Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Love Letters: Volume 6 Cowboy Command 6 by various authors

Love Letters Cowboy Command
Volume 6

By: Maggie Wells, Ginny Glass, Emily Cale and Christina Thacher

Book Blurb:

These men know how to ride! Meet red-hot ranchers and captivating cowboys in five new short stories in Love Letters Volume 6: Cowboy's Command.

V Is for Vindicated by Maggie Wells

W Is for Wanted by Ginny Glass
X Is for XXX Ranch by Maggie Wells and Emily Cale
Y Is for Yearning by Christina Thacher
Z Is for Zeal by Emily Cale

Cowboy Command came into my TBR pile at a perfect time. I was so pinning for some cowboy loving stories. Love Letters: Volume 6 Cowboy Command did not disappoint. 

Broken up into different cowboy stories, this anthology started off with:

V Is for Vindicated by Maggie Wells
Barrel-racing queen Michelle Kelly likes to ride wild—but her old flame Cole Powell might have what it takes to rope the woman he loves once and for all.
Well vindication is exactly what Michelle got! 
I could totally feel how attracted Michelle was to Cole while she battled her emotions and maintained her cool around him. Very realistic and her feelings were captured perfectly. 
As it turned out Cole needed to tame his own emotions. 
I loved reading how these two reconnected and patched up their former fallout with some hot loving in the straw. 

I also completely loved that the author understood that the readers would know that the straw is not comfortable for laying around in naked and included that description in her story. For me, that just increased my love of the story. I appreciate when authors make fantasy stories as real as possible. 

W is for Wanted by Ginny Glass
When Samuel Thrasher is forced to return to his family's ranch, he doesn't want to revisit his past…except when it comes to Merrit Hightower, who's definitely not the innocent girl he left behind!
I didn't really care for Samuel at first. Although he was a young man at the time, I thought he took advantage of Merrit when he took her virginity and then left town. He knew he had done wrong by Merrit when is was taking every precaution to not run into her when he returned to town 15 years later. 
It was nice to read Samuel explain himself and finally have him figure out that Merrit was his soul mate. He was lucky that she was still available all these years later. I probably would not have been as understanding and would have required a lot more grovelling. 

X is XXX Ranch by Maggie Wells and Emily Cale
Jane Richardson is stunned to discover that the property she's inherited isn't the working ranch she imagined. Handsome neighbor Clive Boland offers to buy the XXX Ranch—and proposes more than just a business deal.
XXX Ranch would be a great full length novel. Even though it was a short story I felt that a lot of the back story was delivered and Jane and Clive's personalities clearly resonated off the pages. I loved XXX Ranch. 

Y is for Yearning by Christina Thatcher
Cowboy Ben Hastings is everything Diana wants in a man. He may be quiet, but their passion between the sheets is anything but. Yet making a place for her in his bed and life may be a challenge…
Yearning was great because it is very close to what I imagine a one night stand would be like. Girl likes boy, boy likes girl, they are attracted to each other and then they mutually create a hot memory. I actually would have been totally fine if that was how the story ended but being a romance, the author opted for the happily ever after. 

Z is for Zeal by Emily Cale
Rancher Aaron Lyons hates when tourists take over his local bar during rodeo week—until he meets Nathan Howell, and their encounter turns into a one-night stand neither of them will forget.
Zeal is a M/M story. I have read some really great M/M and I am a fan of the genre. I liked how the Aaron and Nathan became acquainted with each other because it was very realistic. They were two guys that were attracted to each other. It was very normal. I liked it. 

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