Friday, January 30, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
No Going Home by T. A. Chase
Author's Website: http://tachase.blogspot.com/
Randy Hersch heads home after a rodeo accident to recuperate or at least the place he used to call home, his father's ranch. After arriving he meets neighboring rancher, Les Hardin who arrived to collect his land rental payment of one of their foals. Randy is surprised when Les takes a blind, cripple foal. When Randy and his sister deliver the the foal and it's mother to Les, he can't believe how attracted he is to the older man.
Les Hardin show-jumping career was cut short when his horse's hoof hit him in the head during a fall. His lover rejected him and after six years rebuilding his health and his life, he meets Randy Hersch. After Randy's visit home is cut short by his disapproving father, Les invites him to recuperate on his ranch. During the month long stay, they embark on a passionate affair where Randy becomes at ease with who he really is. But what will happen when Randy returns to his rodeo life?
A beautiful story! Poor Randy has denied who he is his whole life until he meets Les who helps him become true to himself. Les went through so much and he finds it difficult to trust with his heart but Randy breaks through. They are perfect together. T.A. Chase does an amazing job with these characters and you won't want to miss out reading this one.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
Rafe kisses Belle under the mistletoe, something he's wanted to do for a very long time. And staying with her brother at Rafe's house gives him the opportunity to show her how much he wants to be and stay part of her life. They quickly become almost inseparable. But what will happen when it's time for Belle to return to her job and San Francisco? Or will Rafe head to the top of her to do list?
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Sweet Charity by Lauren Dane
Author's Website: http://www.laurendane.com/
Charity Harris has wanted Gabe Bettencourt for a very long time. But eight years ago, they had a disastrous one-night stand and after awhile of steering clear of him, they eventually became friends again. All Gabe wants to be is friends but Charity keeps asking herself why, what's wrong with her? Finally, Charity coaxes Gabe back to her bed and the sex is out of this world.
Even after the great sex, Gabe insists he's not good for Charity and doesn't think she'll be able to handle his darker side and needs. But she quickly shows him she's not the innocent he's always felt she was. So he decides to keep her until she finds what he thinks is the right man. Charity knows the right man for her and that's Gabe. And convincing him will be fun!
Lauren Dane has written a wonderfully endearing story of friends turned lovers. Why is it that men always think they know what's best for a woman and their heart? That's Gabe and Charity has to set him straight. I enjoy every book of Lauren Dane's I read and this one was the second book about the Bettencourts so I'm off to now read the first one.
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Our Man Friday by Claire Thompson
Author's Website: http://www.clairethompson.net/
Cassidy Luke has been in love with her business partner, roommate, Ian for years. At one point, they were lovers but felt relationship was better just being friends. She meets Kye McClellan at the bar one night and over drinks, shares the tail of her fledgling business. Kye' background was accounting and he extends his expertise to her, in exchange for a place to stay for a few days.
Jewelry maker Ian Tanner, afraid of commitment, has kept his distance from Cassidy but with the arrival of Kye, he finds himself wanting to be close to her again. Cassidy remains in love with Ian even as she beds Kye and Ian is charmed by Kye, as well. Passion succumbs between the three of them but Kye becomes restless and leaves Cassidy and Ian. Not wanting to lose Kye, they must find some way to bring him home.
Claire Thompson has brought us a wonderful story of three people with basic emotional fears. The sensuality and passion makes for a sizzling relationship among the three. I will be checking out more of Claire Thompson's books.
Friday, January 23, 2009
Slade and Kally by A E Rought (Book 1, Letting Go of the Reins series)
Author's Website: http://www.aerought.com/
Kally Jensen left everything in Michigan behind, in particular her abusive fiance. She could no longer take what he was dishing out. With the help of her sister's money, she climbs in her car and heads to the place he's least likely to find her, her friend in Wyoming. Losing her wallet, Kally figures she can save money by driving through but ends up lost in a snowstorm and the icy roads cause her to wreck, turnin over her car in to a ditch. Thinking help has to be close, she takes off on foot and ends up falling in to pond. Numb from the cold and shock to her system, she succumbs to unconsciousness.
With the cattle restless during the snowstorm, ex-police officer Slade Carlson decides to saddle his horse and check things out. He comes across an unconscious girl at the edge of the pond on his family's ranch. He feels an instant connection to the beautiful woman when he pulls her into his arms. All he knows from that moment on is his need to protect her and get her the help she needs to keep her alive.
Kally knows when she wakes in the hospital that she can't leave Slade. At first, it's just the need to repay him for his help but then something deeper blooms between them as they work together around the ranch. And what happens when something sinister comes looking to crash their happiness?
This is a beautiful story of friendship, love, and trust. The kindness and thoughtfulness Slade shows Kally makes him the kind of man any woman could ever hope to have in their life. He knew from the moment he saw her she needed extra special care since coming from an abusive relationship. Kally kicks ass and takes names, in particular an ex-girlfriend of Slade's. If you're looking for a sweet romance, don't miss Slade and Kally.