This book is part of a series I already have lined up to read on my Kindle. Sadly, this book left me feeling a little…meh. I wanted to love this story...moreThis book is part of a series I already have lined up to read on my Kindle. Sadly, this book left me feeling a little…meh. I wanted to love this story, I really did. I had this book lined up as a favorite only based on the blurb. But sadly, I ended up only liking it.
Both Morgan and Rob have the potential to be lovable characters, but they come across as too self centered and thus fall a little short. I just never managed to connect with them. I wanted Morgan to be the kick ass heroine I knew she should have been, instead she was whiny and kept jerking Rob back and forth. Not. Cool. It’s one thing to keep a guy guessing, but the way she kept treating Rob made me want to slap her once or twice to wake her up.
I really wanted to adore Rob. You have a sexy cowboy who desperately wants to fall in love, have babies, and he’s sexy to boot? Recipe for the perfect cowboy, right? Wrong. He was flaky as hell, living up to his reputation as a no-good jokester.
I guess when you have to meh characters, they’re kind of perfect for each other. Sadly, they were not for me. I will be parking the rest of the series as “maybe read some day when I run out of books to read”.
Love of books really is colorblind. I never realized the color of the characters' skin until I checked out the rest of the series on Goodreads. I just...moreLove of books really is colorblind. I never realized the color of the characters' skin until I checked out the rest of the series on Goodreads. I just fell in love with the characters, and felt as if I was missing out on something with the supporting characters. I was sure this was part of a series, I just had no idea it was book 27 (!) in a series. I see people on Goodreads place books on shelves like "interracial" or "African-American" - and I don't get it! Isn't romance simply romance anymore?
I went into this book with no expectations. None. Brown eyes and brown hair translates to just that, brown eyes and brown hair. I like a good visual, just like anyone else reading a romance book; meaning well developed characters I can picture in my head. Ms Jackson more than delivers on that.
I don't want to end up sounding like a racist pug, I'm just trying to say that I fell in love with the characters and I fell in love with their romance. I was colorblind until I read a little more about the series. This book is that good! I don't always understand the shelvings on Goodreads, but this is a sweet story about how love steals a cowboy's heart.
All right. Rant over. JoJo and Stern. Where do I begin? I fell in love with Stern. I want a Stern. Ms Jackson really knows how to write a dreamboat of a man. He's protective of JoJo, yet he doesn't smother her. He adores her, and he fights his feelings for her until he can't anymore. I just love a good friends-come-lovers story. It makes me giddy.
JoJo is a kick ass heroine. Strong, independent, and not afraid to lean on her friend when she needs to. Admitting you need help and a shoulder to cry on, so to speak, takes real strength. It made me love JoJo that much more. I understand her dilemma. Completely. How do you tell your bestie you've fallen in love with him? I mean, really!
Not having read the previous 26 books in the series, I had no idea about their backgrounds. And it made me a little sad that they had such tragic backgrounds. I look at my own background and I can't even imagine.
Those who have followed this series are sure to love this book. But if you're like me, and have no idea what you're getting yourself into, trust in Ms Jackson. Even if you haven't read the other books, you get enough of a background on supporting characters so that you don't feel too left out and confused half the time. Reading the rest of the series isn't necessary to fall in love with this book.
Reads like an odd duck. Most of the story is in the heads of the characters, and there’s very little dialogue and interaction going on. Which means it...moreReads like an odd duck. Most of the story is in the heads of the characters, and there’s very little dialogue and interaction going on. Which means it’s impossible to connect with the characters. Because of this lack of interaction between the characters, a lot of key moments leave you feeling indifferent.
Usually I complain about too much dialogue and never being able to get under the characters’ skin. This time it’s too much in their heads, which takes you too deeply under their skin. It ought to have been a good thing, but the one thing that would have worked well here, is a balance of the two. That would have connected the readers to the characters on a whole different level.
The story is too one sided, making for a very dull read, and it made me want to flounce several times. But being OCD about reading, flouncing is difficult, so I ended up skimming through huge chunks of it just in order to read the whole thing.
This book is part of a series I haven’t read, and after this book, I have no interest in reading it either. I have a few other books by this author, and I’m hoping they’ll give me a different experience to this book.
I never quite connected with this story, and I think a huge part of it is due to the fact that it's part of a series I haven't read. Another part is t...moreI never quite connected with this story, and I think a huge part of it is due to the fact that it's part of a series I haven't read. Another part is that this story was simply unbelievable. There were a lot of "no way in hell" moments in this book. With each page I read, I got more and more annoyed with the characters and the plot in general.
I didn't like Tighe, and I hated River. I also found most of the supporting characters beyond annoying. I was really bummed out that this book was this bad - it has a cowboy about to become a dad, and from the blurb, it looked really promising. As soon as I was approved for this book, I uploaded it on my Kindle and started reading right away. My excitement waned really quickly though, and as I finished the book, I was left with a "what did I just read?" feeling that still hasn't gone away. Usually I can count on Harlequin delivering, this is not one of those times.
Unless you're good with unbelievable plots and weak characters, I would not really recommend this book.
I never seem to go wrong with books from Ellora's Cave. Their blurbs are always spot on, the covers are true to the story, and they (almost) always de...moreI never seem to go wrong with books from Ellora's Cave. Their blurbs are always spot on, the covers are true to the story, and they (almost) always deliver a story that takes me out of this world and into a new one. Whenever I need a book that isn't all about the smut, where the plot and characters can stand on their own, EC have my go-to books.
I'll be the first one to admit that I don't find long hair on men sexy at all. But on Hawk, it didn't bother me at all. Sure, Jo was all over his hair from time to time, but thankfully it wasn't a big "thing". Hawk was 'hawt'. A man's man with the cowboy boots to support all his manliness. I liked him as a character a lot. I loved how Kendall Grace allowed us to 'see' him as more than a man with a crazy horse. He's one of those characters that gets under your skin and won't let you easily forget about him.
Jo has a lot of baggage and believes she's broken. Hawk has his work cut out for him when it comes to Jo. Little by little she becomes the person she was supposed to be all along. I never really warmed up to her, she was a little too hung up on her past. I get why she did the things she did, though I didn't really like them. Had I been in her shoes, I guess I would have been much more selfish. But then that wouldn't have made for a good story, now would it? :D
Overall a feel-good story with smut hot enough to burn up the sheets.
I received this book as an e-galley from Ellora's Cave Publishing via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are mine.(less)