Smart, sassy and intensely sexy, this fifth installment of the Studs in Spurs series is unbridled entertainment from start to finish. Combining a charmingly earnest hero and an admirably strong, no-nonsense heroine leads to chemistry that’s both surprising and engrossing. Best of all, this is a story with depth as well as heat, making for a steamy and satisfying resolution. Series devotees will enjoy seeing familiar faces and evolving relationships from the secondary characters, but the main focus is on Garret and Silver and their unpredictable, secret love story.

Pro bull rider Garret James has spent the season riding with a damaged shoulder, but without insurance, there isn’t much he can do — especially with everyone around him finding their perfect partners, leaving him the only one alone. But when his best friend’s younger sister comes to a competition and propositions Garret, he is fairly sure he’s found the perfect antidote to his pain and frustration. Silver’s body piercings capture Gabriel’s imagination, and their secret sex leaves his head spinning. But when she proposes a clandestine marriage in order to get him the insurance coverage he so badly needs, is there a chance for their fling to become something permanent? (SAMHAINPUBLISHING.COM, dl $5.50)

Reviewed by: 
Bridget Keown