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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Her Full Moon Cowboys by J. Rose Allister

Her Full Moon Cowboys by J. Rose Allister
Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand
Genre: Action/Adventure, Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Full Length (159 pgs)
Other: M/F, M/F/M, F/M/M, Ménage, Anal Play, Spanking
Rating: 3.5 cherries
Reviewed by Peony

Being a die-hard virgin who is irresistible to men is the least of Lily’s worries. Her plan for a "quiet" weekend escape goes wild when a pack of wolves crash into her cabin—and a hot, naked cowboy saves the day.

Chaz reveals that the wolves are far from ordinary—and he bears the same curse. Her only chance to escape becoming their sex toy is for Chaz to claim her as bond-mate—but he’s no lone wolf. Sexy alpha Kade Winchester comes with the deal, and both shifters will share her passion just as they share passion for one another. But even if she gives herself to the two men with a dark, animal secret, will their bite on her truly put an end to the other pack's demand for mating rights?

Her Full Moon Cowboys starts out with a high-octane run-for-your-life. The book’s a great paranormal fantasy built around a woman’s irresistible pheromones. Kudos to Ms. Allister for a super imagination.

That said, I think this book could have been leaner. There’s some redundancy in descriptions—for example, flip-flops in the heroine’s stomach get two back-to-back descriptions that say the same thing. Lily has too-stupid-to-live moments by not recognizing that the two male leads are lovers, despite them describing each other as “partners” and sharing the same bed. There are some choreography problems. While cooking an omelet, Kade has his (very broad) back to Lily yet she can see his biceps and forearms.

Her Full Moon Cowboys is one heck of a fantasy. We’re thrown into the action without any lead-in, so the abrupt plunge into this wild, undefined world, while exciting, let my suspension of disbelief wobble. Ultimately, though, I was able to go with the flow. About a third of the way through the book, we’re given some adult conversation about the situation, clarifying things and making them believable. What I didn’t find believable was Lily stopping to admire the décor while she’s running for her life. That information was necessary, but its positioning pulled me out of the story.

Despite my complaints, I loved the flashes of Ms. Allister’s sense of humor. The shower scene is full-on hotness. I liked the way the two male heroes played off each other. They’re complete individuals on the page and, by the tone of their voices alone, I never had any difficulty distinguishing who was who. My favorite part of the book was the way the author subtly wove the theme “marry in haste; repent at leisure” throughout.

Her Full Moon Cowboys is a fast read and if you like humor, and hot, bad cowboys, you'll enjoy this book.

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