Series: Whispering Pines Ranch 03
Author: S.J.D. Peterson
Genre: Contemporary/ BDSM/ Kink
Length: Novel (191pgs)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (6th February 2012)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Blurb: Ty Callahan knew Quinn Taylor was special the moment he first laid eyes on him. When the angry and heartbroken cowboy finally opens up, Ty sees the real man inside, and for the first time in years, Ty is ready to love again. There’s only one problem: Lorcan James. Although Lorcan has owned a piece of Quinn’s heart for some time, Ty is convinced he is the better man for Quinn and will stop at nothing to prove it.
Then Blake Henderson, a strong, dominant cowboy, strolls confidently into Ty’s life, offering an outlet for Ty’s anger, a chance to heal, and an option for his torn affections. Can Ty look beyond his feelings of rage and betrayal and find true peace, or will his obsession destroy them all?
Review: Here we are with the third Whispering Pines Ranch installment and I had to ask myself before I cracked it open “can S.J.D Peterson really continue to give us such heart-wrenching, scream through your knuckle stories” and I could only hope.
Ty is still reeling from Lorcan’s return into Quinn’s life and bed. his bitterness and anger are eating at him and the knife keeps getting turned every day that he sees Lorcan ‘flaunting’ around the ranch. Ty just knows that Lorcan can never give Quinn what he really needs and he also knows that Lorcan runs when the going gets tough. Blake recognizes that Ty is a submissive and is harboring great pain, anger and resentment. Blake knows what that type of feeling can do to a man so he sets out to try to help Ty find himself under all those feelings before it’s too late.
S.J.D. has again brought us a book that tears us in different directions as we get the feelings and impressions off each character. But the one thing she never gives us is a bad guy and oh boy do you want there to be a bad guy in all her books. In this one , as the book progresses, your feelings get churned up as you try your best to process everything the characters are going through; Ty’s resentment, hate, want, longing and need, Blake’s loss, fear and want, Lorcan’s love, doubts and fear and then we have Quinn his protection, love and determination.
Ty is determined to drive Lorcan away and Lorcan is determined to stay. Although, he has doubts about how easily he let Jess push him away, the worst thing about S.J.D. Peterson’s writing is that you empathize with both characters no matter how much you want one of them to be the bad guy. Lorcan, because he easily walked away from Jess into Quinn’s arms. Quinn, for opening his arms and welcoming him back whilst shoving Ty away just as they began to get close. And Ty, for wanting Quinn so desperately that he would scare Lorcan.
Blake is a welcome character that is a lot more suited to Ty. He sees Ty and he recognizes why Ty latched onto Quinn even before Ty does. He helps Ty just when Ty needs it most and I think Ty helped Blake with his past quite a bit, too. Blake does have a tragic past and it will break your heart especially when Ty realizes just where he was heading. once you learn Ty’s past you realize why he seemed to latch onto Quinn like a heat seeking missile, just a bit of kindness was all it took.
I don’t have to tell you how well written this story is or how good the characters are because you have already read the first two books in the series and if you haven’t then what planet are you from? As always we have the lovely Conner and John who we see briefly and who S.J.D. is setting up for their own story which I have a feeling will make me cry. I am also waiting with much patience with my sledgehammer handy for Jess’s story. Lol.
So I have to recommend this to those who love pulling their hair out in frustration, biting knuckles in anger, stomping feet… lol If you love incredible hot sex, cowboys in love, hot BDSM and kink, anger, true feelings, and the beginning of a beautiful new relationship then this book is defiantly for you.