Wade Knowlton is a hardworking lawyer who's torn between his small-town Montana law practice and a struggling family ranch. He's on the brink of exhaustion from trying to save everybody and everything, when gorgeous Nicole Powell walks into his office. She's a damsel in distress and the breath of fresh air he needs.
Nicole Powell is a sassy Southern girl who has officially sworn off cowboys after a spate of bad seeds-until her father's death sends her to Montana and into the arms of a man who seems too good to be true. Her instincts tell her to high tail it out of Montana, but she can't resist a cowboy with a slow hand...
Type: Contemporary Romance
Heat: 3 out of 5
Rating: 4 out of 5
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The quick of it is that Nicole is making her way towards Montana to settle her father's estate and her trip...pretty much disastrous. Anything that could go wrong...did and more often than not...she landed in the hands of one sexy cowboy lawyer named Wade who just can't seem to help himself when it comes to this, well, kinda sorta train wreck of a woman. A woman who happens to be his new client seeings how he handled her daddy's estate. Oh the dilemma!.
Alright. So ,Wade...he's got some swagger. Whewboy! Yes. He is a threat to panties with his cocky little smirk, smooth chivalrous good-all-the-way-down-to-his-boots ways. Plus...some make a girl pant moments in the bedroom...or car...or rustic little cabin in the mountains. Yeah. *slow nods* Yeah. I was liking me some Wade. He was just a good man all the way around that tries to do what he can to help others.
And Nikki. I liked her but lordy the woman could be a handful. She could be a little nutty and head strong and do that thing that makes me want to pinch a heroine where they force the hero's hand then go all flaily 'how could he?!' when he does as he's been told. Really girl? Yeah. Nikki and I were about to have words a couple times. But I managed to still like her and gotta say she does have some spunk to her.
Things were nice and steamy between them. The chemistry was explosive. Hot and sultry and had a little fun to it too. The two of them really knew how to push each other and tease which was entertaining.
"I don't think so, Wade. Finders keepers and all that."Other than the oh-so-unfortunate use of the word bulbous the sexy scenes were hella hot and delicious. It was a good time watching them heat things up as she dealt with saying goodbye to her estranged father, settling his estate and learning more about him and healing some old wounds from their estrangement.
"Come now," he cajoled in a honeyed voice. "I'm mighty fond of peaches."
She found her back to the wall with his forarms pinned on either side of her head, his body looming over her all big and hard. She breathed him in with a sense of fullness in her chest. He smelled faintly of horse and leather...and something else that made her go tingly all over.
He just stood there looking down at her, his gaze sliding slowly down her body, making her skin prickle in its wake. Every nerve ending suddenly sounded an alarm. She knew she'd only egged him on. Was he going to make another move?
He dipped his head to murmur darkly in her ear. "As a matter of face, I can't think of anything I love better than sucking on a ripe, juicy peach."
He sure as hell wasn't talking about the canned variety. Nikki bit her lip. The cans slipped right through her fingers as a ripple of raw lust ripped through her. The first thudded to the floor, thankfully missing her foot. He must have caught the second.
Oh dear God. Here we go again!
She'd been ten kinds of fool for thinking she could resist him. Nikki closed her eyes and parted her lips on a sigh of surrender--but the claiming she both longed for and dreaded, never came.
"Thanks for the peaches, sweetheart. Now all we need is a can opener."
She opened her eyes to his mocking grin. Damn him! He'd played her like a virtuoso, effortlessly turning her into a hot and quivering mess.
No way in hell was she going to let him have the last word yet again!
"I'll make you pay for that, Wade. I promise before this night is out, you'll pay dearly."
"I don't think so, darlin'. I wasn't lying about my love of peaches..though I'm especially eager to try the ones from Georgia."
His expression was taunting and playful but his blue gaze was searing hot. Though he tried to play it cool, his little game had him just as fired up with lust as she was. She pursed her lips and shook her head determined not to let him hold the upper hand.
"I'm afraid I can't help you out there, Wade. Now if you'd said you were partial to nectarines..."
"Yea." Her mouth twitched. "You know. They're a lot like peaches...sweet and succulent...only without the annoying---" She gifted him with a seductive smile.
In sudden understanding his pupils instantly flared big and black. Nikki's gaze flickered to his crotch. She certainly had his attention now.
"Shit," he mumbled and shifted his stance. "I've never eaten a nectarine before."
"Then I guess you've got something new to add to your bucket list." Her smile widened in triumph. "Payback's a real bitch, isn't it?"
Overall, Slow Hand was a sexy fun read that left me curious to see what'll happen next with the series. It was just an easy read and a nice distraction on a winters day and one any cowboy lover will adore.
Have you read Vane? What did you think?