March 9, 2012
This was a good second story for this series. There is lots of steamy hot sex and a sexy dominant male as well as a spunky woman that will keep him on his toes. Seth and Jody are perfect for each other and once they get past him ignoring her as she grew up they made a good pair. I was glad that when Jody realized what was going on at the Compton Ranch she was supportive of Seth and help him to deal with the crushing news that he had received. I am looking forward to the next book.
July 31, 2015
This is the second book in this series. Seth Compton has been in Texas since he turned eighteen. He has loved his time on this ranch but he is getting homesick. Plus he is longing for the daughter of his boss. She has graduated from college and is all grown up. He wonders if she can handle his darker needs and when she comes home engaged to another man he knows that he has to step and prove to her that he is all she needs.
Seth is like any other young man I guess. He wants to see the world outside the comfortable little town that he grew up in. He is strong, confident and caring. For almost ten years he has run the Kirkland ranch as foreman. He has grown up and is coming to realize that maybe Wyoming isn’t so bad. In fact the only thing keeping him in Texas is one stubborn, head strong woman named Jody Kirkland. When bad news comes he must give Jody time to make a decision while he tries to come to terms with what every child dreads.
Jody has tried for ten years to get Seth’s attention. When he kisses her during Christmas break and then leaves her she decides to give up and move on. She agrees to marry her best friend so he can get his trust fund. Her friend, Paul, is gay and his Dad was determined to make him go straight. Unfortunately for Jody when she comes home she knows that she will never get over Seth. She is stubborn though and refuses to go back on her promise. Jody is at times not very likable. She can be a foul mouthed bitch but she is also a caring and compassion young woman. She also can’t handle liquor.
It takes some time for these two to figure things out but Seth is going to need Jody for the hard times ahead and he isn’t afraid to tell her just how much he needs her. Each new book is preview in the last few chapters of the previous one. We got a preview of Seth showing up on the Compass Ranch in Northern Exposure and we get a hint of Sam’s problems in this story.
These are books about family and the people that make that family work. Each son finds his way home to help with the sorrow that is coming. There is no suspense just a story of love and caring and the ups and downs of a family. There are some wonderful sex scenes that are more than a little dominate so be warned there is spanking, bondage and a little toy play in the steamy sex scenes.