Synopses & Reviews
A Love as Bold as a Texas Sunset . . .
Ex-army medic Katya Smith has always healed other people's pain. Now she has to deal with her own. Taking a job as an athletic trainer on the Pro Bull Riding circuit seems like the perfect escape from her grief-except Katya doesn't know anything about bulls, and even less about the tough men who ride them. She doesn't expect to fall for the sport, or for one tantalizing cowboy who tumbles her defenses.
For rodeo champion Cam Cahill, fifteen years of bucking bulls have taken their toll on his body. Before he retires, he wants a final chance at the world title-and he doesn't need some New Age gypsy telling him how to do his job. But when the stunning trainer with the magical hands repairs more than his worn muscles, everything changes. Soon Cam finds himself trying to persuade Katya to forgive her past so she can build a future . . . with him.
"Touchingly real. Tender and timely. Laura Drake creates characters you know you've met and you have to root for."
-Pamela Morsi, USA Today bestselling author on The Sweet Spot
"An emotionally packed story that will pull all the heartstrings."
-Christie Craig, New York Times bestselling author on The Sweet Spot
"Drake writes excellent contemporary westerns that show the real American West--not a dude-ranch fantasy...This one's not to be missed."--RT Book Reviews on NOTHING SWEETER
"Poignant, heart-wrenching, hopeful...this realistic contemporary zeroes in on issues of trust, communication, healing, and forgiveness. A cut above the rest."--Library Journal on THE SWEET SPOT
"4 ¿ stars! TOP PICK! A sensitive, honest look at a family destroyed by loss...Drake's characters are so real, so like us, that you will look at your own life and count your treasures."--RT Book Reviews on THE SWEET SPOT
"Lovers of western settings will enjoy debut author Drake's detailed descriptions of bull riding and cattle ranching."--Publishers Weekly on THE SWEET SPOT
"Drake is a fabulous new voice in romantic fiction; this is a first-class Western!"--New York Times bestselling author Linda Lael Miller on THE SWEET SPOT
" I felt instantly connected, enjoying the humor and tearful...THE SWEET SPOT touches your soul with the joy of living, enfolding your emotions in the characters' love for life in the end. Author Laura Drake's storytelling skills are a gift to those of us who love to read an emotional story with an uplifting ending...THE SWEET SPOT is highly recommended."--http://romancejunkiesreviews.com/ on THE SWEET SPOT
About the Author
Laura Drake grew up in the suburbs outside Detroit, though her stories are set in the west. A tomboy, she's always loved the outdoors and adventure. In 1980 she and her sister packed everything they owned into Pintos and moved to California. There she met and married a motorcycling, bleed-maroon Texas Aggie and her love affair with the West was born. Laura rides motorcycles: Elvis
, a 1985 BMW Mystic, and Sting
, a 1999 BMW R1100.
In Texas, Laura was introduced to her first rodeo, and fell in love. She's an avid fan of Pro Bull Riding (PBR,) attending any event within driving distance, including two PBR National finals.
Laura now lives in California with her family. She is hard at work on her next novel.
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