Welcome to the first of three stops for the Hotel Rodeo contemporary western romance series by Victoria Vane. Please be sure to read the review, check out the tour stops to see what other readers thought and don’t forget to enter the tour-wide giveaway where you could win a Texas West Wallet and Handbag Set, But first,
Hell on Heels
Two strangers, a hotel in financial trouble, misconceptions, poorly explained agendas and a debilitating stroke set the scene for the first in the Hotel Rodeo series. Ty is from Oklahoma, relocated to Las Vegas with a once successful, now in need of upgrades, hotel. Women find him charming and irresistible, fortunate for him as ‘commitment to a relationship’ is not in his vocabulary.
When his friend, partner and mentor/father figure Tom agrees to finance the renovations, things are looking up for Ty, and then Tom has a massive stroke. Racing to her father’s side, Monica has dropped everything to manage her father’s affairs and see to his health.
These two are oil and water, acting on assumptions and first impressions with little or no validation for their conclusions. It was understandable to see Monica’s distrust at first, but Ty’s obvious caring for her father should have allayed those concerns, at least to some degree. But the continued back and forth, the repeated refusal to see what was staring themselves in the face was frustrating and made me want to shake them both. There was chemistry for sure, but the deeper connection that they both fought so hard to ignore had me unable to buy into Ty and Monica as a couple.
And, perhaps they will give me more time to see them together, and fighting the obstacles to their happiness instead of one another, as the story is not yet complete….
Title: Hell on Heels
Author: Victoria Vane
Series: Hotel Rodeo #1
Also in this series: Two To Wrangle, Beauty and the Bull Rider
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Western
Published by: Lyrical Shine
Published on: 19 January 2016
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
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Some Odds are Meant to be Played...
PLACE YOUR BET
The Hotel Rodeo in Las Vegas has seen better days, but managing partner Ty Morgan has come up with a way to return it to its former glory. His plan looks promising until the unthinkable happens. Suddenly Ty is working for the boss’s daughter. And Miss Monica Brandt, hot as she may be, doesn’t share his vision…
ROLL THE DICE
She left a fabulous career and a frustrated fiancé in New York to move to Vegas and save her father’s investment. But now Monica is locking horns with a sexy cowboy-turned-businessman. What does Ty think he can do that she can’t? All Monica knows is that she doesn’t dare trust him—or is it herself she doesn’t trust...
The battle lines are drawn. The stakes are high. And the attraction can’t be denied—especially the more closely Ty and Monica have to work together. Some odds are just meant to be played, and with chemistry this electric, it may be time to grab life by the horns…
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A copy of this title was provided via Publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
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