Complicated, emotional, and undeniably sexy Midnight Wrangler is Cat Johnson at her best. ~ Slick, Guilty Pleasures
One Lonely Widower…
Rohn Lerner is a successful Oklahoma rancher. He’s old enough to know what he likes, and still young enough to enjoy it. But losing his wife five years ago wore him thin. He’s not ready to date, but he needs someone to share a meal with as badly as someone to warm his bed.
One Woman with a Secret…
Bonnie Martin fled her Oklahoma home years ago, leaving behind her abusive father, and Rohn, the lost love she never forgot. Now she’s back to settle her father’s estate, but she has no idea that she’s about to bump into Rohn or that they’ll fall for each other all over again.
One Night That Changes Everything…
Review copy provided for an honest review
I had a real soft spot in my heart for Rohn Lerner after the last book in this series after he helped his young ranch hand and his widowed neighbor admit their feelings and get one with their lives. So, I was very happy to find out Midnight Wrangler was his story and it was absolutely fantastic. Teenage lovers are reunited 25 years after they are torn apart; while they’ve both had good lives seeing each other again brings back old feelings and secrets as they discover each other all over again. Complicated, emotional, and undeniably sexy Midnight Wrangler is Cat Johnson at her best.
First off I have to think this author for continuing to write characters that are older, have life experience but still want companionship and enjoy sex. I will admit I spent a good part of this book chuckling at some of Rohn’s thoughts about the younger men who work for him as well as the status of his own life. Rohn is one of those characters who just seems like a real person; he’s hard working, he’s lived a great life, suffered loss but he is in a rut and he’s just not sure how to get out of it. Bless his hands Tyler, Justin and Colton for keeping him real and shaking things up in his life even when he’s not sure he wants it shaken up.
Returning to Oklahoma and to the house she grew up in where she doesn’t have many pleasant memories is the last thing on Bonnie Martin’s mind, but when her estranged father passes away she must go and deal with the estate. Leaving like she did 25 years ago and knowing that she not only broke her heart but his as well, Bonnie is surprised when she runs into Rohn and he not only seems happy to see her, but seems interested in spending time with her.
What I loved most about these two seeing each other again after so many years was not only was it obvious they were both still attracted to one another, but they both were somewhat tongue tied and awkward around one another. It was sweet watching them go through the paces of trying to figure out how to cultivate a friendship after so many years apart. Although they both were thinking about each other sexually it took them awhile to get there and it was perfect for them. The majority of the memories they had of one another were wonderful and although I’m not a huge fan of flashbacks in this case they worked well to tell the story of their courtship during their teen years.
I appreciated the road they had to travel to finally get to their happily ever after; they both had some baggage they needed to deal with and sharing that load with each other even though it was difficult made them both realize their feelings ran deep. I especially admired the way Rohn was man enough to let go of his past hurt knowing that in doing so he would reap the reward of having the woman he loved in his arms once again.
While my heart hurt for the way they were torn apart as teens, I loved that as adults they both recognized in each other the future they wanted. A poignant, mature and sexy story I loved Midnight Wrangler by Cat Johnson.