Review of In the Cowboy’s Arms by Vicki Lewis Thompson

When actor Matt Forrest is facing a PR nightmare in Hollywood, he decides to retreat home to Thunder Mountain Ranch in Wyoming at the beginning of In the Cowboy’s Arms. His publicist, Geena Lysander, isn’t far behind him, wanting to make amends for not immediately believing he wouldn’t hit on his married co-star. Once they’re together at the ranch, it’s hard for both of them to deny their attraction to each other. While Geena knows what Matt could do to help his image, it takes his Thunder Mountain Brotherhood to convince him.

Matt and Geena are very cute together, though he does seem determined to sabotage their relationship before it can even get going. I liked how the whole gang gets involved in those story, helping to solve Matt’s problem. I’m wondering how Matt will divide his time between LA and Wyoming now that he owns a ranch there and now things will go for him and Geena. Hopefully we’ll find out in future stories.

Review of One is a Promise by Pam Godwin

Danni Angelo has spent the last two years trying to get over the loss of her fiancé, Cole Hartman, who never returned from his last job overseas in One is a Promise.Just as she’s finally ready to start dating again, her life is invaded by casino owner Trace Savory, who wants her to belly dance at the new Moroccan restaurant at his casino. Trace is the first man who’s made her feel anything since Cole, but he keeps running hot and cold on her, confusing her. But just as things finally seem to be good between them, the past comes crashing back in on both of them, leaving Danni with an impossible choice.

I made the mistake of reading this book while walking on the treadmill at the local fitness center. Good thing I had a tissue with me, because the other people there must have thought there was something wrong with me. It was all I could do not to sob as I read Danni and Cole’s heartbreaking story. Then Danni and Trace just bulldoze you all over again. This book was emotionally draining, but I loved every minute of it. I’ll be waiting impatiently for Two is a Lie.

Review of Fierce Obsessions by Suzanne Wright

When raven shifter Riley Porter took refuge with the Phoenix Pack, Head Enforcer Tao Lukas didn’t want her there in Fierce Obsessions.In fact, he told the Alphas not to let her stay. But since then, Riley has gotten under his skin and he wants her with a fierce passion. Luckily for him, she wants him too. But a trip to visit Riley’s flock stirs up old animosity and an attempt on Riley’s life. Tao will do anything to keep Riley safe because he’s determined to claim her as his.

I liked how Riley didn’t really fight Tao on his quest to win her over. Oh, she loves to verbally fight and taunt him, but she didn’t resist him. Tao is more than willing to admit when he’s wrong and it’s kind of endearing. He loves Riley and he loves the children she’s protecting. I love Riley’s two uncles, who raised her. They’re kind of adorable together. This was another great installment of the Phoenix Pack series and I can’t wait for more.

Review of Mr. Rook by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

Stephanie Fitzgerald will do anything to find her sister, including borrowing money from a shady businessman to buy her way onto Rook’s Island in Mr. Rook.The island promises to make women’s fantasies come true, but since her sister CiCi never returned, Stephanie knows there must be a dark side and she’s determined to find it. If that means harassing the staff until Mr. Rook will take care of her personally, she’ll do it. But what Stephanie finds on Rook’s Island might not be what she expects at all.

I think Stephanie could have gone about her quest for the truth a little differently than she did. But then, we wouldn’t have this story we have if she had. There are so many things going on with Rook’s Island that you’re not sure where to look and when you think you know what’s going on, you get thrown for a loop. Rook himself was a little unexpected. He’s handsome, dark and sexy, but he’s got a dark side to him too. And then he has the side you won’t see coming. I can’t tell you too much or I’ll give it all away. I can’t wait to see what else Stephanie will discover about Rook’s Island in the future.

Review of The Mountain Man’s Bride by Gary Corbin

Now that Lehigh Carter and Stacy McBride are engaged, Lehigh thought their lives could go back to normal in The Mountain Man’s Bride.But normal is the last thing they’re going to get when acting Sheriff Jared Barkley is murdered and Stacy is arrested as a suspect. Things between Lehigh and Stacy get worse when he hires a beautiful lawyer to defend him and finds out that Stacy had been meeting with Jared behind his back. Even so, Lehigh will do whatever he needs to in order to prove he and Stacy are both innocent. Even if it ends their relationship in the process.

You gotta wonder how much trust Lehigh and Stacy really have between them when they both get suspicious of the other people in their lives. Granted, it was Stacy who was keeping secrets, which might be why she was so suspicious of Lehigh’s new lawyer. Luckily for both of them, there’s another law enforcement officer who thinks something suspicious is going on with the case. I liked this story and can’t wait to see what’s in store for Lehigh and Stacy in the future.