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Hard-Riding Cowboy

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This is a Hatfield and McCoy romance with a love story between two feuding families and all the stresses that that may cause on a relationship. Unfortunately, one of the characters that is holding the grudge is also the romantic interest. Leaving Megan, the female lead, torn between the love of her father and the love of her life. 

I enjoyed this story but was taken aback by Megan's stance and that stance kept me from really loving it. 

Kennedy provided a story with amazing chemistry, strong family ties and a heart-breaking situation that tied me, the reader, to this third installment of Kinky Spurs.

I received Hard-Riding Cowboy from St. Martin's Press. This is my honest and voluntary review. Hard-Riding Cowboy is set for publication Feb. 5, 2019.

My Rating: 3 stars
Written by: Stacey Kennedy
Series: Kinky Spurs 
Sequence in Series: 3
Print Length: 242 pages
Publisher: Swerve 
Publication Date: February 5, 2019
Genre: Western Romance

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“I received a free review copy of this book in exchange for an honest review."

Rene’s Thoughts:

☞  I thoroughly enjoyed this series, the three brothers and how it ended.

☞ Megan and Nash had wonderful chemistry, which was set off by their sexy banter. It may have seemed like a hate-to-love story, but I enjoyed the fact that they really did love each other all along. They just couldn't admit it.

☞ As someone who loves, and is close with her family - I totally understood Megan's conflicting emotions and split loyalties. She is an extremely likable character, hardworking, loving and caring.

☞ Nash may be stubborn, but he also knows when it's important to let go. I loved getting to know him, and his dog Gus more and he quickly became my favorite of the brothers!

☞ Even though I saw it a mile away, I really loved where Kennedy took the story! It made the characters have more at stake, and more of a reason to make things work between their families.
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Nash and Megan at last.  What a wonderful ride this was!  After two books I knew that Nash was broken, and having a rough time but watching him come undone, and watching Megan fix his broken was fantastic.  

This book was a great addition to the series.  Nash's growth through the book was sweet and Megan's patience was adorable.  Getting to see the brothers and their significant others was also great.  The story line also had a little suspense and was a great.  

Once I started reading I couldn't stop reading.  This was a great book and would definitely recommend.
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Steamy, forbidden and oh so sweet! The sexy temptation blossoming between Megan and Nash is electrifying on the pages from the start, and the sweetness when we see them together just makes it all even better. They're really adorable together! My first of the series, but it was easy to pick up on the rest of the family. Really enjoyed it!

Megan Harrison is living life on her terms now that she's starting to make a success of her bar Kinky Spurs. She's put long hours and everything she owns into the place, so she can't let up for a minute or it will slip through her fingers. One distraction that she doesn't seem to be able to kick is Nash Blackshaw.

Nash has been off-limits for all of her life because of a family feud lasting more than their lifetimes. She knows she shouldn't be interested, but what's a girl to do when the only one to push all of her buttons in just the right kinda way is bad boy Nash. When the one night they gave in to their passion leads to a shocking announcement, they have to figure out if they are all in regardless of the fireworks it's going to start between their families ... or all out.
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4 1/2 stars. This is my favorite book in this series! I absolutely love Nash and Megan together!! This story is awesome and flows so nicely! There is a lot going on and not everything is easy for sure but it all gets worked out when everyone works together. The characters are written so well and are very easy to like and relate too. Nash is hella sexy and sweet as the day is long!
I was constantly swooning over him, between the way he treats Megan and those kittens and his way with horses, just wow.
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After reading the previous two books, l always hoped Nash & Megan would get together and what a gorgeous couple they make!  Aww Nash and those kittens are so cute! Fantastic ending to this Kinky Spurs Series and a must read!
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I was so happy to be able to read this next book in this wonderful series! This book is so good and is now about the owner of the Broken Spurs. She is having some bad luck and needed something or some one to help her out of the rut. This was a great one that had me laughing through it and always completely understanding her. When life is kicking ya down it’s just not fun. I’m so happy there is another one coming in this great series! Great characters and stories and I highly recommend them!!
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This fantastic book is third in the Kinky Spurs series and it features in Nash an Megan. I think out of the three Blackshaw brothers, Nash is the most damaged. He seem to immediately fall into step with Megan and it was heartwarming to watch. He needed that special someone to believe in him. I was shocked at the outcome of the investigation and the way it was dealt with. 

I’m not sure if this is the last book in the series but if it is, it’s a really great way to end it. If by chance it’s not, because there are definitely other characters begging to get their stories told, then I can’t wait for more.
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I really loved this book. It's the third book in the series and last Blackshaw brother to fall. This book brings the heat, but it also packs in plenty of heart and feels. Nash had me from the beginning, but what he does for the cat and kittens I would be rewarding him just like Megan does. That's the moment Nash became top book boyfriend material to me. I just loved the way he is with Megan it brings out a different side of him. He has many swoon worthy moments. I do feel for Megan though because she's stuck smack dab in the middle of a feuding families. There is the heat and heart in this book, but it also had me laughing quite often. There is also a little suspense that keeps the reader guessing. Nash is a little adrift with no certain path, but with the help of his family and Megan he may find the perfect path for his future. This book is definitively a must read!
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Hard-Riding Cowboy by Stacey Kennedy is a scorching hot read.  It is replete with an engaging plot, well-defined characters and a complicated romance. It is a fast-paced book, with two main characters that are instantly interesting, likable, and have a ton of off the charts chemistry. This is the third book from the series Kinky Spurs, and it can be enjoyed as a standalone.

Although bar owner Megan Harrison comes from wealth thanks to her family's ranching business, she has never taken any monetary assistance from her father. She works extremely hard to be financially independent while keeping her customers happy. Megan has crushed on rodeo superstar Nash Blackshaw for years, but the bad blood between her father and Nash's late father has prevented them from being any more than flirt buddies. Now that Nash's bull riding days are over, he is running the family ranch along with his two brothers. One night they finally give into their passion and have the best sex of their lives. It is unfortunate that the bad blood between their two families remains alive and well.

This is a well-written novel and I enjoyed how Ms. Kennedy evolved the romantic relationship between Megan and Nash. They have amazing chemistry and their sexy times are crazy hot. Megan's father is beyond despicable, and I had a difficult time understanding how she could continue to hold him in such high esteem. The bond between Nash and his brothers is inspiring. I always look forward to Ms. Kennedy's future releases.

Complimentary copy provided via the publisher via NetGalley.
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This is the 3rd book in the series but can be read as a stand-alone.  Megan owns the Kinky Spurs bar and Nash was a bull rider until he was severely injured.  Their families have always been rivals but sparks still fly between these two.  Sweet emotional read with plenty of drama and suspense.  I really liked the characters as well as the story.  A great read.
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Hard-Riding Cowboy by Stacey Kennedy is book Three in the Kinky Spurs Series.  This is the story of Nash Blackshaw and Megan Harrison. I have read the previous book, so for me it was a standalone book.  Nash and Megan father have been revivals and so they have always been at odds with each other but their feelings for each other have been the opposite.  When they can no longer fight their desire it leads to a unexpected consequence. Now they need to work together to get past their issues and find their happy ending.  Always enjoy Ms. Kennedy's writing and will be looking for more book by her.
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Hard Riding Cowboy is the third book in the Kinky Spurs series. I enjoyed reading about Nash and Megan the characters was well delevoped and had great chemistry between the two. It was a page turner and kept you on the edge of your seat. This story was full of hear, humor, intrigue and suspense. 
I received an Advanced Reader Copy via NetGally. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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Ms. Kennedy wasted no time shaking things up for Megan and Nash in the third installment of her Kinky Spurs series. I loved the push and pull between these two. They are fighting an uphill battle with their family’s lifelong feud between them. I was very glad to see Megan written as a strong and independent woman who knows how to stick up for herself. This story is filled with ups and downs, the animals steal the show and I was left with a huge stupid smile on my face well after I read the final word.
(4.25 stars)
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First off, this book is smokin’ hot! Nash and Megan start us off with a crazy, sexy, encounter, and that is just the beginning. Every time, in lots of places, these two are burning up for each other!

But that isn’t all their story is, though it is definitely a super-duper bonus. There is quite a few buried emotions in these two. Megan has tried to ignore the feud between her family and Nash’s, for years. Even when it keeps exploding in her face, she doesn’t voice her concerns. Nash has pride and stubbornness to spare, but he also has buried his emotions and hurt deep. Megan is the only thing he is willing to change for, and while he is slow on the uptake, when he finally comes around, he does it amazingly big
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Sexy, Sweet, & Heat! A Sexy Contemporary Romance full of heat, heart, humor and some intrigue and suspense. Hard Riding Cowboy takes your breath from the first page and keeps it through a heart reeling number of twists and turns. Get ready for some serious fun a whole lot of sweetness and off the charts tie you up in knots, sexy in this incredibly entertaining story as Ms. Kennedy saves the best for last in the Kinky Spurs Series. 

Megan Harrison and Nash Blackshaw have been flirting, thinking about and watching the other for ever it seems. But with the long-standing, nasty feud between their families, their attraction has been at a standstill. But when Nash follows Megan to a cabin, the night of Chase and Harper’s Wedding, their magical and sizzling chemistry is about to have them in knots.  Giving in to one night only with Nash Blackshaw was all she would allow herself to want. But Nash wants and needs so much more after the best night of both of their lives. 

But when Megan starts to pull away from him, Nash uses all his playful sexy nature to show her, she couldn’t ignore the magic they shared and how right it felt between them. When Megan surprises Nash by telling him she is pregnant, after their one and only stolen night together. Nash shows her he is all in with his tenderness, support, and with the heat of his touch. Leading them to something good, healthy, and happy between them. But when things start going wrong at Blackshaws Ranch, Nash’s animosity towards her father could ruin it all. 

Will he be able to put his hatred aside for her father in order to put a stop to a family feud that stands in the way of their family’s happiness? And who is behind all of these accidents?

Loved getting to see more of all the Blackshaw brothers and their partners as Ms. Kennedy does a fabulous job at tying this series up. Save A Horse Ride A Cowboy! Loved it! 

I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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GAH!! Stacey Kennedy's stories are pure kindle crack for me. Megan and Nash were sexy, delicious and filled with the combustible chemistry we are used to from this author.  To top it off, this was an amazing enemies to lovers type romance that had amazing spitfire banter. I could not get enough! 4 stars! ~Ratula
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Hard-Riding Cowboy by Stacey Kennedy is the third book in the Kinky Spurs series and the first one I read in the series. This was a star-crossed lovers story about two people who were circling each other for years who had a lot of chemistry, but also a lot of history. Their fathers were bitter rivals and their families were thought to hate each other. And yet Megan Harrison and Nash Blackshaw could not stay away from each other. 

Megan owns Kinky Spurs and though she wants nothing to do with her father’s business, she loves him. But she also wants Nash, but can she trust him? Nash is focused on running his family business, the Blackshaw Cattle Company’s Guest Ranch. He has so many responsibilities and yet he can’t get Megan out of his mind. These two shared explosive chemistry whenever they were together until they could no longer deny it. 

Though Megan and Nash know they want each other, will forces around them tear them apart? Between things happening at his ranch, her business responsibilities and her father, do they even have a chance? Even so you cannot stop cheering hard for them! This was such a sweet and sexy story with a bit of drama, loved it.
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3.5 Stars

I love the series and thought Hard-Riding cowboy was a good ending to the Blackshaw Brothers.   

Megan and Nash danced around each other for years.  If it wasn't for a little surprise they still might be sneaking off with the other.  
Nash is dealing with a new chapter in his life.  He's learned to embrace his new role.    He was a bit of a bit head when dealing with Megan's family but it was coming from his heart.   
Megan has always loved Nash.  She's feisty and strong and willing to do things in her own.   An he was also a bit of a conundrum to me.    She showed her emotions easily but I didn't like some of her choices she made without thinking of the bigger picture.   

Overall it was sweet and perfect at his couple.
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I highly recommend that you read the first 2 books in this series before you start this one as the other 2 show how this relationship starts and other things about their families. Including some things that are spoken about in this book. Megan and Nash finally get their book! Megan is the owner of Kinky Spurs as well as the daughter of the man that the Blackshaw family is feuding with. They were both taught from the time of being children that they are supposed to hate each other. Even when they truly don't. Nash has been struggling since being hurt on the rodeo circuit and forced to retire. But one night with Megan changes everything. Not only for each of them individually but for their families as well.

I absolutely loved this one! I have been wanting Nash's story since book 1 and this one certainly didn't disappoint! Nash is still that strong yet sweet man that keeps his real thoughts to himself. To the point that you just want to know what makes him tick. Megan is the type of woman who will always be there for her friends and the people she loves no matter what, including her own family. I love them both! The fact that they are both adult enough to move beyond the things that have happened between their families and at least try to have a relationship is beyond beautiful. And what Nash does is beyond anything I expected!! It's a great story that shows what is truly important!!
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