Review: Own The Night by Debbi Rawlins

Title: Own The Night
Author: Debbi Rawlins
Series: Made in Montana #2
Release Date: September 18th, 2012
Publisher  Harlequin
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Rating: 4 Hoots
Reviewer: Karia
Buy From: Amazon/ Barnes and Noble

Sum It Up!
Well, as many of my review readers know...one of my dirty little secrets is Harlequin Blaze novels...add to them a cowboy and a cowboy who is ex-military/Sheriff! Yee haw!

Welcome to the Sundance Dude Ranch in Blackfoot Falls, Montana where the cowboys are hot, and the town sheriff is smokin'! Ever since the Sundance became a dude ranch, Sheriff Noah Calder has been a "must-see attraction" for hordes of visiting women. But when a suspected (and suspiciously sexy) con artist rolls into town, it takes all of Noah's control to stop himself from giving her a very thorough strip search.

Alana Richardson is no con artist-she's a marketing executive in desperate need of a vacation! But with her luggage stolen and her identity in question, she's under the very close surveillance of Sheriff Noah Sexypants. Now she has to prove she's one of the good guys but she may just have to be a little bad to convince him! (Goodreads)

Well, as many of my review readers know...one of my dirty little secrets is Harlequin Blaze novels...add to them a cowboy and a cowboy who is ex-military/Sheriff! Yee haw!

The Sundance Dude Ranch sounds like an amazing place to visit: hot cowboys, open skies, great food and even more hot cowboys in town...starting with the local Sheriff. Noah Calder may be a former military man and big city homicide detective, but coming back to his home town had more to do with family than his career aspirations. As a mature (30s), confident and independent man, Sheriff Noah Calder is anything but interested in the attention from the Sundance tourists. That is to say, until he meets Alana. She is just so different from the Sundance clientele; he can't help but wonder her real story when she wanders into his office claiming to have been robbed in broad daylight on the street outside his office.

Alana can see why all the Sundance reviews focused so heavily on the attributes of one Sheriff Noah Calder. But his remote detached stare is so reminiscent of her mother's that she is almost tempted to leave his office. Having no money, no phone, and no ID means that Alana is a hostage of Sheriff Calder, as least until Monday when the banks open and she can transfer some money. Sure, she could call her mother, collect even, but Eleanor would be disapproving and she just could take the look.

Not knowing what to believe, Noah takes a chance on this stranger and takes her home with him. Setting her up in his guest room is easy, resisting her while she wears only his t-shirt proves painful. I loved how these two had some instant chemistry, but let their relationship blossom before they got busy! Both grew up in very dysfunctional homes.

My heart ached for Noah, his dad and even his mom Celia. I just couldn't understand why they didn't do some kind of intervention...for personal reasons I do not generally enjoy any stories where alcohol abuse is condoned, especially where children are neglected or abused. IMHO, Noah and his dad were classic enablers and his sisters were the true tuff lovers....but I digress. This part was a very small component, but shed so much light on Noah's personality.

I loved that their HEA is open, hopeful and evolving...maybe in the next book we will see them growing in their relationship. Enjoy!

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