Lynx (Rodeo Romance Book 1) by Connie Vines.
With a dangerous reputation for taking chances and tempting fate, rugged cowboy Lynx Maddox had one goal in life—to win the coveted Silver Buckle rodeo championship. But when he sets eyes on lovely Rachel Scott, he becomes determined to capture her as well.
Rachel traveled the circuit with her famous rodeo rider dad until his fatal accident in the arena. Now, she wants nothing to do with that world—or the men who risk their lives for one brief moment of glory. But her attraction to Lynx becomes too powerful to deny. . . and his unexpected gentleness too seductive to resist.
…H.O.L.T. Medallion Finalist, Orange Rose Finalist, Colorado Gold 2nd Place, Fool for Love 2nd Place, and Award of Excellence Winner.
…Previously published as “Ride a Wild Heart”
…“Connie has a wonderful gift for making her characters come alive for her readers. A must read!” 4 ½ Rosesromance.com
…Highly Recommended. Written by a gifted writer—a worthy addition to anyone’s book collection.” Under the Cover Reviews.
…“Kiss-Ass heroine!” Reader’s Review @ Author’s Den
…“Instant action/Sizzling attraction! This book kept the pages turning, and a box of tissues close at hand.”
…“A rare find. A must read!” Word Museum.
5 Stars: Warm, Romantic Tone!
Lynx sets a warm, romantic tone for book one in Connie Vines’ Rodeo Romance Series. This is short, easy, lazy afternoon read. With strong characters like Lynx, Rachel, Dan and Charlene the Rodeo small town country environment breeds friendships, excitement, danger, attraction, reluctance and full-blown passion.
As a reviewer I read many genres and this is my first Rodeo romance. To my surprise this short story and colorful characters kept me turning the pages and refilling my coffee cup.
The fact that Connie’s father is from Texas and she spent summers in the Texas panhandle as a child is interesting. Her father rode broncs in amateur rodeo events while in high school. I’d like to imagine that the Texas setting is probably is some ways kin to the author’s real home environment set in the “quirky suburbs of Southern California” where she lives with her husband “in a butter-yellow house shaded by mimosa and magnolia trees”.
Lynx is a romance with a couple of Texas recipes thrown in for extra spice. This first book in the Rodeo Romance Series was selected as the H.O.L.T Medallion Finalist and the Orange Rose Finalist. Only time will tell us where the series will go and how many hearts will be won or lost.
Lynx (book one) in Connie Vines’ Rodeo Romance is for the romantic and young at heart.
Editorial Review (Book Marketing Global Network).
Series: Rodeo Romance (Book 1)Paperback: 184 Pages
Publisher: Books We Love Ltd. (August 11, 2014)
Romance (Suspense Thrillers)
About The Author: Connie Vines lives deep in the quirky suburbs of Southern California with her husband, grown sons and a playful poodle. Raised in a career Naval family, her writing reflects her diverse background, numerous occupations, and her love of animals.
Often giving a nod to an artistic family member (Band member of Louisiana 5/ Hollywood composer, Anton Lada; novelist, Clarence “Clancy” Carlisle; Playwright/ songstress, Jackie Marx) in her books, Connie admits her writing is greatly influenced by the summers she spent with her grandparents in the panhandle of Texas.
Her interests are varied: a kitchen decorated with a ‘gingerbread boy and girl” theme; her paring of a Pioneer Woman teapot and her Royal Albert teal poke-a-dot china cups and saucers. Her cinematic tastes, unique: mashed-together cross-genre 2- and 3-star movies; and her most fav Canadian sleeper-movie,” Powwow Highway” and the “Moose TV” sitcom.
Connie has published over one hundred fiction and nonfiction articles, twelve genre novels, educational student activity books, and has ghost-written two literary novels and one screenplay. Under a pseudonym, Connie published with Kensington/Zebra and is currently contracted with BWL Publishing, Inc.
Tanayia–Whisper upon the Water, is available in the Spanish Tanayia–Un Murmullo Sobre el Agua.
Love, Forever –This sampler collection of romance first chapters by established, award-winning, and bestselling romance authors (Connie’s chapter is there, too) is available for download. (FREE on my author central page).
Watch for: Her Cajun anthology, “Gumbo Ya Ya–for women who like Cajun romance,” The 2nd novella in her Fun & Sassy Supernatural Series: (set in SoCal), titled: “Bell, Book & Gargoyle”.
Coming in 2019: Book 3 of her Rodeo Romance Series and Book 2 of her Native American/First People Series, published by BWL Publishing, Inc.
Awards: Award of Excellence, H.O.L.T. Medallion, The Orange Rose, Independent E-Book Award, Dream Realm Award. T.A.R.A Fool for Love, and Colorado Gold Award for fiction writing.
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