Spurs and Heels

Heather Rainier
Spurs and Heels
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Siren Publishing
Release Date
April 2011
Book 5 of Divine Creek Ranch
Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, Western Romance

Ash Peterson falls for her the moment he lays eyes on her. She's a stereotypical city girl, from her manicure to her high heels. Judging by the sparks that fly between them, he knows there's a fire burning deep inside the blue-eyed beauty. But department store manager Juliana Meyers is thrown by her attraction to Ash. Everything about this quintessential cowboy sets her on edge, from his Stetson and mutton chop sideburns down to his dusty boots and spurs. All he's gotta do is walk into a room with those damn things jingling and she's putty in his hands.

When Ash unintentionally injures Juliana, he feels that it's his responsibility to look after the hoity-toity redheaded workaholic. He pushes her to reexamine her perfectionist lifestyle, but it's hard for Juliana because she's used to doing things her way. Can she learn to relax and let him lead?

Book Review by Rho (reviewer)
Jun 03, 2011   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
252 people found the following review helpful
SPURS AND HEELS is the latest book in the Divine Creek Ranch and is my favorite so far! I loved Ash and Juliana as a couple and really just could not get enough of them.

Ash sees Juliana at the Divine Creek Ranch and instantly falls for the fiery redhead. He seems to have a knack for ticking her off though, and darn if seeing her pissed off at him doesn't make him want her more. He doesn't let her anger stop him from going after her, although he seems to be doing more apologizing than wooing.

Juliana is definitely uneasy about her attraction for Ash, and he seems to be able to make her angrier than anyone else. So, when Ash accidentally injures Juliana, she's not sure that she wants the hot cowboy taking care of her. But as he does such a wonderful job, she's starting to see that maybe she doesn't always have to be in control.

Juliana and Ash are just about perfect. The city girl and the country boy. I don't think I've seen a couple that set off such sparks. Underneath all that anger and irritation, it was obvious that Juliana wanted Ash so bad she could taste it. And, Ash's easy going attitude was the perfect counterbalance to Juliana's type-A personality. It was pretty comical though, the way he kept putting his boot in his mouth. He couldn't get anything right when it came to Juliana in the beginning. I'm chuckling just thinking about it.

The relationship between Juliana and Ash certainly gets off to a rocky start, but they soon settle into quite the routine together, and it's good for both of them. The love scenes were erotic, steamy, but extremely sweet. You could see the depth of emotion that they both had for each other, even before they said the words.

This book is the fifth book in the Divine Creek Ranch series, which follows people who live on and around the ranch. While it is part of the series, it can easily be read as a standalone. But I guarantee that if you read this book, you'll want to go back and read the others. The characters in the series are fantastic and are written in a way that makes you care about them. It was nice to visit with the characters from other books to see how they are doing.

There's extensive worldbuilding that is fantastic in this book and the others in the series. It makes the area of Divine its own little world and a place that I want to visit again and again. I love when a series revisits previous couples and characters. It gives me a more wellrounded picture and gives a glimpse of what happens after that happily ever after.

So, SPURS AND HEELS is another great addition to the Divine Creek Ranch series. With its perfectly matched couple, fantastic chemistry, amazing world-building and great characters, I don't think I could have asked for anything better.
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