Sunday, September 20, 2015

Angela's Review: 8 Second Decision by H.J. Bellus









Merek Slatter is the wild card on the Silver Star Ranch in Texas and always has been. He’s blessed with his granddaddy’s love of the ranch yet haunted with chasing that gold buckle eight seconds at a time. 

Tensions are high on the ranch when circumstances threaten to take it under. His dad and brothers pressure him to stay home and become an active cowboy on the ranch. However, Merek is addicted to the road and rodeo. He’s home anytime he can be and provides plenty of money to keep the family ranch afloat, but sometimes it takes more than what’s in the bank to protect tradition. 

Now home on a three-month break, Merek finds himself all tied up with the new girl in town. She’s quiet and reserved but there’s something about Challis’ green eyes and feisty attitude that makes her irresistible. When he runs into her at a rodeo and catches a glimpse of her on horseback all hopes of leaving her alone flies out the window. 

There are several rumors floating around town about her, however that doesn’t stop Merek from going after what he wants. He knows she’s off limits and only full of trouble, but Merek thrives on trouble and adrenaline. 

Then the road calls again and it’s time to leave. 
Eight Seconds
Gold Buckles
And the high…
What will he choose?








8 Second Decision follows the journey of superstar cowboy Merek, and beautiful barrel racing cowgirl, Challis. In this book we find that life isn't always what it seems. Can two stubborn and prideful people really find happiness?

Merek, oh my gosh, him and his brothers sure are something else. They could rodeo for me any day. Challis, well she was strong and prideful that is for sure. She did have some moments where I wanted to scream "what are you doing". Each main characters had their moments, they wasn't perfect but in a way that made the book better because too perfect becomes too predictable.

My only complaint is I felt that the second half of the book felt a little rushed to me. There was a few scenes that I would have liked explained or expanded on but that's okay. It all worked the way I wanted it to in the end!

I look forward to reading about the other two Slatter boys!

If you are looking for a smoking hot rodeo cowboy with a panty melting smile and a heart of gold, this one is for you!!