UnRidden by Cat Johnson

Studs in Spurs, Book 1

Samhain Publishing

Contemporary Western/Ménage

ISBN: 978-1-60504-828-4

Reviewed by Tanya



Slade Bower and Mustang Jackson are living the life they have always wanted.  They are professional bull riders and near the top in a sport where the money is big, the bulls are the toughest, and the women are more than willing.  The only thing is that while in their mid 20’s Slade is starting to think something is missing in his life.  Mustang on the other hand is willing to keep everything just the same; he loves his life, but knows his buddy is looking for more.

Then suddenly they meet up with romance writer Jenna Block who is asking all kinds of questions about their life.  She is such a prim and proper city girl they are stunned when she agrees to a little 1:2 time with the guys.  But will they all feel the same about each other after the time they spend together?  Can Slade let his heart lead, or will he be as stubborn outside the ring as he is known for being inside?

Jenna Block is an accomplished romance writer who seems to have hit a wall.  Her agent thinks she needs to write something a little different than she is used to.  In fact she suggests a cowboy book with one if not two heroes.  She doesn’t know anything about cowboys but isn’t willing to give up on her career just yet.  So when her national convention is in the same town as a national ranking bull riding competition she decides to do a little research.

Wow!  UnRidden is a seriously fast paced and erotic start to the Studs in Spurs series.  Cat Johnson has shown that she can write something other than the military romances she is known for, though I hope she keeps writing those.  In UnRidden she again delves into the world of professional rodeo riding.  She takes us into not only the arena but behind the scenes showing some of the injuries etc.  Then add in the main character is a straight laced romance writer and you have the makings of a fantastic story.  I laughed at parts and sniffled at others.  I look forward to book two.


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