Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Rein Me In

Title: Rein Me In
Author: Alyssa Brooks and Larissa Lyons
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
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ISBN: 9781419928802
Genre: {M/F} Western
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Amethyst Nymph

Trusting men was a mistake and Suzy Miller had learned that painful lesson more than once. They all made promises that they had no intention of keeping, as far as she was concerned. Even her dreamy cowboy from college, who had pursued her relentlessly, let Suzy down. From that moment on, Suzy decided to remain single and sexless, except for the fourteen days out of the year when she let her hair down. While on her annual wicked getaway, things get out of control when Suzy’s cowboy for the night turns out to be too much for her to handle.

Things changed drastically one tragic day for Jonah McKenzie. Now because of family drama and bills, he carries the weight of the world on his broad shoulders. A quick drive to clear his head turns into a rescue mission when Jonah spots a woman in trouble. She is nothing like the sweet and sexy girl that Jonah has been pining for all these years, but something about the wanton woman is getting him hot and bothered.

Suzy is shocked when she runs into Jonah again, but she is even more shocked when she realizes he doesn’t recognize her. The opportunity to get inside the pants of the cowboy who had set the standard for all her fantasies was too good to pass up. When she releases all her pent up desires, Jonah thinks Suzy is too brash for her own good. Their torrid night together was some of the best sex that either of them had in their lives. Eventually the light bulb goes off, and Jonah realizes that Suzy is the same Suzy whom he walked away from in college. Everything about the sweet girl he once crushed on was changed. She had turned into a sexual spitfire, all because of him.

Rein Me In is not only the title of this brilliantly written story, but also the taunt that Suzy throws out to Jonah. And I have to say his methods of taking control will raise your temperature at least ten degrees. Inside, Suzy is still that same girl from college who was head over heels for Jonah. But on the outside and only for two weeks out of the year, she was a vamp who liked sex with a little bit of pain. Jonah’s disappearance was a major turning point in her life, and I enjoyed the way the authors gave me small glimpses into their past. The universe definitely did a number on this couple by breaking them up before they were officially together. Sometimes, things are just meant to be and Jonah and Suzy fall into that category. My heart cried for Jonah in the scene when he was delivered some terrible news, right after having a perfect first date with Suzy. I loved this emotional scene. There are some very memorable supporting characters and Jonah’s grandmother is one. I found myself wanting to strangle her on numerous occasions. Jonah and Suzy were both easy to identify with and I know readers will eat up their story. This second story in the Bottoms Up series reinforced my lust for cowboys and made me a fan of the writing duo Alyssa Brooks and Larissa Lyons. I look forward to more of their fantastic stories. If you like a sweet love story with sex that will make you blush while turning the pages, then this one is for you.

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