SADDLED AND SPURRED
James once again writes her trademark hot alpha hero and strong, feisty heroine in the second fast-paced and sexy Blacktop Cowboys novel. Each principal has secrets that keep the action hopping while the remaining characters add their share of mystery to the mix.
Former beauty queen Harper Masterson needs a job for the few months remaining before she and her sister can leave town. Bailey will be starting college, which means a fresh start for both of them. Unfortunately, the only employment available is a gig as a hired hand working for Bran Turner, a man with whom she already has issues. But he hires her despite her inexperience and is pleasantly surprised at her work ethic. Her way with animals charms him while her curvaceous body entices. They begin a physical relationship after some false starts, but hit some roadblocks, especially after another man enters the picture. Then Bran’s real hired hand returns to work and immediately starts to cause trouble. (SIGNET ECLIPSE, Mar., 336 pp., $14.00)