Posted in Family, Romance

The Doctor Wears A Stetson (#1) – Anne Marie Novark

10151164Synopsis

Jessie Devine can rebuild an engine blindfolded, but when it comes to men, she’s all thumbs. When it comes to Cameron McCade, it’s even worse. He stole her heart in high school, then left town for good. Now he’s back and sparks are flying. Can they take up where they left off? Can Jessie risk her heart again? Repairing cars is no problem, but taming Cameron’s restless spirit is something else entirely.

3.5 / 5 Stars

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Excerpt:

The atmosphere sizzled in the small office. Jessie stood like a statue, her eyes opened wide. “Why did you come back?” Her raspy voice held a note of accusation.

Cameron also heard anguish in her words. Was he causing Jessie pain? When all he wanted was to hold her in his arms, take her to bed and make love to her until the passion between them was spent?

In two long strides, he was beside her. She backed against the file cabinet. He stepped closer.

“You know why I’m back. We need to finish what we started seventeen years ago.” He touched a finger to her cheek, traced the smooth line of her jaw, eased his hand behind her neck and pulled her to him. Her trembling intensified and she put her hands on his chest as if to ward him off.

He caught her hands and moved them over his heart. “Feel my heartbeat, Jess. It’s beating for you.” He pressed his body against hers. “Feel how much I want you. I tried to stay away, but God help me, I couldn’t.”

His mouth claimed hers in fierce desire. Jessie moaned, holding back only for a second, knowing deep down resistance was hopeless.

She couldn’t help it . . . she kissed him back
(From Goodreads)

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My Review

17 years ago, at 15, Grease Monkey Jessie was asked out to a high school dance with Cameron McCade. The guy she has always had a serious crush on. After having a great night, he stole her heart but after that night he finished school and left town for good, leaving Jessie broken-hearted, even though it was only a few hours, she felt that spark and she knows he must have too.

Now 17 years later, and after nursing a broken heart for the death of her parents and her husband, Cameron is back in town for a couple of days and seeing him brings back all her old feelings for him…feelings that never went away. But can she got there? She’s filled up with guilt but her feelings are so strong for Cameron that it’s hard to resist him. But how long can she resist him for before she gives in?

Cameron had a plan in high school. To get out of the small town and become a Doctor. And that is exactly what he did. He never really comes back to his home town but he’s been offered a promotion at work and it’s his mother’s birthday so he’s back in town for a few days. Never did he think seeing Jessie again, working in her father’s garage would spark his old feelings for her, but they did and now it’s time to try and get Jessie to agree to start off where they left off 17 years ago.

I have an obsession with reading about Cowboys. I’m not sure where this stemmed from but I want to go to Texas, just hang out on a ranch and ‘bump’ into a sexy cowboy who wears a Stetson, has his top off and sweat glistening off him, has a sexy accent and a pick-up truck….*goes off into a dream world*okay, I’m back. So when I found this little gem on Amazon, 1-Click called out to me and I read it within a couple of hours.

Okay, so Cameron isn’t exactly a cowboy, but his family live on a ranch and he wears a Stetson so that is good enough for me.

So it’s the first book I have ever read by Anne Marie Novark but it certainly wont be the last! I will be downloading the next few books in the series as they focus on the other brothers in the family and their love life’s too. From reading the synopsis and the excerpt on Amazon, I knew it would be a great book, and I wasn’t wrong. Ms. Novark had me engrossed within the storyline, wanting to know every little bit of Cameron and Jessie and of course, the supporting characters who were there for both Cameron and Jessie. It was a fun, sexy and sometimes frustrating book to read (In a good way) and it has paved the path for me to read more about the sexy McCade brothers now. More Cowboys!!

As mentioned, the book starts when Jessie is 15. She’s an utter Tomboy and helps her dad out at his garage. She’s a grease monkey, so when Senior Cameron McCade asks her to his prom, she hesitates until he begs her to go with him. She accepts, buys a gorgeous dress and goes to the dance with him.

She may be a little young and inexperienced, but that night up on Lover’s Point, she gave her heart away to Cameron only to have it broken in two when he left the town straight after high school.

For 17 years, Cameron has been at the back on Jessie’s mind. She’s had to change up her life after her dad became ill and died. She got married and then became a widow when he died too. So her life hasn’t been the greatest and now, after trying to safe her dad’s shop, she has the dilemma of running out of money. When TR died, she inherited a piece of land on the McCade’s ranch and although she promised Cameron’s mother she wouldn’t sell it to the big oil companies, now is the time where she is in a rut. She feels guilt and doesn’t know what to do.

Cameron McCade hardly ever returns to the small town he grew up up. He’s not a busy Doctor and really doesn’t have time. His plan for to move away and that’s what he did. But his life isn’t all the fulfilling anymore and when offered a promotion, he is given time to go away and think about it. So he returns back home to think on it and visit his family as it’s his mum’s 60th.

Pulling up outside Jessie’s shop with his flash car in tow, he needs it fixing and when he sees Jessie still in town, working at the shop, all his old feelings for her spring back and he knows now, that is needs to start back up what they began 17 years ago.

But with obstacles along the way, guilt eating up Jessie and Cameron’s careful planning going to shreds, will they get their happy ending?

I kind of felt sorry for Jessie throughout the book and at times annoyed and frustrated with her – But then I kind of understood, a tiny incy bit, where she was coming from. But not a lot to want to strangle her and tell her to go with her heart. She had her heartbroken at 15 to Cameron McCade and over the 17 years has seen fleeing sights of him. She had to leave her dream of going to college  behind when her father became ill and when he died, she took over his garage and has been working there ever since. She is also widowed but she feels utterly guilty for not loving him the way a wife should. She also feels guilty for not being able to give him children and she also keeps turning down Cameron because of a promise she made to TR before he died.

All of this weighs on her so much so, that you just wanted to shake her and be like “PLEASE just stop it. You love Cameron, always have done but TR is dead and you need to stop living in the past and live for the future.”

You do feel sorry for her. The guilt is enough to make anyone down and although when she does get over it and realizes nothing is her fault, she is a bright and bubbly girl who loves being with Cameron.

She bloody well goes through a journey. You see her at 15, see her lose her heart to Cameron only to have him break it when he leaves. Then he’s back and she feels all the feelings rush back to the surface, having never gone away. The thing that annoyed me was that she let him back into her life too easy, but then I suppose, they didn’t know each other that well when they were younger and only spent a few hours together, so maybe it was easy to slip back into the ‘friendship’ mode and act normal, even if they hadn’t seen each other for many years.

It really was nice to see the chemistry between the both of them. To see they really should be together and finish off the rest of their life, just like it start 17 years ago, even though they were both to young. 17 years is a long time to be apart, but they flowed right back into how they were when they were kids and i suppose all that time just drifted away and it was like they were never apart.

Cameron McCade has always been a planner. At 18 he had his life planned out. Get out of the small town, go to medical school and become a Doctor. And that is exactly what he did. He didn’t want to become a rancher like his brother and father, he needed out. He left straight away after high school, not even saying goodbye to Jessie as he was scared of his feelings for her and since then he has hardly returned home.

Coming back home for his mother’s 60th and to think over his promotion, he hangs out with Jessie a hell of a lot. Being with Jessie is changing something in Cameron, which was really nice to see as you realize he really does plan his whole life. Being around Jessie makes him not want to plan his life anymore, she makes him calm, different, and perhaps a little scared as he had never felt this way about anyone.

I loved how determined Cameron was to make Jessie see that they have this amazing chemistry and are good together – that they should continue what they started as kids. He never gave up on pursuing her, knowing that she really is The One for him. He goes through his own obstacles during the book such as his feelings for Jessie, how he doesn’t have a plan for once but he kind of likes it. It was really nice to watch him change and grow along the way too. The fact that he loves Jessie so much to switch up his life, well that just made me smile a lot.

There are a lot of barriers along the way, which could have easily been straightened out and a lot of blind sighting from Jessie and Cameron which also could have been straightened out if they both just cut to the chase of what they were hinting and their feelings for one another. They are eventually sorted out but I felt that if they both just said what they meant in the first place, a lot of what happened wouldn’t have dragged on.

Jessie and Cameron do get a HEA though and I cannot wait to see cameo’s of them in the next couple of books.

So if sexy Doctor’s who wear Stetson’s and are literally like a walking sex stick is your kind of thing, then give The Doctor Wears A Stetson and fall in love with Cameron too. Then go and download the rest of the books (Like i am) and fall in love with the other McCade brothers.

Posted in Erotica, Romance

Private Practice – Samanthe Beck

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He’ll teach her how to bring a man to his knees…

Dr. Ellie Swan has a plan: open her practice in tiny Bluelick, Kentucky, so she can keep an eye on her diabetic father, and make hometown golden-boy Roger Reynolds fall in love with her. But Ellie has a problem. Roger seeks a skilled, sexually adventurous partner, and bookish Ellie doesn’t qualify.

Tyler Longfoot only cares about three things: shaking his bad boy image, qualifying for the loan his company needs to rehab a piece of Bluelick’s history, and convincing Ellie to keep quiet about the “incident” that lands him on her doorstep at two a.m. with a bullet in his behind.

The adorable Dr. Swan drives a mean bargain, though. If sex-on-a-stick Tyler will teach Ellie how to bring a man to his knees, she’ll forget about the bullet. Armed with The Wild Woman’s Guide to Sex and Tyler’s lessons, Ellie is confident she can become what Roger needs…if she doesn’t fall for Tyler first.

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My Review

Dr. Ellie Swan or Sparky as her childhood nickname goes, moves back to Bluelick to open a surgery and to be closer to her dad, to keep an eye on him, maybe build a relationship with him. Overhearing that her childhood crush Roger Reynolds has called off his engagement to his high school sweetheart, Melody, she’s determined to make him fall in love with her. But there’s a problem. Roger is looking for a skilled, sexually adventurous partner and that is just not Ellie at all.

Tyler Longfoot is known for his bad boy image, and that is what he needs to shake off if he is to qualify for the loan his company needs to rehab a piece of Bluelick’s history. When he ends up at Ellie’s one night after an incident which leaves him with a bullet in his behind. He needs Ellie to keep quiet about the while incident though, which in turns makes the clogs turn in her head.

She’ll keep quiet, if Tyler will teach her how to be wild in bed. After agreeing, Ellie comes armed with chapters marked in ‘The Wild Woman’s Guide To sex’ and makes Tyler teach her everything. Shes confident that with her new skills, she’ll get Roger and fulfil his needs…but there’s a small catch and that includes falling for Tyler.

When I read the synopsis to Private Practice (and saw the swoon worthy cover) I knew I had to download it straight away. I love the whole girl likes boy, girl wants to impress boy so gets a bad boy to make her more sexy but she ends up falling for said boy and said boy, falls for her too, leaving behind his playboy image. Super love books like this and I love the journey both characters have to make to end up together.

Private Practice, to me, has a kind of Hart of Dixie feel to it. Although I haven’t watched it in a while…the last time Zoe and Wade were sleeping together and George was single (is this still happening?) but this book kind of reminded me of that. Wade is the ‘bad boy’ in HOD and George is the one that everyone loves. Anyway, the setting felt familiar as Private Practice is set in a small town where everyone knows everyone and knows everything and the main character, Ellie is also a Doctor like Zoe Hart and George, like Roger – Ellie’s love interest, is also a lawyer. So yes, there were some comparisons but that didn’t put me off, I actually liked it. Reading about small town romances always makes me want to go visit/go live there and experience them too!

Ellie’s a likeable character. She has bite, can hold her own, but she’s also a little misguided. Perhaps that could be due to the fact that her relationship with her father is non-existent and she still feels, at 28, that she can prove shes grown up and grown into herself. She wants him to be proud but he just doesn’t seem to notice all that much about her. This made me feel sorry for her, because she’s grown up with a father who didn’t pay attention to her, and now, shes moved back to keep an eye on him and to try and make a relationship with him. It was utterly sad that she still held on to him after he didn’t put any effort into their relationship throughout the years. She still wants his love.

Other than that, there were times when I literally wanted to shake Ellie. You can’t use a book to teach you how to ‘do’ sex. Sex is spontaneous; you can’t schedule it because it will feel forced and awkward. I think that’s what made me frustrated at her when it was time to ‘have sex’. I just wanted her to take the stick from her ass out and let loose. I think that’s why I loved it when she was with Tyler. He made her have fun and when it came to sex, even when she kept pressuring him to do this chapter and that chapter; he made her forget everything with one touch. Such a brilliant way to get her to stop over thinking everything and their chemistry together was smoking hot, which in turn made their time together even more heated.

She also seemed a bit naive at times as well. There were so many signs about Roger, she didn’t know what ‘a bunny’ was and she was just blind sighted by what was in front of her the whole time. She wanted the whole ‘white picket fence and kids’ with Roger, but to be honest, she and Tyler had more chemistry than those two did. He was just a fantasy, a little girls’ vision of a fairytale and now she was grown up, she still held onto it. I was actually really proud of her towards the end when she realized she didn’t want the fairytale, she didn’t want prince charming, she wanted the grown up vision, the real thing, and that was Tyler.

Tyler ‘footlong’ Longfoot. Oh my. What can I say about him? He’s hot, hot, hot and wellllll, he’s got a reputation around town as being a bit of a playboy, and because of this, it’s harming his company and jeopardizing the outcome of gaining a loan. He’s a reformed playboy with a rep that he is trying to shake off. But to his friends, he’s incredibly loyal. He’s built a company from the ground up, he’s charitable and by gosh, he owns a motorbike. HELL YES. My kind of guy. A definite new book boyfriend. I love how patient he was with Ellie’s OCD over the chapters of the book and I loved how we saw his journey from not wanting to be tied down to falling in love with Ellie.

He and Ellie can sympathize with each other about their childhoods. They both grew up with mothers and their dad’s were anything but attentive, maybe too attentive when drunk in Tyler’s case but they both knew how it felt to feel abandoned. Tyler is there for Ellie throughout everything with her dad and gives her father an ultimatum which kicks his ass into gear as he knows sooner or later Ellie will cut ties with him.

Tyler is a brilliant person and his and Ellie’s chemistry was off the scale. They both go through a journey of growing up and finding love together, even if that journey takes a while to kick them in the butt and get them to see what’s in front of them, especially Ellie. Together, these two are hysterical, and sarcastic but also caring and these things bring them closer together. Yes, it started off as just sex, but feelings and emotions come into play for both of them, and it seems that they have finally found the one person they were meant to be with. Their sexual chemistry had me needing someone to throw cold water over me and the sex was smoking. I especially loved the outside sex. Oh Jesus, that was so intense and passionate that I was wishing to be Ellie.

So yes, that was one of my favourite scenes. It was the penultimate scene for her realizing her feelings for Tyler and Tyler knew his feelings for her and wanted to show her. But of course, not everything turns out fine. If you want to know how this scene goes, you’re going to have to download this book 😉

The ending had me in stitches when Tyler brought along his own book for Ellie and bookmarked his own chapters, asking her for help. She didn’t understand why he was asking her and told him to ask someone else as she wouldn’t be able to take it. I shook my head over how blind she was, that she couldn’t see what he was doing. It was brilliant of him to do the exact same thing she did to him. I utterly loved the ending. It was brilliant and long awaited.

Private Practice is a sexy read. Its fun and it’s steamy, but it also deals with serious issues with father/daughter relationships. It’s also about finding love, even if it’s not the person you always wanted it to be. It’s with the person who is the real deal, not a fairytale fantasy. I freaking loved this book and you all should read it too. Make Tyler your new book boyfriend.

I definitely recommend Private Practice.

 

Posted in Erotica, Romance

Turn It Up – Inez Kelley

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Dr. Bastian Talbot and self-proclaimed sex goddess Charlie Pierce heat up the air waves with their flirty banter as radio hosts Dr. Hot and the Honeypot. Off the air, they’re best friends…but Bastian wants to be so much more. He wants Charlie–in bed, and forever.

Problem is, Charlie doesn’t do commitment. Sure, she’s had X-rated fantasies of Bastian, but he was always just a friend–until he impulsively proposes and unleashes the lust they’ve been denying for years. Charlie’s willing to explore where their wild chemistry leads, but she won’t marry him. And he won’t have sex with her until she accepts his proposal, despite her seductive schemes.

What are Dr. Hot and the Honeypot to do? Ask their listeners for advice on how to tame a sex kitten and turn a perfect gentleman into a shameless lover. The Race to Wed or Bed is on…who will turn up on top?

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My Review

Dr Bastian Talbot has been in love with his best friend Charlie Pierce for the past year. Heating up the airwaves together with their flirty yet sexual banter as Dr. Hot and the Honeypot they have as much chemistry off air as they do on air but now Bastian wants more. He wants Charlie not just in his bed, but forever.

Divorcee Bastian became friends with Charlie when he was married. She’s been with him through his divorce and his medical revelation but a year ago his feelings changed for Charlie. They have always been open and honest with one another, and now Charlie has pressured him into spilling this secret, he has Charlie shocked to the core.

Charlie doesn’t do commitments. It’s down to how many times she had moved when she was a child and so she doesn’t believe in forevers. Sure she’s had x-rated dreams about Bastian, but he was only just a friend. Now he’s admitted his love for her and he’s impulsively proposed, she’s willing to have sex with him but no way is she going to marry him.

Problem is…he won’t have sex with her until she accepts his proposal. So what are they to do? Well they both ask their listeners for their advice on how they can try and get the other to give in. So will it be Wed or Bed? The race is well and truly on…

I loved both Bastian and Charlie. They have been best friends for so many years and there of course, is this undenying chemistry between them but to take it further? It’s a no go as they both wouldn’t want to spoil what they have together. Being Bastian’s best friend seems to be the only commitment that Charlie can perpetrate to seeing as it’s not something she does well and now that Bastian has admitted him feelings…Its turned her all upside down.

Bastian had gone through a divorce a few years ago due to his wife wanting children and him not being able to. It caused a rift between them and Charlie was the one to be there every step of the way. As a reader, you really want to see how much friends are there for one another through hardships, and this one friendship was great to be able to read about. The banter, both on air and off air had me blushing and laughing. There is so much sexual chemistry between them that it floods the pages whenever they are together. Now that Bastian has proposed and told Charlie is true feelings, everything seems to heat up 100% more and they both try to outdo each other with the sexual innuendos to see who gives in first.

Charlie wants to believe in a forever, but it just isn’t something she can. Moving around a lot, she just wanted a mail box in the garden, wanted to know her neighbours and the name of the mailman. When the last house they moved into became her home, she just didn’t believe it was forever and moved out when she was 16 years old, perhaps to create her own forever? You can see she is in love with Bastian but doesn’t want to admit it – hence being afraid he would leave her after a few years and that forever really wouldn’t exist. As much as she is a cocky and extravert character, she’s still a woman who is afraid of showing her feelings at the end of the day, until Bastian shows her everything she missed growing up, showing her is truly loves her and wants her forever. Bit by bit he seems to be breaking her down.

Although they do go through some challenges to get to their happy ever after, this had to happen before they were fully ready to commit to one another. It was a story about changes of feelings, best friends becoming lovers, breaking down emotional barriers and showing one another that forever truly can be real, when you find the right person to spend forever with.

I really loved reading this book. It was more than just sex; there was an in-depth storyline above that with both characters and supporting characters going through their own problems, before coming out at the other side. I would definitely recommend this book and of course, the banter is priceless!