Thursday, November 25, 2010

Review: Trouble in Cowboy Boots by Desiree Holt

Trouble in Cowboy Boots by Desiree Holt

Publisher: Ellora's Cave
Genre: Western Romance

Heat Rating: 4



Book one in the Sequins, Saddles and Spurs series.

Stranded in Mesa Blanco, Texas, with no money and no prospects, Emily Lathrop hires on as the cook at the Lazy Aces Ranch. Two problems—she can’t cook, and owner Wyatt Cavanaugh is so hot she nearly burns herself just standing near him. Trying to keep her hormones under control is a problem when Wyatt seduces her into his bed and teaches her the real meaning of erotic love.

Now proper Emily finds herself shockingly addicted to the BDSM games he likes to play, her body craving the bondage and domination that pushes her thermostat past the point of combustion even though she suspects it’s all going to come crashing down any moment with a big, painful thud.

Kris' Review

Desiree Holt has written a scorching erotic love story that is hard to put down. If you like hot cowboys, and every spicier sex then you’ll love this book. Kudos to the cover artist as well since this is a beautiful cover.

Emily Proctor and her two friends Roxie and Lola are heading east from Las Vegas when their jalopy of a car barely makes it to Mesa Blanco, Texas before dying. All three find work immediately and pledge to stay in Mesa Blanco just long enough to earn the money needed to fix the car, before they continue on their journey to a future somewhere east. On impulse, Emily takes a job as a cook at the Lazy Acres Ranch, after immediately falling in lust with the owner, Wyatt Cavanaugh. Unfortunately, for Emily she can’t cook at all. There is some comic relief as friendships develop between Emily, Wyatt and the ranch hands. Emily has to learn to cook and fast before the hungry ranch hands threaten to use more than just her burnt biscuits for target practice.

Wyatt Cavanaugh not only owns the Lazy Acres Ranch, but he also knows exactly what he wants: hot food on the table, extra spicy women in his bed, and his freedom. He is far from being ready to ‘give up the banquet life offered’. Yet there’s something about Emily Proctor that really gets under his skin. Ms. Holt eloquently explains that Wyatt ‘wondered if he was following his cock only to find his head in a noose’.

Wyatt has very specific ideals when it comes to his sexual desires and Emily finds herself in very unfamiliar territory. Will she stay and bravely learn the erotic ways of BDSM or hightail it back to town as skittish as a colt? Is Emily the woman that can tame the wild stallion in Wyatt? Does he really want her to? Moreover, what about her plans to stay in Mesa Blanco temporarily?

Y’all will have to read and find out. ‘Trouble in Cowboy Boots’ teaches you a lot about cooking – in the bedroom that is. It is a sizzling erotic love story that is so hot at times; you’ll need oven mitts to read it. Desiree Holt has written a wonderfully funny, erotic story that is sure to please any reader who likes it hot and spicy. Her characters are true to form, believable and likeable from the very start. ‘Trouble in Cowboy Boots’ earns 4 ½ Tea Cups and a smoking hot heat rating of 4.

4 1/2 Tea Cups!

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