Take Me Home, Cowboy (Western Escape)
by Krista Ames
Contemporary Erotic Western Romance
Publisher: Decadent Publishing
Release Date: November 19, 2012
Heat Level: Steamy
Word Count: 25,000
Ally Kincaid returns to Freewill, Wyoming, to see her father after a two year absence. Anticipating a quiet family reunion, she finds herself butting heads with her father’s foreman instead. The man’s arrogance and sexy drawl push all her buttons, making her wonder what he’s hiding beneath his cowboy swagger.
Matt Gentry walked away from the past and shies from the future. No ties means no one gets hurt…until the boss’s daughter, a hot, green-eyed blonde, tempts him to break his own rules.
When tragedy strikes, will building tension and pride destroy their growing attraction or show them the way home?
Take Me Home Cowboy is a contemporary/western romance novella, part of the Western Escape series by Decadent Publishing all set in Freewill, Wyoming but all stand alone books.
Ally, left Freewill to go to New York and become a editor in the publishing field, when she comes home to check on her dad at their ranch she finds a sexy cowboy with a past he keeps silent about, Matt Gentry, has become the foreman at the ranch in her absence. Sparks fly and chemistry is immediate.
Ally I found came off as rather abrasive and spoiled for the fist part of the story, as someone who grew up "out West" and has since moved to the "East Coast" I understand the change in dealing with people that must take place when you go from a small town to the big city, I don't know that it was Ms. Ames goal to make you dislike Ally at first but it would be easy to not appreciate the necessity of her attitude adjustment.
When Matt finally reveals what he has been hiding it seem to me anyway to not be that big of a deep dark secret that he should have worried over, but hey that is just me.
Overall it was a cute fast read with one particularly steamy scene and some sexual tension. A fun escape for a few hours in the afternoon to a small town in Wyoming filled with hot cowboys.
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Ally’s attention immediately flew to the newcomer in the room. How could she not? He was gorgeous. Not that she actually wanted to notice. Ha! Who was she kidding? His hair was still damp where it curled slightly at the neckline of his T-shirt. The short sleeve tee was snug fitting and showed off his pectorals and tanned arm muscles. He grabbed his plate, made his way around the table, and leaned in close. Oh, his scent hit her—clean soap and pure male. Good God.
“Like what you see, princess?” he murmured.
Startled out of her trance, she stumbled for a quick, snide comment. “You wish, cowboy,” she whispered back, and then turned back to her daddy, who was already halfway finished with his meal.
She was not about to let anyone see how rattled the foreman’s presence actually made her. She only hoped she hadn’t already given her odd interest in him away. Ignore him and he won't be any the wiser. She would be sure to make this trip a short one, or she would be in trouble.
Jesse cleaned his plate and abruptly stood, placed his dishes in the sink, and made to leave the room.
“Looks like you kids get to do the dishes. I’m off to my study.” Her dad kissed the top of her head and slapped his foreman on the back, then chuckled as he disappeared through the door.
“That rat!” she said. “He shoveled through his dinner on purpose.”
“No worries, princess. I do the dishes every night anyway. You can go do whatever it is you do before bed. I’ll take care of the clean up before I head out to check the horses.”
“Oh no you don’t. I won’t let you go running to Daddy tomorrow whining because I didn’t do my share, so I’ll wash. And why are you calling me ‘princess’?”
“It seemed fitting. Would you rather me go back to ma'am?”
“No, I would rather you use my name, thank you.”
He only shrugged. He pushed his place setting aside, rose, and reached for the dessert and plates on the counter. “Since we'll be working together, how about some dessert before we get busy?”
About the Author
Born and raised in Northern Indiana, Krista now resides in Northern Lower Michigan. She is married to a very supportive man, Chip, who allows her to follow her true passion of writing and never complains when she is pirated away on her computer for hours. He even helps with proof-reading and is her “in-house” editor and her idea sounding board. She is also a mother of 4 ornery children who keep her plenty busy. With an addition of 2 beautiful chocolate lab sisters and 2 playful cats, there is never a dull or spare moment in her household.
Krista has always loved to read and would often sit up for hours into the night not able to put down a book until she was finished. She still reads when she can but her main focus is creating her own stories to share with the world.
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