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.
by Lorelei James
Released: August 7, 2012
Series: Blacktop Cowboys #4
Published by Penguin Group
I have two confessions to make. First, I’ve been in love with Kyle Gilchrist since I first read Corralled. I guess that had a lot to do with the fact that I saw him as the bad boy in the series. Rough, raw and dirty. And second, I think I may have had a crush on Celia Lawson for almost as long. She’s the type of heroine I love to read about!Of course I’ve wanted them to have a book since the ending of book one and now here they are. I think I may say this every time after I finish a book in this series but, this is my favorite book in the Blacktop Cowboys series so far….and by far! It wasn’t what I expected at all in a way, and it exceeded all my expectations!
I don’t really want to ruin the book for you and tell you what happens by doing a recap of the story. I was in for lots of surprises and enjoyed every single one of them. So just let me tell you that I saw a whole new side of Kyle that was sweet and vulnerable and made me want to cuddle up to him and hug him, not just jump his bones until he begged me to stop. Yes, he’s still hard ass Kyle, rough and dirty Kyle and very alpha Kyle. But he also showed he can be romantic, a protector, a rock to lean on, understanding, comforting, vulnerable, and hurt.
I had no idea everything he had to go through in his life and for him to be the man he is today after having that in his past, still being positive and a good person…just makes you give him more credit for what he’s achieved and the person he’s become.
The path that he had to take in this book was both easy and hard at the same time. One day he had nothing and the next he had everything he’d ever wanted. And sometimes, that’s not easy to deal with either. People will still make mistakes and things can’t be perfect.
But enough about Kyle…lets talk about Celia. Celia was also not what I expected. Yeah she’s a tough chick but she’s not what she always shows others. She’s had issues with her relationship with her brothers that she never brought up before, she’s insecure about her looks although she tries to portray an air of confidence. She can be easily hurt and then she holds it in.
I think Kyle was the perfect man to love her from the inside out and the outside in. He loves everything about her and is not afraid to show her. And Celia does the same for him. They are truly the perfect complement to each other. That doesn’t mean they are perfect as individuals but that makes them so much better.
I get easily distracted by pictures of sexy guys and have tons of book boyfriends.I keep all my alpha males chained to my basement and guard them fiercely.*Back off bitches*I like to see Jason Momoa as a lot of those boyfriends, because ….. mmmmmmm JASON.MOMOA!
I’m a part time graphic designer (yes, everything you see on UTC has been done by me), run my husband's business from home and on a good day I’m a self appointed superwoman (she who can do it all).I love blogging with my girls and I couldn’t do it any other way!My first love is everything paranormal, but in the past few years I’ve re-learned to love contemporary romance.Every once in a while I like to mix things up with a historical romance, a steampunk or an LGBT book.Because I need variety to avoid book slumps.I don’t always need an HEA although I prefer one, and I love authors that can rip my heart out and make me ugly cry.