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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Wild West Weekend by C.R. Moss and R.M. Sotera

Wild West Weekend by C.R. Moss and R.M. Sotera
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Genre: Contemporary, Western
Length: Full Length (180 pages)
Other: M/F, BDSM, Toys
Rating: 3.5 Cherries
Reviewed by Moonflower

Double D Ranch Tales, 1

Two people scared to love again. Two others hesitant about commitment. A weekend in Nevada will change all that.

Bristol Ashcombe is swearing off men and taking a vacation with her friend, Cassie. Damon Dougan is packed and ready to leave the ranch for a trip, that is, until a long-legged, sexy woman steps out of a vehicle and he decides to stay. Will one sex-filled weekend be enough for either of them?

Cassie Harding travels to the Double D ranch to meet Bristol and looks forward to seeing her old friend, Dakota. Dak’s excited when Cassie, his former sweetheart, returns. Cassie and Dakota, though they’re heating up ‘the sheets’ in and out of the bedroom, have fears about commitment after years of being single. Will they find it’s better to dance together than apart?

Wild West Weekend is a feel good romp, with the bonus of not one but two sexy hot cowboy brothers!

Bristol & Damon - Part One

I think the term “once burned twice shy” could fit both Bristol and Damon to a T.

Bristol should be riding high on the success of her Broadway show, but something is missing. After a failed marriage, she needs a break and agrees to meet up with an old friend at the Dougan Ranch. Bristol is one major New York City diva. She is delightful and funny to read about. She is absolutely oblivious to the workings of a Nevada working ranch. All you can do is smile and shake your head right along with Damon at her mannerisms and cluelessness. She is utterly wonderful.

I adore Damon. He is so laid back and charming, I could just eat him up with a spoon. I can honestly say that Damon was totally broadsided in his last relationship. His leeriness to have another relationship is well-founded and believable. Still, Bristol intrigued him from the moment he saw her stepping out of the limousine.

The romance between Bristol and Damon was rushed but considering they only had a weekend, I understand why. The chemistry they had was combustible and just plain cute. I would have enjoyed reading about a full month’s vacation with these two. I finished Part One wanting more. No, needing more. I will have to say well done to the author for engaging me, pulling me into the story.

Cassie and Dakota - Part Two

Hmmm, how to sum up these two lovers? They only got better with age. Cassie and Dakota fell in love as teenagers, but life got in the way for them.

Dakota stayed on at his family ranch never knowing what happened to his first love. He dove head first into the management of the ranch, never finding time to fall in love again. Twenty years later, he is looking forward to seeing Cassie again. Can he survive being rejected by her a second time?

Life is what happened to Cassie. She loved her summers at the ranch, but circumstances and heartbreak kept her from returning. Older and wiser, she decides to look up her old flame. Trouble is she is not the same sweet teenager he once knew. Cassie has a dark past, and she is worried that straight-laced Dakota may not be able to handle her taboo side.

I found Cassie and Dakota’s story a bit more realistic. They had a past and a foundation to work from. My only disappointment was, who was this stranger in town and what was the purpose in the story? Beyond that, I enjoyed their interactions and how she was able to blend her past sexual experiences into the present to help Dakota move beyond some of his current issues. I found myself cheering them on throughout the story.

This book has two overlapping short stories happening on the same timeline. It was enjoyable to read the separate accounts of these two couples. It made the book unique for me and I was able to set my focus on the enjoyment of each individual couple.

The ending was tied up wonderfully. As I was coming to the end of the book I was about ready to throw it up in the air and shout, “What about Bristol and Damon?” Thank you, thank you, and thank you for the unique twist at the end. It was a delightful little present tied up in a great big bow. The collaboration in this book was well written and flowed seamlessly, great work and job well done! I look forward to future endeavors between the two of you again.

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