Saturday, December 17, 2011

Cowboy Casanova

Title: Cowboy Casanova
Author: Lorelei James
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-60928-849-5
Genre: {M/F} Contemporary BDSM Western Series
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx 

Ben is one of the many McKays living in Sundance, Wyoming. The one place he stands out is at the Rawhide Club where, on the weekends, he’s Bennett, an imposing Dom, popular with the female subs. When he spies a curvy brunette, he’s certain she isn’t the experienced Domme she claims and immediately sets out to prove he’s right. 

After spending an exciting, eye opening weekend with Bennett, Ainsley Hamilton is shocked to meet Ben in real life, as new town bank president versus his rancher. There’s something about him…his eyes and his voice that makes her want to give up control to him. Now she has to decide if she wants to explore her submissive side outside the club. The question is if Ainsley will let Ben help her understand her sexual needs, while building a relationship on what others think is dark and deviant desires. 

Cowboy Casanova by Lorelei James is release twelve in her Rough Rider series. It’s feasible to read this as a standalone but it would be easier to understand the complex McKay relationships by reading the books in order. 

This has been one of my favorite series since the release of Long Hard Ride and I’ve looked forward to Ben’s story for some time. I’ve always found him appealing and then to learn the author had given him the twist of being involved in the BDSM lifestyle was an unexpected shocker. I certainly didn’t see that one coming, but it fit in perfectly with the dominant but warm and caring personality that she developed for him. Way to go, Ms. James.  

Okay, I admit it. There’s just something about the sprawling McKay family that I find enthralling. The huge number is amazing and the way the family members interact with each other is fascinating. Then add in how different each one is and the interesting women they get involved with and you can’t help but enjoy each and every book. Anisley is a perfect example. She’s independent, dynamic and totally professional on the outside but on the inside, she fits into the life of a western rancher perfectly. Ms. James has taken these two vastly different individuals, wrapped them in a well written, paced and plotted story and come up with a tale of passion, desire, love, acceptance and the importance of family. Enjoy.

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