Bought by the Cowboy Read Online Alexa Riley

Categories Genre: Alpha Male, Contemporary, Insta-Love, Virgin Tags Authors:
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Total pages in book: 28
Estimated words: 26554 (not accurate)
Estimated Reading Time in minutes: 133(@200wpm)___ 106(@250wpm)___ 89(@300wpm)
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Bull riding and beer. That's all the big arena in town is known for, even though Tracy works herself ragged every night of the week to make it a popular rodeo stop. Too bad her dad owns the place and is in debt up to his eyes. What's his solution? Make Bronco an offer he can't refuse.

Bronco isn't looking to buy an arena, especially one that's run down and falling in. But when the owner says the deal comes with Tracy, how can he refuse?

Warning: grab your spurs and giddy up! Find out if this cowboy can hang on for more than eight seconds… and how fast he falls in love.

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Chapter One

Tracy

“Nina, I need your, ah, count?” I finally say. It comes out more a question than anything. “For the night,” I add, practically stumbling over my own words. I’m supposed to be her boss, but here I am being as awkward as ever.

I’ve known Nina my whole life. We live in a small town that’s about thirty minutes from the big city. Everyone knows everyone here, but we still get lots of new faces coming and going for a night out at the rodeo.

I’ve been standing here for ten minutes waiting for her to finish her conversation with one of the steer wrestlers that performed tonight. If I recall, he hadn’t been very good, but I don’t pay much attention anymore because all those guys blend together.

They all have the same personality and air of cockiness. A cockiness I don’t understand because while the Circle C Rodeo might be mid-tier for performers, it’s like being in the minors in baseball. Sure, they could move up, but you’d think these men have already made it. The buckle bunnies don’t help with that either. There’s nothing wrong with a big attitude if the man can back it up. So far, I’m simply unimpressed.

Sometimes we get lucky and get real steer wrestlers in here but not so much anymore. Each month, this place drops down a notch. The money coming in seems to be the same, but upkeep isn’t being maintained, and my father keeps cutting more staff. Things are starting to fall apart. At least that's how it seems to me.

Both Nina and the man she’s talking to finally notice that I’m here. I’ve got my hip pressed against the stand she worked tonight slinging canned beer, and my feet are killing me. Normally I can go all day in boots, but we’d been short-staffed, and I had to do a list of other things tonight that I usually don’t. One was cleaning stalls.

I don’t mind doing it, but at this point I’m pushing sixteen hours on my feet for the third day in a row. I could’ve been in sneakers and my feet would still be killing me. All I want to do is sit down and do what I need to do to get out of here and back to my trailer in the parking lot.

“And who are you?” the man drawls. His eyes roam up and down my body, and I fight not to fidget. I’m used to the looks, I'm just never sure what kind of stares they are.

All the girls that work here wear the same thing. It doesn't matter that my father owns the place, I’ve gotta wear it too. Our uniforms consist of jean shorts and a tight black V-neck tank top. The only problem is, all the other girls are tiny in comparison to me. They fit into the uniform the way you’re supposed to. Or I suppose the body type that was imagined when it was created. Me? Not so much.

I’ve got curves everywhere, and they are begging to escape these tight clothes. Some men turn their noses up at my size, and others have some kind of kink for chubby girls. No, thanks. Oh, I want a man to want and enjoy my body, but not because it’s all he sees. With how slowly this man’s eyes roam up and down my body, I’m not sure where he falls, and I don’t care.

“Trashy.” Nina snorts as she answers the guy. “I mean Tracy,” she corrects with another laugh as if she didn't mean to call me the terrible nickname. The worst part is it doesn’t bother me. Somehow, I’ve grown used to it. Or maybe I’m lying to myself in hopes that if I give no reaction people will stop using the stupid name, but it’s been years, so that’s not working either. “She’s no one.”

“She could be a third.” The man smirks, but Nina’s smile dies. In fact, her whole face starts to turn red, and she’s pissed.

“You couldn’t stay on the bull for two seconds and you think you can not only handle two girls, but one that big?” She points her thumb toward me, and I almost want to laugh because it’s kind of funny.

“Fuck you.” The man steps back from her, and his hand falls away from her hips.

“Wasn’t that the point?” They glare at each other. Is this foreplay? I want out of here.

“Can I just get the—”

“It’s in the cooler!” Nina snaps at me.

I turn and open the lid to the cooler and see the bag at the bottom. She really must have wanted to get to this one because she cleaned up her area quickly. Half the time, I have to help her clear out her cooler stand and return beer.

I open the bag and match the count of the unopened beers she returned to the amount of money in the bag. I have to do this with every stand, but I save Nina for last in hopes that I don’t have to pull some of her weight to get the hell out of here.


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