Top Ten Tuesday: Book Titles with Numbers in Them

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

How it works:

She assigns each Tuesday a topic and then posts her top ten list that fits that topic. You’re more than welcome to join and create your own top ten (or 2, 5, 20, etc.) list as well. Feel free to put a unique spin on the topic to make it work for you! Please link back to That Artsy Reader Girl in your own post so that others know where to find more information.


Book Titles with Numbers in Them

How to Love a Duke in Ten Days

How to Love a Duke in Ten Days (Devil You Know, #1)

Twenty-one Truths About Love

Twenty-one Truths About Love

29 Seconds

29 Seconds

28 Dates

28 Dates (Crazy Love, #3)

TEN: Part 1

TEN: Part 1

The Third Eye

The Third Eye (The Four, #1)

One Tough Cowboy

One Tough Cowboy (Moving Violations #1)

The Girls at 17 Swann Street

The Girls at 17 Swann Street

Zero

Zero (The Fringe Collection Book 1)

Summoned to Thirteenth Grave

Summoned to Thirteenth Grave (Charley Davidson, #13)
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Weekly Wrap-Up: January 27th through February 2nd 2019

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Books I’ve Read (clicking on the picture will bring you to Goodreads page):

Getting Hot with the Scot

The Perfect Girlfriend

Shattered Reflections

Shattered Reflections: Fire and Ice were never meant to coexist (McAllister Justice Series Book 5) by [Garrett, Reily]

Things You Save in a Fire

Books with reviews pending (clicking on pictures will bring you to the Amazon page):

The Perfect Girlfriend—review coming March 26th, 2019

Shattered Reflections—review coming February 3rd, 2019

Shattered Reflections: Fire and Ice were never meant to coexist (McAllister Justice Series Book 5) by [Garrett, Reily]

Things You Save in a Fire—review coming August 13th, 2019

Things You Save in a Fire

Books with published reviews (clicking on pictures will bring you to the Amazon page):

One Tough Cowboy—review here

NetGalley Haul (clicking on the picture will bring you to the Goodreads page):

No Other Duke But You


Email Haul (clicking on the picture will bring you to the Goodreads page):


Weekly Posts:

Weekly Wrap-Up

Freebie Sunday

Music Monday

Top Ten Tuesday

WWW Wednesday

Throwback Thursday

Foodie Friday


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One Tough Cowboy (Moving Violations: Book 1) by Lora Leigh and Veronica Chadwick

One Tough Cowboy (Moving Violations #1)

4 Stars

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press, St. Martin’s Paperback

Date of publication: January 29th, 2019

Genre: Romance, Suspense

Series: Moving Violations

One Tough Cowboy—Book 1

Where you can find One Tough Cowboy: Amazon | Barnes and Noble

Goodreads synopsis:

First in a brand-new series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Lora Leigh and Veronica Chadwick about one man’s pursuit of justice—and unbridled desire. 

LAW AND ORDER. 
For as long as Samantha can remember, Hunter—a man as strong as steel, with a heart of gold—has been her hero. It came as no surprise to Samantha when she found out that the ranch-hardened cowboy who always protected her from bullies went on to become the town’s sheriff. What does surprise her is how incredibly hot he still is. And how much she still wants him…

PRIDE AND PASSION

And, lo and behold, Hunter still has feelings for Samantha. The long-smoldering heat of their innocent flirtation has grown into a full-raging fire. But when tragedy strikes and their small-town community is shattered, Hunter vows to do everything he can to keep his childhood sweetheart safe. But can Samantha trust that Hunter has her best interests at heart…and that, after all these years, his love is true?


My review:

I needed to read One Tough Cowboy. I had come off a string of books that had some heavy subjects in them. I needed a book that I could read, not worry about the plotline and enjoy. I got that in this book.

The plot of One Tough Cowboy was pretty simple. Samantha has come back to the town she grew up in for her beloved Aunt’s funeral. She is also there to investigate her aunt’s death. See, her aunt overdosed on pain medication. The only thing, she didn’t like to take it and that was a well-known fact. Which made her death very suspicious not only to Samantha but to Hunter, the sheriff for her hometown. The deeper Samantha and Hunter dig into her death, the more danger they both are in. Who killed Samantha’s aunt? And why?

I liked Samantha. She was going to back down when it came to investigating her aunt’s death. As a detective in the Detroit police force, she was tough. She wasn’t going to let anyone stand in her way. I was chanting, in my head, “You go girl” every time she did something that empowered herself. Loved it!!

I wasn’t as big of a fan of Hunter. I liked him at the beginning of the book. He knew something shady was going on. There was a string of suspicious deaths which included his uncle. But he lost his mind as soon as Samantha arrived. Strike that. As soon as he had sex with her. Then it went all downhill from there. He spent all his free time (which seemed to be a lot) in bed with her. People were starting to comment on it. I kinda wanted to shake him and say “Dude, it can’t be that good.” But since it is a book, I had to be satisfied with muttering to myself.

I will say that the sex scenes were scorching hot. The sparks between Hunter and Samantha were hard to ignore. I figured that they would have sex early in the book. But, they had hot sex every single time. Every single time. It was amazing that the author could keep that sexual attraction and tension up the entire book. I mean, with most books, they usually lost it after the first encounter. I also liked that there was a bit of voyeurism in this book. Hunter got caught watching his friend nail a chick outside his house. People kept walking in on Samantha and Hunter as they were messing around. That made the sex spicier and, dare I say, hotter?

The suspense angle was wonderfully written too. You knew who the major players were early in the book. But, what they were doing was kept under wraps until almost the end of the book. I was taken by surprise at what was going on. But, at the same time, I had no problem imagining what was going on actually happening in real life.

There are a few disturbing scenes that are later on in the book. There is an attempted rape (well, there was penetration with fingers. Is that considered rape?). It was graphic and disturbed me.

I didn’t like how the book ended. Not getting into it but I would be pissed if I was woken up and told that. Talk about rushing into something. Jeeze.


I would give One Tough Cowboy an Adult rating. There is explicit sex. There is violence. There is language. There are trigger warnings. They would be attempted rape, human trafficking, and domestic violence. I would recommend that no one under the age of 21 read this book.

I would reread One Tough Cowboy. I would also recommend this book to family and friends.


I would like to thank the publisher, the authors, and NetGalley for allowing me to read and review One Tough Cowboy.

All opinions stated in this review of One Tough Cowboy are mine.

Weekly Wrap-Up: January 6th through January 12th 2019

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Books I’ve Read (clicking on the picture will bring you to Goodreads page):

The Last Letter
Katie's Highlander (Highlander Protector, #3)
Ice Hot (New York Nighthawks, #1)
Game On (Aces Hockey, #8)
For Baby and Me (Welcome to Otter Tail Book 4)
Life Rewritten (Welcome to Otter Tail Book 3)
Can't Stand the Heat? (Welcome to Otter Tail Book 2)
One Tough Cowboy (Moving Violations #1)

Books with reviews pending (clicking on pictures will bring you to the Amazon page):

Katie’s Highlander—review coming January 22nd, 2019

Katie's Highlander (Highlander Protector, #3)

Ice Hot—review coming March 5th, 2019

Ice Hot (New York Nighthawks, #1)

Game On—review coming January 15th, 2019

Game On (Aces Hockey, #8)

For Baby and Me—review coming January 11th, 2019

For Baby and Me (Welcome to Otter Tail Book 4)

Life Rewritten—review coming January 10th, 2019

Life Rewritten (Welcome to Otter Tail Book 3)

Can’t Stand the Heat—review coming January 9th, 2019

Can't Stand the Heat? (Welcome to Otter Tail Book 2)

One Tough Cowboy—review coming February 1st, 2019

One Tough Cowboy (Moving Violations #1)

The Escape Room—review coming August 6th, 2019

The Escape Room

The Liar’s Child—review coming March 12th, 2019

The Liar's Child

The Military Wife—review coming February 10th, 2019

The Military Wife (A Heart of a Hero, #1)

The Night Before—review coming May 14th, 2019

The Night Before

Books with published reviews (clicking on pictures will bring you to the Amazon page):

Life Rewritten—review here

Life Rewritten (Welcome to Otter Tail Book 3)

Can’t Stand the Heat—review here

Can't Stand the Heat? (Welcome to Otter Tail Book 2)

White Stag—review here

White Stag (Permafrost, #1)

An Anonymous Girl—review here

An Anonymous Girl

Forgiving Keven—review here

Forgiving Keven (The Kennedy Boys, #7)

Deadly Cage—review here

NetGalley Haul(clicking on the picture will bring you to the Goodreads page):

The Woman in the Lake

Breaking His Rules

Breaking His Rules

The Night Window

The Night Window (Jane Hawk #5)

The Soul of Power

The Soul of Power

Smitten by the Brit

Smitten by the Brit (Sometimes in Love, #2)

Inspection

Inspection: A Novel

Email Haul (clicking on the picture will bring you to the Goodreads page):

The Queen's Opal (Stone Bearers, #1)

Weekly Posts:

Weekly-Wrap Up

Freebie Sunday

Music Monday

WWW Wednesday

Throwback Thursday

Foodie Friday

Weekly Wrap-Up: November 4th through November 10th 2018

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Books I’ve Read (clicking on the picture will bring you to Goodreads page):

Exposed Fury

You Are The Everything

Dragon's Shadow

An Unlikely Setup (Welcome to Otter Tail Book 1)

Dragonfire (Dark Kings, #14)

Spirit of Prophecy: Paranormal and Sci-Fi Crime

Lakes of Mars

Books with reviews pending (clicking on pictures will bring you to the Amazon page):

Books with published reviews (clicking on pictures will bring you to the Amazon page):

Dragon’s Shadow—review here

Dragon's Shadow by Allison Morse

An Unlikely Setup—review here

An Unlikely Setup by Margaret Watson

Dragonfire—review here

Dragonfire (Dark Kings, #14)

Spirit of Prophecy—review here

Spirit of Prophecy: Paranormal and Sci-Fi Crime

Pandemonium—review here

Pandemonium

NetGalley Haul(clicking on the picture will bring you to the Goodreads page):

One Tough Cowboy (Moving Violations #1)

The Escape Room

The Liar's Child

The Military Wife (A Heart of a Hero, #1)

Email Haul (clicking on the picture will bring you to the Goodreads page):

Weekly Posts:

Weekly Wrap Up

Freebie Sunday

Music Monday

WWW Wednesday

Throwback Thursday

Foodie Friday