A city girl reins in the cowboy of her hottest dreams in Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author Lauren Landish’s wild romance.
As the eldest brother, the responsibility for the family ranch now rests on Mark Bennett’s broad shoulders. He wouldn’t have it any other way—he loves being in charge. Working hard on the land helps him stay focused and keeps him from noticing what’s missing in his life—what he’ll never allow himself to have for fear that one small taste will break his careful control.
But a sweet blue-eyed blonde has just arrived in town, and the attraction between them is undeniably hot. So Mark tightens the reins around his heart—how can he tell her what he really wants?
Events planner Katelyn Johnson’s new gig is the wedding of a rodeo superstar. Right now, it’s tough not to focus on the rider’s tempting older brother. So far, getting beneath Mark’s gorgeously gruff exterior has been a pleasure.
What she needs to do is go a little deeper. But the closer they get, the more Mark pulls away. Katelyn’s not afraid of a challenge, though. Whatever deep desires he’s hiding, she wants in on his secrets.
All she has to do is get past his legendary reserve. With all her body, heart, and soul, there’s nothing she can’t handle.
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I enjoyed RIDING HARD, the characters were likable and although the plot was without angst or drama it held my interest for most of it.
Katelyn is starting a new job as a wedding planner, a fresh start, new job, new town and hopefully new life. Katelyn has no hidden pasts or something she is running from, she's simply a woman who wants to make her own choices and be in-control of her own life after being in a bland relationship for years.
Katelyn first meets Mark when he visits the resort to pay for his brothers wedding and both of them are instantly attracted to each other.
Mark has the whole hot cowboy, silent grunting alpha male thing going on, whereas Katelyn tends to jabber on when she's nervous.
A friends to lovers romance develops but Mark is afraid to commit and thinks his needs make him not worthy of someone sweet like Kaitelyn and he thinks once she discovers his darker side he will be rejected, so there's a lot of push and pull, Kaitelyn being the one doing all the pulling and chasing. I prefer it being the other way round, a bossy alpha going after what he wants but in this instance, Kaitelyn doing the chasing fit with the plot.
Basically, Mark likes kink and doesn't really understand his needs, a past relationship experience left him feeling like a freak for wanting more than vanilla and he has avoided relationships since. Fate obviously brought him Katelyn and the two are a perfect match and work through it together as their new relationship blossoms and it's so hot!
RIDING HARD is a story of finding "THE ONE" a story of fate, new beginnings and true love.
An enjoyable read. Told in first person dual pov and leads to a sudden but heartwarming hea