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Review: The Bareback Cowboy by Melanie Munton

He might be one of the best riders in the world,
but she’ll give him the buck of his life.


WOULD YOU RATHER… Go through your entire life without ever falling in love?
OR… Have a rough-and-tumble cowboy stomp all over your heart with his sharpened spurs before riding off into the sunset like John f***ing Wayne?

Yeah, that happened. And frankly, I knew better. All cowboys are trouble. I’ve grown up around them my entire life, so I know how they operate. I’ve broken some of the toughest horses in the business. But for some reason, I found this thoroughbred impossible to resist.

A lot of good it did me too. Nothing but tears and comfort eating in the aftermath.

Suddenly, after a year away with no phone calls or texts to show for it, he’s back. He thinks we can pick up where we left off. But I’ve got news for him: His eight seconds with me are already up.

Little do I know, there’s a reason why he’s come back.
And it’s the absolute last thing I expect.


This book is one of the best I’ve read recently, just a breath of fresh air because it’s funny and snarky but still manages to be hot and sweet. I love the characters and the way they interact and everything about their story. Quinn is a horse training goddess and she knows it. She grew up on the rodeo circuit and knows how to handle smart-mouthed cowboys too, not just horses. Trace is one of the best riders and he knows it, but Quinn is surprised to learn he’s not at all what she expected.

This book is hilarious but it still has heart, which I love. The banter between these two is excellent and the heat is off the hot pepper scale. I loved everything about this story and though this is my first book by the author, I can’t wait to read more because if they’re all this good, she’ll go right to the favorites list. I received a free copy from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.

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