Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Heat Rating: 2
Rose McAllister needs a place to hide, somewhere her abusive ex-boyfriend can’t find her. A nursing position at the trauma center in a tiny rodeo town seems the perfect solution. Until she meets Bass Newcomb. The rodeo clown’s wit and charm quickly threatens her plan to remain secluded.
A third generation bullfighter, Bass Newcomb refuses to let anything come between him and his beloved profession—especially an undiagnosed ailment he is trying desperately to keep hidden from those around him. So when a pretty new nurse treats him at the trauma center, he decides to get close enough to make sure she doesn’t accidentally mention his illness to the wrong person. He’s not ready to hang up his rodeo sneakers just yet. But what starts out as a game of cat and mouse soon turns into a battle of hearts as Bass finds himself becoming her rodeo man.
Rose Mcallister is on the run, well so to speak. She is trying to start a new life. She thought she found love but feels like an idiot instead which hurts more. She’s always been a good worker and always followed rules yet men are her weakness. Now in a new place she is determined to stay away from love especially from smooth-talkers like rodeo clown Bass Newcomb. He is everything her mother said to stay away from in her life. He’s gorgeous, smooth-talking and makes her laugh all the time which is a rarity for her. She knows if she slips and succumbs to Bass’s charm it will be a nail to her coffin. Love is for weak people but something about Bass makes her want it more than ever. Can she sacrifice her life and find love again? Or will it kill her this time?
Something is happening to Bass Newcomb and he only knows what it is. He’s seen it take his mother and wants no one to know that his end is near. The only person that could ruin his reputation is the new nurse Rose Mcallister. Something about this new nurse grabs his attention like no other woman before and it scares him. His family has always been in the rodeo business all the way to his grand pappy and he’s going to remain a rodeo clown no matter what medical science says otherwise. The thing is though he is fighting for his life he is also trying to deny the attraction towards Rose. He knows love is something a clown like him never gets in his life but he wants Rose like no other woman. Can he protect her and take away the pain in her eyes before it is too late?
Ah Rose and Bass are two people that are so different from one another yet share one thing in common. They are both afraid of falling in love. Now the thing that makes this story fun to read was that they kept denying the love even though you can tell right away it is there between them. What I liked about it was that Rose is a fighter yet something in her wants to be loved again and Bass is definitely the man for her in every way. Donna did a great job in these two characters showing their strengths towards one another and the weakness they have in their passion for one another. Great job Donna.
3 Tea Cups!