Cameron Dix knows that becoming an elite rider is the first step to realizing her dream: owning a special-needs equestrian academy. Only one thing stands in her way—and he’s big, tall, and sizzles like a Texas steak. Superhunk Saint Markham claims that he isn’t happy about all the women galloping into town, but the heat in his eyes tells Cameron a different story. What else can a fiery redhead do but let her hair down and give in to desire hot enough to melt her saddle?
Saint has seen what happens when women come marching into the Hell’s Outlaws Training Center: Strong men crumble. Problem is, he’s got rivals willing to train a talented lady rider like Cameron. But after one night of passion, he’s branded. And from the moment he kisses her ruby lips, Cameron is his—even if he’s too stubborn to admit it. Now Saint must stake his claim on a life of delicious sin with the woman he loves.
Worldbuilding: This story took place in Hell, Texas! Hell is this crazy tiny town that has upwards of two hundred rough and tumble men with a few rough females thrown in for good measure. The ratio of men to women is pretty non-existent. The whole town is pretty much filled with men, and had barely any sassy ladies to keep them in line!
Characters: The main characters were Saint and Cameron. Both of them came from big families but that’s where the similarities stopped. Cameron was a wild fire child that liked the rush of doing crazy things. While growing up with seven brothers and sisters, an emotionally distant mother and nonexistent father she was the one that everyone relied on. After she grew up and got out that’s when she started walking on the wild side! Saint served his country well and came back to Hell to start a business with his brothers and finally live the quiet life. After growing up with nothing but a bunch of sisters and a scatterbrained mother as well as serving in the military he was ready for a slow paced, peaceful life. But that all changed when redheaded Cameron sashayed her way into town.
Plot: There where two story arcs in this novel. One had to do with the connection between Saint and Cameron. The other arc had to do with the town’s drama and secrets. Honestly the plot really revolved around the town’s business and drama more than Saint and Cameron’s relationship. Saint and Cameron were extremely wishy washy and hot and cold about wanting a relationship with each other. I do have to say that in the end not all of the plot points were all tied up, but it does end on a happy note.
Writing: This story was told in the third person point of view as well as dual points of view of Saint and Cameron. It was also the second novel in the Hell’s Outlaws series but could have been read as a standalone.
Curb Appeal: The cover is super eye catching!! And the blurb does a good job talking about Cameron and Saint and giving you a taste of what is to come. But unfortunately it leaves out the town’s hijinks and crazy issues that pull you in and keep you captivated.
Ultimately: I do have to say that I did read the first novel in this series and in my opinion this novel was a lot better in terms of clarity, writing, and plot. If you like your cowboy stories drama filled and has a crazy town mayor that has a vendetta against a honky-tonk bar owner as well as a stubborn solider that would do anything for a crazy redheaded wild child, come and check this out!
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