Jason “Still” Waters’ life looks perfect from the outside—money, fame, and the words “World Champion Bull-Rider” after his name. But Jason has a secret, one he never planned on telling anybody…until he meets Simone. She’s the kinky girl of his dreams…and his conservative family’s worst nightmare.
“Picture Perfect Cowboy” is a standalone erotic romance from Tiffany Reisz, set in her bestselling Original Sinners series. An abridged version was previously published in “Exposed: A Romance Anthology” as the novella “The Watermark.”
I hesitate to call an erotic romance by Ms. Reisz sweet, but so much of this story truly is! Picture Perfect Cowboy has a different feeling to it than many of the others in the series…from their meet cute (nude charity calendar photo shoot in a library; OMG, I love it!) to Simone and Jason’s growing relationship (and her tutelage of him into the lifestyle) to all the bits with Cupcake, the therapy pony—this story had so many moments 🙂
(It also veered a bit too close to insta-love for comfort; though I liked Simone and Jason so much—I mean, check out those eyes! And he buys a little girl a pony to help her recover from cancer! Did I mention the calendar shoot for literacy? Plus, they really are adorable together—that I managed to forgive that aspect without too much trouble. It is there, though, so if that’s going to be a deal breaker for you, consider yourself warned.)
Though set in the Original Sinners universe, this is one story that really could be considered a standalone. Simone has spent time with most of the series regulars, and refers to a few of them throughout (Nora and Soren make small appearances—and return for the bonus short story at the end) but if you aren’t yet familiar with their stories, you should still be fine here. This book definitely could serve as an intro to Ms. Reisz’s work, as long as you keep in mind that most of her other books have an harder edge to them overall than this one does.
Rating: 4 stars / B+
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.