So tough to tame

Victoria Dahl

Book - 2013

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Subjects
Genres
Love stories
Published
Don Mills, Ontario, Canada : Harlequin HQN [2013]
Language
English
Physical Description
376 pages ; 17 cm
ISBN
9780373777891
0373777892
Main Author
Victoria Dahl (author)
Review by Booklist Reviews

The third installment, after Too Hot to Handle (2013), in Dahl's Jackson Hole, Wyoming, series opens with security specialist Charlie Allington returning to her hometown after being exonerated in an embezzlement scandal at her old job. She finds an apartment at Jackson's Stud Farm boarding house, across the hall from the guy she lusted after in high school, Walker Pearce. Walker doesn't seem to have changed much. At 30, he's still a charmer with girls hanging all over him. As Charlie settles into her new job, which she landed with her brother's backing, she starts to suspect that everything isn't on the up-and-up. But she's distracted by Walker's lovemaking and steady friendship while she works to shore up his low self-esteem because of his dyslexia. She just knows he can be more than a working cowboy, even if he doesn't believe her. Dahl delivers another sexy story while delving into weighty subjects, making this story deeper and more satisfying than the previous ones. It will delight her fans and attract new readers. Copyright 2013 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

In this raunchy romp, Charlotte "Charlie" Allington and Walker Pearce tear up the sheets with red-hot lovemaking. They were friends in high school, and when Charlie comes back to Jackson, Wyo., as an adult, she sets out to show cowboy Walker that she's no longer a "good girl." Charlie doesn't discuss the Las Vegas scandal that destroyed her reputation and brought her home, but her focus on showing off her wild side comes off as aggressive and selfish as well as naïve. Walker has always been an indiscriminate flirt, and there's no indication why he's worth Charlie's high opinion (which she herself undermines by calling him a player), nor why Walker considers her too good for him. The sex is steamy, but the two spend so little time outside the bedroom that it's hard to see what they have in common. (Oct.) [Page ]. Copyright 2013 PWxyz LLC

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Reeling from a scandal that has ruined her career, Charlie takes a job at a ski resort in Jackson Hole where she meets and starts a passionate affair with Walker, a cowboy with secrets.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Tough to tame, but not too tough to love… Charlie Allington is supposed to be on the fast track to the top—a small-town girl who was making it big in her career. Instead, she's reeling from a scandal that's pretty much burned all her bridges. Now, out of options, she needs a place to lick her wounds and figure out her future. True, working at a ski resort in rugged Jackson Hole, Wyoming, isn't her dream job. But if there's one perk to coming back, it's a certain sexy hometown boy who knows how to make a girl feel welcome. Cowboy Walker Pearce never expected a grown-up Charlie to be temptation in tight jeans. She's smart and successful—way out of league for a man like him. But he's not about to let that, or his secrets, get in the way of their blazing-hot attraction. Yet when passion turns to something more, will the truth—about both of them—send her out of his life for good…or into his arms forever?