Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Riding the Circuit

Title:  Riding the Circuit
Author:  Sofia Hunt
Publisher:  Siren-Bookstrand
ISBN: 1-61034-593-2
Genre:  {M/F/M}, BDSM, Series
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer:  Amazon Nymph 

The NARA Queen has a stalker, so Mitzi’s father hires Riley and Jonah to guard her since they are going on the same rodeo circuit for the summer.  Riley and Mitzi have a history but neither man is sure she’s worth the trouble, due to her reputation. 

The first book of the Rodeo Riders series, Riding the Circuit gives a small look at behind the scenes rivalries, rumors and summer flings during the rodeo season.  While I enjoyed the book, there were a few confusing areas, such as a scene between Jonah and Mitzi that starts outdoors in an alleyway, then, suddenly they are in bed then back outside. Other than having to go back a couple of times, this, in no way, detracted from the story itself.   

Both men reluctantly accept the task of guarding Mitzi because the money they will earn will let them implement their plans of owning their own ranch.  The relationship between Mitzi, Riley and Jonah is hot.  The author did a credible job of showing how families perceive various issues and how it affects the children even when they are adults.  There were a few secondary characters that you know are going to show up in later books, especially Mitzi’s friend.  

I did keep hoping Mitzi’s stalker was not who I thought it was, but even though I guessed, the end result could have caused a confrontation in any family.  One lesson that the author conveyed very well was that you cannot live your life on someone else’s terms.  I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series.

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