Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Kissin’ Tell

Title: Kissin’ Tell
Author: Lorelei James
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
ISBN/BIN: 978-1-60928-848-8
Genre: {M/F} Contemporary Western Series
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx 

When Georgia Hotchkiss left Wyoming, she didn’t intend to come back. Plans change when her boss sends her back home to set up a branch office in time for her class reunion. She’s unhappy but going to the reunion alone and looking pathetic in front of her cheating ex-husband is even worse. Lucky for Georgia, her high school classmate, Tell McKay’s turned into a smokin’ hot cowboy and he’s happy to help her out. 

Tell McKay had a crush of Georgia all through high school and let her take advantage of his good nature. But not now. He’s turned into another McKay ladies man and this time, he’s calling the shots. If Georgia wants help, she’ll have to agree to his conditions and that means spending time in his bed. It’s a good bargain but once the reunion is over, neither is ready to go their separate ways. Could they actually be in a relationship? The idea scares them both, and what about Georgia’s secret plans to leave at summer’s end? 

Kissin’ Tell is the latest release in Lorelei James’ Rough Riders series. Since there’s a lot of recurring characters, I recommend reading the books in order. Long-term series can be a tricky and this one’s now up to number thirteen. I’m happy to say that it doesn’t show any signs of slowing down or getting stale. But then I don’t think that’s possible with the sexy McKay men and the interesting woman they get involved with.  

The story begins with a prologue showing how the young Tell feels about cheerleader Georgia. He isn’t the strong, sexy cowboy of today, but is instead a thin, geeky teen. It’s nice seeing how he’s changed and matured since graduation. And did I mention Ms. James did a great job turning him into a typical McKay man—smokin’ hot and a little wild? Georgia hasn’t changed as much and continues to see some things - especially her family - as she did as an emotionally wounded teenager. It seems everything she does is to protect her heart. That means despite the great sex, it takes awhile for her and Tell to develop a relationship. They definitely have communication problems and their issues could have been resolved if they’d talked more and had sex less. Don’t get me wrong, the sex is hot and steamy, but a relationship is more than hitting the sheets. 

Otherwise the story is fun and entertaining, even if it’s a bit predictable. And it’s wonderful that Ms. James manages to weave in so many of the previous McKay couples—now with families of their own. The already large McKay family keeps getting bigger and no matter the McKay, a story by Ms. James is guaranteed to be filled with love, passion, laughter and satisfying happily-ever-after. Enjoy!

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