Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Ralston’s Way

Title: Ralston’s Way
Author: Talia Carmichael
Publisher: Total E-Bound
Publisher URL: www.total-e-bound.com
ISBN: 978-0-85715-629-7
Genre: {M/M} Contemporary Western Series
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx 

Morgan Ralston’s a man who likes being in control so when his brother hires a new office manager and cook for the ranch, he isn’t thrilled. Morgan knows there’s trouble ahead but it’s not the kind he expects.  Instead of the new manager being a problem for the ranch, he turns out to be a huge problem for Morgan’s usually tightly restrained libido. Morgan can’t stop thinking about Blayne and the only thing to do is tackle his desire like he does everything else…head on. It’s his way of handling things…the Ralston Way. 

When Blayne Dalton arrives at Morgan’s ranch he doesn’t expect to come face to face with an aggravating man with a talent for turning him inside out. It drives him crazy that the man he desires is avoiding him and sometimes he doesn’t know whether the answer is punching him or kissing him senseless. The sparks are flying but how does Blayne show a control freak cowboy he doesn’t always have to get his own way? 

Ralston’s Way is the first release in the new series Prentiss by Talia Carmichael. It’s a fun, engaging and lighthearted romance that’s a good beginning to this new entertaining series. I like these guys and I don’t mean just Blayne and Morgan. All of the characters in the story are interesting and well developed and since they’re family…brothers, a sexy horse breeding dad and friends…the interaction is just want you’d expect…they drive each other nuts.  

Morgan is strong-willed and seeing him go up against Blayne is fun. It only takes him a short time before he realizes what a good thing Blayne is and then he’s ready to jump into their relationship fully and watching him get his nose of joint with jealousy is a hoot. Then there’s our Prima Donna…Blayne, who never seems to have a hair out of place. He’s smart, sexy…and man does he have a temper. Put these two together and the sparks fly, inside the bedroom and out. 

The description of the ranch and surrounding area are realistic, making the world of a working ranch come alive and that’s just the beginning. There are lots of funny moments as the men deal with each other, which leads to a few misunderstanding and some snappy dialogue. You’ll also get some old fashioned courting, a little angst, lots of tenderness and caring, and a near tragedy.  Look for Long Hard Ride coming next.

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