Dr. Natalie Shea doesn’t want to be attracted to the rugged but affable cowboy who ends up under her care after a rodeo injury. But when a second fateful accident has their paths crossing again, there is no denying the synergy, both in and out of the bedroom.
Luke Reilly is everything she never expected. He’s captured her body, but her heart won’t be won that easily. Can Luke break down the walls built by a childhood tragedy and set Natalie free to love him forever? Or will she walk away from him and Memory Grove without looking back?
Mount Up book two in the Memory Grove series introduces us to Natalie, an ER Dr and Luke, a rodeo cowboy. Two people from totally different worlds that find they have more in common than they thought.
Natalie accepted a residency in Arkansas and ended up staying. She is a country girl at heart and loves being close to her grandmother. She has closed herself off and is basically a loner. She still hasn’t come to grips with events of her past but everything changes when she meets Luke.
Luke is a local star and everybody knows and loves him. He has been a pro rodeo star for many years but he is starting to tire of the circuit. He has a house, boat and truck but is it enough.
Natalie is cool and aloof when she treats Luke in the ER, even though all of the nurses are fighting over helping. Luke is immediately interested in her but can’t understand why she doesn’t succumb to his charms. Another accident pushes the two of them together and helps jump start their relationship.
The two of them have an immediate attraction but Natalie isn’t ready to give in to the desire she is feeling. Luke pushes all her buttons but she is scared of getting close to someone like him. She thinks he’s arrogant and not the type of guy she wants to date. Luke is just sure of himself and even though he is a rodeo star, he’s really just a down to earth guy who enjoys being at home with friends and family.
I love the interaction between these two, it took them awhile to get to know each but when they did Wow! The sex between them was very HOT and well worth the wait. I also love the fact that they have to deal with the same issues and emotions that everyone else has to deal with, jealousy, anger, fear and slutty ex’s. It makes is so easy to connect to the couple in the story, you can relate to them.
I loved Mount Up by Melissa Ecker and can’t wait to read the next installment in the Memory Grove series. The series releases on December 1, 2011 with Lazy Day Publishing. You can visit Melissa at www.melissaecker.com for more information about this series.