Sunday, March 30, 2014

Spurs and Stilettos




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Hope Trahan has everything she wants and everyone she needs…except her sister and someone who really is deserving of her. Who knew two separate events would turn everything completely upside down? When her best friend drags her down to the rodeo to help clear her head the last thing she expects is to meet a sexy, sweet talking cowboy. That's not what she came for but fate had other things in mind.

Wesley Tyler owns two national titles and is riding his way to the next. The day he meets Hope, he knows there's no going back. He soon learns Hope carries ghosts with her she can't quite shake. She holds things she wishes she could let go of. Wesley just may hold the key to helping her overcome it all. Can he win her over and help mend her broken walls or will her past hold her down?



Spurs & Stilettos Excerpt




“Excuse me ladies.” The voice comes from nowhere and I look around spotting Amber first with her jaw on the ground. She’s speechless, this never happens with her. My eyes roam to find what’s got her in a comatose state and standing right in front of us is a guy in Wranglers so tight it should be a crime and a baby blue dress shirt with those snap buttons. This guy is playing this cowboy part a little too seriously. His boots are even worn like they are the only pair of shoes he owns. Oh brother, is he kidding me? I roll my eyes while Ambers jaw is still on the floor.
She slowly closes her mouth and manages a weak smile. “Hi.”
My eyes feel like they are constantly rolling, this is a damn joke. We’re next at the concession stand and I lean forward asking for a Bud Light. The girl hands me a big plastic cup filled to the brim. Thank you God. I take a big sip letting the cool liquid slide down my throat. I look back to see he’s still standing there and he’s looking at me. Practically staring. His green eyes are sparkling like emeralds and it takes a second before I’m able to tear mine away.
“I’m Wesley.” That drawl in his voice is almost making me swoon but I stop it. He extends his hand out to me. I can practically hear Amber scoff and I’m agreeing with her. Why isn’t this guy talking to her? I am nowhere near ready to speak to another guy.
Baffled, I just stand there trying to decipher what’s going on. “I’m Amber, this is Hope.” Amber interjects and I shoot daggers at her begging her to shut up. She’s smiling, and I know exactly what she’s doing.
“Nice to meet you Hope. I won’t bite, I swear. I may nibble and that’s it.” Oh man Wesley sure has some nerve! I’m rolling my eyes again and I’m really praying he doesn’t notice because I’m not trying to be rude.
“Nice to meet you too,” I mumble.
“I hope you like the rodeo tonight.” He says never taking his emerald green eyes away from mine. The intensity of his stare takes my breath away.

Songs That Inspired Spurs & Stilettos

  • Get Your Shine On – Florida Georgia Line
  • Stay – Florida Georgia Line
  • Mine Would Be You – Blake Shelton
  • Today Was A Fairytale – Taylor Swift
  • Everything Has Changed – Taylor Swift ft. Ed Sheeran
  • Breath – Breaking Benjamin
  • Dreams – The Cranberries
  • Done. – The Band Perry
  • Cheyenne – George Strait
  • Cowboys and Angels – Dustin Lynch
  • Running Outta Moonlight – Randy Houser
  • Been There Done That – Luke Bryan
  • Dark Horse – Katy Perry
  • Hey Girl – Billy Currington
  • One Of Those Nights – Tim McGraw
  • Night Train – Jason Aldean
  • The Other Side – Jason Derulo
  • Straightjacket Feeling – All American Rejects

*Bio:

My name is Ashley Johnson and I live in Lake Charles, La with my fiancé and our daughter. I graduated high school in 2003 and graduated college in 2008 with an associate's degree in Criminal Justice. I've always loved to read and write and that's what I do :)



Review:

Hope was a strong women when she let's her boyfriend take charge of her life by disrespecting her, making her do what he wants her to do, and all while saying he loves her. She lost her sister who she was closet to in the worse way and now she's faced with going back to the one place that haunts her dreams. When her BFF begs her to go to a rodeo hot Wesley approaches them in a conversation, but because Hope has a boyfriend she doesn't think anything of it, but little does she know that Wesley will stop at nothing to make her his. But by pushing will he loose her and will the events of their lives collide in a way that will put them both over the hedge where they can never some back from? Follow their love and see what it will take them. 

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