• Email Joy or Melissa to ask about our AD Specials!

  • New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery invites you back to Fool's Gold

  • New York Times Bestseller Susan Mallery returns to Fool's Gold with Before We Kiss!

Author: Cristal Ryder

ROCK-HARD HEAT by Cristal Ryder

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Source: Publisher
This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
ROCK-HARD HEAT by Cristal RyderRock-Hard Heat by Cristal Ryder
Published by Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc on 2012-08-31
Genres: Contemporary, Erotica
Pages: 26
Reviewed by Shayna

Unable to stay away from her sexy cowboy, Jenna flies back to him and the Colorado Rockies. A part of her stayed in the wild and rugged west after she left and she wants to rekindle their passion. And uncover the potential riches hidden in this majestic landscape. Chet sets out to mine a special place in Jenna's heart with love and their undeniable chemistry. Their steamy affair has Jenna searching for more than gold in the mountains-she wants Chet's rock-hard love, anywhere she can get it.

Over the winter, Jenna fell in love with Colorado cowboy Chet, but she had to return home to her life in eastern Canada.  Now back in the Rocky Mountains for the summer, Jenna can’t bear the thought of leaving Chet again; not to mention she still wants to find his great-great-uncle’s hidden gold mine.  Jenna knows Chet loves her, but once again it’s up to her whether to play it safe and return home at the end of her vacation or take a risk and stay with her lover.

Rock-Hard Heat is even better than its predecessor, Elemental Heat!  In Rock-Hard Heat Cristal Ryder answers all the burning questions I (and likely other readers) had after finishing Elemental Heat plus brings Jenna and Chet’s love story to a satisfying conclusion.  Chet is as sweetly romantic as ever, but Jenna is now more certain of herself and her desire to be with Chet.  I can’t say much about Rock-Hard Heat without spoiling the story, but I will say that — in addition to red-hot eroticism — expect at least one swoon-worthy moment.

I highly recommend reading Elemental Heat before beginning this story, as Rock-Hard Heat reads almost like an extended epilogue to the first book.  However, even if you read Rock-Hard Heat as a standalone I think you’ll find it to be a lovely story.

ELEMENTAL HEAT by Cristal Ryder

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Source: Publisher
This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
ELEMENTAL HEAT by Cristal RyderElemental Heat by Cristal Ryder
Published by Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc on 2012-05-16
Genres: Contemporary
Pages: 81
Reviewed by Shayna

Jenna takes a big risk and decides to live in the moment. After months of communication by social media, she accepts an invitation to Colorado where she finally meets her cowboy. Burned by past romances, Jenna is determined to move on and goes with one goal in mind-a booty call with a tall, dark, sexy cowboy. Chet is a romantic at heart and when Jenna arrives, he knows there's more to her than a pretty face and a hot body. A casual fling won't do. He's smitten and decides to woo her the old-fashioned way with time and patience. And of course, hot sex. Their chemistry is elemental and they come together with heat that sears the snowy peaks. When Mother Nature steps in, Jenna is forced to face the feelings she's tried so hard to keep buried and Chet has to draw on his mountain skills to save the woman he has come to love.

Jenna’s been badly burned by love before and she’s not looking for romance.  But romance finds her in the form of Colorado cowboy Chet.  Jenna and Chet have been talking online for months, but now it’s time for more.  Jenna flies out to Colorado, intent on having an erotic fling and nothing more.  Chet, however, seems intent on making their first meeting the start of something more.  Can Jenna resist the lure of the cowboy who’s out to claim not just her body, but her heart?

Prepare to be swept away to the Rocky Mountains in Elemental Heat.  Cristal Ryder brings the cold of a Colorado winter and the erotic heat of two lovers to life in this sensual romance.  It takes a determined woman to resist Chet’s romantic overtures and thank heavens Jenna isn’t overly determined.  Chet’s a dreamy cowboy with a big heart and it’s impossible not to like him.  Jenna’s wary of giving her heart, for reasons which are important but are only briefly explained.  While I enjoyed Elemental Heat I do wish Ms. Ryder had explored Jenna and Chet’s history a bit more.  If I’d known more about them I think I could have been able to better connect with them.  Because I had a bit of trouble in this area, Elemental Heat was a bit of uneven read for me.  The beginning and end are fantastic, but the middle of the story left me wanting a bit more.  That being said, I liked Elemental Heat and there are a few loose ends I’m looking forward to seeing resolved in the sequel, Rock-Hard Heat.

Header Banner by Nit_Witty Copyright © 2014 Joyfully ReviewedSite Design, Graphics & Maintenance by
Miranda Grissom