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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Review, Collision by Cassandra Carr

Title: Collision (Buckin' Bull Riders #2)
Author: Cassandra Carr
Published: April 2012, Ellora's Cave
Genre: Erotic Romance, Cowboy Awesomeness (yes, that should be a category)
Format: Ebook provided by author for review

Olympic medal winning figure skater Leah Fitzpatrick, dubbed “The Ice Queen”, is on the downslope of her career when she finds herself roped into a joint promo gig on the professional bull riders’ tour. She’s paired with “The King of Rodeo”, Brady Parrish, and although his looks could stop traffic, she’s got a future to worry about that doesn’t leave room for knocking boots with the sexy rider. No matter how hot he is.

Brady is at the top of his profession. He’s living the good life, and has no idea anything is missing until the cool Leah comes along. He sees something in her that hints at an underlying fire, and sets out to prove her nickname wrong. In the midst of their steamy affair, he falls hard. Blindsided by the potent combination of Leah’s beauty and vulnerability, Brady is determined to melt “The Ice Queen’s” heart.

This was definitely one of those stories where I had my notebook open, ready to take notes.  I have read a few books by Cassandra Carr, and it’s no secret that I love her writing.   Well, suffice it to say – I could not put this book down.  My page of notes?  Blank.  *Sigh* But that’s what happens when you are so engrossed in the story that you can’t stop reading for even long enough to write down a few key sentences.  I don’t even have a heartwarming or clenching quote for you!   

This is book two in the Buckin’ Bull Riders series.  Book one focused on Conner (dreamy Dom cowboy) and this book focuses on Brady Parrish, The Rodeo King.  Yeehaw ladies, you do not want to miss this one! 

In this book Brady is on tour, and his promoters have decided it would be a good idea to pair him up with “The Ice Queen”, figure skater Leah Fitzpatrick.  They were right, it was an excellent idea!  I was a little unsure how this would play out – a bull rider and a figure skater?  But have no worries, because Cassandra totally made it work.  Let royalty reign!  (Get it? Ice Queen, Rodeo King….ba-da-dah!)

Brady is the fun lovin smart mouth cowboy that you got a little bit of a tease of in Impact, and he hasn’t changed.  And he’s even picked up on a few of Conner’s more dominant traits, which I think worked out just wonderfully for everyone involved.  And I mean Brady, Leah, and me (or you) as the reader.  Ok, and as Cassandra as the author.  Brady is smokin’ hot, and he is not about to admit defeat.

Leah is a bit gunshy, the product of some haughty parents who parade her around like a prized poodle.  But there is a warm woman in there, she’s just been hidden for too long.  I really loved how Brady was able to see through her tough-girl exterior and get to the heart of the matter. 

This book is full of snarky fun, fabulous flirtation, hot and steamy sex, and an attraction to bring the biggest bull to his knees.  It delivered on all counts of heat, romance, fun, and drama.  I’d like to thank Cassandra for feeding my cowboy addiction; she obviously doesn’t know how hard it is to find one here in the Motor City, but I’m keeping my eyes open!  Ladies, read this series – you won’t be disappointed!

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Previous Reviews on Cassandra's Books


  • Releasing June 29th: Public Displays of Eroticism, an anthology by Cassandra Carr, Jami Davenport & Cristal Ryder
  • Releasing late summer/early fall 2012: Momentum, book 3 of the Buckin' Bull Riders series (YAY!!!!!)
  • Releasing late summer/early fall 2012: Birthday Boy, EC for Men