Austin: Second Chance Cowboy is a Hart of the Rodeo series. I personally have read them out of order and would recommend reading them in order. It keeps the book from spoilers. I think I would have enjoyed more if I did not know already the key points of this book before I had started it.
Austin Wright wakes up and doesn't remember somethings from the night before and realizes how many nights he can't remember. He realizes he has a problem with drinking too much. Austin has had to fight for everything he has. His dad was a drunk and a thief. People don't trust him. Austin does not trust his dad either.
Austin has a store that sells some clothes and rodeo tack some of it second hand.
When someone is stealing expensive saddles and tack he comes under suspicion. Especially when he does not give the sheriff his where he was durning the one theft.
Sheriff Dinah Hart is tired of all the thefts in her area. Even her family has had expensive saddle stolen and their stallion was taken too at the sametime. Dinah hears a lot of talk about how women are not good sheriffs.
Dinah in the past has dated Austin when they were younger. Austin still flirts with her and asks her out every once in awhile. When she is in his shop asking about his trouble in a bar she notices a used saddle thier. She keeps her eyes open for the stollen merchandise.
Austin decides to try AA meeting and is surprised with what he finds thier. Austin does not want to tell anyone that he has stopped drinking and going to meetings. His secrecy about it causes him lots of problems.
I like the Harts of Rodeo series. I also like that Dinah is a sheriff and works hard at her job. Even though she is a sheriff her family still teases her and act like big brothers do.
I was given this ebook to read in exchange for honest review from Netgalley.
10/01/2012 PUB Harlequin Imprint Harlequin American Romance 224 pages