Rugged Texas Cowboy (Cowboys and Captives, #1-2) by Lora Leigh

Rugged Texas Cowboy (Cowboys and Captives, #1-2)

COWBOY AND THE CAPTIVEMelina is one of two gorgeous twin daughters, the clever and considerate one who always spared her parents the humiliation of what her sister Maria had wrought. But now, Melina is finally ready to stand up for herself and seize control of her life—until she is kidnapped by a cowboy, named Jardin, who is dead-set on settling the score with her family. There’s only one catch: In capturing Melina, this tough, rough, hunk of...


Details Rugged Texas Cowboy (Cowboys and Captives, #1-2)

TitleRugged Texas Cowboy (Cowboys and Captives, #1-2)
ISBN9781250150875
Author
Release DateDec 5th, 2017
PublisherSt. Martin's Press
LanguageEnglish
GenreRomance, Erotic Romance, Contemporary
Rating

Reviews Rugged Texas Cowboy (Cowboys and Captives, #1-2)

  • ⊱✿⊰ Alicia ⊱✿⊰
    1970-01-01
    What's better than one hot Cowboy story? Yep, two hot Cowboy stories!! BOOK 1 - COWBOY AND THE CAPTIVE4 Wrong Sister StarsWell this one started with a bang!! Melina's twin sister is ruining her life and tearing apart her family. Maria nearly got Lucas Jardin/Luc killed in the shoot out two years ago, the same shoot out that Malina took the blame for. Her father is trying to get her to cover for Maria again begging her to take the fall for her d...
  • Carrie
    1970-01-01
    Rugged Texas Cowboy by Lora Leigh is an erotic romance read that combines books one and two of the Cowboys and Captives series under one title. Each story within is novella length and features completely different characters and story line. In book one, Cowboy and the Captive, Melina is a twin who is pressured into impersonating her sister to help get her out of legal trouble. The problem is that this isn't the first time Melina's sister and pare...
  • Beatrice Masaluñga
    1970-01-01
    I received an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Rugged Texas Cowboy is a bind up book featuring two stories and respectively can be read as a standalone. I'm skeptical to read this because I wasn't a fan of Western romances. It's nice giving it a try and turns out a quick-paced read. Cowboy and the Captive - 3/5 stars* Melina Catarina Angeles is a humble, refined and selfless lady compared to her twin sister, Maria Catarina Ange...
  • Beth
    1970-01-01
    Two highly erotic romances.I received this ARC copy of Rugged Texas Cowboy from St. Martin's Press. This is my honest and voluntary review. Rugged Texas Cowboy is set for publication Dec. 5, 2017.
  • Mindy Lou's Book Reviews
    1970-01-01
    Cowboy and The Captive:This is an enemies to lovers and a mistaken identity situation. Melina has a twin sister, Maria who is addicted to drugs. Her parents keep guilting Melina into impersonating Maria when she gets caught to get her out of trouble. The problem is Maria is getting in worse situations that Melina can't talk her way out of and it's going to cost her her life. Luc has been buying his time until he can seek revenge on Maria for almo...
  • Heather
    1970-01-01
    Lora Leigh certainly knows how to write a book that immediately draws the reader into the action. This is especially true of the first story, The Cowboy and the Captive. It was a very enjoyable romance that centered around a kidnapping paired with a case of mistaken identity. Complete with loads of family drama, this story had a little bit of everything that makes for a great romance. Exactly what I've come to expect when I pick up a book by this...
  • Ang -PNR Book Lover Reviews
    1970-01-01
    Rugged Texas Cowboy actually has two stories in the one book. Cowboy and the Captive and Cowboy and the Thief.Both stories were as good as each other, I found them both to be 3 stars each. With both you get your western romance on. Lora knows how to draw us readers in, I couldn't put it down yet I was not in love with the book.If you are looking for two quick reads then this is it, with family drama, mistaken identity and Lora Leigh's sexy time.....
  • ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰Janeane ✰
    1970-01-01
      ARC received via Netgalley for an honest reviewThere's only one thing better than a cowboy. Two of them!Rugged Texas Cowboy were two quick and exciting stories that will keep you in the edge of your seat.Cowboys, mistaken identities, bad guys, family dramas - this short has a bit of it all.I really liked the first story of Luc and Melina. In fact, I would have liked more of it! I was very much drawn into their story, and felt that it was a bi...
  • Heather
    1970-01-01
    I wish this book wasn't actually two different books, because my rating would be much different.Cowboy and the Captive: Absolutely loved this story! The pain, heartache and torture that Melina experienced at the hands of her own parents and sister was disgusting. The author did an amazing job at developing all of the characters so you felt what they were going through. You felt for Jardin who was screwed by Maria and demands revenge. You felt for...
  • GONZA
    1970-01-01
    Two stories and one book about cowboys. I liked the first story more, because I'm a sucker for misunderstanding and subsequent explanations and HE, but the second also was not bat. A very fast and enjoyable reading as your usual Lora Leigh.Un libro con due storie sui cowboy, di cui la prima mi é piaciuta di piú perché le storie con le incomprensione e le seguenti spiegazioni e happy ending sono le mie preferite, ma anche la seconda novella non...
  • Christina Montminy
    1970-01-01
    I love Lora Leigh, her writing is extremely sexy & descriptive. I enjoy how her characters engage each other & the ever present dominant that brings the reality of the situation to life. In both books the cowboy dominant was met with a fiery female that not only stirred the dominance in them but brought them to their knees with desire. One female kidnapped for her own good & one held for punishment, but each was strong enough to win the dominant ...
  • Nellie Rivera
    1970-01-01
    Received an ARC for my fair review for netgalley. At first as I was reading in the beginning, I got a little worried, because I hate when the hero's, in this case Luc was being mean to heroine (Melina), but I continued reading and so glad that I did..As you continue you find out the truth, who is who, what happened. I enjoyed..
  • Jessica
    1970-01-01
    So, I really don’t know how to rate this book because it’s technically 2 different stories. The 1st half of the book or the first story, I really enjoyed. I liked the characters & the storyline. The 2nd half of the book or the 2nd story, I didn’t really care for. It didn’t flow together for me like the first story did.
  • Amy
    1970-01-01
    Rugged Texas Cowboy features two books in one; Cowboy and The Captive & Cowboy and The Thief. While both stories were quick and easy reads with unique story-lines, I found the characters in both stories hard to relate to. Don't get me wrong, both have some seriously sexy moments, but the overall story-lines were hard for me to wrap my mind around. Cowboy and The Captive had some seriously crazy family drama, mistaken identity and a kidnapping gon...
  • Maria Kubosch
    1970-01-01
    This book is actually two in one. The first, Cowboy and the Captive, tells the story of Luc and Melina. Luc kidnaps Melina, thinking she is her twin sister. Luc wants revenge after a job turned attempted murder. But as these things go, sparks fly between the two main characters.I really liked this book. It was really well written, as Lora Leigh's books usually are. At times it could be a bit repetitive, but not so much as to ruin the experience. ...
  • Maida
    1970-01-01
    3.5 stars Three stars for Cowboy and the Captive, Four stars for Cowboy and the Thief.Cowboy and the Captive. 3 stars. This is a re-issue of an old Ellora’s Cave book by Lora Leigh. It’s a reread for me. I’m not sure if it’s been re-edited. If not, it should have been. There are conflicting details and some of the word choices are off-putting. I graded it above average because the story-telling is solid, the main characters are likable if...
  • Sandy Kelly
    1970-01-01
    This is a 2 in 1 book, the first book is Cowboy and the Captive and the second is Cowboy and the Thief. You see the main hero from book 2 in book 1, as he is the best friend of the hero of book 1.Book 1 is about Luc Jardin and Melina Angeles. Luc is almost killed 2 years before by Melina's twin sister Maria after flying a shipment for her back to the states. Luc and his best friend Jack didn't know they were flying drugs back and that they were e...
  • Avid Reader
    1970-01-01
    Rugged Texas Cowboy (Cowboys and Captives #1-2) by Lora LeighI was given these books for an honest review by Wicked Reads.COWBOY AND THE CAPTIVE4.5 starsM/F RomanceTriggers: Attempted murder, mistaken identity, questionable consent, drug addictionThis was not what I was expecting when I picked this short story up. Melina has had a difficult life. Because her twin sister, Maria, has always gotten in trouble and then had Melina to help her get out ...
  • Amy ~ Love At 1st Read
    1970-01-01
    What’s better than a Lora Leigh cowboy story? How about 2 hot cowboy stories! I’ve loved Lora Leigh since I first read her Men of August series followed by her Nauti series and this book does not disappoint. No one does alpha males like Lora Leigh, and an alpha male in a cowboy hat is simply sizzling! Cowboy and the Captive Melina Catarina Angeles was done stepping in to save her twin sister, Maria. She’d spent her life saving her parents t...
  • Brigitte
    1970-01-01
    Rugged Texas Cowboy comprises of two standalone stories. Cowboy and the Captive Luc and his partner and best friend Jack are ranchers who run an international import export business on their aeroplane. They are duped in one of their transactions and are badly injured. Maria is the culprit and Luc sets out to seek justice. He gets what he wants, but unfortunately it's Melina, Maria's twin who gets the rough end of the stick. Their parents protect ...
  • Carmella Siciliano
    1970-01-01
    I received a copy of this e-book and am voluntarily leaving my honest opinion.This book is comprised of 2 stories. The first, Cowboy and the Captive, is Luc's story. The second, Cowboy and the thief, is Jack's story. These men happen to be business partners.Luc has kidnapped Maria, a spoiled drug addicted woman. His plan is to get her clean from the drugs. Because of her drug running, she almost got Luc and his partner killed and when he confront...
  • Cathy Geha
    1970-01-01
    Rugged Texas Cowboy by Lora LeighTwo novellas in one book – Having seen Lora Leigh’s name about for some time I thought this book might be a nice introduction to her writing but perhaps not. This is a story of two friends/business partners in business together as pilots. They take on an iffy job and nearly die in the prologue and then have their romances told in each of the novellas. I have to say that if you are looking for a cowboy romance ...
  • Sarah
    1970-01-01
    I was given a copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads. I have to admit that I didn’t get on terribly well with either of these two stories. The first story starts with a betrayal, a shootout and a kidnapping. It’s a complicated yet exciting premise that still doesn’t completely make sense to me. Beyond the complex plot and overly simplistic characters, it was the whole matter of dubious consent / non consent that really turned...
  • Linda
    1970-01-01
    This is two books in one. The first book is Cowboy and the Captive. This is a really interesting book. It starts with Maria wanting Luc and Jack to transport her and a crate of supplies back home from South America. They were suspicious but needed the money for their transport company to survive. Well, were they in for a big surprise when they end up almost getting killed. This book has a strange twist in it when Luc and Maria (or is it Maria?) m...
  • Linda Rea
    1970-01-01
    Love this two story combo! Cowboy and the CaptiveWhen Luc and Jack take on a job to fly a woman Maria just out of the country with her boxes it seemed like a great deal until the were both shot at. They barely survived but Luc threatened he would have revenge on Maria and he did she served time in jail. It turns out they had taken her identical twin sister Melina into custody. Well finally Melina is out but her sister is in trouble again and her ...
  • Alisa
    1970-01-01
    So I majorly misread this blurb. It said it was about two hot cowboys. I thought it meant two hot cowboys together. You know, like "together". Like riding each other (not horses or bulls or whatever). Apparently though it was two separate stories about two different cowboys.....and their women. Once I flipped through my Kindle pages all confused a few times and then back and read the blurb properly I settled down to what was actually going on. Th...
  • Handcrafted Librarian
    1970-01-01
    Cowboys and Captives is a fabulous name for this series and it's one well-worth reading! Lora Leigh is an amazing author that always wets your appetite with great characters, quality writing and passion. I thought these two stories were both fun and unique. Not at all a recycled concept or plot. In Cowboy and the Captive, Melina is the good girl younger twin. She has spent years getting her sister out of trouble by pretending to be Maria for her ...
  • Whispers From
    1970-01-01
    Melina is a twin who has always stood in front of her sister. When Maria gets into trouble her parents expect her to stand in for her. She did it once but won't do it again. Instead she gets kidnapped by a sexy cowboy. Luc was shot by some goons that helped Maria smuggle drugs in. Now Melina's brother is convinced she's in danger, so he tells Luc to kidnap her and help her get clean. Poor Luc, thinking he's kidnapped Maria, does but doesn't under...
  • Patty Nobles
    1970-01-01
    Lora Leigh offers up a double dose of sensual deliciousness in her latest novel “Rugged Texas Cowboy” that is really two books in one. The first novel is “Cowboy and the Captive” in which Luc Jardin is set up by a backstabbing woman and almost killed which sets the wheels in motion for his brand of revenge. Melina Angeles is tired of cleaning up her twin sister’s messes and when she refuses her father’s demands to help out her sister ...