Welcome to the second 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,
Two to Wrangle
Picking up after the death of Tom, Ty’s partner and friend and Monica’s father, we finally see some hope for this couple in part two of their story. We also see more from the man left behind in New York when Monica fled to Vegas after her father’s stroke, Evan.
Here the two, possibly bound together by the shared grief at Tom’s loss actually expend energy and time getting to know one another. Gone, for the most part, are the rush to judgement moments of the earlier story, and Tom’s bequests are directly responsible for most of the action.
With his new controlling interest in the hotel, Ty believes that he has everything he wanted: since he and Monica still have (and act on) that amazing chemistry. But all is not simple: with Evan being a constant presence as he works to convince Monica to come back and fit into his own carefully proscribed life, she’s struggling with her own realizations: the first of which is that life without Evan is quite interesting. And, a life with Ty just might be intriguing.
A touch of manipulation on the part of both Ty and Evan throws yet another relationship into the mix, as the exes (Delaney and Evan) are thrown together. Perfectly matched, the two are manipulative with their former partners, but these two seem to fit together well in their continued attempts to sway decisions for their own benefit.
Finally Ty opens up to Monica and shares his dreams and his heart, and while she vacillated far too often for my taste (he did exhibit a TON of trust and vulnerability) she finally reins in her rampant insecurities and questions and makes the right and logical move. While their story does end (a bit too neatly and abruptly for the time invested to this point) there is hope for more as Delaney moves on from her ex-husband Ty, and sets her sights on his best friend.
An interesting and mostly satisfying wrap up to the story that began with Hell on Heels, I can only think that the bits that I still question (mostly their adjustments to a life together) will be shred in the next book.
Title: Two To Wrangle
Author: Victoria Vane
Series: Hotel Rodeo #2
Also in this series: Hell on Heels, Beauty and the Bull Rider
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Western
Published by: Lyrical Shine
Published on: 16 February 2016
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
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A COUNTRY BOY
Maybe having a hot and heavy affair with the boss’s daughter wasn’t the smartest move. But country boy Ty Morgan didn’t regret a moment with city girl Monica Brandt…until she left Las Vegas to return to her life in New York. When devastating news sends her running back, Ty can’t help but open his arms.His heart, however, is another matter.
AND A CITY GIRL
Now that Ty has what he’s always wanted—controlling interest in Hotel Rodeo—Monica is certain their time together is at an end. Then Ty asks her to come on board as a partner. Maybe it’s just her money he needs, but the chance to stick close to the sexy wrangler sure could make work a whole lot more interesting.
GET READY TO TANGO
Their partnership doesn’t come without a heap of problems. The two can’t agree on anything—except their iron-hot attraction. As the hotel’s Grand Opening approaches, the truth is all too clear: Ty and Monica must find a way to mix business with pleasure if they have any shot at dancing off into the sunset together…
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