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OMG Love, Love Love This story
Reviewed in the United States on February 4, 2021
Strong and Steady by Vanessa Vale is the 1st in the More than a Cowboy series and OMG if this is what this series is going to be like I may need a fire extinguisher and water fire suppressors installed over my chair. Vanessa always writes the most awesome cowboys out there (and the almost always come in 2's or even 3's). Ms. Vale writes absolutely wonderful characters that you immediately feel like you know and care deeply for. I think I've read all of her books and anxiously await each new one to come out.
Gray(son) is a cowboy at heart. He grew up on a ranch in Wyoming and bought himself his own spread in Colorado with his first large winnings. He almost always wears cowboy boots, snap front shirts and a Stetson when not in the gym. Gray is a retired world champion MMA fighter who now owns his own gym and trains upcoming MMA fighters.
Emory is a Nurse Practitioner working in a Hospital ER 3 days a week and volunteers at a free clinic Saturday mornings. At only 38, she is also a brand new empty nester. Her 18 year old son has recently went away to his first year at the Naval Academy in Annapolis. Being a single mom, concentrating on raising her son since her divorce while working Full-time and now being alone is strange for her. She helps out a young boy from the neighborhood one afternoon after he fell off his bike ending up with several cuts and scrapes. As a result, she ends up under the protection of the President of THE major Motorcycle Club in the area. That little boy was his grandson.
Gray and Emory see one another across the bar at an engagement party for mutual friends. Each has an immediate reaction to the other . While neither one was looking for a relationship, they could not deny the pull they each felt towards the other. Emory has Gray feeling things he's never felt before and brings out a protective side he never knew. Their story is a superbly written and an absolute page turner. I hated to put it down so I could get a couple of hours sleep before homeschooling my granddaughters.
This book is most definitely worth reading. If you are new to Ms. Vale, I bet you will agree she is great and will read more of her work and anxiously look forward to more as I do.