Rugged Texas Cowboy (Cowboys and Captives, #1-2) by Lora Leigh Download (read online) free eBook .pdf.epub.kindle

Rugged Texas Cowboy (Cowboys and Captives, #1-2)

COWBOY AND THE CAPTIVE
Melina is one of two gorgeous twin daughters, the clever and considerate one who always spared her parents the humiliation of what her sister Maria had wrought. But now, Melina is finally ready to stand up for herself and seize control of her life—until she is kidnapped by a cowboy, named Jardin, who is dead-set on settling the score with her family.

Carrie

Nov 05, 2017

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Rugged Texas Cowboy by Lora Leigh is an erotic romance read that combines books one and two of the Cowboys and Captives series under one title. Each story within is novella length and features completely different characters and story line.

In book one, Cowboy and the Captive, Melina is a twin who is pressured into impersonating her sister to help get her out of legal trouble. The problem is that this isn’t the first time Melina’s sister and parents wanted her to take Maria’s place and the first

In book one, Cowboy and the Captive, Melina is a twin who is pressured into impersonating her sister to help get her out of legal trouble. The problem is that this isn’t the first time Melina’s sister and parents wanted her to take Maria’s place and the first time landed her in jail where she was almost killed. But when Melina refuses and returns home she then finds herself taken hostage by the man whom Maria had dealt with in the past.

In the second story of the series, Cowboy and the Thief, Angel Manning finds that her father has sold a precious family heirloom that Angel had counted on owning one day. Angel’s mother had told her that the legendary Irish torque would lead her to the man of her dreams one day and she refuses to let her father get away with selling it especially when she finds it went to the notorious Jack Riley so she plans to take back what is rightly hers.

Well the first thing I’d say about these two stories is I really just didn’t get them at all and perhaps was not the right person to be reading and reviewing them. Starting off with the first story it really had some great ideas that just didn’t shake out to where I thought it should. The idea of a twin standing in for another in legal trouble certainly had my interest but then the story took the turn of the kidnapping which might have worked if both parties had realized the mistaken idea and then fell in love but instead it just make me think of stockholm syndrome the entire read.

Now as for the second book in the series the writing in this one just didn’t seem to gel as well as the first book had. My one positive when finishing book one was that the author had talent but I just hadn’t any interest in the story but the second book almost seemed to be by someone else. The story also seemed way off of what the first book was and really neither made me think of sexy cowboys which was the draw to picking this one up to begin with. In the end it became obvious this series is just not for me at all leaving me to rate it at 1.5 stars.

I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.

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Beatrice Masaluñga

Sep 27, 2017

rated it
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I received an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Rugged Texas Cowboy is a bind up book featuring two stories and respectively can be read as a standalone. I’m skeptical to read this because I wasn’t a fan of Western romances. It’s nice giving it a try and turns out a quick-paced read.

Cowboy and the Captive – 3/5 stars

* Melina Catarina Angeles is a humble, refined and selfless lady compared to her twin sister, Maria Catarina Angeles. She’s sick of being used as a pawn and suffer

Rugged Texas Cowboy is a bind up book featuring two stories and respectively can be read as a standalone. I’m skeptical to read this because I wasn’t a fan of Western romances. It’s nice giving it a try and turns out a quick-paced read.

Cowboy and the Captive – 3/5 stars

* Melina Catarina Angeles is a humble, refined and selfless lady compared to her twin sister, Maria Catarina Angeles. She’s sick of being used as a pawn and suffering the punishments because of Maria’s criminal acts. This time, she refused to take Maria’s place and being disowned by her parents was a relief. Her parents are ridiculous and it’s unnerving they tolerate Maria’s drug addiction. It’s unclear why they’re still favoring her instead of Melina. I just don’t get it and the audacity of them to pull the guilt card to convince Melina to stand in Maria’s place….. What a bunch of IDIOTS.
* Luc Jardin seeks revenge on Maria for what she did to him and his partner Jack Riley. He kidnapped her and unaware he took the wrong lady. I understand he wasn’t able to differentiate Melina and Maria but with so many hints, I think he’s not smart enough to recognize it.

Cowboy and the Thief – 2/5 stars
* I crossed my fingers somehow this will trump the first story because this is about Jack Riley’s love life. He went to Ireland to visit his old friend, Joseph Manning. He’s a widower and has a beautiful daughter named Angel. Angel was a sweet lady and believes in true love. She’s mesmerized with Jack but went she finds out Jack bought the Irish Torque, she wants it back. Jack and Angel’s romance was an insta- love. The plot was rushed and at one point, I got bored. Despite of my annoyance with the first story I find its drama more promising. I’m just not hooked with this one.

The stories are entertaining and the steamy scenes are good. I’ll give this book 3/5 stars.
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