Title: One Wild Night by Melissa Cutler
One and Only Texas Series Book Three
Publisher: St. Martin’s Paperbacks
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
Length: 336 pages
Book Rating: C+
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Return to beautiful Briscoe Ranch Resort in Melissa Cutler’s next steamy installment of the One and Only Texas series, One Wild Night.
Get ready for the ride of your life…
A cowgirl at heart, Skye Martinez has a rebellious streak she’s determined to shake. Especially since she’s poised to take the reins of her family’s business at Briscoe Ranch Resort. It’s time for her to settle down and get serious about her future…right after one last night of fun with a handsome stranger she meets in the resort’s stable. But when a midnight horseback ride turns into a red-hot weekend with one of country music’s biggest stars, Skye’s world is rocked beyond her wildest dreams…
Gentry Wells rode his bad boy image all the way to the top of the country music charts. But churning out hits has dried up his creativity, and he can’t remember the last time his life was his own. Skye is a sexy distraction he can’t resist, especially since she breathes new life into his music. They bring out the wild side in each other, which is great for Gentry’s career–but a major threat to Skye’s. Too bad he’s fallen in love with her. With their hearts and futures on the line, can Gentry convince Skye to turn their joyride into a real chance to ride off into the sunset together?
One Wild Night by Melissa Cutler is the latest addition the One and Only Texas series. Although this newest release is the third installment in the series, it can be read as a standalone.
Skye Martinez is ready to settle down, but with a string a disastrous dates behind her, she is beginning to lose hope she will find a man to spend the rest of her life with. When she decides to take a midnight ride, she is rather surprised to find a handsome stranger in the barn. Skye decides to throw caution to the wind when she invites him to join her and then agrees to meet him the next night. Unbeknownst to Skye, the sexy man whose company she is enjoying is fading country superstar Gentry Wells. With completely different plans for their respective futures, Skye and Gentry agree to part ways after they spend a passionate night together.
Skye made an ill-fated choice almost a decade earlier that she has no intention of repeating. Finally deciding it is time to live up to her mother’s expectation of settling down with a nice Catholic man, Skye is running out of options when she meets Gentry. He is everything she is trying to avoid, but she cannot resist one final fling before she resumes her search for the “perfect” husband. Their night together exceeds her wildest dreams but once Gentry confides he has no plans to marry, Skye does not have any trouble walking away from him. She is still searching for Mr. Right when Gentry makes an unexpected return but will she be able to resist letting her wild side free one last time?
Gentry is considered the bad boy of country music but none of his adoring fans realize that he is nothing like his beer swilling, skirt-chasing public persona. Trying to revive his flagging career, he is struggling to write the songs for his next album when he meets Skye. The sultry beauty immediately fires up his flagging libido and helps him break free from his writer’s block. Despite their fiery attraction, Gentry has no plan to marry again, so when their time together is over, the two go their separate ways. However, Gentry cannot stop thinking about Skye and he tempts her into unleashing her rebellious streak again but their reunion has barely begun when disaster strikes. In the aftermath, can Gentry convince Skye to give him another chance?
Gentry and Skye are interesting characters who are both carrying around plenty of baggage from past mistakes. Gentry loves his career but he is ready to shed his bad boy image that made him famous. Skye is also trying to reinvent herself by denying the fun-loving side of her personality. Skye and Gentry share a combustible chemistry, but there does not seem to be any future for them since they both want different things for their respective futures. Following a crisis, Gentry makes a pretty dramatic transformation, but the same event solidifies Skye belief she is being punished for her choices.
One Wild Night by Melissa Cutler is an entertaining romance that is delectably steamy. Although there is plenty of chemistry between Gentry and Skye, their romance is a little lackluster since they spend very little time with each other. Skye’s need to change her personality is a little frustrating since it is quite obvious she is trying to mold herself into what other people want her to be. Gentry’s change of heart is a little too drastic to believe despite his obvious commitment to his new life. Although this latest addition to the One and Only Texas series is an enjoyable read, the relationship between Gentry and Skye is a somewhat underdeveloped.