This my first book I've read by Jennifer Ryan. Riveting suspense, sultry romance between Gabe and Ella, and a lively look into family loyalties and scThis my first book I've read by Jennifer Ryan. Riveting suspense, sultry romance between Gabe and Ella, and a lively look into family loyalties and schemes-At Wolf Ranch is a treat for any reader to devour. I'm glad I gave Ryan's book a chance. I'm looking forward to continuing the series. Laurie Kozlowski www.bookescapereviews.wordpress.com...more
I loved the intensity between Logan and Nora. Nora's sons were adorable, but her oldest son Sean had issues that made the story more complex and addedI loved the intensity between Logan and Nora. Nora's sons were adorable, but her oldest son Sean had issues that made the story more complex and added depth. It almost broke my heart to see the grief Sean and Harry (the youngest) endured! The happy-ever-after is hard-won and SO deserved as Nora faces a bitter sister-in-law, her son being bullied by peers and co-workers, and making the decision to move on or not from the loving memories of her late husband's legacy. Texas Trouble is an excellent read for those who enjoy stories of romance, family drama, and happy endings.
There are days when a woman wants to be lassoed into sweet and sexy cowboy romance, and for days such asThis Sweet and Sexy Cowboy Romance Is A Winner
There are days when a woman wants to be lassoed into sweet and sexy cowboy romance, and for days such as these, The Cowboy Next Door fits the bill perfectly. The first book in The Cash Brothers series draws the reader into the rodeo world, gives them insight into broken families and relationships, and has them hoping for a happy ending for characters who deserve a better life and happiness with one other.
This romance will pull you into the story as you are introduced to the dutiful, determined, and irresistible Johnny and his growing desires for Shannon-stubborn and motivated rodeo cowgirl-who is also Johnny’s sister’s best friend and 9 years his junior.
Thanks to an especially hot encounter with Shannon in a shower, Johnny soon realizes she isn’t the tom-boy he had once taken care of like a little sister, but a fully grown and very alluring woman that stirs him in a way that’s not so brotherly. Meanwhile, overseeing his family’s pecan farm and being a father figure to his brothers has taken its toll, as he tries to figure out a way to save the farm.
Shannon has big plans to win Cowgirl of The Year, but it seems the men in her life are against her high-risk-taking tendencies and her dream of winning the rodeo title. On top of wanting to succeed while the odds are stacked against her, she has to deal with one sweet and sexy cowboy who gradually reels her stubborn self in for a chance at love at the worst time possible.
What I loved about Johnny was how he put his desire for Shannon to quit rodeo aside and instead tries to help her achieve her dreams by overcoming her worst fear. This type of unselfish compromise and encouragement is what every determined, strong-willed woman needs and appreciates from her man.
I think many women can relate to Shannon – she is a very strong-willed woman who enjoys her independence. At the same time she struggles with knowing the people she’s closest to have the ability not only to build her up, but also tear her defenses down. Shannon’s attraction to Johnny doesn’t surprise her, but her sudden desire to please him does because she wants full control of her situation and to not be side-tracked from reaching her dreams. This makes her more guarded.
With Shannon’s defenses up, and Johnny’s urge to protect the woman he’s reluctantly falling for, it makes for a great combination of sensual tension and desire between the two that jumps off the pages. You want them to be together. Believe me, the ending is well worth it :) This wonderfully written love story will have you rearing to go for the next book in The Cash Brothers series. I highly recommend it!