Saturday, January 12, 2013
Read from January 10 to 12, 2013
My favorite steamy Cowboy romance author does it again. Lorelei James never disappoints! Get ready for another romp with the MacKays!
She’s a little bit country, and he’s…not.
Arizona businessman and long-lost McKay love child Gavin Daniels has been awarded sole custody of his teenage daughter Sierra for one year. In order to steer Sierra back on track after a brush with the law, he pulls up stakes and heads to Wyoming, looking for support from his ranching family...even if he isn't sure where they fit in the McKay dynamic. He’s prepared for every contingency with the move: the less-than-enthusiastic response from his daughter, learning to run his corporation remotely, but he’s thrown for a loop when his new housemate, Rielle, is a whole lot sexier, funnier and sassier than he remembered.
Rielle Wetzler has finally overcome the stigma of having hippie parents and being a young single mother. In the two years since she sold her ailing B&B to Gavin Daniels, she’s become financially stable running the homespun businesses she loves. But now Gavin is in Sundance to claim the house that’s rightfully his. Although Rielle knew this day would come, she isn't prepared to leave the home she built for herself and her now-grown daughter. And to further complicate matters, her long-dormant libido is definitely not ready to live with this newly buff Gavin—who isn't a cowboy, but has the take-charge attitude to prove he’s all McKay.
Sharing a roof, their troubles and their triumphs is too much temptation, and before long, Gavin and Rielle are sharing a bed. But sharing their hearts and lives forever? That’s a whole ’nother ball of wax.
Warning: Contains a feisty, independent heroine who doesn't need a man to take care of her needs outside the bedroom and a sweet, sexy and bossy hero who’s up to the challenge of proving her wrong
I love that each hero and heroine of JL's books are so different and this one particularly hit me because she had the courage once again to step out of the norm and have "older" male and female protagonists. Rielle is 40 and Gavin is 43 one has a college aged child and the other a teenager. Yes, with a teenager as part of the story there was a bit more angst than usual but I sure am hoping that JL is setting that up for another book in the future. Out of all the Rough Rider books I think in a lot of ways this one was more *real* more *conventional* oh the living situation might not have been "conventional" but the characters certainly were. The issues they dealt with as a couple with children was very real and some of the other family relationships hit home as well. Speaking of the MacKay family it was wonderful to see most of them make an appearance somewhere in this book. I am also hoping that with Boone and Sierra finding the reason for the MacKay-West conflict that it will lead to new stories coming from history as well. JL's plots are great they always take you the long way around to the HEA and I adore that..she mixes in a bit of intergue or a desperate situation and lets her lovers take their time finding love. I can't wait to see if Gavin, Rielle and the gang show up in the next novel!
4 bright and shiney stars for book 14 of the Rough Rider series. I highly recommend this book for those who love a good cowboy or a good man related to cowboys:)