Jan Bowles
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Release Date
January 2011
Book 1 of The Cowboy Mavericks
Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, Western Romance

[Siren Classic: Erotic Contemporary Cowboy Romance, light bondage] When thirty-one-year-old Brett Donovan returns to Black Creek, Kansas, the accusation that tainted his life still remains. Disowned seven years ago by his father because of a lie, Brett knows that mud sticks. How can he contemplate a future here, when those around him are only too willing to remind him of his past? Fay Maverick has always loved Brett. Their brief affair some seven years ago ended before it had really begun. Even if it means going against her four older brothers' wishes, she will use every trick in the book to win her man back. Can she convince Brett to stay, or will her brothers try and run him out of town? With the Maverick brothers hot on his tail, Brett knows that staying around Black Creek could be dangerous. Should he leave, or will nights of passion with Fay prove far too tempting? ** A Siren Erotic Romance

Book Review by Michelle R
Mar 23, 2011   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
247 people found the following review helpful
ROPED is a lot like a hot pepper--it may be small but boy howdy, can it set you on fire!

ROPED is a very short story about Brett Donovan and Fay Maverick reuniting. Seven years earlier, Brett took Faye's virginity. Unfortunately it was the same night he was accused of robbing a store. To protect Fay, he pled his innocence without her as an alibi. His father tossed him out and the town turned on him. Now his father has passed away and he must return to sell the ranch.

Fay's brothers have it good. Their sister not only works part time but she does all the cooking, cleaning and housework while they run the ranch. But they shoot themselves in the foot when they mess with Brett. He is the only man she has ever loved and she's going to cook for him over them any day. Now all she has to do is woo her man back.

I thought it was a cute story with interesting characters and an intriguing set up. Unfortunately the shortness of the story left it feeling a tad bit like I was reading bullet points at times. I thought the whole thing from the characters to the plot just needed some more developing to be even a satisfying short read.

I will say that Brett and Fay can ignite the sheets. Brett has a real tender spot for Fay that I found utterly charming. I loved her strength. I expected her to cow to her brothers and feel as though she had to care for them. The fact that she stood her ground and made them cook for themselves was a hoot. Again, I would have like to have seen it developed further, but what I got was certainly fun.

So for all of you cowboy fans who like it hot and short, this is one to check out. Brett and Fay are the couple you want to root for. Enjoy!
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