Cowgirl Crazy (#2, Cowboy Way)
Author Becky McGraw
Twyla Taylor is one frustrated cowgirl. She's not winning at barrel racing or in love. She's spent ten years nursing a crush on her brother's best friend, Ryan Easter, who thinks of her as no more than his little sister. When Twyla catches Ryan with yet another no-good buckle bunny, and calls him out, he tells her to get a life, and that is exactly what she decides to do. One that does not include a buckle-bunny-chasing cowboy with a bad attitude, or an overbearing older brother.
Ryan Easter is one frustrated cowboy. He's winning every night at bronc riding, and has a different woman in every city. Mostly so he can keep his best friend's fiery little sister, and his desire for her, at bay. Since she grew those proud little breasts of hers, and mile-long legs, Ryan has had to fight his attraction to her. If her brother knew what he was thinking, he would kill Ryan, if her daddy didn't first. Ryan valued the surrogate family the Taylor's provided him with too much to ever go there with their youngest member.
His diversion techniques work like a charm, until one night he pushes her too far, and Twyla takes off. Ryan knows he has to find her quickly and apologize, or face his best friend's wrath. He finds Twyla in Dallas and decides she's definitely gone cowgirl crazy. He barely recognizes her, because his barrel-racing tomboy is wearing makeup that looks like it was put on with a putty knife and she's working at a bar which borders on a cowgirl strip club. When she isn't serving shots off of her stomach, she's shaking her round ass for any man with a dollar to shove into the waistband of her barely-there shorts.
Twyla refuses to leave with him, and Ryan knows he better make his final arrangements, or come up with another way to convince her and fast.
Book 1 in the Series
Just Shoot Me (#1, Cowboy Way)
4 out of 5 stars ARC for Review
Ryan Easter had a rough childhood until the Taylor family took him in as a teenager. They became the family he never had as their son became his best friend and their younger daughter was also one of his closest friend. For years he had realized he feels more than friends for her but resists her knowing that his best friend Zach would kill him if he crossed that path if her dad did not. So instead he has been having one night stands trying to ease his frustrations on the rodeo circuit and trying to put distance between them.
Twyla Taylor is a barrel racer doing the rodeo scene with her overly protective brother Zach and the man she fell in love as a teenager Ryan Easter. Her barrel racing career has been floundering like her love life as Ryan will not pay her any heed treating her as a baby sister. One night after Ryan pushes her too far, she quits the rodeo circuit and goes to Dallas and meets up with her friend.
Ryan heads to Dallas a couple weeks later to apologize and take her back home. On his arrival he finds Twyla has changed and is no longer has the tomboy look and has gone through a transformation. Finding her working at a bar where she is strutting herself in sexy shorts with money stuffed in her waistband while doing body shots with another waitress. He cannot help be memorized like the rest of the male patrons.
Once he regains himself he tries to get her to leave with him but she refuses and gets beaten up by the bar bouncers. Eventually he follows her home with her roommate and the roommate sprays him with mace. Twyla feels a bit sorry for him as his nose is still bleeding from the fight and his eye is swelling as she cleans him up and let him stay the night.
Things heat up with them as they learn more about each other. Can they just be friends or will they break their boundaries? Will this break up the only family he has ever known and will her family treat her as an adult?
A fast paced read as we watch them grow together and taking control of things as life throws unexpected curves. Learning that no matter being there for each other is the most important thing.