Rodeo Stars of Violet Ridge: Book 2
Publication Date: October 24, 2023
Will a surprising reunion…
Warm their hearts?
National Rodeo Champion Ty Darling is stunned when he runs into his ex, Sabrina MacGrath, in Violet Ridge, especially when he learns she’s pregnant—with his baby! Now this commitment-wary rodeo cowboy has twelve days of Christmas to prove he’s ready for a second chance at love. But being stranded together during a winter storm might just show them both the difference between being parents…and being a family.
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After reading Caught by the Cowgirl by Tanya Agler, I was ready to continue the Rodeo Stars of Violet Ridge series. And so I dove into Snowbound with the Rodeo Star, and it was a wonderful continuation of the series.
Both Ty and Sabrina appeared in Caught by the Cowgirl. At that time, Sabrina was nursing a broken heart following the recent breakup with Ty. Jump ahead about seven months, and Snowbound with the Rodeo Star begins.
Ty is in Violet Ridge to tape a commercial, and he runs into Sabrina working at the ranch where it is being filmed. Ty thought he was doing the right thing by breaking up with Sabrina but seeing her again, he has second thoughts. Ty then realizes Sabrina’s pregnant, and things change. He never wanted to be a father, but now that the reality is facing him, he’s jumping in with both feet and has to convince Sabrina that he wants them to be a family.
I will be the first to admit I’m not a fan of the secret baby trope. For me, it’s super hard for the male lead to prove that he’s all in with the mother and child since it is a romance, after all. And Snowbound with the Rodeo Star really leans into that aspect of the trope. Ty spends the days leading up to Christmas convincing Sabrina that he wants her and the baby. But he is sending her mixed signals, and she thinks he just wants to be a father and doesn’t want a relationship with Sabrina. I found this part of the relationship development very well done, and it kept me turning the pages.
With strong characters and wonderful romance development, I really enjoyed Snowbound with the Rodeo Star. I could have used a bit more of the “snowbound” part since I was really looking forward to it, but nonetheless, it was a good story. It had me laugh and cry, and in the end, I want my emotions touched within a story. I can’t wait to continue this series.
Tanya Agler fell in love with romance novels when her grandmother brought one home from work. After years of reading happily ever afters, she decided to write a sweet contemporary romance with the support of her wonderful husband, four children, and her lovable Basset Hound. A graduate of the University of Georgia, she loves Cary Grant movies, walking, reading, and all things chocolate. Follow her on Facebook at Author Tanya Agler and sign up for her newsletter.