Cocky, young Aussie bull rider Troy Jensen has been busted down to the pro-circuit. He needs wins and points to get him back into the big league and a shot at being crowned champ but an injury forces him off the circuit and into the arms of the woman fate keeps putting in his path.

The first time local Doc Joss Garrity meets Troy, she’s brandishing a lug wrench. The second time, he’s dragging her delinquent teen son home. The third time, he’s in her ER. How he ends up convalescing at her house she’s not quite sure. But it does make it hard to ignore him and their simmering attraction.

As Troy gets to know Joss, he starts to see a life after bull riding for the first time. But can Joss risk her heart on another man who may not come home one day?

Titles in the American Extreme Bull Riders Tour series include:  Tanner by Sarah Mayberry – Chase by Barbara Dunlop –  Casey by Kelly Hunter – Cody by Megan Crane – Troy by Amy Andrews – Kane by Sinclair Jayne – Austin by Jeannie Watt – Gage by Katherine Garbera

Title:  Troy
Series:  American Extreme Bull Riders Tour #5
Author:  Amy Andrews
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  August 8, 2017
Publisher:  Tule Publishing
My Rating:  4 stars

It’s said that the third time’s the charm, so Troy might be thinking he was right where he wanted to be when he ended up convalescing at Joss’ home.  Maybe not quite how he’d wanted to get to know the pretty doctor better but life happened to them both.  Now he had to convince this relationship shy woman that the differences in their ages didn’t mean a dang thing, that he could be a very good influence on her teenage son who reminded Troy a lot of his younger self… and that he would come back to her every single time.  Love was worth the risks they’d both be taking.  And convincing Joss could be an enjoyable experience… for them both.

We’ve run into Troy in several of the previous stories in this series.  Short looks but enough to grab my attention for this cocky, full of himself young Aussie bull rider.  Troy’s back story explains so much about his attitude on the tour, and his vision of life in general.  It takes one strong woman, one stubborn woman to have him realizing that his life didn’t have to begin and end with the bulls.  There could be more beyond the rodeo circuit.  He just had to convince Joss that he was a risk worth taking.

I adored Troy.  Joss was a bit… how do I say this politely… over concerned about their age difference.  Age is a number, and at times in this story I’d have bet good money that Troy was the older, wiser person in this relationship.  In today’s world age really isn’t the barrier that it once was, but some habits die hard.  I “got” Joss’ concerns, but I also saw Troy’s emotions and for that kind of love any risk is well worth the gamble.

Troy and Joss’ romance is a bit rocky, a bit sexy and a whole lot of entertaining moments from all three people in this relationship.  If you’re in the mood for a good, solid romance then I’d recommend Troy without hesitation.  You’ll get caught up in a love story that won’t give up and that is well worth the investment in this couple.

*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*

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