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One Tough Cowboy

A Novel

This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.


First in a brand-new series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Lora Leigh and Veronica Chadwick about one man’s pursuit of justice—and unbridled desire.

For as long as Samantha can remember, Hunter—a man as strong as steel, with a heart of gold—has been her hero. It came as no surprise to Samantha when she found out that the ranch-hardened cowboy who always protected her from bullies went on to become the town’s sheriff. What does surprise her is how incredibly hot he still is. And how much she still wants him…


And, lo and behold, Hunter still has feelings for Samantha. The long-smoldering heat of their innocent flirtation has grown into a full-raging fire. But when tragedy strikes, and their small-town community is shattered, Hunter vows to do everything he can to keep his childhood sweetheart safe. But can Samantha trust that Hunter has her best interests at heart…and that, after all these years, his love is true?

“Leigh’s books can scorch the ink off the page.”—RT Book Reviews

Customer Reviews

One Tough Cowboy

ARC for honest review with no compensation received from St. Martin’s Press and NetGalley

One Tough Cowboy is book 1 in the Moving Violations by Lora Leigh and Veronica Chadwick while this is my first book by these authors rest assured I will be reading more from them!

Loved the back story of Sam and Hunter as kids growing up...her trying to scare his girlfriends away because of her crush and him not recognizing the attraction til much later. When they reconnect again after Sam’s aunt dies and she comes back to Deerhaven and sees Hunter again things start happening between them, their chemistry is off the charts, trying to figure out 3 close friends die under mysterious circumstances and how it ties back to her hometown of Detroit...

This book will keep you on the edge of your seat with hot sexy times, laughter, suspense, intrigue, conspiracy and sexual violence which could be a trigger for some people.

Exciting second chance romance

Exciting journey for two people that were close as children but then life put distance between them. When Sam returns to Deerhaven following a family tragedy, she is put directly back in Hunter’s path. Hunter was her brother’s best friend growing up and she loved him. She was always getting into trouble, the Pixie Pest, as he dubbed her and he would always rescue her. When her family moved away, she left part of her heart behind but didn’t realize it until she returned. Hunter is now the sheriff after spending time in the military. He is just as hot today as he was years ago which has Sam all tied up in knots. Hunter has a real mystery on his hands in town for a suspenseful set of twists and turns. Sam is now a cop in Detroit which allows them to work together putting them in each other’s path. The chemistry these two have is off-the-charts giving us intense sexy encounters. I loved their connection as kids to adulthood. Seeing how they didn’t lose that spark they had which allowed it to glow hotter as adults. The mystery was captivating and intense which kept me guessing.

One Tough Cowboy

Sensual!!! Sizzling!!!
Two main characters get reacquainted after
years apart. Steamy and suspenseful action
packed, fast moving romantic suspense.
Her Aunt Dottie dies bringing Samantha Ryder,
a police detective in Detroit back to the town
where she lived for awhile when young.
Hunter Steele is the Sheriff in Deerhaven,
California. His family runs the Steele Spur
Three deaths have occurred recently in the
town; the mayor’s wife, the former sheriff
and a longtime friend of theirs. To Hunter
they are all suspicious.
The characters are vivid, very colorful,
well define, artfully creative and extremely
The plot includes murder,drug running,sex
trafficking and terrorists. All these are being
run by corrupt officials.
There is plenty of tens, drama, thrills & chills
adding to the suspense.
I volunteered to read One Tough Cowboy.
Thanks to Net Gallery andSt Martin’s Press
representative, Natalie Tsay for the opportunity.
My opinion is my own.

One Tough Cowboy
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  • $7.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Published: Jan 29, 2019
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Seller: Macmillan
  • Print Length: 303 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.5 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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