Author: Cat Johnson


A PRINCE AMONG MEN by Cat JohnsonA Prince Among Men by Cat Johnson
Series: Red,
Genres: Contemporary, Men in Uniform
Reviewed by:Publisher
Published by Samhain Publishing


On tour in the middle of nowhere Afghanistan, Sergeant Ryan Pettit has started a blog to give him something to do in his downtime and although he might not be able to get on it every day, it’s still something he looks forward to.  Ryan also looks forward to the exchanges he has with one of his readers—a woman he only knows is named Vicki.  Their exchanges have gotten a bit suggestive with the undertones, which is a nice thing to look forward to after the nastiness of war that Ryan faces every day.


Vicki Vanover is a reporter, and she has finally received the go-ahead to do a very special report: The struggles of the women in Afghanistan to come out of the shadows and not be treated as objects by the men there or be harmed because they want what other women in the world have.  Now, she has to find a way to actually reach the women, because she certainly has no access to them at the U.S. base.  One afternoon, Vicki notices a soldier who might be her way to get off the base and go deeper into the countryside.  She just has to figure out a way to get his agreement.


Ryan and the rest of his unit are amazed when Vicki is brought to their post out of the blue—a very untypical move by their leader that is compounded when Ryan learns exactly how it happened, and that he is assigned to help Vicki move on fast.  Ryan is always ready to follow orders, however, these particular orders are going to be very hard to fulfill when Ryan’s instincts are telling him to keep Vicki close.  Vicki has accomplished part of her mission, but she isn’t any closer to meeting the Afghani women she needs to meet for her story.  However, she is getting a very up close and personal look at the hardships and dangers of the soldiers stationed all over Afghanistan.  When what should have been just an inconvenience turns into a mission of life, death, and maybe even an international incident, Vicki struggles with the reality of what she and Ryan are developing.  Ryan is about to engage in the hardest battle of his life—to show Vicki that love will always win the war.


Two people meet totally unexpectedly and discover that love and fate will always concur no matter the circumstances.  Ryan and Vicki have a very unusual journey in A Prince Among Men.  I loved how Ryan and Vicki actually came together on different fronts at the same time without knowing it a first.  I just knew that Vicki’s determination would get her into an odd situation, but I didn’t expect just what that situation would be. However, it was wonderful.  Ryan was the ultimate soldier following his orders, even when his lust was involved. He just gave them a twist this time when his orders involved Vicki.  I ended up chuckling a few times at the situations Ryan and Vicki ended up in, and I teared-up when Ryan proved to Vicki that she had won his heart.  I also loved the play off the title on Ryan and Vicki’s book with a secondary character and the trouble that happens when Allies try to get away with white lies.  A Prince Among Men has the best of all emotions: suspense, danger, humor and, of course, red-hot passion.


COWBOY LUST: EROTIC ROMANCE FOR WOMENCowboy Lust: Erotic Romance for Women by Anna Meadows, Cari Quinn, Cat Johnson, Chaparrita, Charlene Teglias, Cheyenne Blue, Delilah Devlin, Kimber Vale, Lissa Matthews, Lorelei James, M. Marie, Michael Bracken, Nena Clements, Randi Alexander, Sedona Fox, Tahira Iqbal
Genres: Erotic, Western
Reviewed by:Publisher
Published by Cleiss Press

Reviewed by Miranda

Fans of Lorelei James will enjoy the delightful foreward she has written for Cowboy Lust.  It gives the reader great insight to her famous cowboys.


“Riding Double” by Cari Quinn

Danica Yardley has a thing for hot cowboy Jack but she’s too afraid to take a chance on love.  Therefore, she plans some casual fun.  She decides it’s time to bring her twin Colleen into the picture and have a threesome with Jack.  But what will Jack say?


Cari Quinn’s Riding Double is sexy and humorous.  Danica gets more than she bargained for as Jack proves to be an Alpha cowboy in Riding Double!


“Under the Southern Cross” by Cheyenne Blue

Sam saw something she shouldn’t and now she is hiding in the outback under witness protection.  If only she could hide her attraction to Jake, a station jackaroo, as well as she hides her identity.  When these two come together sparks fly but will their passion get them killed?


Under the Southern Cross is a fast-paced romance with a little bit of suspense and a whole lot of attraction.  Cheyenne Blue’s aussie romance rocks!


“Banging the Cowboy” by Randi Alexander

Drummer Annie Paris has had her eyes set on cowboy Rafe McCord for the past year but his reputation kept her away.  She needs a relationship not a one-night-stand but when he asks her out her hormones take over.


Randi Alexander’s Banging the Cowboy is a spicy erotic treat.  When Annie and Rafe get together they make beautiful music.


“Ladies Love Country Boys” by Cat Johnson

Businesswoman Julia Craven finds herself broken down in the middle of nowhere.  While waiting for a tow she spies a fair and decides to have a little fun.  Rodeo Cowboy Morgan Mitchell thought his wildest ride was going to be on a bull but once he spied Julia he knew he had to have her.


A bad night turns really, really good when Julia and Morgan heat things up at the rodeo.  Ladies Love Country Boys is an excellent erotic novella.


“Drought” by Michael Bracken

After teacher Amanda Wilcox sprains her ankle running Cowboy Cade Garrett comes to her rescue.  Things heat up as the two attend the Cattleman’s Ball together.  Will a rescue lead to love?


Bracken’s Drought gives the reader the right amount of sweet and naughty.


“Roped” by Charlene Teglias

Regan Morris is having a Blue Christmas until her friend Nancy forces her to attend a holiday party.  She’s having fun until she comes face-to-face with the man she ran away from years earlier.  This time Jonas is not letting her go.


Get ready to be tied up in Charlene Teglia’s Roped.  Jonas and Regan create plenty of fireworks that keep this novella interesting.


“Rough Stock” by M. Marie

Bronco rider Kennedy Rawlings took a bad fall a year ago and now she’s back in the same place ready to get back in the ring.  But first she needs some relaxation only one special cowboy can provide.


Rough Stock is a slow building story that leads to a strong finish.


“The Ranch Hand” by Sedona Fox

Charlene has grown up in a man’s world.  She loves her father’s ranch and is disturbed to learn he has arranged for her to marry.  When her intended’s ranch hand shows up the sparks fly.  How will they deal with their budding feelings when her intended arrives?


Sedona Fox’s The Ranch Hand is one of my faves.  This little western historical provides the right amount of humor and sex.


“Small Town Famous” by Lissa Matthews

Bethann and Tommy have been together forever but she’s afraid his eye may be wondering to the cute coed’s in town.  Bethann goes to extremes and lands herself in jail where Tommy must go to extremes to prove his love.


Small Town Famous is a funny novella.  This quick page-turner is full of spice.


“The Storm” by Tahira Iqbal

Candace crashes her vehicle during a bad storm.  She’s lucky her ex-Brent comes to her rescue.  All he wants in return is to win her heart all over again.


The Storm is a sexy reunion romance.  Candace and Brent make for a steamy couple.


“Caught Unawares” by Nena Clements

Reece McCord has the hots for his best friends little sister Lacy.  When he spots her screaming while running into the pond he offers her assistance.  He never expected the day to end with a happily ever after.


Caught Unawares starts off quite funny and ends downright hotly.  Reece and Lacey are perfect for each other.


“Some Like It Dirty” by Kimber Vale

Jenna McManus is headed to the country for her company and this city girl is totally out of her element.  Good thing there is a hot cowboy to come to her rescue.


Kimber Vale’s Some Like It Dirty is another favorite of mine.  Jenna makes me laugh so much at the beginning.  And her sexy rescuer turns up the heat in a major way.  Some Like It Dirty is the perfect afternoon treat.


“Raney’s Last Ride” by Chaparrita

When Sarah finds her husband dead she goes to extremes to seek revenge.


Raney’s Last Ride has plenty of sex but not many connections.  I couldn’t get into this story.


“Runaway Bride” by Delilah Devlin

Jackson Lowry is going to get the woman he loves even if he has to kidnap her, tie her up and kill her with pleasure.


Runaway Bride is a delicious treat.  Sammi Jo and Jackson are hilarious and their chemistry is blistering.


“She Don’t Stay The Night” by Anna Meadows

Buckley wondered onto Adabella’s land and became a ranch hand one that Adabella fell in love with.  After years of grooming and dancing around each other they may find happiness.


She Don’t Stay The Night is a sweet story but not a favorite of mine.  The novella has emotion but not as much passion.


Cowboy Lust is a great compilation of western erotic novellas.  While I didn’t like all of the stories, I enjoyed most of them. The stand outs were definitely Kimber Vale’s Some Like It Dirty, Cheyenne Blue’s Under the Southern Cross and The Ranch Hand by Sedona Fox.

THE COMMANDER by Cat Johnson

THE COMMANDER by Cat JohnsonThe Commander by Cat Johnson
Series: Red,
Genres: Contemporary, Military
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Published by Samhain Publishing

Reviewed by Jo

Just when they thought they were out of last chances, love comes around again. Red, Hot, & Blue, Book 12To his men on his SpecOps team, Hank Miller is simply the commander. They treat him like he’s more than a mere man, but Hank would be the first to admit he is full of the same fears, feelings and desires. He just doesn’t let them show. The military is his life, and that’s all he needs—until he travels to Pigeon Hollow for a wedding and meets the woman his men reverently call “Mama”. Lois Gordon is nothing like Hank envisioned. Instead of the plump, older woman happily baking pies in her farmhouse kitchen, Lois is a smart, sexy powerhouse who runs Gordon Equine...and tempts him to break all his own rules. The heat between them quickly flares into a weekend fling hotter than Lois’s oven. But with Hank’s dangerous career and two failed marriages between them, forever could be too much to ask for. Warning: Contains one smoking-hot mama and a man tough enough to not need pot holders to handle her.

Hank Miller has worked long and hard for his position in the military and for the last few years he has been the commander in charge of one of the best special ops teams.  While in just as good of shape as his men, time is starting to pass Hank by it seems.  After being misidentified during a training op, Hank begins to wonder if it’s time to accept a different job.  When asked to attend a wedding for one of his men, Hank agrees to and travels to a small town and meets a woman he only knew as “Mama” and gets the shock of his life.

Lois Gordon knows that she is really young to be the mother for three adult men, but they are the best thing that happened from her disaster of a marriage at a really young age.  Lois has worked long and hard to not only keep the family horse ranch in the family but to also raise her sons to be great men.  When one of her sons decides to have a rushed wedding at the ranch, Lois agrees and does her best to be ready for the crowd of people showing up.  Lois knows that the entire special ops team, that two of her sons are part of, is arriving along with the man who runs it. 

When Lois and Hank meet for the first time an instant heat sets both of them aback as neither expected to ever feel that type of feeling again.  Between baking pies and bachelorette and bachelor parties, these two middle age parents engage in a hot and silent weekend fling.  Neither Lois nor Hank do one night stands nor flings but it seems that the cards are against them as they will part when the weekend is over.  However, neither Lois nor Hank want to forget about the passion that sprang up between them and it will take all the logical and technical experience that Hank has gained to find a way to keep Lois and his career – not to mention informing both his and Lois’s children.

A wedding brings a second chance to two special people who never expected love to sprinkle dust on them a second time.  Lois and Hank learn that passion the second time around can be even hotter and more special in The Commander.  I have to admit that after reading the entire series so far, Hank really had been just the commander to the special ops guys for me also.  But once I learned more about Hank, I knew that he deserved the same type of happy ending that his men did.  I also have to admit the same thing with Lois, she was just the mother to two of the guys, and yet again I was drawn in to her back-story as it rolled out.  I loved watching as Lois and Hank met and then experienced a hot wave of passion. I just knew they had to find a way to make their future happen. I thought that Hank’s way to get all of Lois’s sons home was very crafty.  The Commander is a tale of fast blossoming love and hot passion for one well deserving couple, combined with the humor of life happening.


MATT by Cat Johnson

MATT by Cat JohnsonMatt by Cat Johnson
Series: Red,
Genres: Contemporary, Erotic
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Published by Samhain Publishing

Reviewed by Jo

Some SpecOp assignments are more special than others. Red, Hot, & Blue, Book 11Matt Coleman. Task Force Zeta’s computer expert. Certified genius. Dateless loser. He’s getting damned tired of watching his teammates pair off, while the only thing he’s had his hands on lately is a computer keyboard. Even Sam, the Omega team’s communications guy—who Matt only knows through daily instant messages—is going on missions while Matt sits home, bored and jealous. Until he finally gets a shot at an assignment in Dubai. As the only female on Omega team, Samantha Foster isn’t surprised that the mission to Dubai is all hers. After all, only a woman can infiltrate a modern-day harem to ferret out a terrorist-minded mole. The big surprise is when she’s sent along with a guest’s dinner as dessert—and finds Matt on the other side of the bedroom door. After he gets over the shock that Sam is a woman, Matt is more than happy to help her in any way he can. In the shower. In the bed. Oh yeah, and on the computer too. This book has been previously published. Warning: What happens in the harem doesn't always stay in the harem.

Matt Coleman is the computer expert for his special ops team – Zeta.  Matt might be a certified genius and a great tactician, but he is really tired of watching his fellow team members having a great love life while his is a disaster.  Matt is getting so desperate that he is taking extreme measures – online dating service.  That quickly proves to be a disaster also.  It seems that the only highlight in Matt’s day is to chat with a fellow special ops computer expert for the Omega team – Sam.  And now even Sam is getting to go on an op while Matt sits.

Samantha Foster has had to fight like crazy to be seen as a full member of team Omega and not just as a girl.  Her nickname Sam has helped but when even her commander tries to shield Sam from anything that might even possibly be dangerous, Sam knows she has a long ways to go.  When her team receives an op in Dubai, it has to be Sam who goes undercover – she is the only woman and she will have to infiltrate a harem to complete her job and find a terrorist. 

Matt is sent to Dubai because one of his programs isn’t working right.  Part of that job is staying at the sheik’s home.  But Matt isn’t about to accept the offerings from the harem that are sent his way.  That is until the night when the woman sent to him is clearly an American and a further shock – his buddy Sam is a sexy woman and she is out to capture a terrorist with no back up.  Matt instantly teams up with Sam, both in bed and out of it, to not only capture the person they are after but they might even be able to set a net that will give both teams future intelligence if done right.  Now they just need to set the trap and get out safely.  But when Matt arrives back to his room, it’s to discover that Sam is gone and he can only hope that her team came to her rescue.  When Matt gets home will he find Sam safe and will they figure out a way to explore the feelings that they found while in Dubai?

When two special ops computer experts meet in Dubai sparks fly and it’s not only in the bedroom.  Matt and Sam discover that they have much more in common than computers and special ops in Matt.  I just knew that Matt would have to have his day in the sun and was really happy to see him get Sam.  I could understand Sam’s frustration at being held back because she was a woman, even though she had qualified to be part of her team just like all the men.  I loved how surprised both Sam and Matt were when they came face-to-face in Dubai, but I wasn’t surprised that their feelings exploded because they had been chat buddies for so long.  I also loved how devious they were at setting their trap and can’t wait to see the results in future books.  I can only hope that Matt and Sam find a way to not only explore their connection together but that they discover the love that the rest of team Zeta have found.  Matt proves that love and friendship can happen when you least expect it and that it can be hot and spicy even when danger surrounds you.

BULL by Cat Johnson

BULL by Cat JohnsonBull by Cat Johnson
Series: Red, Hot and Blue #10
Genres: Contemporary, Military
Reviewed by:Publisher
Published by Samhain Publishing

Reviewed by Jo

When the going gets tough, the tough go out with a bang. Red, Hot, & Blue, Book 10Spec Op “Bull” Ford is as big as his nickname. His team, the civilians he protects, whether they know it or not, all depend on him. But beneath his stony exterior beats the heart of a caring man—unless he’s crossed. Between her job as professional harpist and fending off an ex-boyfriend who won’t take the hint, Marly feels like a circus juggler. She doesn’t need some oversized, overzealous security guard accusing her of being a terrorist—as if a five-foot-nothing woman in a ball gown could threaten anyone. Though when the real terrorists strike, she’s more than grateful to have Bull at her side...or on top, which certainly makes what could be her last breaths memorable. But after Bull takes the brunt of the explosion, Marly is left with feelings for a man who doesn’t remember who she is. And by the time the red-hot memories come flooding back, the trail to her heart may have gone cold. Warning: Contains explosive sexual encounters—literally!

Bull Ford is a special ops guy with a very specialized team.  He knows that every member has to be at their best in order to pull off their jobs, so when he takes a misstep in a training exercise and his team loses it’s his entire fault.  That same night his love life, what there is of it, goes down the tubes too.  So when Bull is given what should have been a simple babysitting job with a senator, he doesn’t expect to end up in a bathtub with a woman or the intense experience he has with that same woman and that was only part of what happened that night.

Marly Spenser is a harpist who has a gig tonight, a gig that her ex-boyfriend arranged for her.   That would be fine except the ex hasn’t gotten that part through his head yet and now Marly’s nerves are shot and her music is suffering for it.  All she can hope for is that her many hours of practice and experience will come through when it counts.  This gig could lead to many more well paying gigs.  While setting up, Marly notices a huge and handsome man who must be security of some form by how he is acting. 

Bull notices the sexy harpist right away as the night begins but when the senator shows up, it’s business as usual.  That is until Bull receives intel that there is a bomb set to go off and it’s a packed room.  To top it off, Bull learns that there was no harpist scheduled for the entertainment.  Of course Bull goes right to Marly to find out what she knows.  Things are moving fast and furious when Bull learns that Marly really was scheduled and now he must save her from the bomb while his team shows up and goes into action.  Intense emotions leads to one sexy encounter between Marly and Bull and a fright filled one.  Marly learns what happened to Bull and goes to him in the hospital, only to see something that destroys her hopes that they might have a future.  When Bull remembers that night and learns about what happened, it’s his turn to go and hope for a future between him and Marly.  Can one intense encounter turn into a loving future for two totally different people? 

One night of suspense and sex just might be the beginnings of a wonderful relationship, if fate turns in their favor.  Bull and Marly are reaching for their future and hoping on fate in Bull.  I wasn’t surprised that Bull took it to heart when a minor mistake on his part ended a training exercise in defeat – even though there were other members of his team who should have seen what was going on too.  I was hoping for Bull and Marly from the first time they met because I could already see that they both needed a new direction and a steady relationship.  I was surprised at how hot and fast they came together and later felt so bad for Marly when she heard something but didn’t understand the entire story.  I loved that Bull immediately went to Marly and put his heart on the line while explaining what had happened.  Bull is a hot and sexy night, which proves just how fast love can happen when everything is just right. A great continuation of my favorite ops team members. 


One Night With a Cowboy by Cat Johnson Genres: Contemporary, Fiction Reviewed by:PublisherPublished by Kensington Publishing Corp. Reviewed by Miranda One Sweet Ride. . .Oh yeah. A single look at the leggy blonde in the stands and Tucker Jenkins is ready to buck all night long. It’s time to forget all about his cheating exContinue Reading

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