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A great read
on December 30, 2011
First, I feel the need to preface my review with an explanation of the 5-star rating I've given. I've never given a book that high of a rating, mainly because I am highly suspicious of reviews that gush about a book that turns out to be underwhelming. So I am perfectly willing to admit that maybe I read this book at just the right time or that I was in just the right mood, and just because I think it's worth 5 stars doesn't necessarily mean you will all agree with me.
But you should really agree with me. :) Because it was amazing.
I fell in love with Asa, the quintessential Western alpha male, and with Elizabeth, the tough-yet-soft alpha female.
One thing I especially loved about this story is that, even though it had a little bit of the stereotypical misunderstanding between the two main characters, it didn't fall into ridiculous territory. The male thinks he knows what's right for the female (leaving her), and she doesn't allow him any room to try. And the plot was an actual plot, not just an excuse for sex scenes.
And speaking of sex scenes - this book contains a whole lot of hot, steamy, make-your-toes-curl ones. There's no rough play in it, but the language gets a little dirty. McCarty doesn't refer to his "stiff member" or her "aching valley;" she uses words that Amazon would block my review for. Also, there is some description of anal sex. If any of those are deal breakers for you, you shouldn't get this book.
I loved this book so much, I immediately got the next two in the series (Promises Keep and Promises Prevail).