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Thursday, May 10, 2012

I Got a Feelin’ by Lea Kinkade

I Got a Feelin’ by Lea Kinkade
Publisher: Siren Publishing
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full Length (201 pgs)
Other: M/F
Rating: 3.5 stars
Reviewed by Plumeria

Ryan Chisholm, one of the infamous "flirt twins" of the powerful and wealthy Chisholm family, isn't looking to settle down. He's just looking for a good time while he and his twin build up their nightclub, Chaps & Spurs. He doesn't want to be Mr. Right for anyone right now. However, once he meets Samantha, he wonders if he can't be Mr. Right Now for the blonde-haired beauty.

Samantha Michaels is starting over with a new job in a new town. She has sworn off men, especially rich, spoiled playboys like Ryan Chisholm. Ryan is a handsome, wealthy playboy and is strictly off the menu as far as Samantha's concerned. She knows from experience that she doesn't have the pedigree necessary to be taken seriously by a wealthy and influential man. Life has taught her to depend on no one but herself, and she doesn't intend to forget it.

What do you get when you mix a upper class, rich playboy and a lower class, grew-up-in-the-system girl?

A very sweet love story. Were you thinking drama and fireworks? Oh, those are there, too. But it’s more in the form of mama drama and fireworks in the bedroom.

Samantha Michaels is a strong willed business owner that's new to town. She grew up in foster care and after years of working hard, was able to become partner in flower shop with her good friend. After some jerk forces her out of her livelihood, she has to leave town and basically start over. Her determination to make her own way is something to admire given her circumstances.

Ryan Chisholm, one half of the ‘Flirt Twins’, likes to play hard when it comes to women, but he actually works hard, too. That was good to see. When you think playboy you think all fun and no business but that’s not the case here. Ryan is very involved in the club he owns with his twin, and with his family’s ranching business. He’s a known serial dater, but if you looked like him, wouldn’t you?

What I loved about Ryan and Samantha together is that they were actually quite opposite. Him being so close knit with his family, and her having no one while growing up in foster care. Samantha is closed off from the world along with her feelings and Ryan is more ‘what you see is what you get’ when it comes to what he wants and expects. But, once they get on the same page everything is very yin and yang between them.

I did have a few minor issues with this book. One was the same position for several love making scenes. Ryan is, in a word, "experienced", so sex in the missionary position left me feeling a wee bit let down. It's well written scenes, I just expected more variety. And my other complaint was the amount of filler throughout the book. We had a lot of scenes where I knew every little detail about everything. Ms. Kinkade writes really good dialogue where it's included. There simply needs to be more showing and less telling.

Lea Kinkade has created a strong, loving and overall amazing family with the Chisholm’s. They pull you in with their personalities but hook you with their love for each other. This series is an auto-buy for me, and with Dillon’s story coming up next I’m chomping at the bit to start it!

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