  • Kai’s father it’s just despicable. I could use more colorful words to describe that man but I gave him more space than he deserves on this review.

I would recommend this book to those that like multicultural couples, cowboys, bull riding, sexy times, and unexpected situations. Also, if you have a problem with racism, proceed with caution because it’s a small part of this story.

Disclaimer: I received an Advance Reader Copy from this book from the author. This is my unbiased opinion.

About the Author

Elle Thorpe lives on the sunny east coast of Australia, about an hour out of Sydney. When she’s not writing stories full of kissing and chemistry, she’s a wife, and Mummy to three tiny humans. She’s also an official ball thrower to one slobbery dog named Rollo. Yes, she named a female dog after a male character on Vikings. Don’t judge her. Elle is a complete and utter fangirl at heart, obsessing over The Walking Dead and Outlander to an unhealthy degree. But she wouldn’t change a thing.

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