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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Dakota Springs by Leah Brooke



Dakota Springs – Dakota Heat 4 by Leah Brooke
Publisher: Siren Publishing
Genre: Contemporary
Other: M/F, M/F/M, Anal, Voyeurism
Length: Short Story (122 pgs)
Rating: 5 Cherries
Reviewed by Jasmine

Broken hearted, Elizabeth Reed left Dakota Springs years ago. Now divorced, she's going home to raise her daughter. Her only chance of finding happiness is to get over her love for Hayden and Chandler Scott and get on with her life.

The two ranchers have loved Lizzy forever and regret hurting her. Scared that she was lost forever, they've been miserable. Now she is coming home and they have a second chance at happiness. And they will let nothing stand in their way. Not even her.

Too little…too late…

Elizabeth Reed has been in love with Hayden and Channing Scott since she was sixteen years old. Young and naïve, she thought everything would change when she turned 18 and became of legal age. So, it was only natural for her to profess her undying love for both men on her eighteenth birthday. Unfortunately, what should have been the happiest night of her life turns into a nightmare of sizeable proportions and forces Lizzy to leave Dakota Springs. Eight years later, a failed marriage and a baby girl of her own, Lizzy has decided to come home and raise her daughter…alone. There’s only one problem, Hayden and Channing have other plans for Lizzy and Angie. Will Lizzy get past the fear and pain of Hayden and Channing’s rejection from eight years ago to accept their proposal of marriage? Will she be able to trust another man after surviving the horrible marriage Richard, her first husband put her through to love again? Moreover, will she be strong enough to survive the imminent danger that looms over their heads and threatens to destroy everything?

Hayden and Channing Scott have been in love with Lizzy since she was sixteen years old. However, the difference in age and their inability to understand that the heart has the capacity to love more than one person completely allowed Lizzy to slip through their hands. When they discovered she had married someone else and wasn’t returning to Dakota Springs after college, the men got drunk and had to do some soul searching. Eight years later and the realization that they will do whatever it takes to have Lizzy in their lives, these ruggedly handsome, possessive cowboys set out on a journey to marry their one true love. Is Hayden and Channing’s plan too little…too late? Will they convince Lizzy to act on the sexual desires that emanate between them every time they're near each other? Moreover, will they help Lizzy conquer her fears and realize that there are some good, honest, faithful men in the world and that she can trust them with her heart, body and soul, but more importantly with the love of her life…her baby girl, Angie?

Leah Brooke’s Dakota Heat series is fantastic. Just when I think her stories can’t get any better, she ROCKS my world. Dakota Springs had me sitting on the edge of my seat from beginning to end. It has everything…sexy, possessive cowboys that have such a commanding presence you can’t help but love them, a strong-willed, feisty heroine, who’s determined to put the past behind her, and an adorable little girl who will melt your heart. I love how Hayden and Channing are determined to recapture Lizzy’s heart and love, as well as Angie’s, and have no qualms about it. One man is enough to make your toes curl, but when both men begin their seduction of Lizzy; she might as well give in because these two are determine to reclaim what belongs to them.

Dakota Springs has a riveting storyline that’s realistic and only helps to bring the stories and the characters to life. Angie is so adorable in this story that you can’t help but love the little girl, especially her interaction with Hayden and Channing. These two men don’t know what hit them when she bats her little eyelashes. I love how she’s a little negotiator at such a young age. It’d be great to have a story about her when she grows up.

The sexual tension between Lizzy, Hayden and Channing will take your breath away. Moreover, the constant bantering and arguing at times will make you laugh as you watch the trio struggle to find their way back to each other. The confidence that Hayden and Channing exude when it comes to Lizzy and Angie is seductive and will make you fall in love with them in a blink of an eye. Lizzy’s feistiness and determination to prove that she’s not the naïve eighteen year old who left Dakota Springs eight years ago, but instead, a grown woman who can take care of herself is realistic and will make you admire and fall in love with her character even more as she struggles to find her way.

If you’re looking for a story that weaves a sensual spell over you, where the characters will captivate your heart and the love scenes will enthrall you then Dakota Springs is the book to read. Bravo to Ms. Brooke for providing us with a story that embraces the pure ecstasy of forbidden love, and the spinning tales of loves lost and found. But more importantly, a story in a small country town where two ruggedly handsome men are determined to prove to a strong-willed woman that love is truly all that matters. I would definitely recommend Dakota Springs to my friends.

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