I received this book for free from Wildfire Marketing PR in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Hitching the Cowboy by Kennedy Fox
Series: Circle B Ranch #1
Narrator: Lia Langola, Stephen Dexter
on November 12, 2019
Genres: Adult Contemporary Western Romance
Source: Wildfire Marketing PR
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Wedding bells are the last thing on twenty-two year old Riley Bishop’s mind, but that’s exactly what he hears after waking up in Vegas next to a woman he just met—his new wife.
He never saw her coming, but she might be worth the risk.
Zoey Mitchell is high on life, free spirited, and adventurous. However, learning she married a rowdy cowboy after a night of partying is not what she expected—even for her.
She’s risking it all, gambling with her heart.
Deciding to give their instant marriage a chance, Zoey moves from her big city life to a small town Texas ranch. She has to know if their connection is based on more than just a wild one-night stand before announcing to her family that she got hitched.
One moment changes everything—for better or worse—and a secret could destroy them both.
**This is a full-length stand-alone novel in the Circle B Ranch series and a spin-off from the Bishop Brothers series. You don’t need to read any of the other books beforehand to enjoy this one!**
So I’ve come to know and love the author duo behind the Kennedy Fox name throughout a bunch of duology books like the Roommate Duet series beginning with the Hunter & Lennon story which began in Baby Mine. I’ve followed along with this series and haven’t really had the chance to delve back into older books up till now. When Wildfire Marketing group offered to provide the audiobooks for review as they came out, I decided to sign up for this one. Now I need to read all of them, AND go back and read the Bishop Brothers series to see where it all got started!
Of course we’ve got the sudden Vegas wedding at the beginning of this one, with Riley having to leave the next morning after with no extra time, and then we get a sudden letter of annulment sent to him with no explanation. So lots of stuff happening suddenly. Shortly thereafter, Zoey shows up and tells him she wants to see if there is anything actually there between them before she files the papers. So they do. And as you’d expect, things are great, it’s a perfect romance, kind of out of order, but still it all works out.
Until the big surprise plot twist, that I didn’t see coming, even if I felt her sending the annulment papers with no warning was a shock at the time. Now, with the duets I’ve read by these authors, normally that big plot twist would be the end of book 1 and I’d know a whole second book was coming along with more twists and turns and emotions. However, this happened at almost the 80% mark in the story, so I knew we were going to get all of this taken care of before the book was over.
And I liked the way it ended, it was perfect, we got a great epilogue, and now I’m also very excited to read on, or maybe listen on in this series. The narrators did a good job. I actually got nostalgic for my first college boyfriend when listening to this. He was a cowboy. I’m not really into that anymore, even as much as I enjoyed the story. But I decided maybe I just need a new cowboy love interested to get rid of those bad feelings and memories.