Ahh how can you not love firefighters? Or a forbidden romance between two people who are absolutely meant to be? In Flames was a hot little read about...moreAhh how can you not love firefighters? Or a forbidden romance between two people who are absolutely meant to be? In Flames was a hot little read about two people grieving a mutual loss and finding love and healing in the arms of someone unexpected and slightly unconventional.
It's been a year since Gracelyn lost her husband-Matt's brother- to a fire. Emotions are high and life is hard but finding comfort with each other seems as natural as breathing. Gracelyn and Matt. I loved these two. You can see how much they care about each other. How close they are and how ingrained they are in each others every day lives. I really enjoyed seeing them each change as the story went along and how they struggled with the undeniable desire to start a relationship that would cause turmoil with their friends and families because it's just a little, I don't know, taboo? The whole sleeping with your brother's wife thing-- even though she's a widow.
And yeah the sex scenes were nice. Passionate and sexy and emotional. Things heat up very quickly but it worked since they've known each other for so long already.
All together I really enjoyed In Flames. Gracelyn and Matt's story pulled at my heart and flew by very quickly. I was definitely rooting on their unique relationship and more than once wanted to jump in and defend them against the world. I think Jayne is an author to keep your eye on. She's got a lot of potential and with a little polishing to make dialogue flow a little more smoothly will be a real knockout with the emotionally charged stories she brings to life. I'm definitely looking forward to seeing where she'll go from here.
Ahh a misplaced Yankee deep in cowboy country. That's always entertaining. Add in a sexier than hell cowboy, lots of heat, a little bit of drama and you know it's gonna be a good time. One Night with a Cowboy had me smiling and laughing, near compromising my vegetarian morals for a pair of really fucking sexy leather chaps (and the cowboy in them) and damn ready to go check out the nearest rodeo. Yeah boy, *fans self* Cat Johnson definitely has a new fan.
Becca and Tuck have both taken some nasty blows in the relationship department and after a sizzling first encounter have a scorching one night stand expecting never to see each other again. Little do they know the surprise encounter coming their way...
Tuck's a bull riding cowboy with a few surprises under his belt and I loved him. He's sexy and has some swagger but is a bit woman wary after his divorce and not looking for anything serious again. He's got a fun playful side which I loved-- teasing Becca and her sister about their city girl ways-- which made me smile a good bit.
It took me a little longer to warm up to Becca. She's a little abrasive there at the start, a little uptight and snobby and had me going 'really now?' a couple times over things (like not knowing they ride bulls at a rodeo or what a hush puppy was) but she actually won me over and I found that pretty impressive. I ended up really liking her and seeing her grow and adjust to her new life was a nice treat. She definitely ended a much better person than she started. So I'm glad I stuck it out with her.
There's a nice bit of chemistry going on between the two. They can definitely heat up the sheets-- though it wasn't quite as steamy as I was expecting-- and have a charming 'getting to become friends' outside of the bedroom too. I loved watching them interact, try to keep their relationship on the down low and see how they were with the people in their regular lives (her sister and his army/rodeo buddies). You really get a good feel for who they are and what's important to them and that really made the book for me.
I really enjoyed One Night with a Cowboy. It moved quickly and kept me entertained. The secondary characters really caught my eye too and I'm looking forward to seeing more of them. If they're anywhere as entertaining as Tuck and Becca where while getting to know each other they'll be a damn good time.(less)