The Mating Season was a fast read but quickly pulled me in. I had a good time with it. Rigg and Sophie had been teamed up to work on a documentary in Egypt about birds. A cocky, arrogant camera man with a chip on his shoulder, an uptight, nerdy bird fanatic, and a week of nothing but bird watching and trying to deal with each other.
At first I wasn't sure about these two. Rigg could come off as an ass and Sophie a bit staid. But the more they worked and dealt with each other the more I fell in step with them. He really helped her loosen up and she helped him refocus on what was really important in life. I enjoyed that aspect. And seeing the world of birds come alive when she talked about them. A little semi-off page loving and lots of personal growth and some fun secondary characters rounded it out for a fun read. The only quibble I had was the writing style taking some getting used to as it went in and out of first person POV (heroine) and not (hero). ...more
Sacking the Quarterback was a hot little quickie and a good bit of fun though you definitely need to suspend reality when you dive into the world of Melisa and Grayson. The abrasive assistant state attorney and the arrogant yet charismatic football player she's got up on a drug charge. Though something about the case isn't sitting quite right with Melissa.
It took me a little bit to warm up to both Melissa and Grayson. Bitchy, stubborn, not totally up on all things ethical. Yeah they took a bit to warm up to. But they did win me over as she slowly pulled the truth behind his charges out of him. Their relationship wasn't at all realistic because seriously them getting chummy when she's the attorney for the state and he's up on charges? Eh. No. But I enjoyed them together once they got past their early moments.
It was a fun one watching the two dance around each other and then deal with the fall out of what was really going on with his case. It's not overly fleshed out and some bits will have you shaking your head going 'yeah, no, that's not really how it would work' but it's one I couldn't put down. So a 3- 3.5 for entertainment even if not realistic....more
Sometimes a girl just needs to land on Santa's naughty list. Something Maddy is determined to do this year. And she's gonna take her nemesis down withSometimes a girl just needs to land on Santa's naughty list. Something Maddy is determined to do this year. And she's gonna take her nemesis down with her...one orgasm at a time. Hallelujah!
Okay so Maddy and Sam. They've spent years sniping at each other. They just get under each others skin. She's snobby and always shocking people...he's cocky and always ready to snarl at them. And they just drive each other crazy. But a snow storm, a remote cabin, lots of sexual tension and a horrifyingly long time since either has had a social orgasm and, yeah, sparks and panties fly.
It was hard not to like Sam and Maddy. He's a cowboy artist and rough and gruff but damn all that cocky pain in the ass attitude could be sexy as hell too. And Maddy. I loved that she was finally putting it all on the table and going after what she wanted. Plus the girl loved her food and wasn't about to let anyone get in the way of her noms. They're both a bit damaged and in their own ways they're hiding and trying to keep people from getting close to them. They snark and snip at each other but man that animosity turns into some scorching heat and passion. I liked seeing them together and finding out that maybe there was a little more to the other than they thought. There were some pretty damn funny moments that left me giggling.
There's a lot of sexy since that's what they set out for. A convenient sex-a-thon during a snowstorm and then turning that into a naughty 12 days before Christmas. And, yeah, they're crazy hot together. Passionate and a little edgy and rough. It was curl your toes good. But there was a lot more to them than that as well. They're each dealing with some heavy emotional damage from the past they've never been able to let go of and finally talking about it with someone.
All in all, not the most Christmasy of Christmas reads but a fantastic wintery tale of romance and healing. I seriously cannot get enough of Cooper Ridge and the people who call it home. ...more