When widower and land baron Cole Reardon acquired the Turner Grain Corporation, he didn’t know the company sponsored a bull rider. He refuses to support thrill-seekers dumb enough to get on the back of a crazed animal. He’s not willing to risk his fortune and livelihood when he has his daughter’s well-being to consider. Not even when the bull rider is the sexiest woman he’s ever seen.
Bull rider Florentine McDougal plans to turn pro after the season championship, fulfilling her lifelong dream of succeeding in a man’s world. That is, until Cole Reardon shows up and threatens to break his sponsorship contract with her. Now everything she’s worked for is less than eight seconds away from being destroyed.
Cole distracts Florentine with his sexy mouth and unreasonable demands, and he’s not going to compromise his integrity. But she’s not going to let him loose until she has pro status. And neither will come away from this dust-up unscathed.
Rodeo Rebel is an absolute joy to read, you will laugh and cry and cheer Florentine on as she takes on the ride of her life – 8 seconds to glory and making dreams come true.
This is a story of a female bull rider Florentine McDougal fighting for a spot at the top in a totally male dominated world of Bull Riding.
Cole Reardon acquired Turner Grain Corporation and along with it the sponsorship of a female bull rider, he does not condone risky thrill seeking behavior and wants out of the contract, much to his dismay Florentine is not going to be talked out of her iron clad contract and so the dance begins.
I think Florentine is my favorite heroine by far; She is sassy and feisty with a tough exterior and a total mush interior. Her wise cracks are goanna have you laughing; you are going to love her spirit and determination to achieve her goals and succeed in the face of adversity.
I also love the dynamics between the five McDougal sisters and their love and solidarity for each other.
This is my first book by Debra Kayn and I have to say it is awesome. Rodeo Rebel is a terrific read, a story that will keep you engaged and cheering Florentine on to the end. Highly recommended.
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