Monday, May 18, 2015

May Harlequin Book Tour Book 3: Heart Of A Bull Rider

By Award-Winning, USA Today Bestselling Author Tina Leonard

When New York billionaire John Carruth is summoned to No Chance, Texas to save the local rodeo he has no idea he is going home. Now the long-lost twin to the town’s favorite son is determined to win over the people he left behind—and capture the heart of Chloe Winters, a Texan who has her own ideas of what it means to be part of a small town.

Jake Fitzgerald, champion bull rider, didn’t know he had another half. John may be kin, but he’s still a stranger in these parts. With his billionaire brother hell-bent on changing Jake’s world, Jake knows he has to take a stand. Will he choose family—or will he take a chance on Erin O’Donovan, a woman who has always meant family to him?

Review: In Heart of a Bull Rider Tina Leonard takes us to a town called No Chance and we meet brothers Jake Fitzgerald and John Carruth. They were separated at birth, with Jake stay with his mother and John being adopted.

The book is two stories in one and they combine to make one sweet romance for both brothers. I enjoyed both stories, but I especially liked John and Chloe's story, because I've always been a fan of the "Fish out of water" scenario, and that's what billionaire John Carruth is in the small town of No Chance, where everyone knows each others business and they are all up in each others business too.

The townspeople's meddling is what brings the brothers together with their heart's desires.

I loved that the two towns rodeos and the townspeople's passion for them is at the heart of the novel, right along with the relationships, in some ways, more so. It is hard not to love the other set of brothers, Cody (Chloe's Dad) and Clem the Bad.

I would have liked these stories to be longer or even separate novels because I felt things were rushed in John's story, and in Jake's story, I felt like the romance was barely there, because of all the rodeo drama.

This was light fun reading for a summer day.

Rating: 3 flowers

USA Today Bestselling and award-winning author Tina Leonard has sold over 3 million copies of her titles. She has made the USA Today Bestseller, Waldenbooks, Bookscan, and Ingrambook lists, and has written and contracted 71 books and special projects. She is best known for her sparkling sense of humor, endearing communities, snappy dialogue, and memorable characters that include sexy hunks with attitude and heroines with plenty of sass. For more information, visit or follow her on Twitter: @Tina_Leonard.

The cover features real-life professional bull rider Reese Cates, whose father and grandfather both rode professionally before him. Reese says he was riding horses before he could walk (his mother, aunts and grandmother were all barrel racers). He competes as a part of the Professional Bull Riders, which includes more than 600 bull riders from the U.S., Canada, Brazil, Mexico and Australia. To learn more about Reese, follow him on Twitter: @reesecates. For more information about the Professional Bull Riders, visit

By Tina Leonard
Harlequin Pro Bull Riders; May 2015

$5.50 USD / $6.25 CAN


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