THE DOCTOR WEARS A STETSON Book One: The Diamondback Ranch Series Contemporary Western Romance Novel 60,000 words/256 pp Heat Index: Hot and Steamy
AUTHOR'S WARNING: This is the hotter and sexier version of The Doctor Wears A Stetson. The love scenes are steamier and more graphic. For a sweeter read, check out The Doctor Wears A Stetson in The Diamondback Ranch Sweeter Series.
BLURB: Jessie Kincaid was fifteen and innocent when Cameron asked her to the prom. She lost her heart that night, but his plans didn't change. He left their small town to pursue his dreams.
Seventeen years later, a trip home leads Cameron McCade back to Salt Fork, Texas and the newly widowed Jessie Devine. Since his return, the fire between them burns as hot as ever. Can they take up where they left off? Can Jessie risk her heart again?
Jessie opened the screen door and turned toward Cameron. This was it, then. The end. Her fairy-tale prom night was over. "Thank you for a wonderful time," she said, holding out her hand, feeling like a fool.
Cameron stared at her hand, then at her. His face was taut, as if he were in pain. His blue eyes burned like jewels. Jessie wondered what was wrong.
Suddenly, he reached out and pulled her to him, arching her slender body into his. "I have to have one more kiss, Jess. One . . . more . . . kiss."
His mouth crushed down on hers. This wasn't an obligatory goodnight kiss, Jessie thought, her heart hammering in her chest. This was a kiss like you read about in novels or watched at the movies. He must feel something for her, or he wouldn't be kissing her like this. How was she going to stand it when he left forever?
Cameron broke the embrace and set her away from him. "Good bye, Jess." He didn't look at her again, didn't turn to wave. He got in his truck and drove away into the night and out of her life.
Seventeen years later . . .
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.
In two long strides, Cameron 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.
One: The Doctor Wears a Stetson Book Two: The
Cowboy's Surrender Book Three: A Match Made in Texas Book Four: Lone Star Heartbreaker Book Five: The Cowgirl's Secret
The Doctor Wears a Stetson is the first book in my Diamondback Ranch Series featuring the four McCade brothers--Dallas, Cameron, Austin, and Tyler--and their sister, Tori. I set the books in the rugged ranch land of the Texas Panhandle where I visited my grandparents on their farm every summer when I was a kid growing up. They're gone now, but the memories live on.
Remember: Life's too short NOT to love a Texan!
From the Back Cover
Look for the sweeter versions of these books in The Diamondback Ranch Sweeter Series!!!
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Print Length: 258 pages
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Publisher: Anne Marie Novark Books (September 23, 2010)
I saw all the great reviews and thought I would give this book a try. Right? wrong. The heroine wore me out with her immature outlook on life. 1. how could he have broken her heart when he left town and they had only gone to 1(one) high school dance together? 2. The reason for not wanting to be with him (a promise she made to her dead husband) was lame. 3. They didnt use any protection because she thought she was barren (what about std's) 4. And lastly.....who the hell childishly turns down a proposal from someone you LOVE without telling the person why?
I did not enjoy this book and wojuld not recommend it.
First the positive. I LOVED the hero. He is great, has everything going for him. The heroine lacks a brain most of all. Gads I got so sick of her I wanted to just drive her off a cliff. How stupid to pass up the love of your life for some supposed promises made to a dead man who she didn't really love, who didn't love her and who was holding on to a grudge that his great grandfather had and he didn't even know what it involved. How backwoods of them all.
I absolutely HATE it when the heroine tells the hero to take a flying leap and then the next day she is puzzled because he doesn't call. REALLY? I thought it was rather amazing that the promises she made and felt duty bound to keep were the ones that seemed to serve her most of all. The ones she broke were to the woman that was like a mother to her, doing damage that could never be repaired but they would get over it in time, like next week. Her high sense of purpose seem to come in to play when it suited her needs.
I am 77% through with the book and I am so tempted to just exit out and move on I am so sick of her. Seems she just creates one drama after another and they all involve stuff that she has absolutely no control over. Her husband dies in an accident and she feels guilty because the town has no hospital or local doctor. Course, he grew up in this doctor less town so you have to wonder what he was thinking. But then she beats herself up on a regular basis because there was no doctor. Of course, the fact that there never had been a doctor in this town doesn't seem to matter. Just doesn't make any sense except to play into her drama.
I really want more for the hero than this chick. I just don't see what keeps him hanging on!!!
In THE DOCTOR WEARS A STETSON, Ms. Novark has created a wonderful reunion story. One date while in high school set the hearts of Jessie Devine and Cameron McCade on a one-way course to each other. Several detours popped up along the road, but they are given a second chance for true happiness.
I loved this story and was captured from the very beginning, when Cameron asks Jessie to go to the senior prom. Fast forward ten plus years and a reunion with sparks is set. If I had Ms. Novark do anything different, it would be to add to ending. I really, really wanted Cameron's reaction to the news Jessie had just given him. I'd loved to have seen the shaky hand and thumping heart. But even with that insight omited, the story is great and I highly recommend it.
This is an okay read, but is lacking a few things. The heroine was a likable tomboy. I liked that she was a tough girl who made it on her own and found a way to fulfill her dreams even with the challenges she faced. However, she creates a lot of unnecessary drama with all her promises. At one point I lost track of all the promises she made and some of the seemed stupid. She promised not to sell the rights, or get involved with the McCades or....etc. some of these promises just appeared to come out of nowhere.
When I saw the word barren, I almost lost it. What 30 year old woman in the 21st century uses the word barren to describe herself? Then refuses to get basic medical care to determine why she was unable to have kids! Sometimes lines were just dropped in or dialogue with no supporting backstory. At one point Jesse is described as practically a daughter to the hero's mother. But we're also told that her first husband had a long-standing feud, so when did they have time to build this quasi-family relationship? The hero had no idea the "depth" of the relationship his mother had a relationship with her. There are just a lot if unconnected threads woven. Overall it's a sweet read, but it's not a keeper.
I love this series!!! great great read!!! I love how the author pulled all of it together in the end!! you could feel how the main characters felt all through the book i would recommend this series to everyone the next one is called The cowboys surrender and its Dallas story!! i cant wait for all of them to come out she talks about the whole family throughout the book. this is camarons story let me just say it is a doosy!!!! happy reading
I spent a good portion of my Sunday afternoon sitting outside in the sun completely absorbed in this book. The couple is adorable and real. The plot lacked any crazy, unrealistic situations, which drive me crazy and instead dealt with the family and community relationships that everyone can relate to. I think my upcoming weekends are going to be busy reading the other novels in this series! Happy reading!
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Anne Marie is a Texas girl, born and raised. Romance is her passion. She loves to read and write about men and women falling in love, overcoming life's obstacles, and living happily ever after. She writes spicy Contemporary Western novels as well as Regency Historicals.
Married to her high school sweetheart, Anne Marie and her husband spend their leisure time working (actually playing) in the yard and renovating their 1956 custom-built house on two one-acre lots in the middle of the city. They have two grown children, three white rabbits, two mischievous cats, and one sweet puppy dog.
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