Sunday, May 31, 2009

Eye of the Beholder by Carol Lynne

Eye of the Beholder by Carol Lynne (Cattle Valley series book 11)

ISBN #978-1-907010-25-5

Publisher:  Total E-Bound

For a year, Bo Lawson has tried to get closer to his boss, Backbreaker Ranch foreman Rance Benning, but the stubborn ex-rodeo champion refuses to be swayed. Bo can't understand Rance's aversion to being alone with him. Could it be Bo's HIV status?Rance noticed Bo the first day he laid eyes on him at Brynn's Bakery. Since that time, he's done anything and everything to stay away from the dangerous-looking gardener with the chiseled six-pack and tight-fitting jeans. Rance has seen what pity in a lover's eyes looks like, and he doesn't plan on ever putting himself in that position again.When one of the ranch's prize bucking bulls breaks through the fence and disappears, Rance and Bo are thrust together to help find the one ton money-maker. Although Bo sees their forced time alone as an opportunity, Rance sees it as torture. Every minute with Bo threatens the secret Rance won't tell anyone, least of all this dangerously sexy man.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The Reluctant Dom by Tymber Dalton

The Reluctant Dom by Tymber Dalton

ISBN # 978-0-9824170-2-7

Publisher:  Lyrical Press

Love hurts...if you're lucky. Kaden knows he's dying, but before he goes, he has one problem he needs to solve - he must ask his oldest friend Seth to take over as his beloved wife's Dom and Master after his death. Seth has always seen himself as the perpetual screw-up and Kaden as the strong and steady one, so his friend's request rocks his world. Now Seth finds himself immersed in a role he's far from comfortable with: inflicting pain to provide emotional comfort for the woman he's secretly loved for years. Can he deal with his crushing grief and learn the skills he must master in time to become THE RELUCTANT DOM? Warning: m/f/m menage, anal sex/play/toys, BDSM, bondage, D/s relationship, and the lesser-known "normality" of the world of BDSM.

My Review --

The Reluctant Dom is one of the best books I've ever read.  Kaden is a man who learns he's on borrowed time.  He's dying and asks his best friend Seth to take care of his wife Leah.  Not only take care of her but become her Dom, her Master.  Seth is thrown into a life he's not sure he can deal with.  How can he cause the woman, he's been in love with for years, pain even if it's something she craves on a daily basis?  Tymber Dalton brings out a wealth of emotions as Seth, Leah, and Kaden deal with Kaden's impending death and the grief that envelopes them when it happens.  This book is definitely going on my keeper shelf.

Hump Day Hotties

This week is so messed up, I was thinking it was Tuesday! lol

Have a great Hump Day!!!!!!!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Back at the Ranch by Wendi Darlin

Back at the Ranch by Wendi Darlin (Cowboy Games series book 2)

ISBN: 1-60601-486-2

Publisher:  Siren

We're back at the ranch for more lovin' in this sequel to Wendi Darlin's bestselling erotic romance, Cowboy Games. Garrett plays by the rules, and rule number one is don't screw around with the ranch employees. Clayton is tired of lusting after his boss from afar, and makes a move that leaves them both breathless. This could be the beginning of something big, or the end of his days working at the ranch. Even if Garrett is willing to bend the rules for Clayton, the obstacles in their path are far from removed. Garrett's ex-boyfriend has decided he's not out of the picture, and Clayton's obligations to his family's business are calling him back to Los Angeles. Can these two cowboys overcome everything that stands in their way, or will they lose the "once in a lifetime" they've both been waiting for?

My Review --

The sequel to Cowboy Games, Back at the Ranch revisits the Fantasy Ranch.  We met both Garrett and Clayton in the first book.  Garrett is part owner of the ranch and Clayton is one of the employees.  Garrett, being the no-nonsense type, thinks it's best to steer clear of messing around with one of his employees.  But Clayton has other ideas and backs Garrett in to a corner in more ways than one.  An ex-boyfriend and an overbearing family are obstacles they both need to overcome to find their way to happiness together.  I loved seeing Garrett and Clayton find their way together although I wished there was more to their story.  Wendi Darlin has written a wonderful story of love.

Her Dakota Men by Leah Brooke

Her Dakota Men by Leah Brooke (Dakota Heat series book 1)

ISBN #:1-60601-368-8

Author's Website

Stacy Daniels left the ranch she loved so much years ago. Not being able to cope with her abusive father, she'd stayed away as much as possible. Infrequent visits to the ranch to visit those she loved caused her heartache, but she couldn't stay away.
Wolfe, Travis and Cash Dakota, the foreman's three sons, lived and worked on the ranch and she'd loved them forever. Realizing the futility of loving all three, she carefully kept her love for them hidden as guilt consumed her.
She wanted more than anything to stay on the ranch she loves so much with the only real family she's ever known. But if she gives in, loving all three of them the way she does, she'll ruin everything.
Not wanting to cause anyone pain, she has no choice but to flee.
Wolfe, Travis and Cash Dakota have other plans for her and won't let her go. They've waited for years to be Her Dakota Men.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Cowboy Boots and Untamed Hearts by Natalie Acres

Cowboy Boots and Untamed Hearts by Natalie Acres

ISBN: 1-60601-373-4

Publisher:  Siren Publishing

Sydney has a problem with Bitch. The horse her father treasures more than gold is running loose and a blizzard is headed for Southwest Virginia. After spending the entire morning chasing the darn animal, she discovers she's probably not going to earn Cowgirl of the Year for her efforts.
So what's a damsel in designer jeans to do? Call in reinforcements and fortunately, she knows where to find them.

The Donovan men are known for their good looks, alpha-male ways, and their skills behind stacks of hay bales. It's their skills that often keep Sydney up late at night, only she's just dreamed about them. She's never had the opportunity to act on them because her father's career often kept her on the move.

A blizzard strikes out and the Donovan brothers want to take the first step and make Sydney their own. Only first they'll have to reveal a torrid past and answer some tough questions about their family and Sydney's father. Soon, they discover their innocent little Sydney harbors several secrets of her own and from out of nowhere, a stranger rides in the storm with a surprise for the Donovan brothers.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Turbulent Passions by Anne Rainey

Turbulent Passions by Anne Rainey

ISBN: 978-1-60504-490-3

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Five years is a long time to live your life in the shadows, hiding your secrets. Since her parents died, Sapphire Demas and her twin brother have kept to themselves. If the wrong person found out their secrets, it could get them killed. But now Sapphire finds herself craving something more. When she falls over an unconscious man in her woods, she realizes he's just what she's been craving.

Adam Richton is an investigative journalist that can sniff out a scoop anywhere. But when he's rescued after a fall and a hit on the head, all is lost to him except the beautiful woman before him. His attraction keeps him close to Sapphire even after his memory returns with his purpose for being in the woods. Then he chances onto Sapphire's secrets. What will Sapphire do when she finds out who he really is? Can he trust in their new found love?

Anne Rainey has created a wonderful story that grabs the reader's attention and keeps you turning the pages. I just wish the story had been longer. Sapphire's vulnerability is the heart of this story and Adam is the man to heal her. Sapphire and Adam's passion is steamy and naughty and will leave you breathless. Now I'm wondering about Sapphire's brother, Aries. Could his story be on the agenda? I hope so!