Strong Silent Type by Lorelei James
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Genre: Contemporary Western
Length: Short Story (97 pgs)
Rating: 4.5 Cherries
Review by Begonia
Tough. Taciturn. And a fool for letting her go…
A Wild Ride story.
Wyoming rancher Quinn McKay thought he’d only have to bide time until his levelheaded wife came to her senses and called a halt to this “trial separation”. He never believed the marital rough patch would drag on for a coon’s age.
Libby McKay knew when she married the gruff, laid-back cowboy that he wasn’t prone to blathering about his feelings. But three months have passed and her stubborn-as-a-mule husband is still living by himself in the horse trailer. It seems he’d rather hold onto his pride than hold onto her.
Quinn realizes Libby is determined to move on if he doesn’t loosen his tongue and he’ll lose the only woman he’s ever loved. In a last-ditch effort to keep her in his life, he offers her one weekend of uninterrupted sexual decadence.
Reigniting the passion is easy. The hard part comes after the sheets have cooled and they find out if what remains is strong enough to survive past mistakes.
Warning: Old-fashioned groveling leads to smokin’ hot sexual encounters—steamin’ up the truck windows, rockin’ the horse trailer—proving even an old married dog can learn naughty new tricks.
I absolutely loved this book from the first line. Nothing like the jealous husband watching his wife with another man. What was perfect was the fact that his wife played it to the hilt!
Ms. James did what few authors can do for me. It’s not too often that an author can pull off a story of two people already married. You usually see novels or shorts that consist of the dance beforehand, but this was perfect! I laughed through the entire book. I could picture this big rough and tumble, sexy cowboy watching the woman he loved moving on.
Everyone has been in the situation where something is missing in our lives whether we are already married or in a relationship for a long time. Quinn and Libby find the perfect way to liven up their “dull” life, but they both learn of their faults and misjudgements, bringing them closer together than ever before.
I think my favorite line was “It’s the first time she kicked me outta my own damned house.” I loved it!
By the time this story was over, I was in love with Quinn. Men can be so stubborn, but us women can be just as bad and the give and take in this story was perfect. I’ll definitely be interested in reading more from Ms. Jame.