This meme gives me time to promo books I love that I simply don’t have time to review. If you do want to join in, just link your post to the linky thing at the bottom (where it say’s you’re next or something similar) and post away. This week is the wonderful Redneck Romeo from Lorelei James.
Three years ago, Dalton McKay looked across the altar and saw the woman he knew he’d love for the rest of his life…only it wasn’t his bride. That’s when he took the McKays’ love-’em-and-leave-’em reputation to new heights—fleeing the ceremony and Wyoming.
Now a family issue has brought Dalton back to Sundance, giving him a chance to prove to everyone—especially the woman he thought he lost—that he’s a changed man.
Aurora “Rory” Wetzler has fallen for cowboy hottie Dalton’s smooth-talkin’ ways too many times. So he’s determined to convince her he’s playing for keeps this go around? Fine. She’ll call that bluff—she can’t ignore their intense chemistry or resist smokin’ hot sex, but she’s not willing to gamble her heart again.
Dalton has plenty of fences to mend with the McKays, but his biggest fear is that Rory doesn’t believe they have a future. He’ll have to pull out all the stops to show her they belong together for the long haul.
Contains a sexy cowboy who tames his sassy lady love with his romantic and his kinky side. In explicit detail.
I think this series has definitely changed over the years, and the stories involving Casper’s sons have been the angstiest. This book was heart-breaking in places and I cried a little at the bile that Casper spewed towards his children. I didn’t realize the groundwork laid for this book until I started reading it; I cared so much about this story because Dalton has been in previous tales.
Was it everything I hoped for? Well, Dalton was more than I hoped for. He was hell-bent on getting Rory to acknowledge that he had changed and that they were perfect to each other. He gave her everything but I can’t say she did the same. She wasn’t everything that I wanted for Dalton and, although I knew that he had brought on his behavior with his past behaviors towards her, as I heard more of his past story, I couldn’t help but be really hacked off by her attitude towards him. I wanted her to be as open with him as he was with her but, whilst he was still hiding the real reason that he left town, I knew she wasn’t going to be.
This is the second to last book in the series and I can’t believe its all coming to an end. This tale incorporated most of the McKay’s and I was so happy to see Kyler as a teenager, carrying on the McKay love for the ladies 🙂 Colby still pissed me off and Gavin cemented his place in my heart; this was a book you should not read without having read the rest in the series as, although the main tale is the standalone, you won’t understand the family dynamics without having seen them develop over the course of the series.