Title: Taming Him
Series: Bishop Brothers
Author: Kennedy Fox
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Trope: Vacation Romance
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**
Alex Bishop is your true Southern Gentleman- born and raised in Texas on a Ranch that he works on with his family and best friend Dylan. When Dylan decides to take a trip to Key West and invite Alex along, he has no idea that the “boys trip” will turn into something more. Because while Alex is a true Southern Gentleman, he is also a boy that hasn’t been tamed and has no intentions of settling down any time soon.
River has had a hard life- her younger sister passed away from complications when she was just 12 years old and she has spent the majority of her adult life taking care of others. After going through something so tragic as losing her sister, she has poured herself into her work and never looked back. Up until recently she was dating a guy but found out he was married, so even her love life is lacking. River’s only plan is to go to work and be the best nurse, but that’s until her best friend convinces her to take a trip to Key West- a trip she truly deserves and a chance for her to actually let her hair down.
River and Alex are from two parts of the world, two completely different parts of the world but they have a connection that neither of them can ignore. Instead of ignoring the connection, they decide to give in to each other and make the most of the week left. They spend a week getting to know each other, crossing off items on the bucket list, and fall in love. But when Alex has to make a quick exit, it leaves River wondering if this would ever work. When she doesn’t try to get in touch with Alex in the months following, he doesn’t know how much longer he can go carrying this torch for her. Until she shows back up – but will her news finally get Alex (the wild one) to settle down, or will he not be true to his roots and leave her standing high and dry?
This read was a quick and easy read and ties into other stories by Kennedy Fox (but can be read as a standalone – this is Courtney’s brother from Courtney and Drew’s story!) While I was able to predict most of what was going to happen, I did still enjoy the book as it was pretty light and you WANT them to be together. I would have loved more cowboy drama – because hello, who doesn’t love actual cowboy drama?! but the story was more about how the decisions Alex makes and how his being raised in the South will lead him down the right path. At the end of the day, it was an enjoyable read and definitely had it’s angsty, steamy scenes that Kennedy Fox always brings!
I give this book 3.5 stars because it was a good and enjoyable book. It was a great story and the prologue definitely left me sobbing like a baby. I would recommend picking up this book and giving it a ride! You will be left with wanting more from the Bishop brothers and I can’t wait to read the next one!
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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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