Book 1, Kinky Spurs - A Kinky Spurs Novel
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Emma Monroe has returned to River Rock, Colorado, after the death of her grandmother. Now she’s inherited a farm full of abused animals and she’s working as a waitress at the local hotspot, Kinky Spurs. The last thing Emma wants in her life is a man, as she’s still recovering from a recent heartbreak. But when a sensual and powerful cowboy, Shep Blackshaw enters her life, Emma begins to want things she shouldn't.
Shep knows sex shouldn’t be on his mind. He’s got a world of responsibility on his shoulders. He’s attempting to save his late father’s cattle ranch, Blackshaw Cattle Company, from foreclosure. But Emma’s heated reactions to his touch make ignoring her impossible. She’s the perfect distraction to make him forget that his father’s company is a sinking ship.
While their nights only heat up, soon emotions become tangled into the mix. Shep’s not only giving Emma the hottest nights of her life, he’s also healing her heart. With every encounter, she forgets her heartbreak. With every naughty adventure, she stops mourning the life she left behind. And with every dirty word whispered from Shep’s mouth, she stops thinking of all the reasons why she shouldn’t fall for him. But when the past comes to claim Emma, she’ll need to choose between the life she thought she wanted and the life she’s grown to love with Shep. How will she say no to forever with a dirty-talking cowboy.
Emma's reputation has been tarnished with her job as an Executive Creative Director in New York City when a co-worker witness her kissing the CEO. A man who she has been secretly dating for a year. A man who didn't stick up for her when rumors abound.
On top of her career crashing around her, her Grams passes away and leaves the farm in Colorado to her. Emma's not quite ready to go back and face the music with her job, she stays at the farm temporarily until she decides what to do next and taking on a part time bar-tending job at the Kinky Spurs bar.
This is where Emma meets Shep. Shep is pure intense Alpha who captures her attention from the moment he walks into the bar. Still fresh with hurt from the last guy, she's determined to ignore the intense attraction between these two. Despite issues of his own, Shep won't let her ignore him.
I was so excited to see that Stacey Kennedy has a new series coming out. I have pretty much loved everything of hers I've read. Dirty-Talking Cowboy is one of those books that was good but for me I had a hard time with Emma's character and I think that squelched some of my enjoyment from the story. I loved everything else about this book. It's great writing, great side characters and I loved Shep's intensity.
There was absolutely no pushing away from Shep and he was so patient with Emma. He really made for a great Hero. I think the brothers stories are going to have a bit more angst due to who I think they will paired with.
Real, Raw & Hawt!
OY VEY! This story was full of real, raw, slow, sensual, pleasure and passionate lust, that will leave you pulsating with energy, as you read this Fantastic story. I was hooked from the beginning to the end.
I was totally enthralled by the relationship between Emma Monroe and Shepherd Blackshaw. Shep was intense, powerful, and seductive, but always a gentleman, even with his dirty talking that will blow your mind. Emma was scared, confused and untrusting of all men, after a recent break up, that also destroyed her career. But their affection, respect and trust, as well as the undeniable energy between them leads to sweet seductive moments that are tantalizing. Save a horse ride a cowboy! This story was HOT! Cant wait to read the rest of this series. You don’t want to miss this story!
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Great start to this series! Can’t wait for next book!!
**Received ARC from NetGalley for a fair and honest review**
Dirty-Talking Cowboy is the first book in the Kinky Spurs series and is Emma Monroe and Shep Blackshaw's story. I rate this book at 4.5 stars!! This was a fantastic start to this new series. I really enjoyed the storyline, the characters, and the secondary characters and had a hard time putting this book down. This is a fast, fun, read with just the right amount of hot/steaminess.
Emma Monroe has been living her dream in New York City. She has a job she loves, is close with her family and has a great relationship, only problem he's the CEO of the company she works for and it has to remain on the down-low. When Emma comes to tell Jake about the death of her grandmother, she overhears a conversation that makes her leave New York City and head to River Rock Colorado to clear her head and figure out what to do with her grandmothers beloved rescue farm.
Shep Blackshaw is successful, runs a successful wilderness survival company and exactly where he wants to be in life, then tragedy strikes and things change for him, he just won't know how much at the time (sorry not leaving any spoilers). When Shep is at Kinky Spurs he see's Emma and he wants her, but she shoots him down. Then Shep is out riding his horse and see's her being dragged by a horse and rescues her and steps in to be her knight in shining armor.
The first book really does a job job of laying out the storyline for the series. I really enjoyed Emma and Shep together, loved their chemistry. If you like hot and steamy this book is for you. Shep is the strong, alpha male, but not overboard, but caring and Emma is emotional, feminine and somewhat strong. The secondary characters in the book were great and I can't wait for their stories. Hope this helps! Happy Reading!!!