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.

In the Barrister’s Chambers

In the Barrister's ChambersLady Evelyn Darlington needed help clearing her almost betrothed of the charges that were brought against him. She knew there was only one man she could trust for the task, Barrister Jack Harding. She will trust him to clear Randolph of murder, but as they work closely together the feelings she felt as a girl resurface and Evelyn will be shocked to finding herself falling love.

Mr. Jack Harding is a Barrister and is good at his job. He stops at nothing from giving a fair trial. He will be given the task to help Evelyn who was his mentor’s daughter. He will feel the need to help due to  honor but other feelings for the daughter will rise and soon will be pursuing her for much more.

In the Barrister’s Chambers is the first book to the Regency Barrister series from Tina Gabrielle. Overall I liked the book as it kept me reading from beginning to the end. I wasn’t sure if I would like it as the first scene is having the reader step into the court room and waiting for a sentence that is about to happen. That kind of plot doesn’t always get me interested, of course the court room is not where the main plot of the story lies as you are quickly brought into a story of an actress being murdered and a man running away claiming innocence. So there was that intrigue which will keep you with the book.

The hero and heroine, Jack and Evelyn, were both strong characters and had strong convictions when they needed to do something. Nothing will deviate them from their path of clearing Randolph’s name from the murder charge. Then again when lust overwhelms them and they will give into temptation that had always been there from the beginning. I liked that Evelyn and Jack didn’t give right into temptation as she was almost engaged and that would make him biased on the case, but they will not wait forever.

The villain I had a feeling of at the very beginning. Not because they were being sneaky or anything, just that I guessed the person you wouldn’t see as the murderer. Now why they went ahead and killed the actress that was a guessing game as well because there are many reasons why a person would commit murder. Tina Gabrielle does not leave her readers in suspense as the villain will confess all towards the end.

I am interested in reading the sequel book to the series to find out more about these barristers.

If werewolves are real what else? Bigfoot?

Loving the first book of the series Wild About You from Vicki Lewis Thompson I was happy to find the next book Werewolves in North Woods without problems. I had to find out more about the Wallace packs as this sequel followed Roarke, Aidan’s little brother.

Abby Winchell is visiting her grandfather as he has now found proof of a bigfoot sighting. She loves him and wants him to move down to Arizona so she can take care of him. She goes to see him and helps him prove that he is right but Roarke Wallace will be the one standing in her way that is until she finds out more about Roarke.

Roarke Wallace is a professor of Anthropology. He has come to Portland to prove that Bigfoot does not exist even though Roarke knows it is true. He is here to disprove Earl Winchell but finds himself meeting the granddaughter and is intrigued. His intrigue goes straight to lust. He knows he has to maintain it but the attraction will get the better of him and only draw them closer on their hike.

This sequel ends the stories on the New York pack, of course I’m sure their names will appear in the next stories Thompson writes.

The thing I like so far about this series is that its a good story. There is humor, desire, adventure and a little mystery. Roarke and Abby embark on a hike to help bigfoot find a new home and to give Earl some relief that he was right. I like that the playboy Roarke is being taken in by a human woman, something he said he would avoid like the plague. But that is like most werewolf stories, when a mate is found it is hard keep away.

I liked how Thompson creates these books around the most influential families in the werewolf community. I am intrigued by this series and can’t wait for more.

Bad Boys Do

The next day quickly I opened up the book Bad Boys Do. Since reading the first book of the series Donovan Brothers Brewery I was completely invested in the series, I had to find out what would happen with Jamie.

Jamie Donovan has decided to change his ways. He didn’t want a causal relationship that was just sex. He wanted to be taken serious especially to his older brother. He wanted to get educated on how to improve the brewery. He didn’t expect though to find a woman in this class that intrigued him, his teacher.

Olivia Bishop did not love teaching but it was something she knew how to do. With a divorce behind her she still had to provide for herself. Olivia’s goal was to enjoy life, to try something different. She was horrified to find herself in Jamie’s attention as she was six years older than him. Age was thrown aside and Olivia let herself go into the arms of Jamie Donovan.

I can’t get enough of this series Donovan Brothers Brewery. This series feels real with the siblings drama that happens throughout the book. You can’t help but love the feisty dialogue that travels through the story. As the second book of the series you already know the siblings but now Victoria Dahl gives insight in Jamie.

Jamie Donovan is everything a playboy should be but I loved that he was changing his ways and it was with an older woman. He found someone who let him be himself, his better self. I liked that Dahl gets Jamie to grow as he had changed from the first book, you also see a darker side of Jamie which was interesting to read.

I love Olivia. She was a shy woman who didn’t know her own self worth. Dahl lets her evolve throughout the story. She becomes confident as her time with Jamie is spent. Dahl includes her ex-husband which was the cliche professor and someone you wanted to hate.

I found myself disliking the older brother Eric as well due to his poor mood he is always in and for those who have read the first book and this one would understand. Of course I can’t hate his character the entire time through the book, but I am intrigued to read his story.

Taming Natasha by Nora Roberts

Taming Natasha by Nora Roberts is a great first book to the series of The Stanislaski Family. Romance readers will love to read how Natasha and Spence will come to terms and find more than comfort in each others arms.

Natasha Stanislaski is the oldest daughter with three other siblings. She once was a ballet dancer but now she owns a toy store. Spence Kimball is a famous composer now turned teacher. Each have been burned by the ones they thought they loved. Now they will find love in each others arms but will Natasha be able to let go of her past to invite love again.

I wanted to keep reading. Nora Roberts I find goes very quickly. I keep turning the pages wanting to know what is going to happen. The first book of the series was not a disappointment.

I love Natasha’s character and how solumn she is but still very warm. Spence is practical but filled with love. The Stanislaski family is perfect. A real warm loving family that will do anything for each other.

I liked how Roberts created the family to be Russian and kept it going with the broken English.

Taming Natasha a fantastic first book to the series The Stanislaski Family. Romance readers will fall for Spence and Natasha’s love story.

For The Love of Lilah by Nora Roberts

The third book, For The Love of Lilah, was amazing as all the other books so far in the series by Nora Roberts. The story of the sisters have intrigued me throughout all the pages so far and the mystery of the necklace is getting closer.

Max is a Professor at Cornell and Lilah works at a nature preservation. The two are completely opposite but fate brings them together when Max is shipped wrecked and Lilah dives into to save him. From the very beginning the two are at each other but Lilah needs more than his lust. She needs him to love her. The two will have some problems as the thief is still in the picture and trying to get the emeralds and he is not working alone.

I like the new addition of Max being with Lilah I like their dynamics in the story. One is a philosopher and the other is about the elements and fate. Perfect opposites. There scenes get steamier than the previous one.

The family are all in the picture still and they learn some new things about the past and who Bianca’s lover was which lead into the next book.

I like that throughout the books you are going back in time to hear the thoughts of Bianca but in the third book it is getting more pronounced. I like the past since Roberts blurs past and present together. It is interesting to read how things are repeating and the family’s of the past are coming into play with the present.