Finally...here's the review. Okay. Since the story takes place at Dakota and Wally's ranch, and there's lots of returning characters, i...moreI give it a 4.5
Finally...here's the review. Okay. Since the story takes place at Dakota and Wally's ranch, and there's lots of returning characters, it would be best to read the books in order to understand the many relationships. If you don't, I'm afraid you might be lost.
I've enjoyed this series from the beginning and look forward to each new release. I admit that the idea of setting Wally's big cats loose seemed like a strange premise, so I was reluctant to read it at first. Now I'm so glad I did because it's a great book and one of my favorites in the series. Learning Gordon had a good heart and had been duped turned it around for me.
Volatile Range is well written, has a nice amount of action--certainly enough to keep my interest and it doesn't overwhelm the new and growing relationship between Mario and Gordon.I like these two men. Mario is loving, despite being emotionally wounded from a recent break-up and Gordon is hurt emotionally too but his results from a different cause--he suffers from PTSD. Mr. Grey did a great job expressing what has happened to so many of our returning military service personnel and he's done a wonderful job developing the personalities of his two main guys.
Not only has Mr. Grey sensitively handled the PTSD issue but he's integrated it into a smoothly flowing plot that has plenty of twists and turns to keep me turning the pages. I don't know when the next book is the series is expected but I'll be looking for it and I suggest that you do to. (less)
I've read this series from the beginning and I know that the author puts a lot a effort in her writing and I like the previous characters. That's why...moreI've read this series from the beginning and I know that the author puts a lot a effort in her writing and I like the previous characters. That's why I find it so painful to admit I only found this release in the Cattle Valley series only as okay. I love the concept of using Oggie's ranch as a safe place for kids in need but I have problems with both him and Drake. They both have deep seeded problems which weren't dealt with, their relationship happened too swiftly for two guys who didn't like each other at the beginning and there were to many dangling threads left at the end or glossed over, to even try mentioning.
The high point for me is new characters Cullen, who I can't wait to learn more about, and Joseph. I really want these two to have a book of their own in the near future. I have a feeling there's lots to discover about them both. I can see how they would make great addition to the Cattle Valley community.(less)
Texas Heat is the latest release in the Heart of Texas series by RJ Scott and it's just as well written and entertaining as the others. Keep in mind t...moreTexas Heat is the latest release in the Heart of Texas series by RJ Scott and it's just as well written and entertaining as the others. Keep in mind that the story still follows Jack and Riley as the main couple and has other recurring characters, so in my opinion, the books should be read in order.
I thoroughly enjoyed this new look into Riley and Jack's life. It makes sense and flows well. The guys have had rocky moments in the past but their relationship is now solid and growing stronger, and it's nice seeing how the author further developed their personal and family life. There are also good descriptions, lots of well placed returning secondary characters and some interesting twists and turns. I really enjoyed the two new characters--Robbie and Eli. They really added a zing to the plot, along with a second romance plot line.
Jack and Riley have a lot going on and Ms. Scott have them juggling lots of different problems and has done it in a believable manner. She's also done a great job expressing their emotions and showing an increased ability to communicate--they're so in tune with each other. And then there's their physical relationship--still hot and passionate.
So, if you enjoy a good romance, cowboys, drama, and a well written emotionally driven story with great characters then you'll likely enjoy this story. Give it a try.(less)
It's an angst filled but entertaining look into the lives of two totally opposite men who in reality compliment each other nicely. They've had complet...moreIt's an angst filled but entertaining look into the lives of two totally opposite men who in reality compliment each other nicely. They've had completely different upbringings and see the world from dissimilar viewpoints. Yet the author did a good job getting them together in a realistic time interval. Not rushed like so often happens, but allowing Rory to work through his problems. It's not easy. It's often painful and is filled with swirling emotions but life isn't simple. It's hard and Ms. Owens tackled Rory's problems head-on, dealing tastefully with his alcohol addiction.
There were times I wanted to slap Rory for almost throwing away his chance at happiness but then we'd get a snippet of why. It was like peeling an onion and learning a little about him with each new layer. You had to feel sorry for the guy. He just couldn't seem to catch a break until Tim came into his life.
I like the details of the daily ranch life, the family dynamics, how the author dealt with Rory's emotional upheaval and the various twists and turns, including the villain. The story has a nice, even pace and plenty of hot cowboy sex. What more could you want? Enjoy. (less)
I really had trouble with this one. Both guys were interesting and I had hopes with their relationship but it just never seemed to come together for m...moreI really had trouble with this one. Both guys were interesting and I had hopes with their relationship but it just never seemed to come together for me. I liked them as a couple and the expression of their fear on living in the small town but I suddenly found myself skimming in the middle and lost interest. The ending isn't bad and I liked how they combined their lands to form a personal and professional partnership.(less)