My Rating: 3 out of 5
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…
Hotness Rating 3 out of 5
I am a huge fan of Cat Johnson and her sexy as all get out cowboys. Unfortunately, the Midnight Cowboys series falls just a little bit short of what I've come to expect from her. That being said Midnight Wrangler, the 2nd book of the series was an enjoyable read that just kind of ambled along like our hero cowboy if you will. Midnight Cowboy had depth and so much emotion you couldn't help but shed more than a few tears. The romance was sweet between the Rohn and Bonnie. You just don't get the lustful punch in the gut that you come to expect from Ms. Johnson.
Bonnie and Rohn were highschool sweethearts that went their separate ways when Bonnie went off to college. He never really understood why she just cut all ties, but he never went after her either. Rohn moved on, fell in love, married and later lost his beloved wife to cancer. Since his wife's passing Rohn just existed. Dating wasn't anything he even considered until his ranch hands started teasing him. My issue with Roan was he really wasn't all that old. Yet, had I not known his age I would have expected him to be in his 50's, at least. He just had this grumpy old man air about him. The losses that both of these characters went through were heart wrenching and could definitely contribute to Rohn's overall outlook on life.
Thank goodness Bonnie came back to town. Rohn desperately needed some lightening up. She was a lot less uptight about life in general, but I still felt like the romance between her and Rohn was more formal than a real "you were my first love" romance should have been.
Bottom line: if you are looking for a slow, sweet read that will pull at your heartstrings and not work you up too much this is the book for you.