Midnight Ride

Midnight RideTyler Jenkins was working as a ranch hand but will quickly find he will be doing twice the work when he starts to help out a widow. Tyler didn’t find the task exhausting as it gave him an excuse to be by Janie.

Janie Smithwick has been widowed for a year now and the pain was still there, though she will find that she was mending as she started to desire again. Janie should have been wanting someone closer to her age but she will be attracted to a ranch hand.

Midnight Ride is the first book in the series Midnight Cowboys by Cat Johnson. I really liked this book. I thought it was a great start to this cowboy series. Within the book there was some fire and passion that burned between these characters but it was sweet as it was a courtship as well.

Ever since reading the series Oklahoma Nights I was waiting to read Tyler’s story where he had appeared. I had liked his character right away. He was charismatic, a flirt, funny and sweet. Now although he had a way with the ladies I wouldn’t say he was a true player. He definitely got around but it wasn’t as much as others thought. I liked that he was giving up his ways the moment he saw Janie. Janie’s character was someone who was still healing. Although she was ready to move on, she was scared especially to move on with a man who was over 10 years younger than her.

Throughout the book I kept thinking that nothing can really come of this because of the age difference but love does not work around ages. If you love somebody, you love them. I liked that Cat Johnson was letting the woman, a thirty six year old, find love with a younger man, a twenty five year old. For me this age gap is pretty common with historical romances, though its usually the man who is 10 years older than the young woman.

So the second book will be coming out this month and the third book will be coming out in February of 2016. Can’t wait to continue the series.

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One Night with a Cowboy

One Night with a CowboyTucker Jenkins was not looking for anyone special but he will be immediately interested in Becca. After one steamy night his thoughts will be focused on her but seeing her again was not possible with the distance. Tuck will be shocked to find out that she will not be in New York but right at the college he worked at.

Becca Hart was ready for a new start after losing her job and boyfriend all in the same day. She will get a fresh start in Oklahoma as an associate professor. The only problem was the one night stand she had happened to be working at the same college.

One Night with a Cowboy is the first book in the series Oklahoma Nights by Cat Johnson. This was my first time reading anything from Cat Johnson and was I was not disappointed. I thought the book was good and was entertaining to read, and of course the cover on the book isn’t too bad to look at.

Alright so this book starts out pretty simple with Becca who is heartbroken, well not too heartbroken, but is encouraged to let loose. Becca will have a steamy hot one night stand. The steamy attraction does not die overnight between Becca and Tuck as they will still have it throughout the book. The only problem is that they are fighting a real relationship. Becca is just out of a relationship while Tuck doesn’t want anything serious. Of course that will only last so long.

I liked Becca’s character who took a chance, which was risky, though it was what she needed at the time. She was shy but passionate, especially with Tuck. Tuck’s character was not the cliche cocky cowboy, although he had his moments. Now from the cover you think its going to be all about sex but it wasn’t. There was a romance that was building between them, but there was a problem at the school. Faculty members were not allowed to date. In order to save Becca’s job Tuck will find a way to distance himself. I thought it was a little much when Tuck thought about how to distance himself but it got you to the happy ending.

I will be reading Emma’s story next.

The Pirate and The Cowboy

The Pirate, The Adventure & The CowboyThe Pirate

Katherine Inskip needed a vacation and her friends decided to help her. They will arrange for Katherine to have a vacation for one month on an island. Katherine will be upset but will find that the island might be interesting especially with the captivating Jared Hawthorne.

I liked the story. It was definitely a quick read for me. I found Katherine’s character entertaining with her attitude. She was not a mean person just overworked. I liked Jared’s character. He was a confident man, a little cocky, but overall a good man. Within the book there is a mystery with what is happening on the island which is what Katherine will stumble upon.

The Cowboy

Margaret Lark has to go to her father who is dating her ex’s mother. She doesn’t want anything to do with her ex, Rafe Cassidy, as she had been hurt a year ago. She didn’t want to reopen that wound but Rafe will not let her forget what they had and he will be persistent.

I really liked the third book which concludes the trilogy. I liked Margaret’s character who was fueled by anger still over the man that she had loved. I liked that she fought hard to keep her guard up around him as she did not want to be pulled back in. Rafe’s character was the smooth one with a killer instinct. Though you will find that Rafe is not quite the ruthless business man he once was. So the story was simple but it kept me interested with the characters and with a side mystery. Someone was leaking information to the enemy and Rafe will have to find out who. The choices are limited so you could guess easily but I liked it nevertheless.

The Creed Legacy

the creed legacyBrody Creed was back in Lonesome Bend to settle down and to repair the rift that had torn apart his family. He will be building a house for himself but a woman to share it with was on his mind. There was only one woman, Carolyn. The only problem was that he had screwed up years ago with her.

Carolyn Simmons had her heart broken by Brody years ago and it still hurt to this day. With him back in town she had to see him often which had her wanting things she knew would be bad for her heart.

The Creed Legacy is the third and final book to the series Creed Cowboy by Linda Lael Miller. I thought this was a very engaging book that left you with a smile on your face as the Creed brothers found their happy ending.

When I read the previous book I had wondered about Brody’s story. Towards the end you got to hear what had happened to Brody which was tragic though it wasn’t the complete story. Miller will fill in the gaps with the third book and you will feel bad for Brody for losing the woman he loved but cheer him on since he was being a good man. Although there was part of me that thought he was being an idiot for not telling Carolyn what had happened sooner. I get that it was tragic and he was hurt but so was she. Well Brody will get a second chance with the woman he loves even though it is not an easy path that he will be taking. Carolyn doesn’t make it simple on him and I liked that but she had a big heart and will open it again for him. She is a vulnerable character thanks to her past but she is also strong.

Well I have now read the second and third book to the series and I only have the first book to read to finish off the series.

Creed’s Honor

Creed's HonorConnor Creed is a hardworking rancher who is working on his uncle’s legacy. He will enjoy the work but when his estranged twin brother comes back home he will be angry. His thoughts though will be torn between his twin brother and a woman he was starting to have feelings for.

Tricia McCall was in Colorado to help sell her family’s property. She will find herself meeting up again with Connor. She will be torn as she was still in a relationship back in Seattle, although it was fading fast, but her feelings for Connor were strong.

Creed’s Honor is the second book to the series Creed Cowboy by Linda Lael Miller. I have read several books by her and found them heartwarming. This one is very much similar with the heartbreaking plot between the brothers and a promise of love between Connor and Tricia. I liked this story but I did feel like I was already in a story that was already being told. You can follow it along without any problem but there are times that I like to make sure I read a series from the beginning. I will have to find and read the first and third book to know all about this Creed family.

Now I am always one to love a love story and I thought that Connor and Tricia were sweet once they got around to admitting that they have feelings. So besides the love story there was intrigue that was with the twin brother, Brody. You disliked him for the smug way about him but I wondered if it was true. Well that thought really came about half way through the book. I wanted to believe in the brother as it felt there was something that was missing. Due to what you find out about Brody I really want to read the third book to know the entire story.

Big Sky Summer

Big Sky SummerWalker Parrish has lived for years on the sideline when it came to his kids. They only knew him as a friend but that will soon be changing when Casey moves to his town. He will finally start to have a relationship with his own kids and the woman he has loved.

Casey Elder wants a normal life for her children. She loves music and performing but wonders if she has made a mistake with how she raised them and that she kept them away from their father, Walker.

Big Sky Summer is the fourth book from Parable, Montana series by Linda Lael Miller. I had been wondering how the story of Casey and Walker would play out. It was an uphill battle between them and the kids as they got over the shock of finding out who their father was and where to go from there.

I liked the story for the characters as they had flaws like Casey who I wasn’t warming up to all the time. I think it was because of the situation she put her kids into along with Walker, but she does redeem herself. She is a good mother who was scared and on the verge of a big career. I liked Casey and Walker’s explosive passion that happened every time they were together alone. Now Walker was a cowboy through and through. He played the part of friend to the kids and it kind of broke your heart that he was only on the sideline. With the turmoil that happened there is still a happy ending that brings the family together.

The last book I have from Linda Lael Miller is Big Sky Wedding.

Big Sky River

Big Sky RiverSheriff Boone Taylor is a widower trying to get used to having his kids living back with him and still trying to get over the death of his wife. Boone doesn’t like the fact that he has feelings starting for his neighbor and will soon start resisting that pull of attraction.

Tara Kendall has made Montana her home but she misses her step kids and will now have the chance to see them again. Tara’s only problem will be with her next door neighbor who she thought was a jerk turned out to be better than she realized.

Big Sky River is the third book to Linda Lael Miller’s series Parable, Montana. With this next book I liked it. It wasn’t my favorite of the series but overall enjoyable.

Boone was a widower and very moody at times but it is understandable. I liked that he finally got his act together and shape up with his kids and pursing Tara for an actual relationship. Tara is hard working and loves her step-kids. She grows a backbone finally when dealing with her ex-husband and when dealing with Boone. What I liked about the two characters was that their relationship did not start with love at first sight. It was an uphill battle for both of them to get over their mistrust and grief.

Casey and Walker’s story is next in Big Sky Summer.