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Hard-Riding Cowboy

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I love a good cowboy read…and Hard-Riding Cowboy by Stacey Kennedy nailed it! 

After their friend’s wedding, Megan Harrison and Nash Blackshaw enjoy a night together that changes the future of their feuding families.  Megan and Nash are from two families with a history. In this forbidden romance/enemies to lovers story, there is romance, banter, playing hard to get, rancher life-style, hot sex, stubbornness, strong family bonds, heroism…yeah…this book has it all! 

I loved the flow of this love story. I really enjoyed all the banter and the fun in it as well as the drama. The characters, storyline, setting and heat were wonderful and I really recommend reading this one!

5 stars from me!
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I love, love this sexy cowboy series by Stacey. Nash & Megan’s story was absolutely an amazing read from beginning to end. I love the chase between Nash & Megan, the mystery of who was doing the sabotaging and really love the ending of Nash & Megan’s story.  5 star read with sexy cowboys that everyone must check out.
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This book picks up where the last one ends with the wedding of Nash brother and him being with Megan. The two of them have liked each other since way back in school, but the two families mainly the dads have always fought so they felt nothing could go on between them. Wanting to be a couple and finally take things public. The only problem she has is the constant fighting between Nash and her father every time they see one another. Trying to make a go of the ranch after their father passed, it seems every time they move forward something happens to push them two steps back. Nash always thinks that Megan’s father has something to do with all of destruction that continues to take place. Now wanting peace for reasons only for her she gives them both an ultimatum to start getting along because she wants Nash in her life. Nash still working with the pain of losing his rodeo career does not want to lose Megan and somehow must find a way to not be angry around her father in order to be with her. This is a good story and I know one that everyone has been waiting for. The author does a good job in bringing everything full circle.
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Hard Riding Cowboy by Stacey Kennedy
Kinky Spurs #

Having read book one of this series but missed book two I was thrilled to read book three. This time we have Nash Blackshaw and Megan Harrison, in a bit of a Capulet & Montague situation, getting hot and heavy at a wedding. They have been circling one another for awhile and the push-pull game has been a fun one for both with a relationship on simmer waiting to come to a boil. One of the problems is the feud that raged between both of their fathers and seems to have carried on even though Nash’s father is dead. A number of bad things have happened on Blackwell land and though Nash is pretty sure Megan’s father is behind them she doesn’t want to hear about it. Nope, she wants to play ostrich and pretend everything is or can be “happy” - she does not have to make a decision between Nash or her father. There was one part of this story that reminded me of an O’Henry short story – think it is titled “The Gift” - in which the couple each pawn/sell something to buy a gift for their partner and I found that an interesting twist. Will Nash and Megan find a way to a HEA? Will Nash find a purpose for his future after being unable to continue on the bull riding circuit? Will Nash and Megan’s father find a way to co-exist without feuding? 

Did I enjoy this book? Yes
Would I read more in this series or written by this author? Yes

Thank you to NetGalley and SMP-Swerve for the ARC – This is my honest review.

3-4 Stars
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Oh I so love the Blackshaw brothers! This book is the third in the series and one I have really been wanting. There has always been a tension in the air between Nash and Megan Harrison. A chemistry. BUT was it real or just because there has been a feud between the two fathers for years. While there is a HEA, boy is it hard fought for. Both Nash and Megan love each other and truly have for a long time. However Megan thinks that Nash is only after the victory, the win after the chase. She knows that if she gives in, her father will skin someone alive. Well, nature and a faulty condom have a hand in their getting together. It is up to Nash not to screw up and also a truce needs to come between the families. 

While there were some slow parts to this book, over all it held my attention and kept me wanting more.
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Megan Harrison and Nash Blackshaw are supposed to be sworn enemies, their families have been feuding over business dealings for years now. And while they admit the tension caused from their families is there lingering, so are the intense sparks that seem to spike whenever they are near one another. They know getting involved would bring all sorts of drama, but their hearts don't seem to care about that... they just keep pulling them closer together. Question is will they go with what they know, or wander closer to the exciting, and steamy unknown?

Hard-Riding Cowboy is third installment in the uber sexy Kinky Spurs series, and I have to say my favorite addition thus far! There was just something about Nash that had my heart racing, and my swoon meter overloading. While he was dominating and bossy as all get out, he also had this unexpected sweet side that really touched my heart. There is just something about a sexy cowboy with alpha tendencies and a good heart that brings me to my knees, and Nash had me in the palm of his hand the whole way through. With each page I turned I found more reasons to love him, he was seriously something else. I loved this story so much, the words were addictive and heartfelt, and the heat between the characters had a overwhelming presence the whole way through! Highly recommend you meet these two, their story is sure to have you smiling and swooning throughout!

I requested an advanced copy of this title from NetGalley, and I am voluntarily leaving my honest and unbiased opinion.
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Everybody meet Nash EX PBR and Megan Sass owner Kinky Spur's, I couldn't put this story down till the end,OMG loved the banter and flirting between them which makes there chemistry explosive, So will the family rivalry keep them apart or can Nash and Megan over come there family feud and get the HEA Well you just have to read Hard Riding Cowboy to find out y lips are sealed, Its a must read, I received an advance reader copy from NetGalley. 

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Hard riding cowboy rejoin the Blackshaw boys and this time we have Nash. He and Megan are still flirting but when Harper and Chase get married things heat up. She’s a the good girl running her own business and has it together. He’s falling apart and lost his career. Now he’s home trying to get it all together. Their one night together is about to change their lives and maybe make the feud between their families worse.
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An enjoyable read.  Nash and his kittens were just adorable,  He for sure met his match in Megan.  I loved watching their relationship evolve.
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Seriously sexy and sweet

Hard-Riding Cowboy is the third book in Stacey Kennedy’s Kinky Spurs series and it was wonderful.
Nash and Megan have danced around their mutual attraction for years but once their guards were down the chemistry was absolutely combustible.  All the dialogue was realistic and drew me into an interesting storyline full of sexiness, sweetness and sass. I loved seeing the couples from the previous books. They and the other secondary characters added to my enjoyment of the book.  I don’t know what the author has planned next but would love to see a spin off for the women of the Three Chicks Brewery. 
I received an advance reader copy via Netgalley.
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Megan Harrison is the owner of Kinky Spurs. She’s mortgaged up to her eyeballs and works long days and nights, but she’s living life on her terms, not on her wealthy father’s. Nash Blackshaw, a retired professional bull rider, has responsibilities on top of responsibilities. With his PBR career over due to back injury, and his focus narrowed on heading up the Blackshaw Cattle Company’s Guest Ranch, he shouldn’t have time to think about all the ways he wants Megan. But it’s all he thinks of around the sassy and sweet woman. She might be forbidden to him, but Nash wants to take her for a hard, kinky ride. They have a night together following Nash’s brother’s wedding then Megan drops a bombshell on Nash .
This is the third book in the series & whilst it could be read on its own I personally felt having read the earlier books added to my enjoyment. The characters are well fleshed & the pace of the story is very good & I read into the early hours to finish it. Nash is the brash, arrogant former bull rider who rushed into a burning barn to rescue the kittens he’s been raising. So he’s a big softie really. Megan has been determined to succeed on her own & has worked her butt off to make Kinky Spurs a success. The pair have been in love with each other for years but haven’t acted on it because their father were business rivals but whenever they are near each other the air sizzles & finally combusts when hey get together. I’ve loved the whole series & this is a fitting end to the series as it draws everything together. An engrossing hot read which has its tender moments, not forgetting Gus,  Diva & her kittens who will melt your heart
My honest review is for a special copy I voluntarily read
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Hard-Riding Cowboy is the third book in the Kinky Spurs series by Stacey Kennedy. I was really looking forward to Nash and Megan's story and it fit what I expected for the series.

Megan was a sweet heart. She was independent and a spit fire who spoke her mind and knew what she needed in order to be happy with life. She has had feelings for Nash for so long but isn't going to depend on him for her happiness. Nash is living half a life ignoring his failed bull riding career. Yet, whenever he's with Megan he feels alive and the attraction between them is intense. When Megan gives in to her feelings for one night she comes away from it with more than she ever expected. Now Nash and Megan are going to give a relationship a go but the feud between their families might be too strong to overcome.

I was sadly a bit disappointed in the 'kink' aspect of this edition to the Kinky Spurs series. In the first book the kink had seemed a little forced, the second book the kink worked perfectly for the cowboy, but for some reason I found it lacking with Nash. Yes he took the lead in the bedroom but besides a bit of hand tying action each time during sex there wasn't much kink to it. Don't get me wrong the sex scenes were hot, especially one that takes place in a hospital., but I guess I expected more from Nash.

Overall, Hard-Riding Cowboy was a great story about learning to compromise and putting others feelings before your own. It was filled with steamy sex and some seriously sweet moments, many of them including fuzzy four legged creatures. Perfect for fans of cowboy romance lovers who like a little spice.
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We have come full circle with the Blackshaw brothers. What a great ride these gentlemen have provided for us. So different but still a family. I am a huge fan of family in stories. This one has love and straight-talking brothers. When will men ever learn to control their emotions? Never! I really liked that this book dealt with that issue and it did not sugar coat it, but made it the main issue. I respected Megan for her stance of not letting these men dictate her happiness. Nash and Megan are great together and I had fun reading their story.
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If you love a hot cowboy read then you will love Hard Riding Cowboy. This one is filled so much steam you will be fanning yourself over it. I love that Megan and Nash have this forbidden love type romance thanks to the feud between their families. You can feel the electrical pull between them from the start. Megan may be stubborn but she just wants love and bring the two families back together. Nash is one hot cowboy trying to help keep his families ranch a float. I love how you start seeing the little changes in Nash throughout this one. He will leave you in a little pile of goo. Megan is so strong and I love how she stands up to her father and Nash. I've loved every book in the Kinky Spurs series but this book has to be my favorite of the three. So if you love sexy cowboys go pick this book and series up.
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I’ve really enjoyed all three Blackshaw brothers. This whole series is a good one. I’m so glad that Nash and Megan finally got their HEA. The story started out with a sexy bang. Uh, totally got my attention right from the first page. Nash with baby kittens is so dang adorable. After reading about the brothers, I need to check out other books by this author. I really like her writing.
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Hard Riding Cowboy
By: Stacey Kennedy 


This love story required a lot of work but so worth it. 

Can feuding families ever find a common ground? What if an innocent baby is involved. What if the sons are fighting a battle that wasn’t meant for then? Can Love really conquer All? These questions and so many more will be answered as  the author takes us on an amazing journey. 

Well let me start by saying I  am a huge fan of this author. She writes with so much intensity and emotion pulled from each book it’s felt page after page. Some are quick witted story lines that are so perfect and lets you believe you have a front row seat. So being able to read this love story didn’t disappoint. The authors ability to have two separate individuals struggling in their everyday life and try to navigate someone else’s thoughts, needs and desires was intense and gives all the fills.

Authors Blurb: Megan Harrison is the owner of Kinky Spurs. She’s mortgaged up to her eyeballs and works long days and nights, but she’s living life on her terms, not on her wealthy father’s. She’s done being in the cattle rancher’s shadow. She’s got it all figured out, except for the part that involves Nash Blackshaw. He’s a sexy as hell cowboy whose smile can easily charm her out of her tight jeans. The only problem is—their fathers were business rivals, and Megan and Nash have been taught to hate each other since birth.
Nash Blackshaw, a retired professional bull rider, has responsibilities on top of responsibilities. With his PBR career over due to back injury, and his focus narrowed on heading up the Blackshaw Cattle Company’s Guest Ranch, he shouldn’t have time to think about all the ways he wants Megan. But it’s all he thinks of around the sassy and sweet woman. She might be forbidden to him, but Nash wants to take her for a hard, kinky ride.
But small towns have a way of spreading gossip like wildfire, and not everyone is happy about their relationship. Especially when Megan drops a bombshell on Nash after one heated night between them. As much as Megan and Nash want to forget the old feud between their fathers and lose each other in explosive passion, they can’t escape reality. They are meant to be enemies, and Nash’s sizzling, dominant touch might not be enough to keep them together.

I really enjoyed this book and it kept me engrossed throughout. I really loved the characters and the way they interacted with each other. This is a fun, hot, romantic must read book and I would definitely recommend this book to anyone.

This book has everything I love in a book. Then you add that it's beautifully written and believable. It is easily a five star read. Written in dual POV my personal favorite this story flows so incredibly well that the next thing you know your 80% into the book and loving every second of it. The believable way the characters interact is perfect. Run, Hop, Jump or use your (1 click) finger to do whatever you have to do and get this amazing book.  It'll break your heart, you'll want to scream with frustration and it'll let you discover that love just might conquer all. The chemistry is steamy and sweet and oh so romantic.

Thanks Netgally for letting me read and review.📚💕
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A contemporary retelling of the Romeo and Juliet fable about forbidden love, although with a happy ending, “Hard-Riding Cowboy” is a sweet and full of sex story between two strong individuals, Nash and Megan.
The super-cocky and confident male is not my favorite hero, but Nash has some redeeming qualities: he’s also super-tender, faithful and fiercely devoted to the heroine. His tender/sweet side is fully explored with the dog and the kittens (and the heroine, of course). I also enjoyed reading about his know-how and experience with horses.
There are lots of detailed sex scenes, some unexpected and a bit forced, and I skimmed through those parts, but what stands out is the unwavering feelings between Nash and Megan. (But roping the heroine!!!? I’m not sure I’ve enjoyed that part.)
I thought the injury that ended Nash’s professional bull- riding career could have been more thoroughly addressed and explored, not just the casual mentioning with no elaboration.
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5 stars of outstanding romance and  chemistry between Nash Blackshaw and Megan Harrison.

These two have had an amazing chemistry since high school but have never acted on those feelings until Chases wedding. They will be faced with a bump in the road once the news gets out about them being a couple.

Since the Blackshaw's and Harrison's have a long history of bad blood. Megan isn't sure if having a relationship with Nash will workout. During their journey you will laugh, cry a little, swoon over them and wishing the book wouldn't end.

Must Read! Awesome Book!

I voluntarily received an ARC for a honest review from Net Galley.
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Nash Blackshaw is a cowboy, a bad boy, oh, and he's also the son of a sworn enemy. 
Megan "Freckles" Harrison is feisty, sassy and of course, Nash gave her the nickname, Freckles. 
They have a hot hook up and well, now there's a baby on board. 
But the Harrison and Blackshaw feud is infamous and ever on going.
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The Blackshaw’s and the Harrison’s have been feuding for decades.  But, somehow the children grew up being friends/acquaintances especially Nash Blackshaw and Megan Harrison.  These two have always bantered/flirted back and forth trying to avoid their attraction to each other.  At the wedding of Chase Blackshaw and Harper, Megan’s best friend, we find Nash and Megan finally caving into that attraction with an unplanned consequence.  Nash, a PBR champion, was forced to give up the sport he loves due to a back injury.  Ever since he has been going through life with no real purpose until Megan tells him she is pregnant.  Nash struggles with himself on how to be the real man that Megan needs while having to deal with sabotage at the family guest ranch.  In his gut, Nash believes that Megan’s father is behind it all and that hatred of Clint Harrison is what keeps Nash from moving forward.  Nash demonstrates a softer side of himself to Megan alone and this soft side draws Megan in.  Megan is a strong, smart, sexy, and beautiful woman.  Will she allow the hatred between her father and the man she loves to continue or will she finally fight for the happiness she truly deserves?  It was so wonderful to watch a man struggle with losing his dream career only to move on and find a new purpose/dream. Will this new purpose/dream include the woman he loves? Will Nash finally find common ground with Megan’s father? You will just have to read Hard Riding Cowboy by Stacey Kennedy for yourself. I loved this story. Strong characters, family loyalty, HOT cowboys, and some pretty steamy bedroom scenes can be found within these pages.  I received an ARC in exchange for honest review.  5 starts*****
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