Beyond The Chute: Reviews


Karen Hrdlicka‘s review

July 17, 2015


Cowboy romances are one of my go to sub genres to read. I adore the characteristics that a true cowboy exhibits. They are every bit the gentleman in their Wranglers and Stetsons as the business man in his Armani suit. I live smack dab in the middle of the U.S. so I see cowboys on a regular basis. Ms. Addison’s Beyond the Chutes gives the reader a behind the scenes glimpse of not only cowboys but the rodeo lifestyle of the Canadian professional circuit.
Kody is a four time Canadian all around rodeo champ. The previous season, his last ride snatched a fifth title from his grasp and could have been career ending. Kody fights back from his injury to compete again, however he often struggles with the lingering after effects of the event. Kody exemplifies the perfect cowboy, most of the time, but like everyone he makes mistakes. He is, after all, a man and beautiful women are found following the rodeo circuit or competing. He does his best to rectify a bad situation which could cost him his best friend carefully and honestly. He is a humble winner, a tough competitor and a man who loves his family. I like his character, he is smart, hard working, funny, and sexy as hell.Jaimie McDonald is a talented sportscaster who suddenly shows up on the rodeo circuit. I like Jaimie’s character, she is hard working and doesn’t let the men in her industry or the cowboys push her around. The moment they meet the chemistry ignites and the chase begins. Kody knows that he is attracted to the journalist. She fears that her attraction could cost her her job and her broadcasting future. The lure of the Calgary Stampede brings them together but the relationship is not without its problems. While the couple is creative in their endeavors to remain undetected, they are equally creative in the bedroom or in the great outdoors. Kody is having the a terrific season professionally but cannot openly truly share it with the woman he wants. The story is well paced and the banter between all the characters is realistic and sexy. I would love to read another cowboy romance by Ms. Addison.

Erika Daman‘s review

Read on July 24, 2015


Totally loved this story! Cody was a respectable cowboy, but couldn’t resist his best friend’s kid sister, Mia. However Cody soon realized he was thinking with the wrong body part. He continued to have good rides and started to notice the TV reporter who was covering the rodeo. Jaimie is a rising star in the broadcasting world, but she has a no fraternizing clause in her contract and she doesn’t want to get fired for some cowboy. However, as she gets to k ow Kody that determination gets harder and harder until one night when she had a bit too much to drink and runs into Kody who wants to get her home safely. In the end she doesn’t want him to leave and that night changes everything between them. The closer they get the more difficult it is keep their secret and when Kody gets her to come to the ranch to get away and to get outside hotel rooms, it’s great until Mia comes over and she not only gets jealous, she is pissed. Does this mean the end for Kody and Jaimie? Will Jaimie lose her job?
I enjoyed the characters in this story. Kody seemed like a really good guy, minus his sleeping with Mia. I am curious as to what happened with Wade and will there be a spin off with this bad boy? Jaimie was very sweet and it is great for a female to be successful in the world of sports broadcasting. Let me tell you that Jaimie and Kody were HOT HOT HOT! Between the sheets! Wowzers and very steamy!
Great read In an evening
Debbie Watson rated it 5 of 5 stars
What a great read! Loved Kody and Jaime’s story. If you like reading about cowboys and rodeo you’ll love this!
Jayne Wheatley
Spoilers contained.
A great book with just the right mix of romance and rodeo.
Kody is a 4 times champion rodeo cowboy who is respected by all. He is recovering a injury from last season and taking pain meds.
His best friends kid sister 11yrs younger is on her 1st year at rodeo and whilst upset seeks Kody comfort. she has gad a crush on Kody for years and isn’t slow to come onto him.
Typicle male couldn’t resist and they had a secret affair until her brother found out.
Kody then set his sights on the commentator Jamie, the secret affair started and they fell I love tho a clause I her contract stopped them going public, so kody decided to retire. hea all round.



Candice Clifford

This was a HOT read!! I love a good cowboy story. Even though they weren’t allowed to be together Kody and Jamie couldn’t deny the steamy attraction growing between the two of them. Sometimes love is worth the risk.

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