Velocity (Buckin' Bull Riders #4)
by Cassandra Carr
Contemporary Western Erotic Romance
Publisher: Ellora's Cave
Heat Level: Sizzling
Word Count: 48,000
Paolo D’Allesandro has been living in his older brother Marco’s shadow. But he’s getting older now and realizing he and Marco don’t want the same things. He’s not sure what his next step is, but knows he needs to quit riding to figure it out.
Savannah Harrington is a grad student working on a thesis about adrenaline junkies, and she’s joined the bull riders’ tour to study the men and their motivation to willingly take part in a dangerous sport. She meets Paolo and both feel an instant connection. She can’t stay away from the sexy Italian and his mind-numbing skills in the bedroom, but knows the relationship can’t last.
Both wish their circumstances were different, but Paolo doesn’t think he has anything to offer Savannah, and Savannah doesn’t want to pressure Paolo into another life decision that will make someone else happy, but not fulfill him. As her time to go back to school draws closer, they need to figure out how to get their highest score yet—in the game of love.
Warning: This title is intended for readers over the age of 18 as it contains explicit sex scenes and/or situations and adult language, and may be considered offensive to some readers.
Velocity while book 4 in the Buckin' Bull Riders series is a stand alone novel and can be read as such.
Paolo D’Allesandro followed his brother, Marco, from Italy after a family argument led him to come to the US and become a bull rider. Paolo has never been as good as Marco but he has always felt that it was important to stay together as a family.
Savannah Harringtion is no buckle bunny she is a grad student working towards her degree in Neuroscience by interviewing bull riders. It was never in her schedule to fall in love but the she met the sexy Italian bull rider that messed with all her best laid plans.
Cassandra Carr gives us a great story that last a bit longer than 8 seconds but is nearly as exciting. I loved the way Ms. Carr was able to work in Paolo talking dirty in Italian and the way that Savannah doesn't jump right into sex with Paolo he has to take a little time with her. We are treated to a truly wonderful story about a man finding himself and finding the self confidence he needs to go after what he really wants in this life. I love that Marco and Paolo are so devoted to each other and the secondary characters of the other bull riders give us fascinating insight into some of the personalities of the men who ride wild animals for fun and profit.
Tearing her mouth from his, she said, “Take me inside.”
“Are you sure?”
Climbing off him, she held out her hand, as much to feel him as to keep herself steady. “I know you need to meet Marco, but I want to do this. At least a little bit. Maybe not, you know, all the way.”
He rubbed his hands down his thighs, and then nodded. “I want that too. I will text Marco and be in soon.”
She stopped halfway to the door. “You’re not going to tell him why you’re delayed, are you?”
“I do not kiss and tell, cara.”
“Okay.” Savannah gave him what she hoped was a sultry smile. “Don’t be long.”
He wasn’t. Within moments he was following her inside. Not that she had a ton of experience, but she never knew how to lie on a bed waiting for someone and still look sexy. She settled for lying on her side with her head propped up on her hand. Apparently he appreciated the view, because he growled and slid sinuously on top, rolling her onto her back before kissing her again.
Savannah’s nails scratched down his back as he settled between her thighs, pushing his erection against her rapidly heating pussy. His hand slipped underneath her light cotton t-shirt and stroked her over her bra. Her breasts swelled in anticipation and she arched into him, hardly able to believe she needed this man so much. She didn’t even know him. Instinct told her if she knew him intimately her need would ratchet up even more.
Leaning up, Paolo stripped off his t-shirt, revealing a torso without an ounce of fat and one of her favorite parts of any man—the treasure trail. She licked her lips and heard Paolo’s breath catch. Man, his jeans looked awfully tight.
About the Author
Cassandra Carr is a multi-award winning erotic romance writer with Ellora's Cave, Siren Publishing, Sybarite Seductions, Decadent Publishing, and Loose Id. She lives in Western New York with her husband, Inspiration, and her daughter, Too Cute for Words. When not writing she enjoys watching hockey and hanging out online. Cassandra is the co-founder of two successful group blogs, Romancing the Jock and Dirty Birdies, and participates in several others as a contributor. Recently she was re-elected president of Western New York Romance Writers.