On the way to film a commercial as a
favor to his brother, rodeo cowboy Dakota Scott finds
himself stuck in a small New Mexico town when his car breaks
down. After learning he’s going to be stuck for a while,
Dakota heads to a convenience store where he meets the most
intriguing, troublesome woman he’s ever met.
Former child star Robyn Cooper’s life
has gone from bad to worse, leaving the starlet broke and
stranded. She doesn’t know what to make of Dakota, nor his
offer to help her. And the more time Robyn and Dakota spend
together, the more the sexual tension between them heats
up. But the closer Robyn and Dakota get to California, the
more the ghosts of the past begin to influence their
newfound relationship. With the odds stacked against them,
is love in the cards for a spotlight-shy rodeo star and a
washed up actress?
Get ready to go on a sizzling-hot ride
with Riding the Line. Kate Pearce has
delivered a captivating erotic romance with an unlikely
couple who will grab your heart and not let go.
I must admit, at first I wasn’t certain
I’d like Robyn. When Riding the Line begins I
worried she was a bit too brazen and cantankerous for me to
be able to connect with her. Ms. Pearce definitely proved
that first impressions can be deceiving. As the story went
on and I learned more about Robyn, her past, the desperation
of her situation, and all that she’s had to deal with, my
initial wariness towards her faded and I ended up adoring
her. She’s been through a hell not entirely of her own
making and come out a survivor, and for that I admire her.
Watching her character develop over the course of
Riding the Line was one of the great joys of the
book. As for Dakota, to me he was the perfect hero, without
ever coming across as poster board perfect. He’s wickedly
sexy, intelligent, charming, and incredibly patient. I
loved how he tried to look out for those he cared about, how
he reached out over and over again to Robyn. He was her
perfect match and I loved watching them two feel their way
through their relationship. Put simply, it was beautiful to
watch them fall in love.
Riding the Line is the
loosely connected to Roping the Wind and Where
Have All the Cowboys Gone?, two other books of Ms.
Pearce’s featuring Dakota’s half brothers, Jay and Grayson.
What I love about each of these books is that they are so
different, both in plot and in the type of people the heroes
and heroines are, and yet each book blends perfectly with
the other two. All three books can be read as stand alones,
but in reading this book I was delighted to see Jay,
Grayson, and Lauren once again. There were a few parts of
Riding the Line that made me somewhat curious
to hear more about (my admittedly favorite characters of Ms.
Pearce’s) Jay and Helen (who was mentioned but never
appeared). I live in hope that Ms. Pearce will be writing
stories for the brothers’ other half-siblings because I
cannot bear to leave these wonderful characters behind.
Riding the Line is a
wonderful journey of romance, self-discovery, and passion
that is engaging from start to finish. It’s smolderingly
sensual, so be sure to keep a fan handy while reading. A
sure-fire winner, Riding the Line is not to be