Saturday, 14 July 2012

Cowgirls Don't Cry - Book Review by Voodoo Bride

Cowgirls Don't Cry (Rough Riders #10)
by Lorelei James

What is it about:
Jessie McKay has accepted her marriage to Luke McKay wasn’t perfect. After two years of widowhood, she’s ready to kick up her bootheels—until Luke’s younger brother shows up to spoil her fun. But if Brandt thinks she’ll ever take orders from another McKay male, he’s got manure for brains.

Brandt McKay has avoided his sweet, sexy sister-in-law ever since the night he confessed his feelings for her weren’t the brotherly type. Unexpectedly faced with proof of Luke’s infidelity, Brandt is forced to ask for Jessie’s help in taking care of Luke’s young son. Jessie agrees on one condition—she wants Brandt’s boots exclusively under her bed for the duration.

The sexual heat that’s always simmered between them ignites. Brandt is determined to make the temporary situation permanent, proving to Jessie he’s a one-woman man. And Jessie is shaken by feelings she’s sworn never to have again for any man…especially not a McKay.

Warning: Contains branding-iron-hot sex , the one McKay on earth who wants to be tamed, and a woman who’s decided tame is for nice girls who finish last.

What did Voodoo Bride think of it:
First of all:
Remember how I told you I disliked the use of the word suckle? After reading this book there's now another word I never want to see again in a romantic context: nekkid.

The word nekkid is not sexy! It's a horrible word even.
Talk about a mood killer!

Ok... On to the rest of the story.

I'm not much for contemporary romance, but I got this book as a present and decided to give it a try.

And it's quite a nice romance I must say.

The building relationship between Brandt and Jessie is nicely written and sweet. There's also lots of really steamy scenes as well.

I did have problems with the kid I will confess. I don't have experience with having children in the house, so it might be just me, but I couldn't really get into the scenes where Brandt and Jessie were getting hot and heavy with the kid sleeping in the next room. I kept worrying they'd wake up the kid.

I ended up liking, but not loving this book and I don't think I will read any of the other books in this series, especially as I suspect there will be lots more uses of the word nekkid in those books.

Why should you read it:
It's a nice cowboy romance

Buy it here

1 comment:

Aurian said...

So that is were the word nekkid is from! I know enough people who devour this series, but I hate made up words. You are an author, use real language, please!
These books are too steamy for me.
I have not come across a word I dislike in romance books, but the overuse of some is grating in a story. I'll keep an eye out in the future.