Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Review: Rekindled by Mari Carr

Rekindled by Mari Carr

Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Genre: Western Romance

Heat Rating: 4



Rekindled is a standalone sequel to Spitfire.

It’s been a year since her husband’s passing, and running the ranch is taking its toll on Claire Hutchins. Independent as the day is long, she concedes the need for help. She wants a foreman, an employee to run the day-to-day who can handle a woman calling the shots. Someone who won’t give her any trouble…
Who shows up at her door, first in line for the job? Jeb Carter. Ex-high-school sweetheart. Longtime rodeo star. And the one man capable of making Claire’s lust burn out of control…of making her surrender completely.

Trouble has finally come calling…and he’s as irresistible as ever.

Kris’ Review

Rekindled starts your fire on the first page, keeps your anticipation on smolder before blasting into flames when the characters finally combust, in this wonderfully written new Quickie, by Mari Carr.

Claire Hutchins and Jeb Carter were high-school sweethearts who had different dreams. Claire wanted the security of a man who could run a ranch, father her children and love her forever. Jeb wanted to follow his dream of the challenge of bull riding and headed for the rodeo circuit. Claire settles for marriage to Bob Hutchins, a man who can provide exactly that stability of a ranch. Jeb unable to watch the love of his life married to boring old Bob heads off to the rodeo circuit and comes back a semi-celebrity. When Bob dies leaving Claire, a childless widow, looking for a foreman to help her run the ranch, Jeb shows up for a job interview.

A quick kiss from Jeb is enough to make Claire feel things she hasn’t felt since high school. She hires Jeb but firmly tells him that he’s only hired as a foreman, and nothing more. Well Jeb, the ultimate alpha male refuses to be denied the love of his life. After two weeks of being merely the foreman, he stakes his claim on Claire, showing her exactly how much he learned while on the rodeo circuit, from all that bull riding. The timid Claire he knew in high school has matured into a sexy intelligent woman who isn’t afraid to let her man lead, or to challenge him when she wants to be in command. The sex is so hot, steamy, and kinky it leaves the reader hankering for a quickie with their own significant other.

Mari Carr sizzles once again showing her ability as a master of the quickie. Rekindled gets a heat rating of 4, making it so smoking hot it threatens to break the 4 Tea Cups it gets.

4 Tea Cups!

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