Series: Valentine Boys #2
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Setting: Kilgore, TX
Source: ARC, Publisher/PR
Also in this series: Herd That, Chute Yeah, Get Bucked
Also by this author: Execution Style, Charlie Foxtrot, Coup de Grace, Right to my Wrong, Shock Advised, Hail No, Beard Mode, Lights To My Siren, Fear the Beard, I Like Big Dragons and I Cannot Lie , I'm Only Here for the Beard, Dragons Need Love, Too , Oh, My Dragon, Kevlar To My Vest , Keys To My Cuffs, Life To My Flight , Hissy Fit, Talkin' Trash, Lord Have Mercy, Hide Your Crazy, How About No, I'd Rather Not, Make Me, Sinners are Winners, If You Say So, Just Kidding, Herd That, Fries Before Guys, Maybe Swearing Will Help, Keep it Classy, Chute Yeah, Get Bucked, May Contain Wine, Jokes on You, Somethin' About That Boy, Join the Club, Any Day Now, Say It Ain't So, Officially Over It, Nobody Knows, Depends on Who's Asking, Repeat Offender, Conjugal Visits, Jailbait, Quit Bein' Ugly, Doin' a Dime, Kitty Kitty
I fell in love with his rope skills. I stayed because somehow he took hold of my heart and made it his.
Callum Valentine didn’t mean to eavesdrop. Then again? When a man is calling a woman fat right in front of your table, it’s kind of hard not to intervene. Especially when the town’s most beautiful creature ever is the one being called fat.
Desi just wants to be left alone. After an ugly divorce, she thinks she’s in the clear. Then her ex takes it upon himself to continue to make her life miserable, giving Desi no choice but to take it or leave.
In fact, her bags were nearly all the way packed when Callum poked his nose into the most embarrassing spectacle the town of Kilgore has ever witnessed. The moment he declares her his and off limits, everything changes—and definitely not for the better.
As if things couldn’t get worse than being called a pitiful, fat heifer in front of the hottest man she’s ever seen, Callum has to go and say that she’s his, and they have to play a game that she’s not quite sure she wants to be playing.
But before her eyes, things change. And suddenly the rules of the game aren’t clear. And they’re crossing boundaries neither one of them see coming.
Crazy Heifer delivers the next Valentine boy, Callum! I love that he swooped in to save our heroine from her super douche-y ex. He didn’t even hesitate. After that, he quickly admitted he had feelings for her and continued to be her white knight.
Desi has a horrid ex and his new girlfriend is a wretched, hateful woman. So, they are perfect for each other, but they are brutal to Desi. Callum jumps right in when he sees them bullying her. Hello white knight! One minor issue I had with the story initially was that Desi seemed to need Callum to save her a lot. I wanted to see her as a strong woman and that was slightly diminished by her reliance on Callum. This was minor however.
The relationship between Desi and her ex-father-in-law was very interesting and unconventional. I thought that was really unique. It was a true dichotomy to see such a wonderful man have a son who was so awful. Because this is a “small town”, everyone knows everyone and even Callum knows Malloy (the father) and has gratitude towards him. The relationships of people in the town is one of the things that will keep you reading. These people care for each other, even when they might not LIKE each other. Crazy Heifer is an enchanting story with a town full of interesting characters!
- POV: dual 1st
- Tears: no
- Trope: crazy ex
- Triggers: none
- Series/Standalone: stand alone (although, you won’t get Callum’s family history fully if you don’t read book 1)
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