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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Logan's Lessons by Tonya Ramagos

Logan's Lessons - Sunset Cowboys 2 by Tonya Ramagos
Publisher: Siren Publishing, Inc.
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (80 pgs)
Other: M/F
Rating: 3 cherries
Review by Statice

Jaelynn-Sue Murphy has a dilemma and less than a week to find the solution. Little does she realize her answer is dancing in front of her, clad in drool-worthy Wranglers and cowboy boots, doing a bump and grind that sends her hormones on a bucking ride to Happy Land.

Teaching line dancing to a barroom of eager couples isn't the way Logan Cartwright planned to spend his evenings. An ailing father, family obligations at the ranch, and a failed engagement landed him on the dance floor at the Double Horn Saloon. Funny thing is he enjoys the hell out of it! He has a real talent for taking old line dancing favorites, sexing them up, and turning them hot, hot, hot. When his dream cowgirl saunters into Sunset, his brain conjures up all sorts of lessons he can't wait to teach her, including how to stay in his life forever.
Jaelynn Sue Murphy was only in town for the rodeo, in the bar to relax and Logan Cartwright was there as the dancing teacher. She was chasing her dreams on the rodeo circuit and Logan had given his up a long time ago. Will these two just be ships passing in the night or will they be able to work out how to make a relationship work when one of them has the family farm to run and the other the rodeo to chase?

This is the second book in Ms Ramagos’ series Sunset Cowboys. Though part of a series, this book can be read as a stand-alone book. I liked the story of Jaelynn and Logan – it was a cute twist to have the female being the one roaming the country in the rodeo and the guy on the family farm, but at only 80 pages it left me wanting a whole lot more.

The characters jumped straight into a relationship, which is fine, but from then on, it all went too quickly and too well for them. The only bit of angst came at the end of the story and then that was so quickly resolved that the whole thing felt a little bit too pat for my taste!

It was a sound story but as I said I wanted a whole lot more in the way of story development and also character development – there were so many aspects of the characters and their lives that should have been explored that weren’t, that would have added that extra, needed depth to the story.

Despite this, Ms. Ramagos is a favourite author of mine and anything with her name on it is a must read for me. If you are looking for a short but spicy tale of a cowboy romance, then this one is for you.

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