Series: Prentiss 01
Author: Talia Carmichael
Length: Novella (80pgs)
Publisher: Total E-Bound (22 August 2011)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3 1/2Hearts
Blurb: When the computer guru meets the rancher who likes things his way, who will have their way?
Blayne Dalton knows from their first introduction he will need all his calm reasonable skills to deal with Morgan Ralston. The rancher is aggravating and determined to avoid him. The calm he is known for goes out of the window. He can’t decide if he’d rather deck him or kiss him senseless. How do you rope a cowboy? You teach him that not everything has to be his way.
Morgan Ralston likes things his way. On his ranch, he is the one who make the decisions. Well at least he is supposed to be. When his brother decides to hire a new office manager and cook he knows it will lead to nothing but disruptions. What he gets is not what he expected. The man who becomes his office manager is not a problem to the ranch. The trouble is of a more personal nature—to his libido. Avoiding him doesn’t work. It’s time to approach this as he does everything else. After all when it comes down to it…there isn’t any other way but Ralston’s Way.
Review: I liked this book as it was a cute read. Morgan is a typical cowboy he’s grouchy, likes things his way and has a soft heart under a hard shell. Blayne is not your typical computer geek and he is interested in finding out more about Morgan.
The story line was good and has laid a solid foundation for future Prentiss books. Morgan is a great guy who exhibits gruff thoughtfulness and great sense of humor. He doesn’t come across as romantic but it is all the little things that he does that shows he cares. Blayne is smart, sexy and has a temper (with Morgan that is) and Morgan’s behavior confuses him. He actually asks his dad about it and he’s told that Morgan is courting him. At times there doesn’t seem to be any emotion between the two MC’s, but I think that might be because of the way things are described. Because, the actions of the two show us that there is quite a bit of feelings involved. The rest of the characters who we were introduced to seem cool and the interaction between them as a family was heart-warming (you know the teasing, the irritating, the annoying, the little slaps and the joking) and I look forward to the future books.
This is a lovely light read that has hot sex, a misunderstanding, lots of hot men and a happy ever after, so really what are you waiting for.