Take Me Home Cowboy by Krista Ames – Review/Promo/Giveaway

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Take Me Home, Cowboy (Western Escape)

by Krista Ames

Contemporary Erotic Western Romance

Publisher: Decadent Publishing

Release Date: November 19, 2012

Heat Level: Steamy

Word Count: 25,000

 

Buy Links

Decadent Publishing: http://www.decadentpublishing.com/product_info.php?products_id=668&osCsid=u8vtohphsiiuc7cf469o4d9kn6

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Take-Cowboy-Western-Escape-ebook/dp/B00AA3PA52/

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Blurb

Ally Kincaid returns to Freewill, Wyoming, to see her father after a two year absence. Anticipating a quiet family reunion, she finds herself butting heads with her father’s foreman instead. The man’s arrogance and sexy drawl push all her buttons, making her wonder what he’s hiding beneath his cowboy swagger.

 

Matt Gentry walked away from the past and shies from the future. No ties means no one gets hurt…until the boss’s daughter, a hot, green-eyed blonde, tempts him to break his own rules.

 

When tragedy strikes, will building tension and pride destroy their growing attraction or show them the way home?

 

Warning: This title is intended for readers over the age of 18 as it contains adult sexual situations and/or adult language which may be considered offensive to some readers.

 

Excerpt #2:

Ally’s attention immediately flew to the newcomer in the room. How could she not? He was gorgeous. Not that she actually wanted to notice.  Ha! Who was she kidding? His hair was still damp where it curled slightly at the neckline of his T-shirt. The short sleeve tee was snug fitting and showed off his pectorals and tanned arm muscles. He grabbed his plate, made his way around the table, and leaned in close. Oh, his scent hit her—clean soap and pure male. Good God.

 

“Like what you see, princess?” he murmured.

 

Startled out of her trance, she stumbled for a quick, snide comment. “You wish, cowboy,” she whispered back, and then turned back to her daddy, who was already halfway finished with his meal.

 

She was not about to let anyone see how rattled the foreman’s presence actually made her. She only hoped she hadn’t already given her odd interest in him away. Ignore him and he won’t be any the wiser.  She would be sure to make this trip a short one, or she would be in trouble.

 

Jesse cleaned his plate and abruptly stood, placed his dishes in the sink, and made to leave the room.

 

“Looks like you kids get to do the dishes. I’m off to my study.” Her dad kissed the top of her head and slapped his foreman on the back, then chuckled as he disappeared through the door.

 

“That rat!” she said. “He shoveled through his dinner on purpose.”

 

“No worries, princess. I do the dishes every night anyway. You can go do whatever it is you do before bed. I’ll take care of the clean up before I head out to check the horses.”

 

“Oh no you don’t. I won’t let you go running to Daddy tomorrow whining because I didn’t do my share, so I’ll wash. And why are you calling me ‘princess’?”

 

“It seemed fitting. Would you rather me go back to ma’am?”

 

“No, I would rather you use my name, thank you.”

 

He only shrugged.  He pushed his place setting aside, rose, and reached for the dessert and plates on the counter.  “Since we’ll be working together, how about some dessert before we get busy?”

 

 

Review:

I love cowboy stories, especially ones where the cowboy has a secret past.  Oh and the secret that Matt Gentry holds is a whopper!  Ally tries her best to worm it out of him and her dad but no such luck.  Its locked tighter than a chastity belt.  🙂

I loved the premise of the story.  The daughter of a rancher comes home to visit and instead of just “visiting” she gets involved with the ranch foreman.  Neither one of them expected it but it happened and keeping it a secret was harder than they thought.  🙂

Allie was a strong heroine with a life of her own back in New York but she still had strong ties to Freewill, the town she grew up in.  She wasn’t just a city girl playing a country girl.  She understood the ranch and everything about it.  Just didn’t understand why her dad would call her and have her come clear across the country just to “visit”.  

Matt had a doozy of a secret that he kept from everyone (or so he thought) until an accident at the ranch forced his hand and the secret was exposed.  I really felt for him at that moment.  Not being able to grieve for the mistake he thought he made.  It was cleansing for him in the end.  Once Allie digested it, she still felt lied to and left for New York.

The scene in her office is PRICELESS.  I was laughing so hard on the couch, I cried.  Her boss was an ass and she knew it.  Also, who doesn’t want someone to sweep you off your feet with the promise of forever?  Me…yep, I’m a sap.

One thing though, this book is labeled erotic and myself, I found it to be very spicy.  The smexy time was hawt with a bit of getting caught thrown in their for good measure.  🙂  The dialogue between Allie and Matt was realistic and funny.  They both gave as good as they got.  Nicely done Ms. Ames.  I can’t wait to read another one of Ms. Ames stories.  *off to shop*

This is my first Freewill story but it will not be my last.  I’ve had my eye on it and I will be reading more of it.  I know, branch out Harlie…give The Edge and One Night Stands a break.  Nope, never but I’ve just found another series from Decadent that will keep me up at night.

About the Author

Born and raised in Northern Indiana, Krista now resides inNorthern Lower Michigan. She is married to a very supportive man, Chip, who allows her to follow her true passion of writing and never complains when she is pirated away on her computer for hours. He even helps with proof-reading and is her “in-house” editor and her idea sounding board. She is also a mother of 4 ornery children who keep her plenty busy. With an addition of 2 beautiful chocolate lab sisters and 2 playful cats, there is never a dull or spare moment in her household.

 

Krista has always loved to read and would often sit up for hours into the night not able to put down a book until she was finished. She still reads when she can but her main focus is creating her own stories to share with the world.

Connect with Krista Ames

Website: http://www.kristaames.com/

Blog: http://www.apassionforromance.blogspot.com/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/kristaames

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/kristaames

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/kristaames

Weekend Writers: http://weekend-writers.blogspot.com

 

 

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One Response to Take Me Home Cowboy by Krista Ames – Review/Promo/Giveaway

  1. Catherine says:

    Harlie…Another great review. I love a contemporary romance with a strong heroine and a good dose of humor.

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