Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Cowboy fantasies. Oh boy, do I have them. I blame the shiny belt buckles and those chaps. Mother of pearl buttons, those chaps.
After getting dumped by my Not Future Husband, I've decided to spend the summer in Aspen exploring new adventures. First on the list is rugged, sexy rodeo champion Justin Garrison, who seems happy to accept the challenge.
What if I fall for the real man behind the fantasy?
Being the charming cowboy is an easy role to play. Whenever I'm on the back of a horse or riding a bull, everything's simple, uncomplicated. Running my family's ranch and trying to keep the past buried are a lot harder.
When my path crosses with a beautiful, feisty brunette at a rodeo, I'm not looking for more complications. Zoe Saragossa's not a typical buckle bunny and I'm definitely not her type.
Can a city girl fall for a real cowboy?
Wild for You is a standalone, slow burn cowboy romance. It's part of the Love with Altitude series of standalone romantic comedies set high in the Rocky Mountains.
Wild For You is the 3rd book in the Love with Altitude series set in Colorado. While it’s a standalone, I recommend reading them in order as each book features one of four best friends that find love; you guessed it, in Colorado. I loved it; it had an extra yummy bonus of rodeo cowboys, and this Texas native reviewer is partial to cowboys!
Zoe, a fine arts major and originally from Chicago, moved to Aspen with her boyfriend of five years, Neil, MBA number-cruncher. After the ski season he broke up with her and moved back home, to “the real world” to be a “real adult” leaving her with a condo she couldn’t afford on her massage therapist salary. Her lease is up in two months and afterwards she’ll be homeless. Of course Neil paid what was left on their lease not wanting any negative credit and his security deposit back.
“This is not how I planned my year. Or my life.
Three things I knew for certain six months ago:
I was pretty sure my college boyfriend was going to become my husband someday.
We’d spend our lives together living in the mountains of Colorado.
Too bad it all fell apart.”
Luckily for Zoe one of her best friends, Sage, offers her a place to stay, for a month, while she and her boyfriend go visit his family in South Africa. As payment for staying there, rent free, she has to dog sit Sage’s two fur babies. Sage and her friend Mara also gave her some advice, to get over her breakup with Neil, and that’s to have a summer fling. There are Rodeos every Wednesday so what better place to meet someone new? Or as the girls explain to Zoe:
“The best way to get over a man is—“
“To go to the rodeo and get your ho down with a cowboy.”
Justin “Buzz” Garrison is a semi-pro Rodeo cowboy. He also runs the Easy Z ranch that has belonged to his illustrious and notorious family for three generations. He grew up in LA but moved to Colorado at sixteen, and now at twenty seven he feels the obligation of maintaining the family legacy. They help sustain the ranch by offering horseback riding lessons, with lots of trails to meander, both for beginners and more experienced riders. As Justin tells his workers:
“When you’re in the horse business, you have to deal with shit.”
As a Rodeo champ, he’s amassed a collection of big, shiny belt buckles that are given as prizes, and women are attracted to. Well, that and a good looking man in tight jeans. So when he runs into Zoe, at a Rodeo, he’s afraid she’s another belt bunny. Zoe was more interested in Cisco, his painted pony, and although there was a spark between them, Justin’s aloof attitude doesn’t encourage her.
As fate will have it, it’s only natural that Zoe and Justin run into each other again, months later. This time they do more than trade quips.
I absolutely loved the story build up, the witty, funny back and forth, and when they finally do get together, its fireworks all the way! As with her previous books, Ms. Prescott has an amazing way describing the beauty of Colorado. Zoe and her friends have the kind of best friend relationship that we would all love to be a part of. With Sage, Mara and now Zoe’s love stories in books one, two, and three, I can’t wait for Mae’s story!