It's no secret that Ms. James is in the top five on my favorite authors list, so it was weird for me not to fall head over hills in love with Hillbill...moreIt's no secret that Ms. James is in the top five on my favorite authors list, so it was weird for me not to fall head over hills in love with Hillbilly Rockstar.
But I gotta say even though this is my least favorite James' book it took 20+ books for me not to completely love one of her work, in which that his a feature all by itself.
To me it seemed the first 20 percent went by slow, 20-70 percent picked up and the last 30 percent dragged a little.
All in all, I would say it is still worth the read especially if you love a smokin' hot cowboy and a sassy Army veteran heroine.
I'm still kinda tipsy after reading Cowboy Take Me Away! So this review is more of a rambling.
CTMA totally did it for me! It was everything I wanted...moreI'm still kinda tipsy after reading Cowboy Take Me Away! So this review is more of a rambling.
CTMA totally did it for me! It was everything I wanted in a book and more. We get to see Carson and Carolyn's love story of fifty years unfold and it was truly beautiful.
I loved Carson! But I absolutely adored Carolyn. After reading the fifteen books prior to CTMA it gave me insight to their relationship and views that we've seen in their prior scenes.
What surprised me the most was Carolyn's sister Kimi. She had me laughing my butt off, and I wish I could of seen more of her and Cal.
This was the perfect ending for my favorite series. Lorelei you did a fantastic job my friend. Now I wanna sit down and have a few drinks with you and reminisce about all the men and women in this fictional town.
It is not a secret that Ms. James writes some of the best contemporary western romances to grace the erotic genre. Her heroes are swoon worthy, and he...moreIt is not a secret that Ms. James writes some of the best contemporary western romances to grace the erotic genre. Her heroes are swoon worthy, and her heroines are more than likable.
If you are not a newbie to Ms. James’ work, Turn and Burn will not disappoint you. August “Fletch” Fletcher and Tanna Barker’s story starts out with a bang and will leave you grinning throughout the entire book.
From the beginning of the book tall, dark, and sexy Veterinarian Fletch knows what he wants, and that is the one and only sassy, outspoken, two time world champion barrel racer Miss. Tanna Barker.
I really liked Fletch and Tanna. They were a perfect match and their chemistry was off the charts.
If you have not started this series yet, I suggest you start with Corralled the first in the Blacktop Cowboys series. But hurry up because you have a lot of catching up to do!
Dalton McKay sure has grown up since we've seen him last. He is no longer the immature, love em and lea...moreGreat new addition to the Rough Riders series.
Dalton McKay sure has grown up since we've seen him last. He is no longer the immature, love em and leave em, fighting, cowboy we once new. No Dalton has matured into a funny, loving, knows what he wants and is gonna get it, well sculpted, knock you off you feet, and make your panties drop, sex-on-a-stick cowboy and he's all McKay!!
We've seen bits and pieces of Rory in Gone Country and I really liked and enjoyed reading about her. She know where she is in the world and just who she is. No playing games with this chick.
There's a little bit of laughter, a little bit of sadness, some moments that make you wanna scream, and a lot of sweet talkin' McKay style, love makin' going on in this one.
It’s common knowledge that with novellas most people feel like there is a shortage character growth & t...more Shannon Stacey- Mistletoe & Margaritas
It’s common knowledge that with novellas most people feel like there is a shortage character growth & that the story moved to fast and they often feel rushed. I definitely felt that with Mistletoes & Margaritas. I’m not saying it was bad, I just felt that this could have been a 5+ star with all the she-bang, if it were a full length novel.
Young widow Claire Rutledge and Justin McCormick have been friends for years. Justin has loved Claire since he first saw her, but his best friend got to her first. Following Brendan’s death Claire and Justin grew closer and helped each other through the pain of the tragic accident.
I can’t really say too much without giving the whole story away, but I think it’s definitely worth reading and that you to will wish it were longer.
There is something about the way Shannon Stacey writes, that gets to me. Her writing style is easy to follow and her storylines have just enough humor to make you laugh out loud. Her characters are some of the best I’ve had the pleasure of reading about, and I can always expect to read a few lines that will make me get teary eyed and the ending will always leave a smile on my face. 4 stars
Jaci Burton- A Rare Gift
Jaci Burton is a well known author to me and one that I like quite a bit.
A Rare Gift features Wyatt Kent, (we met him in last year novella All She Wants For Christmas) as the brooding, bitter divorcee that mopes around and has nothing to do with the opposite sex. Calliope Andrews is Wyatt’s ex-wife’s little sister. She’s funny and sweet and is full of life, I liked her quite a bit.
The two enter a business agreement and soon the sparks start flying. Wyatt learns he needs to let go of the past and Calliope is right there not letting anything stop him.
I really like the beginning and middle part of this story, the end felt kind of rushed.
I’m really looking forward to next year’s installment featuring Brody Kent. (I hope)
All in all A Rare Gift was a light, fun, flirty, novella to try out if you want to get a quick read in. 3 ½ stars
Helen Kay Dimon- It’s Not Christmas Without You
Carrie Anders and Austin Thomas has had an on again off again relationship going on since high school.
When Carrie wants to move to the city a few hours from their home town, for a new job at a prestigious museum and Austin declines to follow, Carrie leaves him and head for DC.
This book, of course has a HEA, I just don’t by it. Mainly because I have a hard time believing long distance relationships work (for long period of time.) Other than that it was a cute short read.
Allison Kent- This Time Next Year
While on her way to visit her Gram, Brenna Keating takes a detour, well sorta, more of a ditch, when her car crashes. Being stuck there in the freezing cold Dillon Craig shows up on a horse to rescue the granddaughter of one of the ladies on the mountain he visits weekly.
This is my first read by Allison Kent, I like her writing style and I’m looking forward to reading more.
I liked This Time Next Year just fine, but I felt the ending was rushed. In fact, when I turned the page I wasn’t expecting for it to end. So that was a little shocker. 3 ½ stars
*I read these novella’s out-of-order, the correct order is Allison Kent, Jaci Burton, Helen Kay Dimon and Shannon Stacey.
I Received this ARC copy for an honest review via NetGalley. (less)