Good sweet Jesus. These two were rather fucked up by life and it was a spot like a trainwreck watching them try to figure out their shit. A captivatinGood sweet Jesus. These two were rather fucked up by life and it was a spot like a trainwreck watching them try to figure out their shit. A captivating one, indeed. I did have a good time with them, though. A growly frazzled cowboy trying to raise a 16 year old and a bakery owner trying to reclaim her life. Both very much set against ever falling in love again but rocking some serious sexual droughts and an intense need to see each other nekkid. Yeah.
Whew boy. These two were quite the mess of sexual tension, frustration, and a fear of anything romance. I will give it to them both, though. They were doing everything they could to move on after other people tried to break them. Her from an abusive marriage. Him from a wife who abandoned both him and his daughter. They knew how to push each others buttons and while it wasn't always fun to watch happen it was a good thing for both of them and could lead to some rather yummy moments, too. lol
They both drove me a little crazy. They'd been hurt in the past and while, yes, traumatic for both I just wanted to shake them and yell get the fuck over it already!!! and see what's in front of you!!!! and another !!! for good measure. ::snort::
Outside of the romance was Cain and his daughter. Holy heck. It was painful and heartbreaking and frustrating watching the two of them. They were both damaged by being abandoned years earlier. I loved seeing their relationship change over the book and that they finally dealt with the turmoil and pain they'd been through.
While I didn't totally buy the sudden 'love' happening and I thought the heroine needed to apologize for a few things she said towards the end I did really enjoy these two together and watching them start to fall for each other despite all of their efforts to do anything but that. I would have liked maybe one more chapter before things resolved but it was still a pretty good ending....more
Well that ended with me feeling pretty disappointed when I'd been woohoo! over a lot of the book. How do you have a hero with a pierced cock and a herWell that ended with me feeling pretty disappointed when I'd been woohoo! over a lot of the book. How do you have a hero with a pierced cock and a heroine with a piercing obsession and never mention the pierced cock in any of the sex scenes?! I don't think the heroine even knew he had one based off what was on the page. Man. Bummer! And then to talk about a nipple piercing during sex? #PiercedPeckerTease #CrushedPenisDreams #TheForgottenCock (if someone else read it and recalls that piercing during a sex scene let me know. I don't think I missed it and reread bits to make sure but who knows, if that's the case I take back everything above lol)
Other than that Kiss of the Irish was a hot little read. The heroine taking a trip to Ireland for a few months after a bad break up and stumbling on a hot tender who happens to also be her new landlord. Oh yes. Cian was sin walking. All Irish, tattooed and pierced (though obviously not the pierced cock he claimed). He was still very yummy. And Sarah was a fun heroine. Finding out who she was now that she was away from home and everyone's expectations. She's innocent and sweet and I enjoyed her reactions. They were real fun together. Had great chemistry and woo! the sexy bits were real hot though, again, no damn pierced cock appearances. *flails* I did have a bit of an issue with the ending and a big overreaction by the heroine over the hero doing something very sweet for her and things being a bit too rushed. That combined with the cock took this down in rating from a 4 to maybe a 3.5 though feeling like a 3 right now because I'm annoyed. I might round that up a bit, though, once I let it stew because I did love the setting and the characters. The pub that Cian owns and the vibe there was wonderful. His sister and their friend added a fun element and the way they all pulled Sarah into their world really was lovely. ...more
Yall know I'm a sucker for a cowboy. Add in that this is by Erin Knightley (one of my local ladies) and I was in! I'd been in a bit of a reading slump and The Return hit the spot.
The quick of it is that Mack was in a really bad rodeo accident and has ended up back home injured and broke and desperately needing his ex's help. Something she's not all that inclined to offer since he really fucked up good when they were teens-- I was NOT pleased with him, yall. Anywho. A bargain is made--she'll help him out with his problem-- losing his sponsor, her uncle-- if he'll help her get some connections in the rodeo world.
I had fun with Mac and Ashley for the most part. They have a nice spark between them even if it's full of snark and growls a lot of the time. Yeah, there are some serious hurt feelings to get past. And having to work so closely together to get her ready for competition and then travel...whew some petty and childish could slip out now and again. That was in turns really funny and really annoying. lol But I still liked them together and seeing them wear each other down and start up something new. It was a quickie and got me back reading so I really can't complain. And, Mack won me over in the end with some really sweet gestures that had me forgiving his stupid teenage self....more