Title: Taming Him
Series: Bishop Brothers
Author: Kennedy Fox
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Trope: Vacation Romance
Photographer: Wander Augular
Model: Zac Aynsley
Designer: RBA Designs
Release Date: January 30, 2018
*Each Bishop Brothers novel is an interconnected standalone*
Alex Bishop is your typical cowboy.
Charming, sexy, and wears a panty-melting smirk.
Working on the ranch helped build his solid eight-pack and smoking body. He’s every girl’s wet fantasy and he knows it too. Alex doesn’t follow the rules of your typical playboy bachelor. After wining and dining his dates and giving them the best night of their lives, he always sends flowers and calls the next day—even if it’s to say, let’s just be friends. His mama taught him manners after all and his southern blood knows how to be a gentleman. Still, that isn’t enough to tame the wildest of the Bishop brothers.
River Lancaster has finally met the man of her dreams. Too bad after six months of romantic bliss, she finds out he’s married. With a broken heart and blind rage, she books herself a ticket to Key West, Florida. Tired of cheaters and liars, she’s set on escaping to forget he ever existed. Who needs a man when there’s an all-you-can-drink margarita bar, anyway? That’s what she tells herself until she bumps into the right guy who can make all those bad memories disappear.
Even if it’s only temporarily.
Two weeks on the beach is what they both need. No strings attached, no expectations, no broken hearts. Too bad the universe has other plans—one that’ll change the entire course of their lives in just nine short months.
**A complete standalone contemporary romance with a little southern drama**
“She was a bad girl pretending to be good, a thief who stole my heart without warning. The intentions of giving it back never existed, and what makes it worse is I never saw it coming. I never saw her coming.”
MY RATING: 4.5 stars
I read the synopsis for Taming Him and was SOLD in about .2 seconds! I didn’t have to read much beyond “Alex Bishop is your typical cowboy. Charming, sexy, pany-melting smirk,” and I was rushing to Kennedy Fox’s website to get the full scoop. This book gave me much more than I even hoped for!
The story is told from dual POVs — Alex Bishop, our sexy leading man, and River Lancaster, our sensible leading lady. I rarely enjoy TWO leads a lot, but I genuinely adored both of these characters.
Alex is a southern gentleman who mostly does right by what his Momma taught him. He works extremely hard for his family’s ranch, and he is every bit a strong Texan. BUT, he has a devilishly wild side, and he is not used to being turned down when he sees something (or someone) he wants. He does legitimately put others first, though, and his charm and good looks don’t hurt!
River is a city girl who had a trying and emotional youth, but those experiences shaped her into the smart, caring, yet stubborn person she is in her present life as a pediatric nurse. She is overworked and a particular asshole took advantage her, leaving her a bit deflated. Sometimes, it’s hard for her to cut loose, but it’s just what she needs.
What could possibly happen when these two personalities from two completely different worlds meet as Alex and River are invited on trips by their best friends to Key West?! That’s the fun part, but you need to read the book to find out for yourself!
I will say there is a fun insta-lust, a great character arc, characteristic Kennedy Fox steamy scenes, and southern drama that will keep you on the edge of your seat! Oh, and one more thing that I was not expecting…there is emotion! There is so much more emotion than I saw coming, and I was left with so many feels!
Overall, I recommend this book to all of you KF fans, New Adult Romance fans, and those who are looking for a story about a cowboy who’s sexier than socks on a rooster! I CANNOT wait to see what the other Bishop brothers are like in their own standalone books coming soon!
*Thanks to the author for providing me with a copy of this book. Please note that it, in no way, had an effect on my opinion or review.
Until next time…xo
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Brooke Cumberland & Lyra Parish are a duo of romance authors who teamed up under the USA Today Bestselling pseudonym, Kennedy Fox who share a love of You’ve Got Mail and The Holiday. When they aren’t bonding over romantic comedies, they like to brainstorm new book ideas. One day, they decided to collaborate and have some fun creating new characters that’ll make your lady bits tingle and your heart melt. If you enjoy romance stories with sexy, tattooed alpha males and smart, independent women, then a Kennedy Fox book is for you!
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