This was a good conclusion to the Chase brothers series (I'm kind of hoping that she has some about the Murphy siblings, but I haven't looked yet).
MaThis was a good conclusion to the Chase brothers series (I'm kind of hoping that she has some about the Murphy siblings, but I haven't looked yet).
Matt Chase is the most handsome of the Chase brothers - and the last one single. He's used to being underestimated because of his looks, and he despairs of ever finding true love like his brothers did. Tate Murphy is from the other side of the tracks, and between that and her figure - she's plus-sized - she doesn't think she has a chance in hell with Matt, though he is eye-candy. But when Matt first lays eyes on short, vuluptuous Tate, all bets are off. He crumbles into her hands, leaving Tate panicked about what a relationship between them would mean.
I love the Murphy family, and like I said above, I would love to see stories revolving around the unmarried siblings. Tate is very self-conscious about her weight because of her drunken father's emotional abuse, and because of the people in town, some of whom make it their life's goal to make the Murphys miserable because of the upbringing.
The thing I like most about LD's writing is it doesn't end when ILY's are exchanged - that's just the beginning, because no relationship is perfect, and everyone has their own baggage to get over, even if you do love someone. I can't wait to read more by this author. B...more
This one was kind of disappointing on two fronts. The first is that battered woman finding trust and love again is one of my favorite tropes (I thinkThis one was kind of disappointing on two fronts. The first is that battered woman finding trust and love again is one of my favorite tropes (I think it's because my first ever romance was Public Secrets by Nora Roberts), so I really expected to love this book. Second, after meeting Shane Chase in the first book. I thought he was going to have a real struggle falling in love with a woman and being able to trust her.
The storyline of Cassie moving on and growing stronger after her ex-husband nearly killed her was good. I don't have any actual complaints with the trope that I love so much, but I did feel that she overreacted to some things and underreacted to others. The characterization was slightly off in some ways. But since the story stretches over a year and a half, it's not unrealistic how far she comes from beginning to end.
Shane was cheated on by his previous fiancee and since then had trust issues with women that made him basically treat them like sexual conveniences and not much more. I was expecting some big evolution of his character as well, but almost as soon as he meets Cassie, he's putty in her hands. I don't think Lauren Dane could figure out how to have Shane retain all of his alphaness and yet still not scare away Cassie with all her baggage, but the huge about-face in his character is what really lowered the grade of this book for me.
I can't wait to read Matt's story, but I'm thinking about skipping the next one which is the youngest Chase brother, Marc's story along with Liv Davis, Matt's ex-girlfriend. She's definitely my least favorite character in the the entire series....more
While I enjoyed this story, I kind of feel that beyond the sex, there wasn't really anything new or interesting about the plot. It kept me interestedWhile I enjoyed this story, I kind of feel that beyond the sex, there wasn't really anything new or interesting about the plot. It kept me interested enough to finish, but I don't know that I'm interested enough to pick up the next book in the series.
Elizabeth Coyote needs a husband to save her ranch - well, a new husband that is, since the man she was married to for one day turned out to be a thief and a gambler. At the advice of one of her men, she offers her ranch and her obedience to Asa MacIntyre. Asa has dreamed of having a home of his own, and the Rocking C is much more than he'd ever imagined. Added into the deal, he gets Elizabeth as his wife, and he's sold.
A spicy story with an adequate relationship, I give this one a B-....more
The beginning of this book really had me worried, but it turned out to be a very sweet and sexy romance. I love Kyle and Maggie together, and I can'tThe beginning of this book really had me worried, but it turned out to be a very sweet and sexy romance. I love Kyle and Maggie together, and I can't wait to read the rest of the series....more
This is probably the best Lora Leigh book I've read, which is for me not saying much. Yes, the woman knows how to write a sex scene, but it's not allThis is probably the best Lora Leigh book I've read, which is for me not saying much. Yes, the woman knows how to write a sex scene, but it's not all about the sex for me. I think the concept of the Breeds is an interesting one, but I don't know that I'd pick up another of the series, or another LL book (I've read 5 now and none have wowed me). ...more