Kickin’ Up Dust (Operation Cowboy Book 1) by Em Petrova
Date of Publication: July 19, 2016
This Marine follows the rules. This cowgirl is all about breaking them.
Operation Cowboy, Book 1
After losing his best friend and CO, Matt, in combat, Brodie Bell didn’t think his spirits could sink any lower. He was wrong. One look at his and Matt’s storm-flattened hometown nearly levels him.
Los Vista needs a leader, and as Brodie takes the weight of the world on his shoulders, he comes up with a plan. Merge the two ranches left standing, pray for a good calving season…and keep his hands too busy to get busy with Matt’s sexy little sister.
Danica was in pigtails when Brodie and Matt went off chasing glory. Now she’s a woman with a broken heart, but if Matt knew of the depraved cravings Brodie ignites in her body, he’d haunt her from the grave.
As they work to mend miles of broken fences, Brodie fights to ignore Danica’s tiny cutoff shorts and mile-long legs—and to ignore the “weapon” that’s locked and loaded in his Levis. Because the last thing he wants is to dishonor his friend’s memory by ravishing the sweetest little cowgirl he’s ever laid eyes on.
Warning: Involves a sweet and sassy ranch girl who knows her way around a rope, and a Marine turned cowboy who’d like to tie her down and spank her until she begs for more.
About Em Petrova
Em Petrova lives in Backwoods, Pennsylvania, where she raises 4 kids and a Labradoodle named Daisy Hasselhoff. Her dream is to find an old pickup and travel small-town USA, meeting new people. Her heroes are hardworking–in bed and out–and she is known for panty-scorching erotic romance.
She also writes lesbian romance as Hallie Knight.
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KICKIN’ UP DUST by Em Petrova is an exciting new Military Western (Marines) series, “Operation Cowboy”.
Set in Los Vista, Texas, several Marines return home together from Afghanistan. Only to find their hometown a total mess, ravished by a horrible tornado, that left little standing, except two ranches. While, some returned home, one did not, Brodie Bell’s best friend and CO, Matt Pope. Devastated, tormented by inner convicts, grief, survival guilt, PTSD, heartbroken, and a sense of shame, these Marines find life has changed forever for them.
After being gone for five years, Brodie and his follow Marines return to find Los Vista, needs a leader, who better than Brodie. Danica Pope, Matt’s little sister, is no longer a little girl, but a sassy, sweet, sexy ranch girl.
Brodie comes up with a plan to merge the only two ranchs left standing, his and Danica’s parents ranchs.
Fast paced, romance filled, ranch girl and a Marine turned cowboy. Well written with well-developed, devastatingly sexy Marines, and one hot ranch girl. The characters are engaging and intriguing. I can’t wait to read more on the secondary characters and their lives. The storyline is unique, while, not a fun loving, up-roaring romp of a story, it is a heart-warming, HOT, sexy read, with an underlying story of one Marine’s survival and inner turmoil, after returning home.
Powerful, compelling and emotional. It is also engaging, and entertaining. Read how Brodie and Danica find their love blossoming, but can they keep their hands off each other and not dishonor Matt? And can Matt lose the guilt over Matt’s death?
Fans of Military Western romance, Marines, fast reads, raunchy sex, will find “Kickin’ Up Dust” a fulfilling and satisfying read. I loved how Ms. Petrova brought so much to this story, she brings PTSD into the light, the devastation of the returning Marines, and the horrors they faced, to the forefront of a yet romantic tale. A must read! I can’t wait to read more from this engaging “Operation Cowboy” series. Received for an honest review.
Heat rating: Hot/Steamy
Reviewed by: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More