Series: Midnight Cowboys #2
Published by Zebra
Publication Date: November 24th 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Disclaimer: I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book. All opinions stated are solely mine.
One Lonely Widower…
Rohn Lerner is a successful Oklahoma rancher. He’s old enough to know what he likes, and still young enough to enjoy it. But losing his wife five years ago wore him thin. He’s not ready to date, but he needs someone to share a meal with as badly as someone to warm his bed.
One Woman with a Secret…
Bonnie Martin fled her Oklahoma home years ago, leaving behind her abusive father, and Rohn, the lost love she never forgot. Now she’s back to settle her father’s estate, but she has no idea that she’s about to bump into Rohn or that they’ll fall for each other all over again.
One Night That Changes Everything…
Bonnie Martin left her high school sweetheart behind when she left Oklahoma twenty-five years ago to escape her abusive father and never looked back. She never planned to return but as the sole beneficiary of her father’s estate, she is back to dispose of his estate. Bonnie can’t help but wonder about the man she left behind and how things turned out for him but doesn’t plan to be in town long enough to catch up with him.
Rohn Lerner lost his wife five years ago and the loneliness is beginning to get to him. He’s just about ready to get back into a relationship and Bonnie’s return seems to be fortuitous because he is interested in rekindling the flames of their youthful romance. Rohn is quite relentless in his pursuit of Bonnie but Bonnie is afraid to open herself up to a second chance with Rohn because the secrets she’s keeping are sure to destroy everything.
MIDNIGHT WRANGLER has all the makings of a very enjoyable second chance story and was actually fun to read. I was looking forward to reading this book because of the much older lead characters and their seeming maturity but I was majorly frustrated by them and their inability to communicate with each other. I was yelling at my tablet every time they passed up an opportunity to be open with each other and talk about their past.
I particularly liked Rohn because he was very easy to relate to. His struggles with getting back into the dating pool after being off the market for so long and the well-meaning but inept attempts by his ranch hands to help him were very hilarious. Bonnie on the other hand was quite difficult to warm up to. She came across as unbending and unforgiving and while it may have been her way of protecting herself from being hurt again, it made her appear selfish and self-centered and her tendency to run away instead of talking to Rohn was quite annoying. The constant back and forth between them made the story drag quite a bit.
This is not my favorite of Ms. Johnson’s books but I have enjoyed her writing previously and hope that Justin’s story will be more engaging.