Trouble in Cowboy Boots by Desiree Holt
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Length: Short Story (98 pgs)
Other: BDSM, M/F, Multiple Partners, Spanking, Toys, Anal Sex/Play, Voyeurism
Rating: 4.5 cherries
Reviewed by Tiger Lily
Stranded in Mesa Blanco, Texas, with no money and no prospects, Emily Lathrop hires on as the cook at the Lazy Aces Ranch. Two problems—she can’t cook, and owner Wyatt Cavanaugh is so hot she nearly burns herself just standing near him. Trying to keep her hormones under control is a problem when Wyatt seduces her into his bed and teaches her the real meaning of erotic love.
Now proper Emily finds herself shockingly addicted to the BDSM games he likes to play, her body craving the bondage and domination that pushes her thermostat past the point of combustion even though she suspects it’s all going to come crashing down any moment with a big, painful thud.
Down on your luck? Take a road trip with the girls. Get stuck on the side of the road with no money? Get a job at a ranch slinging hash to the ranch hands. Want your world rocked? That’s when you need Wyatt. Are you interested in knowing more? Then you need to read Trouble in Cowboy Boots.
I know when I read a Desiree Holt book, I am in for plenty of white hot sex and great characters. This book has lots and lots of both. I felt like I was right there on the Lazy Aces with Emily and Wyatt. Heck, when the book ended, I wasn’t ready to leave. (Good thing this is the beginning of a series.) The writing is tight and the action nicely paced.
As I said, I loved the characters and their progression through the story. There were times when I wanted to knock their heads together and times when I wasn’t impressed by their actions, but I was completely emotionally invested in the story. For me, that’s a big deal.
Emily is a Vegas vixen. She’s had her heart broken and her expectations shattered. There are times when she comes off as totally shallow. I loved the bit of humble pie she has to eat when she’s working at the Lazy Aces. By the end of the story, I was rooting for her to get her man.
Wyatt...oh dear, where do I start with him. I liked him. He’s everything I want in a cowboy — hot, commanding, and sweet with a spicy aftertaste. Like with Emily, there was one part where I wanted to yank him by the ear and give him the what-for. I understand why he acted as he did, and when he grew from the situation, it made for great reading. When he and Emily get together for play time, it’s ooey-gooey, melt in your mouth, leave the screen a little warped good.
If you want a story that’s great for a chilly night or to get in the mood for that special someone, then this is the book for you. I give Trouble in Cowboy Boots 4.5 cherries.