Genre: Western

DIRTY LITTLE SECRET by Jennifer Ryan

DIRTY LITTLE SECRET by Jennifer Ryan

DIRTY LITTLE SECRET by Jennifer RyanDirty Little Secret by Jennifer Ryan
Published by Avon Genres: Contemporary, Western
Source: Publisher

Meet the women from Wild Rose Ranch—and the men who want them—in New York Times Bestselling Author Jennifer Ryan’s breathtaking series of romance and scandal . . .

Noah Cordero is a modern-day cowboy who loves three things: ranching, his younger sister, and his step-father. John Cordero groomed Noah to take over the Montana spread where he learned to ride and work the land. But when John unexpectedly dies, he leaves half the ranch to a woman Noah doesn’t even know.

Roxy shares Noah’s last name, but not his blood. Estranged from her father, haunted by regrets, and eager to escape her notorious mother’s past, she is forced to fulfill her father’s last wishes. Inheriting means sharing a home with infuriating, challenging, and oh-so-tempting Noah. But John didn’t just make her owner of his ranch and guardian to her sister, his hidden sideline is her worst nightmare—she’s the new owner of the notorious Nevada brothel called Wild Rose Ranch where she grew up.

As their strictly business relationship starts to turn to true love, Roxy begins to wonder, what will happen when Noah discovers her dirty little secret?

Jennifer Ryan introduces us to the women of the Wild Rose Ranch with fantastic flair.  I absolutely adore Noah, Roxy and their Dirty Little Secret.  This book was such a surprise. It’s not something I would’ve picked up but I received it in the mail and I fell hard and fast for these characters.  One thing that really sucks me in is emotion.  Ms. Ryan has packed Dirty Little Secret with such powerful emotion I felt like my heart was being squeezed in such a good way.

Roxy and Noah have been dealt a rough hand.  Roxy’s father, Noah’s stepfather left them to deal with his secrets and there’s quite the fallout.  Now they must navigate their new lives while living together and taking care of their sister. There are many obstacles thrown their way to make it even more interesting.  It’s impossible not to root for these two. It doesn’t hurt that the chemistry between Noah and Roxy is sizzling. If you love intense romance filled with intriguing and loveable characters, then Dirty Little Secret is for you.

Author Jennifer Ryan has paired a blistering romance with a compelling storyline to deliver a sensational story! I’m excited to Joyfully Recommend Dirty Little Secret!  I can’t wait for the next book in the Wild Rose Ranch series!

 

FORBIDDEN by Beverly Jenkins

FORBIDDEN by Beverly Jenkins

FORBIDDEN by Beverly JenkinsForbidden by Beverly Jenkins
Series: Old West #1
Published by Avon Genres: Historical, Western
Source: Author

Eddy Carmichael’s dream is to one day open her own restaurant.  With determination, she plans to move from Denver to San Francisco where there are more opportunities to be found.  However, along the way, Eddy quickly learns that being a young, beautiful, unaccompanied, black woman brings misfortune and difficulty.  After narrowly escaping a near death experience, Eddy is saved and nurtured back to health by a handsome white businessman.

 

A former Civil War Union solider, Rhine Fontaine enjoys the privileges of being a white man.  No one other than his siblings and his best friend/business partner know that his mother was black.  He has built a successful, respectable life in Virginia City, Nevada.  All is well until he crosses paths with the breathtakingly beautiful Eddy Carmichael.  For the first time in his life, Rhine wants to throw caution to the wind by being his true self and openly unite with the woman who sets his soul on fire.

 

I found Forbidden is a fascinating, enlightening, charming, and intriguing novel.  From the first page, I am mesmerized and dismayed by the historical aspects, attitudes, and opinions about race relations after slavery.  While, I fancy detailed sexual encounters that paints a very descriptive picture, the sensual interactions between Eddy and Rhine are sweet, ambiguous, and very satisfying.  Their courtship is pleasurable and very conventional for their time period.  Eddy is smart, hard-working, tough, and very wise especially when it comes to handling all the single townsmen attention.  Likewise, Rhine is multifaceted, smart, fair-minded, kind, and compassionate.  I so loved everything about this story.  From Rhine’s innermost turmoil, to Eddy’s inward strength.  Ms. Jenkins’ writing is so rich and factual that I could see Forbidden as a movie!  I Joyfully Recommend this book for all to enjoy.

ARCHER’S LADY by Moira Rogers

ARCHER’S LADY by Moira RogersArcher's Lady by Moira Rogers
Series: Bloodhounds #3
Published by Self Published Genres: Paranormal, Steampunk, Western
Source: Author

ReviewedbyMiranda

Archer is looking for redemption and he’s headed out on another Guild mission to find it.  Crystal Springs is a town that has taken a beating.  Looks like the Vampires and Ghouls keep attacking the town and feasting on its citizens and he’s going to find out why. Unfortunately he keeps getting distracted by a beautiful con artist.

 

Grace Linwood came to Crystal Springs looking for a respectable life and posing as a sweet schoolmarm seemed like the best way to fit in. However, now that the town has been ravaged by Vampires she is finding it hard to keep her calm schoolmarm face on for the towns remaining citizens.  She’d like nothing better to run but she can’t abandon the people she has grown close to.  When the bloodhound comes to town he appears to have her number dialed in and she can’t resist the attraction between them.

 

Archer and Grace hunt for clues surrounding the Vampires obsession with Crystal Springs and they may not like what they find. Will they survive the evil that’s coming for them?

 

Archer’s Lady is another sexy hot steampunk western from Moira Rogers.  The Bloodhounds story continues to unfold as they discover more about their origins.  Archer and Grace are two characters looking for the same things and see them in each other. They are two people striving to be better, do better in a place and time where that is very difficult.  They have sizzling chemistry and the scenes where they work together are great!  The Bloodhounds steampunk world keeps getting more interesting and cool as this series develops.  The awesome inventions and great characters keep the reader riveted.  Archer’s Lady is an exciting read will a stirring plot.

HUNTER’S PREY by Moira Rogers

HUNTER’S PREY by Moira RogersHunter's Prey by Moira Rogers
Series: Bloodhounds #2
Published by Self Published Genres: Erotic, Paranormal, Western
Source: Author

ReviewedbyMiranda

Hunter was savagely turned into a bloodhound.  He barely survived his first full moon without going insane and now it’s time for the new moon to rise.  Bloodhounds are required to indulge in violence or sex during the new moon to keep them sane.  There is only one woman Hunter can think about having sex with but he is terrified of hurting her.

 

Ophelia is a retired prostitute.  She now keeps the bloodhound home running.  Ophelia feels a strong connection to Hunter but doesn’t think he feels the same.  When she offers herself to him for the new moon and he declines she is crushed.  He is clear that he cares for her but he is unwilling to indulge in anything more intimate.

 

The new moon rises and Hunter’s hound has other idea’s he wants Ophelia and no one else.  After their sexual fervor is over he remembers little while Ophelia cherishes the memories she holds.  Hunter is disturbed by his actions and attempts to distance himself from Ophelia but when danger comes to town Hunter must face his true feelings.  Will it be too late?

 

Hunter’s Prey is full of hot-blooded passion and high-stakes action.  Ophelia and Hunter turn up the heat way up during the new moon but it is their emotion that makes Hunter’s Prey an excellent story.  It is great that Hunter’s Prey features so much of the characters from the first Bloodhound book.  The reader learns many new things during Hunter’s Prey that expound this thrilling series.

WILDER’S MATE by Moira Rogers

WILDER’S MATE by Moira RogersWilder's Mate by Moira Rogers
Series: Bloodhounds #1
Published by Self Published Genres: Paranormal, Steampunk, Western
Source: Author

ReviewedbyMiranda

Wilder Harding is a bloodhound.  His job is to hunt vampires and protect people from them.  He is governed by the Guild.  He has enhanced abilities and rumors abound that on the full moon bloodhounds become savage creatures who can only be satisfied in the bedroom.  Wilder’s most recent assignment finds him searching the frontier for a famous weapons inventor.  There’s only one thing he couldn’t plan for: Satira the inventor’s lovely assistant.

 

Satira is fine with navigating a man’s world.  She prefers pants to dresses any day.  She lives to learn everything she can from her mentor Nathanial.  When he is kidnapped by vampires, her world is turned upside down.  Satira cannot stand the thought of losing the person who has been like a father to her.

 

Satira forces the sexy bloodhound to take her on his search for Nathanial.  She is determined to prove her worth on the journey, while Wilder tries to keep his paws off of the beautiful yet stubborn woman.  Wilder and Satira are headed for a thrilling edge-of-your-seat adventure.  What happens when the moon comes if they are still together? Will Satira only slake his lust or will they mate for life?

 

Wilder’s Mate is an exciting pulse pounding story.  Wilder and Satira are fantastic together!  When they fight it’s hot and when they make up its hotter.  I love how Satira is strong in so many ways yet unsure of her feminine side.  It is obvious how she perplexes Wilder.   Wilder and Satira definitely sizzle, but the story is blazing as well.  Moira Rogers has created stunning visuals that propel this fantastical story forward.  The inventions are out-of-this-world cool.  The society in which the story takes place is somewhere between western and steampunk.  It is truly eclectic and fascinating.  Wilder’s Mate is a one of a kind story destined to be a hit.

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