Lacey Mason has the whole world on her shoulders. Between her job, her sick child and a pain in the ass ex-husband, she is not looking for a man in he...moreLacey Mason has the whole world on her shoulders. Between her job, her sick child and a pain in the ass ex-husband, she is not looking for a man in her life...especially a cowboy. Wyatt Anderson an ex-cowboy and full time executive, is mesmorized from the moment he spots Lacey working at the bar. Instantly drawn to her, he is overwhelmed with the need to protect her and to make himself someone she can rely on in her chaotic life. This is a really good book. Both Lacey and Wyatt are very well likeable characters. Both have flaws, but the chemistry and the obvious LIKE then LOVE they have for one another was apparent throughout the book. Wyatt is truly a man's man. He is reliable, tough, easy on the eyes and has a very broad shoulder for Lacey to cry on. I plan on checking out more books by this author. Her characters are very well developed and the pages sizzle with the sexual chemistry between Lacey and Wyatt. WHEW!
Julia Thurmond is a dreamer. She studies art and works as a front desk clerk at a very exclusive hotel. She is warm-hearted, intelligent and a very we...moreJulia Thurmond is a dreamer. She studies art and works as a front desk clerk at a very exclusive hotel. She is warm-hearted, intelligent and a very well rounded heroine. Nikolai is visiting from Russia. Being a Lupine from a small village, he is the Alpha of his pack. He has to take care of some business another member is unable to do. Nickolai spots Julia in the hotel lobby and is immediately drawn to her. Knowing she is his mate, he persues her and literally sweeps her off of her feet. I loved this book. I thought Julia and Nic's relationship was wonderful. The chemistry between them sizzles! Also, the love and respect they have for one another was amazing. Even if you are not a paranormal fan, the relationship between the two is a beautiful thing to read. Sherri writes some really sexy heroes. I thought that Nikolai is a mixture of Alpha, but his compassion, love, respect and lust for Julia sets him in a class of his own. Read this book with a TALL glass of iced tea and turn down the air, because your gonna need it!
When I finished reading Long Hard Ride, I knew this would be a difficult review to write. We all have varied tastes in what kind of hero we like. What...moreWhen I finished reading Long Hard Ride, I knew this would be a difficult review to write. We all have varied tastes in what kind of hero we like. What kind of romantica we prefer and so on. I am not going to get into the storyline much. It has been described so well by Auntee and Laura, so there is no reason to really get into it in detail. What I will give is my opinion of the hero-Colby and the heroine's-Channing relationship.
First, let me say that I am used to being surrounded by cowboys. My family raised cattle for YEARS. My great grandfather's brother was a deputy for Judge Parker- the famous hanging judge in Fort Smith. We no longer have the farm, or do the backbreaking work than my family once did, but the heart of a cowboy is just the same. Cowboys can be gentlemen, but most of the time they ARE very tough men. They are super Alpha, they often put their foot in their mouth...especially towards women, but when pust comes to shove they are steady, strong, loveable flawed men that is often irresistable.
It's true that Colby is definately rough around the edges. He is a tough talking, hard playing, rough ridin' (in more ways than one) cowboy. It simply isn't in him to send flowers or to whisper sweet nothings in your ear. BUT, I still found him quite interesting in a rough around the edges sort of way. He does have some sweet pillow talk with Channing. He does show his concern and affection to her that I thought was true to his character. I didn't find him abusive. I basically liked him and I liked him and Channing together...they simply fit together. I am not saying there were times I didn't want to strangle him. I DID NOT like him much at first, but I thought his character development throughout the novel, as well as his feelings and affection for Channing was well thought out and I enjoyed seeing him change.
Channing doesn't take Colby's B.S. lying down. She gives as much as she gets. She wouldn't fit with anyone BUT Colby in my opinion. I thought that they were great together.
I think it is all about perspective. I loved this book. I plan on buying my own copy. I found Channing and Colby fun to read about. I didnt' know what to expect and they ended up giving me a great reading experience. They may not be for everyone. We are all different and what I like someone else may hate. That is why I love this site...we are honest with each other and don't suger coat everything we read. Laura is right in many ways and I certainly understand why she would not like him. I on the other hand, ended up really liking him and Channing. It's all about our lives and what we have experienced...don't you think?
East, I think you and everyone else should give this book a shot. I loved it. I thought the storyline was well thought out and I ended up liking all of the characters.
There is some M/M interaction (not with hero) and a couple of menage scenes, so if you are offended by DIRTY (MANY) words and super hot sex, well this book is NOT for you.
I hope this helped. I am anxious to see what y'alls thoughts are going to be on this one.(less)
I hate that I didn't like this book. I was REALLY looking forward to reading it when I ordered it. I don't know if I can pinpoint exactly what I didn'...moreI hate that I didn't like this book. I was REALLY looking forward to reading it when I ordered it. I don't know if I can pinpoint exactly what I didn't like about it. For one thing, I REALLY disliked the heroine. She simply got on my freakin' nerves...ugh! I thought she was childish at times, sexually manipulating and an all-around-pain-in-the-butt! What stinks is I love Native American Heroes. Ohhhh the long hair, strong features and Alpha-ness about them really get me going at times. Not this time. I liked him. I thought he had great potential, but I disliked the heroine so much she overshadowed any warm fuzzy feelings I might have had for him What a drag. :( (less)
HOLY COW! I LOVED THIS BOOK! Not only do we get to read about Gemma and Cash getting into one HOT relationship, we get a two-fer with Cash's daughter...moreHOLY COW! I LOVED THIS BOOK! Not only do we get to read about Gemma and Cash getting into one HOT relationship, we get a two-fer with Cash's daughter Macie and her smokin' hot relationship with Carter McKay. I literally read this book in one setting. Cash is trying to establish a relationship with his daughter Macie. Having her at a VERY young age (16) he hasn't been around much. Guilt-ridden and hoping to change their relationship to the better, he asks her to spend the summer with him on the rodeo circut. Feeling old and just tired of the rodeo scene he is pleased and surprised when Gemma enlists his help with her ranch. Gemma is in love with Cash. Being a widow, it took her a while to come to terms with her loss, but now she has set her heart on the handsome cowboy Cash. Afraid she is too old for him (he's 37 and she is late 40's) she is happy to see that Cash is as attracted to her as she is him. Cash is a cowboy we ALL can stand behind. He is a loyal, handsome, hardworkin', gentle and not too rough around the edges hero. He has doubts on developing his relationship with his daughter, and starting one with the woman of his dreams Gemma. I think Ms. James can really write relationships. She definately gets to the heart of every situtation between the heroes and heroines and with their other family members and friends. There is a M/M/M scene in it (not with heroes) and a M/F/M scene with Cash, Gemma and a friend. The love scenes are SO HOT! Believe me when I say, the air condition in my house was turned WAY down while I read this book...whew! (less)
Holy Cow this series keeps getting better and better. Not only do we have two main characters that is easy to care about and root for, we get to conti...moreHoly Cow this series keeps getting better and better. Not only do we have two main characters that is easy to care about and root for, we get to continue to witness the lives of the McKay family. Amy Jo Foster has been in love with Cord McKay her whole life. Unfortunately for her, he has always thought of her as his little sister's best friend. Amy is innocent in many ways. She is often relied on by her older sister and other's often view her as responsible and usually always doing the right thing. For once, she decides to take a chance in her life and sets out to seduce Cord McKay. Cord has his own problems. His wife had left him several years ago and he has raised his young son...and had done a very good job at it. Now, his ex wants to see her son, and he must deal with the ramifications of the emotions and heartache that her abandonment has brought to them. When he decides to go the local watering hole and have himself a beer, he is surprised to see Amy Jo there. He is even more surprised at the arousal and attraction he feels for her. When she propositions him for some "hot and sweaty" sex he can't believe his ears. I loved Amy Jo and Cord! The chemistry between them was so sizzling HOT! Whew! I loved the determination Amy Jo had to have Cord in her life. Both characters are well developed and I loved watching their relationship develop and how they worked through many obstacles to be together. So turn down the heat girls and get you a cool drink, because you will be in for a wild ride! If you are offended by explicit language and some REALLY HOT SEX, well this book is not for you. Lucky for me, I don't run into that catagory!(less)
The Broken H is the second book in the Ranch Series. I loved the Tin Star, and enjoyed The Broken H as much as the first book! Sheriff Grayson Hunter h...moreThe Broken H is the second book in the Ranch Series. I loved the Tin Star, and enjoyed The Broken H as much as the first book! Sheriff Grayson Hunter has been avoiding coming home for any length of time, to the Broken H for years. Although he loves his parents, his unrequited love for the foreman Shane Cortez has kept him away. When Grayson's father has a heart attack, Grayson returns home and immediately knows that his feelings for the sexy Shane has not changed throughout the years. Surprisingly, he suspects that Shane has feelings and is attracted to him too. Shane has loved Grayson forever. Since being on the Broken H, he has helped turn the much younger Grayson into the wonderful man he is. As Grayson became older, Shane's feelings and attraction for Grayson was harder for him to deny, but he never acted on them...and when a misunderstanding happens between them, Grayson practically takes himself out of Shane's life. When Grayson returns to the Broken H, Shane decides to let his feelings and attraction for Grayson be known. The attraction and chemistry that Grayson and Shane have for one another burns up the pages in this book! I loved the way Grayson and Shane communicate with one another. The rapport they have with one another was very funny at times...and there were some laugh out loud moments in this book for me. What I loved is once they started openly communicating their thoughts and feelings, nothing held them back from one another. They truly fought to be together through good times and bad. Although, this is the second book (and hopefully not the last) in this series...the Broken H can be read as a stand alone book. If you are offended by a beautifully written love story, explicit M/M sex and a well developed storyline and a fast past read...this story is not for you. (less)
I love Cameron Dane's books. I had actually read Knowing Caleb when it first came out. Since I try to read most books twice before I rate them, I put...moreI love Cameron Dane's books. I had actually read Knowing Caleb when it first came out. Since I try to read most books twice before I rate them, I put it on the backburner until I got around reading it again.
I have to be honest and say that out of the Hawkins brothers and of course, ReneCade, this was my least favorite book. I have no good explanation why because I really liked Jake and Caleb both as characters. Both are men who are noble, strong, and loyal and have way too many skeletons in their closets.
I don't know if I just got tired of Jake wallowing over Krista's death and refusing any kind of happiness with Caleb, or Caleb thinking he wasn't good enough for Jake because of his sordid past. Maybe I just got tired of them doing too much worrying and refusing to accept each other instead of allowing it to happen until the very end.
I still liked this book. I love the Hawkins series. ReneCade and Fallen are books I read over and over again. This might be one reason why I was disappointed in it, because I loved the other two so much. I know that most people loved Jake and Caleb as much as the other brothers, so my opinion will not be a popular one.
It was still a great series and I'm glad it ended with a happy ending. All of the Hawkins brother's deserved that.
This is the first time I have read anything by Kyann Waters. I really enjoyed the May/December storyline, and her characters were very likeable and in...moreThis is the first time I have read anything by Kyann Waters. I really enjoyed the May/December storyline, and her characters were very likeable and interesting. This book is a novella (about 87 pages long) so I understand the storyline has to move along quickly, but it did feel a little rushed to me. The main characters make life changing decisions within days of meeting one another. I would have liked for them to have been friends more before they immediately fall for one another, but it was still a good story and I still really enjoyed reading it. Trace left the family ranch years ago. Not wanting to feel repressed for his preference for men, he packed his things and left for the city. He never told his straight laced father he was gay and the only person in his family who knows of his homosexuality is his sister. When he gets news that his father has had a major heart attack, he returns home only to find that many things has changed. The new foreman, Nash literally takes Trace's breath away with his intense masculinity and his marboro man looks. Although, Trace senses an interest when Nash looks at him, he believes he is just wishful thinking...after all no one in po-dunk U.S.A is gay but him, right? Nash can't believe his eyes when he meets Trace for the first time. The younger man is everything Nash has always wanted...from the way Trace dresses, carries himself and his self confidence makes Nash very attracted to Trace. But, Nash and Trace must face many obstacles and their own fear of getting hurt to be together. Are there feelings strong enough to make a go of the life they long to have together? As I stated before I really enjoyed this story. I liked the secondary characters and the feeling of a family reunited after spending years apart. If you are offended by Diry Words and Explicit M/M Sex this book is not for you. (less)
There are several things that I really liked about this book. I liked all of the characters in the storyline. From the main heroes to the secondary an...moreThere are several things that I really liked about this book. I liked all of the characters in the storyline. From the main heroes to the secondary and light third story characters storyline. This book had a lot going on in it. There is alot of emotionally charged dialog, funny moments, sexy moments and downright romantic moments in it. Since this is exactly the kind of book that I enjoy reading, I hated to see it end.
All of the characters had depth to them. I honestly didn't know that this is a sequel to another book (the seven year itch) which admittedly I haven't read. I usually like to read my books in order, but I got so caught up with the characters and storyline, I didn't want to stop reading it. From what I can tell the first book will have a menage scene in it...I don't like menage books, but I will give it a try because I cared about the characters and this book was good enough for me to try it out.
Blake Talbot has had a very difficult couple of years. He is feeling much guilt over his best friend, Charlie's death (you have to read the book to find out what happened) and has been clinically depressed for some time. He has even attempted to take his own life, but with medication and therapy, he is starting to feel more normal again. Charlie had reserved a 2 week stay at a dude ranch for Blake and his fraternity brothers before the accident. Determined to go, Blake and his friends make the trip to Montana to experience life as a cowboy.
Kris Killborn can't believe his bad luck. One of the remaining band members quit his band causing him to put his dream of being a musician on hold. Knowing that he has no income coming in, when he finds out that his friends at the Lazy C ranch are looking for some help, so he applies and gets the job.
Both Blake and Kris get more than they bargain for on this 2 week vacation. From the moment Blake and Kris meet there is an attraction there that will not be denied. Since they both have some emotional baggage to work through, it is not easy for them to take a chance on love and each other.
I loved watching both Blake and Kris's character develop throughout the book. Watching them come together was almost like an addiction. I couldn't stop reading until I finished the book. I really enjoyed the backstories almost as much as I did the romance between them. I really liked this book. Since this is the first time I have read this author, my plan is to be reading more of her books and hopefully they will be as satisfying as this one.
If you are offended by explicit M/M sex, this book is not for you.
I am offically hooked on this series! The characters are written with such emotional depth, how could a person not love it? I went through a number of...moreI am offically hooked on this series! The characters are written with such emotional depth, how could a person not love it? I went through a number of emotions myself when I read this book. There were bittersweet moments, happy moments, tearful moments, angry moments and it ended on a very sweet and uplifting note. It just doesn't get much better than that.
As many of you know, I am NOT a menage reader. There has to be a very good explaination and storyline for me to like the book. I want to point out that the menage is not the focal point in the storyline, but in ways was very necessary between the participants. I won't get into it because you have to read it yourself. BUT, I understood why it happened, and most likely not happen again. There was much healing involved with the characters, so it did not take away from the story for me whatsoever.
Jamie and Rafe have been like brothers practically all of their lives. When Rafe's terminally ill mother leaves him with Jamie's family, Rafe is made to feel unwanted and uncared for by Jamie's father. Rafe has had intentions of leaving, but cannot find himself to leave Jamie until he turns 18 (Rafe is 2 years older than Jamie is) and graduates from high school. Both men have a deep attraction and intense feelings for one another that they have not acted upon or talked about. When Jamie realizes that Rafe is intending to leave, he sets out to make his feelings known, but too much to drink and fear of rejection keeps him from acting out on all of his feelings for his friend.
When Jamie awakens from passing out, Rafe is gone. After a troubling reunion 3 years later, they part again, and not on the best of terms.
Jamie has many responsibilties on his shoulders. When his cold hearted, bitter father dies, Jamie is saddled with the ranch and the obligation to make it successful. Over time, he turns from a happy go lucky boy to a bitter and unhappy man. As much as he tries get his feelings for Rafe out of his system, he cannot. This leaves him lonely and closed off in some ways.
Rafe has had his own string of bad luck. He is a one hit wonder country singer, who has been practically kicked out of the industry. Penniless and alone, he decides to chance it and return home to try to start anew. He knows that Jamie will not be overjoyed with seeing him, but hopes that he will give him a second chance at having a home and starting over.
When Rafe returns, Jamie is confused and angry with all of the feelings he has for Rafe. Rafe in return knows he in many ways does not deserve Jamie's love and friendship, but the more he is around Jamie, the more his feelings are rekindled and his attraction grows.
Watching Jamie and Rafe work through their pain and fear and finally come together was a beautiful thing. Both Jamie and Rafe are strong male characters that are worn but not broken. I loved the way their relationship didn't change over night. It was a more realistic portrayal of two people finding forgiveness, trust, friendship and love together. I thought it was very well paced and the book kept me on edge until the end.
Jason Scott and Andy Baxter have been best friends forever. Practically joined at the hip, they are both successful on the rodeo circut and even thoug...moreJason Scott and Andy Baxter have been best friends forever. Practically joined at the hip, they are both successful on the rodeo circut and even though they compete against one another, their friendship has always come first.
Jason and Andy fight the ongoing attraction they have for one another. They are affectionate and supportive and even willing kick the other person's ass to get them into shape, but they never act on their true feelings for one another.
Andy has been injured early on in the rodeo season. He still competes but knows he won't do well this year because of his injury. Jason on the other hand, is on top of his game. He has turned into a favorite on the circut, and has a really good shot at being the champion this year.
When Jason has a shocking accident on the job that leaves him sightless, he thinks his career is over. Andy immediately takes control and whisks Jason away to heal and lick his wounds. In the process of Jason's recovery period, Andy and few other close friends decide to keep Jason's blindness a secret because they don't want him to lose his sponsors immediately, and they hope the blindness will be a temporary condition.
Jason wants to give up. Thinking he has lost it all, he doesn't want to live, but Andy keeps him busy and pushes him to go past his injury and look toward a future. This brings them even closer than they were before, and soon they give into the feelings and attraction they have for one another and form a bond that is unbreakable. With Andy's love and emotional support Jason decides to do the unthinkable...ride the bull's blind.
I really enjoyed this book. Jason and Andy's relationship evolve from best friends to partners in a very appropriate and well timed manner. Not only did I root for them, but I genuinely liked them as well. I am looking forward to reading the next book in this series. I am anxious to see how or if they can pull Jason riding blind in the rodeo circut off.
If you are offended by hot cowboy M/M sex and dirty words this book is not for you. (less)
I found this book by accident. I was just scanning Amazon's website when I came across it. When I read the description of the storyline, I knew I had...moreI found this book by accident. I was just scanning Amazon's website when I came across it. When I read the description of the storyline, I knew I had to give it a shot. What's not to love about a western based romance? What I wasn't prepared for was the voice that Mr. Grey has when he spins his story. Not only was this book interesting, but our hero Calico and the twins were people I would be proud to call a friend. Plus, between the adventure, mystery and romance I was hooked until I finished it.
Calico is a very noble man. An orphan who was raised by his adoptive Uncle, he is man would give you the shirt off of his back if you needed it. He helps his Uncle run his ranch, and is quick to help out in any way he is needed. When Uncle Dan receives a letter stating that he has inherited the custody of his seventeen year old niece and nephew, whom he has never met, and lives in Chicago. Dan is determined to take them in. When he enlists Calico's help, of course, Calico is more than happy to do anything he can to ease his Uncle's burden.
Unfortunately, on the way to pick them up, Uncle Dan is shot and killed. This leaves Calico to pick up the twins, and begin their journey to take them to his Uncle Dan's sister, Rebecca, who lives in Colorado. This means he must get a wagon and supplies together and hope that the twins will be up to the long journey ahead. The moment the twins step off of the train, Calico is immediately taken with Josh. The attraction is mutual, and they begin a friendship and find a love and respect for one another that was a very beautiful relationship to read and enjoy.
Over the course of this book... Calico, Josh and Sara encounter much danger, and their lives are threatened in many ways. Not only is there someone determined to kill them, but they have many catastophes they must overcome along the way. From a praire fire to a stampede, their endurance and strength is constantly put through the test. I loved all of the characters in this book. Josh is young, (2 weeks until he is eighteen when we first meet him) but but does so much growing up throughout the course of this book. He is anxious to start his new life, and refuses to be ashamed for his feelings for Calico. In some ways, he is more sure of himself, and his sexuality than Calico is. I found Josh the perfect mate for our hero, and found myself cheering them on! Josh's twin sister, Sara is strong in her own right. Determined to do anything a man can do, and better, she is a woman to be recognized as someone who never gives up.
I don't want to give too much away, but there is a lot of exciting things going on in this book. Between the adventure, action and love story, there is a mystery that must be solved too.
I need to share that the relationship between Calico and Josh is very innocent. There is no sex. That's right. NONE between them. There are some stolen kissing and touching, but if you are looking for a hot sex scene between them, you won't get it. What you will get is a very sweet and beautifully told western romance that I am very glad I took the chance and read. This would be a great book if you are thinking about getting your feet wet in the male romance genre. Even if M/M romance doesn't interest you, it won't matter because the mystery and the adventure that this story is sure to keep most of us up reading late at night, when we should be sleeping.
I hope y'all will give this author a try. I am glad I did. He has written a mystery series that I am itching to get my hands on. I am also hoping that one day he will let us revisit Calico and Josh's life. I would love to see how everything turned out. Mr. Grey also has a pretty interesting website if you would like more information on his books: http://www.doriengrey.com .
4.5 stars because I would have liked to have read more of Calico and Josh's romance, (yes I am a voyeur...lol) but that's a personal opinion. I'll bump it up to 5 stars because too me, it was better than 4.