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)
Release DateDec 5th, 2017
PublisherSt. Martin's Press
GenreRomance, Contemporary, Adult Fiction, Erotica

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

  • ⊱✿⊰ Alicia ⊱✿⊰
    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
    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
    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
    Rugged Texas Cowboy is a collection of two erotic tales published in one delightful cowboy collection.Cowboy and the Captive is a story of mistaken identity leading to love. Maria is the bad girl gone horribly wrong who frames her twin Melina for all her sins. Taken captive by Jardin, someone Maria betrayed and almost had killed. Melina is now faced with Maria's punishment.Cowboy and the Thief is a story of Angel, an Irish lass, and Jack, a true ...
  • Mindy Lou's Book Reviews
    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...
  • Vashti
    These are 2 reissues from past EC line by Lora Leigh,no changes seen upon reread,I did enjoy book#1 more than book#2.3.5 stars.
  • ♥ WishfulMiss ♥
    COWBOY AND THE CAPTIVE 3 starsThis one left me a bit confuzzled… I liked Luc and I like Melina but there are somethings I can't unread/forget... (view spoiler)[The story is about cowboy Luc and too naïve Melina. FYI things get a bit wacky right from the start with this one but if you don’t mind stretching the boundaries a bit (like me) it won’t distract you from enjoy the story too much :- /So long story short, Melina is an identical twin...
  • 1-Click Addict Support Group
    There be sexy cowboys!Cowboys are one of my favourite reads and these hot and heated stories are delicious! This bundle is a re-issue of stories that are classic romance with a sexy slant this author does so well. It didn’t take me long to remember why I loved them so much the first time around…COWBOY AND THE CAPTIVE - *4.5 stars*Complicated family is an understatement when Melina finds herself at the will of a man who believes she betrayed h...
  • Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
    Lora Leigh really knows how to write a story and how to combine two wonderful stories into one book. Rugged Texas Cowboy was a joy to read. Like usual, she kept my attention with suspense and two hot cowboys.In Cowboy and The Captive, Jardin held me captive. He was rough, rugged, sexy as hell and one of the kindest kidnappers I have ever read. Maria was a hoot! She kept trying to tell him that she wasn’t the evil Melina and he just wouldn’t l...
  • Under the Covers Book Blog
    This book contains 2 stories that I did some research and were previously published by Ellora's Cave back in 2004 and 2009.  I hadn't read these books prior to this and they are their own little series about two cowboys who co-own a company together and also own ranches.  I guess that about summarizes the connection.In the first story COWBOY AND THE CAPTIVE, both friends are flying their private plane and are seduced into taking on a cargo for ...
  • Carvanz
    Cowboy and the CaptiveThis is the way a novella is supposed to be written. Plenty of character development, a storyline that is strong and doesn’t feel contrived, lots of steamy chemistry, a small bit of angst and some thriller type drama to wrap it all up. I loved that Luc wanted Melina even when he didn’t know who she really was and had no reason to want her at all. However, once those wheels started, he was determined to continue on the ri...
  • Marta Cox
    Three and a half It's been a while since I've read anything by this author who pens such erotic stories so I couldn't resist this book. It's actually two stories with a decidedly western flavour so if hot cowboys appeal to you then well worth a read.The first story is definitely a case of mistaken identity and no mistake. Melina has a twin sister who is not exactly a good girl and she's not adverse to others paying the price. So when Jardin seeks...
  • ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰Janeane ✰
      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...
  • booksofallkinds
    RUGGED TEXAS COWBOY by Lora Leigh is a fabulous bargain as you get two seductive stories in one great package and be prepared to get very hot under the collar.Both stories have very compelling female characters that are strong yet vulnerable, tough yet delicate, and both are really likeable, but I have to admit that Melina was that little bit extra special as she had gone through so much and been abandoned and abused by those who should care for ...
  • Sarah
    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...
  • Heather
    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...
  • Chitra *CJ*
    "Rugged Texas Cowboy" is a republished Lora Leigh collection containing two books, which 2 minutes into reading I realized I had already read years ago when I was on her binge..Anyways.Cowboy and the CaptiveMelina is kidnapped by her twin's enemy, the cowboy Jardin who thinks she is Maria- the lecherous, evil, slutty bimbo who used him and his partner and got them shot. Soon he begins having his suspicions about identity of his prisoner while the...
  • Cali Jewel
    Emotionally thrilling, intriguing, sexy, gripping and exciting romantic adventure filled with danger, mystery and family betrayal of the deepest kind. COWBOY AND THE CAPTIVEMelina is sweet, sexy, honest and has a natural air of innocence about her that her not so nice twin sister and her parents take advantage of her for, until the final straw after she is sent to Jail for Maria's crime. Luke is strong, sexy, sweet, charming and rugged cowboy tha...
  • Ang -PNR Book Lover Reviews
    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.....
  • Ann Lorz
    Reviewed for Romancing the Readers Blog: https://romancingthereaders.blogspot....If you didn't know this before reading Rugged Texas Cowboy then let me let you in on a secret, both of these stories are previously published. Cowboy and Captives was published in 2004, and Cowboy and the Thief was in 2009. I tell you this for two reasons, one so if you've already read it you know this going in and also why I don't really remember much about the stor...
  • Tracie Runge
    4.5 Stars Two steamy cowboy stories from the fabulous Lora Leigh I know I would have to have these and I was right. COWBOY AND THE CAPTIVE and COWBOY AND THE THIEF are well written stories with great characters that kept me engrossed throughout. This is my first venture into the contemporary world with Ms Leigh and I can say I love these stories as much as everything else I have read by this author. Do yourself a favor and be sure to grab this bo...
  • Melenia
    Great read*
  • Donna Repsher
    Rugged Texas Cowboy is actually two novellas in one, and if you've never read any Lora Leigh's books before, this is your warning, they are highly erotic and for mature readers only. These two short novels are so hot that I was surprised that my Kindle didn't go up in flames. Writing steamy scenes is one of the things Ms. Leigh is known for, and few authors are her equal in that regard. Since I liked the first novella more than the second, book o...
  • Danielle Gypsy Soul
    Rugged Texas Cowboy contains two novellas in one book. The first novella is Cowboy and the Captive and the second is Cowboy and the Thief. Cowboy and the Captive: 1 starThis book just didn't work for me on any level. I love a good erotic book and I don't mind the kidnap trope if done well. I didn't find that in this case and couldn't stand the hero and never connected with the heroine. Luc hates Maria and so kidnaps her or so he thinks but ends u...
  • Pinky1979
    Cowboy and the CaptiveLuc Jardin knew that Maria Catarina Angeles would be trouble the moment he laid eyes on her, but he never thought that she would be a drug addicted criminal. When she nearly gets him and Jack, his friend/business partner killed, Luc vows to teach the spoiled brat a lesson. With the help of her older brother Joe, he decides to kidnap her and get her treated while teaching her a lesson. What he doesn't know is that Maria has a...
  • Lori Meehan
    3.5*Cowboy and the Captive Lora Leigh 3*Mistaken identity and revenge make for a sexy fast past read. Luc Jarden and Jack were setup and almost killed by Maria Catarina Angeles. Luc swears he will see her put in jail, but when she’s gets no punishment he plots his revenge. Melina Catarina Angeles has lived in the shadow of her twin sister all her life. Now she been mistaken for Maria and kidnapped by the one man she’s not been able to forget ...
  • Avid Reader
    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 ...
  • Cathy Geha
    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 ...
  • Ruthie Taylor
    ~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~These two novellas which feature best friends Luc and Jack. In the first Luc skirts a very fine line for me, but I trusted that he would redeem himself. I liked the plot of the set-upon twin, and would happily have exiled her terrible parents. It was undoubtedly hot and steamy, but I think some readers will be affected by the early scenes. Jack has some role in the story,...