Friday, February 21, 2014

Mini Reviews--Weston by Debra Kayn & Against the Wall by Rebecca Zanetti

Against the Wall (Maverick Montana #1) by Rebecca Zanetti
Surveying the proposed site for a high-end golf course should have been a breeze for spunky Landscape Architect Sophie Smith. But when this born-and-bred city girl is suddenly—and quite literally—swept off her feet by a sexy cowboy on horseback, she realizes that the country life has some serious (and seriously steamy!) possibilities. That is, until she finds out exactly who her smokin’-hot wrangler really is.

Cowboy and Tribal lawyer Jake Lodge is desperately trying to block the development. And if that means playing hardball—and being every inch the shark lawyer—so be it. But Sophie is a distraction he didn’t expect. A distraction that makes his blood burn.

Two different worlds. Two opposing sides. And when they finally give into the exquisite temptation, the consequences will shake the foundations of both of their lives…

Type: Contemporary Romance
Heat: 3 out of 5
Rating: 4 out of 5

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Oh my. Talk about a serious cowboy alpha male overload---in the best possible way. Damn. Against the Wall was one deliciously sexy read that had me biting my lip and turning the pages as quickly as I possibly could to see how Sophie and Jake--who were on opposing sides of a development being built-- would battle it out and find love in the midst of opposing views and a spot of danger that's thrown into the mix from some local crazies.

The quick of it is that Sophie has come into Jake's world to survey the area for a golf course that's in the works and it's his mission to prevent any such thing from being built that would mar the lands he cares for. Ahhh the dramas. lol And of course the attraction and chemistry between the two is through the roof from the get go so you just know it's gonna be good.

I really enjoyed both Sophie and Jake. They're interesting people and ones I'd love to hang around with. Their romance was fun and like I mentioned... The chemistry between them was incredible and the sex scenes were oh so very yummy and intense. Hell, everything about Jake was intense. It would be something else being the sole focus of his attention. Whew.

Zanetti is brilliant when it comes to creating fun, sexy romances with the most drool-worthy men and incredible heroines that keep them in line and Against the Wall was no different. On top of the romance there was also just a wonderful feel to the community. Everyone knows everything about everyone but you just can't help but love them in all their gossipy nosy glory. This one is definitely a keeper and one I'll be reading again some day.

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Weston (Hard Body #2) by Debra Kayn
Detective Rocki Bangli has spent the past four months undercover, trying to get the goods on drug lord Darrell Archer. Now that she's gained Darrell's trust, he's given her a job: keep an eye on the Beaumont Body Shop, a car detailer and private investigation agency. There's only one problem-her target is the hot and very sexy Tony Weston, whose eyes tell her he's on to her game...

Tony spotted the gorgeous detective a year ago at the police academy and never forgot her. A thousand fantasies later, he finds Rocki working for the most dangerous man in town. Now, Tony's determined to find out what's going on... after he brings her home with him. But when her position is compromised, suddenly Rocki and everyone she loves might be in danger. Now Rocki must trust Tony with her secrets, her mission, and her life-or it could be the end for both of them.

Type: Romantic Suspense
Heat: 3 out of 5
Rating: 4 out of 5
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Weston was a fun little romantic suspense that so has me wanting to read more from Kayn. The quick of it is that undercover cop Rocki has been sent by her drug lord boss to spy on a group of men at a bar. Things seem a little fishy and soon her undercover gig has gone south and she's in need of help from those very men she was spying on--more specifically Tony Weston who from the very start knew exactly who she was and that she was a cop and has been lusting after her for months on end. Ahhh so good.

I really enjoyed this one. It's a very fast read but a nice taste of the world Kayn created. The characters are fun and solid people that are fiery, determined, honorable and just sexy as hell. There's a good bit of humor as Tony and Rocki work to bring down not only the crime boss she'd been gathering intel on but a traitor on team good guys as well.

And as all those dangers mount from every corner and the two have to rely on each other lust and love sneak up on them before they realize. These two were great together. They're both extremely capable, work nicely together and seem to get each other. Add in some teasing and some steam and it was just a nice bit of romance.
Tony carried her into the bathroom and put her in the bathtub. She sank to her shoulders into the water and closed her eyes. He stood ogling and thinking how beautiful and irresistible he found her. 

"No bubbles?" She peeked up at him before closing her eyes again.

Shit. Girls like bubbles. Right. I can do bubbles.

He scoured the bathroom cabinets, and the only thing he could find was a half-empty bottle of Brute's flea and tick shampoo. He held the container toward the light, squinting at the writing on the side of the bottle when soft laughter drew his attention back to Rocki.

"I don't think so," she said.

He frowned. "It's nontoxic."

She laughed, and he threw the bottle into the sink. Without thinking, he shucked off his clothes. He might not be able to give her bubbles and candlelight, but he'd give her his attention.

Rocki's eyes came open when he stepped into the water. He grinned at the look of shock replaced by curiosity. 
All in all, Weston was a fun read that I devoured in one sitting. Love, danger and awesome characters just pulled me right into the world of Tony and Rocki and made for one entertaining read that has me excited to see what else Kayn can do.

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