Monday, February 27, 2012

I Got a Feelin’

Title: I Got a Feelin’
Author: Lea Kinkade
Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand
ISBN: 1-61926-156-1
Genre: {M/F} Contemporary, Western, Series
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Rose Nymph 

Anyone who’s ever spent one moment with Ryan Chisholm knows all about his allure. Outrageously flirtatious and always honest with what’s on offer, Ryan is never short of company in the form of the opposite sex. Women know that when they spend time with this member of the richest, most powerful family in Texas, they will invariably wake up fully satisfied but alone. 

When Ryan spots Samantha Michaels sitting at a table with his sister and her friends in the bar he co-owns, he just has to mosey on over and introduce himself. There’s a major spark of attraction between the two, but Samantha can read Ryan from a mile off. There’s no way she is getting involved with such an influential man again, not after her last two relationships failed so spectacularly. However, Ryan’s got a feelin’ about Samantha and much to the surprise of everyone, including himself, this time he’s being particularly persistent in his pursuit.  

I Got a Feelin’ is the second installment of The Chisholms of Texas series. Two books in, and I am really starting to feel at home with the Chisholm family. I’m enjoying the drama that the sexy brothers get themselves into, even if I don’t think I’ll ever see eye to eye with some of their attitudes towards women and sex. In the case of Ryan, I just take him for who he is – someone who completely deserves his playboy reputation, but nonetheless is kind-hearted, generous and never sets out to hurt anyone. He has the sense to realize that Samantha needs time to feel comfortable around him and his family and I was pleasantly surprised at the patience he showed while learning to court the lady; patience that was ultimately rewarded with some amazingly hot scenes. 

Samantha’s warm and affable on the outside, but obviously fights an inner turmoil. I was drawn in to these characters’ developing relationship. I wanted to learn all about Samantha’s past and hoped that Ryan could find the maturity to keep hold of such an endearing woman. There were always going to be ups and downs to Ryan and Samantha’s relationship, but it was a joy to read the climax of their story. I really look forward to the next installment.

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