Blog Tour- Eight Second Ride (Willow Bay Stables #2) by Anne Jolin

Series: Willow Bay Stables #2 

Genres: Contemporary Romance 

Owen Daniels lives his life eight seconds at a time. The thrill of anticipation that comes with sitting on twelve hundred pounds of untamed power is unparalleled. The adrenaline rush that floods his system when the chute opens is one of life’s most unique and natural highs.

Ride eight seconds bareback on a bucking bronco—that’s his life.

When Owen’s stock horse, Remington’s Lady, is injured midway through the rodeo circuit, he trailers her back home to Willow Bay, Alberta, to remain in the care of the local vet, Ray Brookes.

Months later, with a truck bed full of buckles, Owen comes home to collect his Lady from the man he trusted to help her recover. Only Ray happens to be short for Rayne, and Rayne happens to be a woman.

And this woman wants nothing to do with a cowboy fresh off the circuit. As far as she’s concerned, he can take his buckles, boots, and spurs right back on out of her life.

Will Rayne keep them from holding on to their eight-second ride? Or will love buck out of the chute in time for a perfect score?


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Shoving the last (a bit too large) bite of bran muffin into my mouth, I push out the doors that led to the clinic’s driveway.

There was a dusty red pickup truck with a horse trailer hitched to the back blocking my view of the barn. Sidestepping around it, I opened the file in my hand to refresh my memory. We’d had Lady here for a little over four months, but I liked to cover all the bases with an owner before we discharged an animal from our care.

“Oh, here she is!” I heard Nora boom over the flat land.

Next was a deep and gravelly voice. “She?”

Lifting up my head, I choked on my muffin.

His butt.

That was literally all I could see. A ten-gallon, tan cowboy hat and a Wrangler-clad ass. Somewhere in between, I was pretty sure I’d skimmed over some pretty impressive muscles, but that butt…

My coughing (from my choking) must have encouraged him to turn.

I declared the front wasn’t so bad either.

He stood at what I had to guess was at least six foot four and stretched across the broad expanse of his chest was a faded black T-shirt. The man looked rough, not in a bad way, but in the kind of way that made you wish you could spend a lifetime curled up in his lap. A five o’clock shadow darkened his hard jaw, and eyes as green as the summer grass watched me as I stopped a few feet from him.

“I’ll be on my way,” Nora muttered and disappeared across the parking lot.

The silence left in her wake made me uncomfortable so, after swallowing, I decided to fill it.

“Ray Brookes.” I held out my hand to him, and he studied it.

Eventually, he slid a much larger, calloused hand into mine and squeezed. “Darlin’, I’ve met Ray Brookes, and you sure as hell ain’t him.”

“Oh.” I tugged at my hand a little as a result of the odd backhanded compliment, but it didn’t budge. “I’m sorry.”

“Nothin’ you need to be apologizin’ for.”

He was rough around the edges but charming in a way that cowboys so often were. They were a legend after all, weren’t they?

~My Review~ 
5 Stars

I Was Provided A ARC By The Author
(Possible Spoilers) 

Eight Second Ride is another beautiful book in this series. 

Rayne Brookes headed to Willow Bay, with her daughter, Ryley, to take over her fathers veterinary business. She wants things to be simple, to follow a routine. Days at work, and nights at home with her daughter, who is her world. The last thing she needs, is a tall, tattooed, charming and pushy cowboy to sweep her off her feet. She's still healing from a devastating heartbreak from years ago. Owen scares her, his wiliness to accept her and her stubbornness, he's persistence to take care of her, and his bond with her daughter. All of that and more make it hard for her to keep her distance. And she's finding out, maybe she doesn't want to stay away anymore. 

Owen Daniels his a simple man. A hard worker, passionate about his job, the rodeo, love for his family. When he meets the beautiful Ray Brookes, he is captivated by her stubborn personality, her love for animals, the way she guards her heart, and her daughter. Owen will have to work hard, to get Rayne to trust in him, to give him a chance with her heart. But with a past she doesn't like to talk about, Owen feels like he wont be able to ever get close enough. But he's a man who will fight for what he wants, and that's a life with Ray, he believes it could be a great one. Now he just needs her to believe in it, in them. 

Owen Daniels is one of the sexiest, most swoon worthy cowboys I have ever read. I want my own Owen Daniels. A strong, hard working cowboy who loves deeply and can rock a pair of blue jeans, yes please! I loved Ray, she was a great female lead, broken, sad, but she found her way despite all of that, learned to love and trust and be whole again, with the help of Owen and her friends, she's a great mom, and very passionate when she lets her guard down. 

Beautiful characters, simple country living, raw emotions and real, deep love. Eight Second Ride is a book to read and again and again, one you'll fall in love with each time you read it. 

Hey y’all, 
I was born and raised in Ladner, a small farm town just outside Vancouver, Canada. I grew up riding horses, shooting guns, and driving in trucks. 

I never expected to be an author. A massage therapist? Yes. Take over the family construction company? Yes. But an author? No. Writing was something that snuck up on me and rooted itself into my life. It was beautiful to discover that love, and I’m truly grateful to say I’ve found my passion. 

Since I’ve always been a creative person, it feels amazing to harness all of that energy and use it to tell a story I love. I enjoy incorporating bits of my real life into the stories I write. What parts are true? Hah. I’ll never tell—what would be the fun in that? 

If I could leave y’all with one thing, it’s that life’s far too short to not live it out loud. Drown in your passions, hold on tight to the things that inspire you, and chase your dreams relentlessly. I can promise you without a doubt that you won’t regret it. I know I don’t. 

Mad love, 
Anne Jolin