Friday, April 12, 2013

Review: The Marine Cowboy by Heather Long

Title:  The Marine Cowboy
Author:  Heather Long
Genre:  Erotic Romance, Contemporary
Pages:  44
Published:  December 2012
Publisher:  Decadent
Source:  FMB Author Promotions

Synopsis:

Turning down a billet at Mike’s Place in Dallas, Sergeant A.J. Turner left Iraq for Freewill, Wyoming with one goal in mind—to forget the last five years. Trading his MARPATS for jeans and his cover for a cowboy hat, he plans to work his ranch and pray the green grass, tall trees, and sweet mountains can wash away the taste of the desert.

The last thing he expected was a reminder of a promise made to his buddies: one night to help them all start again.

Sheri Vaughn quit her corporate job, sold her house and moved to Freewill on a whim. Six months after her divorce, she’s hardly ready to put her toe in the dating waters again. One bottle of wine later, however, she signs up for Madame Eve’s exclusive 1Night Stand service and lists a very particular set of qualities she wants in a man; he must be honorable, courageous, forthright, single, have served as Marine, but be a cowboy at heart. If she wants to dream, at least she can dream big.

But when local hero A.J. Turner arrives home, Madame Eve comes through, and Sheri has to find the courage to make her dream a reality…

Can one night, even a night arranged by Madame Eve, fulfill both a promise and a dream?

Sometimes putting a wish, a want or a dream out there can bring some unexpected results.  When Sheri signs up for 1NightStand she has no idea the man of her dreams was going to waltz right into her life and sweep her off her feet and right into bed.

A J and his fellow marines all signed up with Madame Eve as a way to get back into the swing of dating when they returned to civilian life.  Going home means a lot of work for A J, getting the ranch back up to snuff requires all his attention… until a phone call piques his curiosity.

When Sheri and A J meet up – they set the sheets on fire!  What was suppose to be a one night fling, turns out to be a whole lot more for them.  Can one night lead to a lifetime of happiness?  I would love to have seen more of Sheri and A J’s story!  When I first started reading this, I didn’t pay attention to the fact that it was a novella. 

Would I recommend this book?  Yes, if you like something quick, easy to read and spicy then this is a story you should check out.  I like Heather’s style of writing, it flowed so well I didn’t want it to end.  Would I read more by this author?  I would!  I’ve already picked up another title for a book tour and a few others in the marine series.

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