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The Circle Eight: Caleb

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  • Posted April 27, 2013

    So, the Graham family? LOVE. Them. Lang does an amazing job of c

    So, the Graham family? LOVE. Them. Lang does an amazing job of creating characters and a family you really just can't resist. They're one of the few fictional families that as soon as I've finished the book I'm reading I'm craving the next one because I just want to keep myself surrounded by them.

    This family has been dragged through hell and back after the murder of their parents and the kidnapping of their youngest sibling years earlier but has found the strength and courage to rebuild and beat back anything and everything that's thrown in their path. The men are honorable and drool-worthy and the women so incredibly unique and feisty. Watching them all find their matches and falling in love is really such a treat. The added bits of humor and heart stopping action and adventure keep me coming back again and again too.

    So, Aurora and Caleb. Whew. Yeah they were pretty awesome. Aurora may be one of the more unique, bold and brassy women I've ever read. She's a blacksmith, a little hard, completely outspoken and make-your-jaw-drop-frank. She does what needs to be done and never backs down from anything. Basically she's the perfect match for Caleb Graham who is one sexy as hell Texas Ranger and just as stubborn as she is.

    I really enjoyed their relationship. He's been sent on a mission to evict her from her land which the government has claimed and she is one chick hell bent on staying right the heck where she is. I loved that she wasn't one bit willing to back down or let him and his bad-ass Ranger self push her around. Either off her land or in their relationship.

    Heat-wise the little bit of sex that's involved is pretty damn good and the tension and chemistry between the two is fantastic. I loved how the two of them really pushed each others buttons and could frazzle each other. It could be frustrating and entertaining and utterly charming all at the same time.

    There's a good bit of danger and action involved with Aurora and Caleb's journey and I think some great suspense that they sort of stumbled on. Part of that involves one of the series arcs of his younger brother being kidnapped years earlier and being found. I think Caleb can be read as a stand alone but really it's so much better with the rest of the series because you really get that family connection and the emotion turmoil they've all been through. Each story is amazing and unique and definitely worth the read. If you haven't picked this series up now is definitely the time to jump in and meet them.

    And just a quote I thought was so damn funny. Couldn't fit it in up above but this is when she's a bit injured and a little, um, out of her head. Made me snort and fall a little bit more for Aurora.She giggled, startling him. "Your lashes are ridiculously long, did you know that? Do you feel a breeze when you blink?"

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  • Posted March 25, 2013

    Highly recommended.

    Great series

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  • Posted February 27, 2013

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    Posted on Romancing the Books blog / Reviewed by Jen / Review Co

    Posted on Romancing the Books blog / Reviewed by Jen / Review Copy from the Author / So Caleb, book three in the Circle Eight series, picks up a couple years after Brody ended. The youngest sibling, Benjy, is still missing and Caleb (the 3rd oldest) is now a Texas Ranger.

    This story starts off with Caleb making a rare visit home before going out on an undesirable assignment. The reader is caught up on some events that have happened in the last couple years. Caleb loves his family, but doesn’t know his place and so he’s once again on the trail. His assignment is to run off a blacksmith who is squatting on government land. Little does Caleb know that the blacksmith is a woman. And imagine his annoyance when he’s actually intrigued by her. And so our adventure begins.

    Let’s start with Rory, our heroine. I love that she’s a blacksmith. Especially in the time of this story, but even know, it’s typically known as a man’s job. But Rory is great at her work and is just a strong woman, physically and mentally. She’s not had an easy life, but she looks opposition in the eye and doesn’t back down. She’s exactly what I want to see in my heroines. And it was great to see her stand toe to toe with Caleb and not let him bully her around.

    Caleb is trying to find his place in the world. He believes he needs to leave the family ranch to make his way, so he joins the Texas Rangers. Years later he’s restless until he meets Rory. Something about her challenges him and his life is changed forever. I love how lost Caleb is, but also how determined in life and even willing willing to fall in love with the unconventional Rory. But even more so, it was his actions when he discovered his long lost brother.

    This series really should be read in order. These first three books have the overarcing plot of the search for Benjy that peaks in Caleb. I think a reader would be missing some important pieces of the puzzle if a book was skipped.

    I really enjoy Ms Lang’s writing. I can picture everything as if I was right there. And the pages kept on turning. I couldn’t wait to see how everything turned out. I very much look forward to future books in this series.

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  • Posted February 16, 2013

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    ~Reviewed by FRANCESCA & posted at Under the Covers Book Blo

    ~Reviewed by FRANCESCA & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog

    “Caleb and Aurora are not instant combustion, they are a slow burn.” ~Under the Covers

    There are two parts of this book for me. There’s Caleb and his story and romance, then there’s Ben. Lets talk about Caleb first. At the beginning of the book I thought Caleb was sexy, in a dark and brooding kind of way. He’s a Texas Ranger, willing to do everything to serve his country, even when that requires that he’s away from family.

    He is tasked with kicking a “person” off government owned land. He was not expecting to get there and find a woman, let alone a lady blacksmith who has been running her shop from that location for years since her husband’s death. Aurora is not a girly girl, at times she can be worst than a man. But she’s tough and she’s a survivor. She’s probably the best thing that could’ve happened to Caleb to push him out of the funk he was in mentally. A girly girl couldn’t have done that for him, since he kept pushing them away. I can’t say these were my favorite characters in the series, because Brody is still #1, but they are both strong characters and fighters. I love that about them. Caleb was also caring and tender. It was so great to see them both have a chance to take care of each other. Caleb and Aurora are not instant combustion, they are a slow burn.

    Then there’s the fact that every step of their relationship and what happens in this story leads them to Ben. And as much as Aurora and Caleb’s romance was great, my heart was all about Ben. We’ve been reading about this poor little boy who was taken from his family home and basically sold into slavery. I’m overjoyed that he is back with his family and that he can start his healing process. At times he broke my heart, and others he gave me hope. I can’t wait to “see” him smile again.

    My only complaint about that was that I expected even more emotion when he reunited with his family, but I understand they have to give him time. I can’t wait now for the next one, both because I want to read Elizabeth’s story, whom I love, but to see Ben’s progress.

    *ARC provided by author

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