Sunday, September 28, 2014

Welcome to Corbin’s Bend: Last Dance for Cadence by Maren Smith

The ad read: “Full-time housekeeper/nanny position. Live-in preferred. References and experience required. Salary negotiable. Apply in person.”

Cadence Westmore knew she wasn’t qualified for the job, but for a paycheck and an apartment, she was determined to apply. As an ex-dancer with two bad legs and no experience with children, she expected to be turned down. What she didn’t expect was the instant attraction she felt when Corbin’s Bend’s resident doctor took her in his capable hands.

A widower with three boys to raise, Dr. Marcus Devon knew he needed help. But he also knew Cadence Westmore was the last person he should hire. Still he gave her the job, opening his home and his life to a woman as stubborn as she was lovely, and as determined not to need him as he was to make her his. She was her own worst enemy, pushing herself to exceed her wounded body’s physical limitations until the doctor finally stepped in to apply some good old-fashioned bare-bottom medicine. The more she rebelled, the more he took her across his knee until at last Cadence realized if she wasn’t careful, she just might lose everything all over again.

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Book 9
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

This was another one of my favorite books in the series. Cadence was a dancer whose dreams were shattered in a blink of an eye. Marcus has been through his own trials and tribulations and is in search of a new nanny. Desperate and not having any other options Cadence applies for the nanny job. This was a sweet story filled with love and passion. Marcus has the best bedside manner, even if Cadence does tell him at one point it sucks. Marcus’s boys will also melt your heart. It is a must read in my opinion.

Characters: The characters were well written and believable.
Sex: Yes
Religious: No
Would I recommend to others: Yes
More than one book in the series: Yes
Genre: Romance
Would I read more by this author: Yes

Mary Jo☆☆☆☆
Cadence Westmoreland is in trouble. After a terrible car accident, she lost her job, her health insurance and her mobility. With nothing left for her in Denver besides bills, bills and more bills. Knowing that she's only hours away from being evicted she calls her "Other Mother" Mama Venia, who just happens to live in Corbin's Bend.

Dr. Marcus Devon is a widower with three young boys who is looking for a new nanny/housekeeper. Marcus is instantly attracted to Cadence and he has no intention of hiring her, with her legs not fully healed, he doesn't believe she can ride herd on his wild boys. Surprising himself, he offers her the job AND has to explain the rules of DD to her.

Lots of pitfalls, stubbornness and misunderstandings cloud their relationship from the start. Can Cadence let of the past, her anger and her dreams in order to grab the happiness in front of her?

Corbin's Bend a place where we'd all like to call home.

I have now read all the Corbin's Bend books, and this rates as one of my favourites – that said they have all been good reads. It has been such a pleasure to discover such a range of talented authors through this series – and many are on my look out for list now.

We have seen Dr. Marcus Devon deal with injuries in a number of books, but this is finally about him as a man, as well as physician. It is fascinating to see the dance that he and Cadence undertake, as their relationship changes. The children are also great side characters, which give the author some great opportunities for comedy when things get heavy. I love Cadence's stubbornness and independence, and her internal dialogue is wonderful. Great story, and the intimacy is brilliantly interwoven into the plot. I just wish there was more...

Very enjoyable story – I recommend it to you. 

Also Available in the Corbin's Bend Series

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Season Two of Corbin’s Bend begins October 8th
You can Pre-Order Season Two at 33% Discount at Blushing Books,
but only until October 3rd.

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I am an author of predominantly spanking-oriented romances. I have been writing and/or publishing under one name or another for over *cough* 20 *cough-cough* years. I am currently hard at work on the Masters of the Castle series and am looking forward to attending the RTConvention in New Orleans in 2014.

You can find my work on, Amazon, Smashwords, and Barnes and Noble, among others. I’d love to hear from you. – Bio from author’s blog

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Last Dance for Cadence (Corbin’s Bend #8) by Maren Smith to read and review for this tour.

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