Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Wicked Reads Reviews – Cowboy Heaven by Cheryl Brooks

When you find yourself in cowboy heaven...

When lonely widow Angela McClure hires a gorgeous hitchhiking cowboy with an affair in mind, she knows they'll have to be discreet: her old-fashioned father and the stern ranch foreman adamantly discourage any interaction between her and the ranch hands.

Things can get hot as hell...

Despite their attempts at secrecy, the heat between them is undeniable. To divert suspicion, Angela forms a new plan: she'll flirt with all of the ranch hands. Suddenly Angela has a whole stable full of sexy-as-sin cowboys to play with, but only one can win her heart.

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Book 1
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

This started off with a bit of a ?? moment until I realised it was a snippet of a fantasy. But actually sometimes reality is even stranger than dreaming, and for one 42 year old widowed Mum of two college boys, that certainly seemed to be the case here!

Lucky lady; funny book, and what a cast of amusing and entertaining men, who clearly fuel Angela's fantasies. This is hot, funny and endearing - I shall be putting it on my "guaranteed to cheer me up" pile. Naturally there is a touch of drama thrown in, but really it is her imagination that makes this book cowboy heaven.

Ms. Brooks certainly knows her way around a cowboy or two or three… Cowboy Heaven is the second installment in the series and unlike Cowboy Delight it is a full-length novel, so while we still get plenty of hot cowboy action, we also get fully-developed characters, romance, and a little bit of suspense.

Obviously sharing the name with the main female character makes it even easier to imagine myself in Angela’s place as she picks up a sexy cowboy who’s hitchhiking. Her tendency to fantasize about Troy, her newly acquired stray, made me to connect to her even faster. While Angela’s fantasies were hot, they had nothing on the real thing when Troy shows her just how well he can ride. Having been alone since her husband’s death 2 years earlier, Troy proves to be just what Angela needs in her life but hiring him on at the ranch has farther reaching consequences than she ever anticipated. Angela soon learns that her ever-respectful cowboys have been kept at arm’s length by the ranch foreman and she sets out to shake things up by getting to know them and spending time with them – some more than others. Troy’s presence also seems to light a fire under Dusty’s butt and he makes his interest known and poor, lonely Angela finds herself the recipient of not one, but two cowboy’s attention.

As usual, Ms. Brooks did not let me down when it comes to the sex scenes. The chemistry between Angela and Troy was lustful and appropriate to their fling. Later in the book when she and Dusty finally get together, their shared history and feelings for one another generated a deeper connection that I felt when they interacted – especially after Dusty’s near misses. Fortunately for the reader, Angela is a woman who enjoys sex and isn’t afraid to admit it, so the resulting sex scenes are toe-curling hot. While there is a LOT of flirting going on, I liked that the three primary recipients (yes, I said three) took it for what it was and didn’t allow it to cause friction in the bunkhouse. On the contrary, there was quite a bit of ribbing and egging on of the flirtatious encounters. I will admit that Cowboy Heaven ended up having a heavier feel to it than I expected, but I thoroughly enjoyed the added dimension the suspense element added to it. Cowboy Heaven has been added to my reread list and I’m already looking forward to Cowboy Bliss, the next book in the series.

Also Available in the Cowboy Heaven Series

Book 0.5
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Cheryl Brooks is a former critical care nurse turned romance writer. Her Cat Star Chronicles series includes Slave, Warrior, Rogue, Outcast, Fugitive, Hero, Virgin, Stud, Wildcat, and Rebel. Look for her Cowboy Heaven series, beginning this February. She is a member of the RWA and IRWA and lives with her husband and sons near Bloomfield, Indiana.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Cowboy Heaven (Cowboy Heaven #1) by Cheryl Brooks to read and review.

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