Review: Rugged Texas Cowboy by Lora Leigh

Rugged Texas Cowboy
Cowboys & Captives #1-2
Lora Leigh
December 5th
St. Martin's Paperbacks
Pages: 304
Format Read: eARC
Source: Publisher

Melina 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 a man has actually found a way to unleash her greatest fantasies, body and soul. . .

Beautiful, spirited Angel Manning has always longed to experience the power of her ancestors’ most precious heirloom. Her mother once told her that the legendary Irish torque would lead Angel to the one man worthy of possessing her heart. But when Angel learns that her father, now a widower, has sold the torque to the notorious two-timer Jack Riley, she is furious. Of course she plans to take back what is rightfully hers, by whatever means necessary. But the fate of the ancient Druids works in mysterious ways. . .Could it be that this slick, smooth-talking cowboy was destined to satisfy Angel’s deepest desires all along?

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 stories. They first came out a long time ago. 

The author mentioned that she added to the stories but I couldn't really tell you what. Without really remembering the originals it's not that easy. 

What I can tell you is that I enjoyed both stories. They aren't two of my favorites of Lora Leigh but they aren't bad reading. Each story was well-written with good characters but I'd have to say that my favorite of the two is the first story. I'm wondering if the publishers felt the same way and led with the strong of the two stories?

Food for thought! 

Even though Cowboy and the Thief wasn't may favorite and did like it too. Like I said, both stories are worth reading and are enjoyable. Of course there isn't much I don't like from here so...

If you've read, Rugged Texas Cowboy or any other books by Lora Leigh I'd love to hear your thoughts. Thanks for visiting and happy reading! ♡


  1. I love Lora Leigh. I've read other books of hers and they're always so good.

    1. I love her too! So many of her books give me a good chuckle!


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