Kickin’ Up Dust (Operation Cowboy Book 1) by Em Petrova
Date of Publication: July 19, 2016
This Marine follows the rules. This cowgirl is all about breaking them.
Operation Cowboy, Book 1
After losing his best friend and CO, Matt, in combat, Brodie Bell didn’t think his spirits could sink any lower. He was wrong. One look at his and Matt’s storm-flattened hometown nearly levels him.
Los Vista needs a leader, and as Brodie takes the weight of the world on his shoulders, he comes up with a plan. Merge the two ranches left standing, pray for a good calving season…and keep his hands too busy to get busy with Matt’s sexy little sister.
Danica was in pigtails when Brodie and Matt went off chasing glory. Now she’s a woman with a broken heart, but if Matt knew of the depraved cravings Brodie ignites in her body, he’d haunt her from the grave.
As they work to mend miles of broken fences, Brodie fights to ignore Danica’s tiny cutoff shorts and mile-long legs—and to ignore the “weapon” that’s locked and loaded in his Levis. Because the last thing he wants is to dishonor his friend’s memory by ravishing the sweetest little cowgirl he’s ever laid eyes on.
Warning: Involves a sweet and sassy ranch girl who knows her way around a rope, and a Marine turned cowboy who’d like to tie her down and spank her until she begs for more.
Tell us about your first book. What would readers find different about the first one and your most recent published work?
Readers would find that my writing has grown and you’re a lot deeper in the characters’ heads now. But I do still adore those first works and I see why music artists do the “digitally remastered versions.”
Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
Always grab a cowboy Marine with both arms, legs, and every other body part you can—and hold on tight! No, seriously, the human struggle finds us all at times. We have to push hard to find happiness again, but it’s possible.
Does music play any type of role in your writing?
ALWAYS! From an early age, music has dominated my life. All day, I have music in my ear and if it’s turned off, I’m singing it.
Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your life?
Books are filtered through the authors’ brains, so we always add our own brushstrokes to the canvas. Readers fall in love with authors’ voices—we give them a glimpse into how we perceive the world. So yes, everything I write is a piece of me.
About Em Petrova
Em Petrova lives in Backwoods, Pennsylvania, where she raises 4 kids and a Labradoodle named Daisy Hasselhoff. Her dream is to find an old pickup and travel small-town USA, meeting new people. Her heroes are hardworking–in bed and out–and she is known for panty-scorching erotic romance.
She also writes lesbian romance as Hallie Knight.