Blame it on the Stetson
Brant Ellison's easygoing nature makes him one of the most sought-after horse trainers in Wyoming. His powerful muscles don't hurt, either. Nothing makes Brant happier than training a new colt at his foster home, Thunder Mountain Ranchexcept maybe the colt's sexy new owner, if she wasn't all work and no play.
Aria Danes hopes that once trained, the colt will help her injured brother. But Brant is proving to be a distraction from her responsibilitiesshe has a wicked urge to strip him from his hat to his boots. Ride 'em, cowboy. Aria and Brant can't get enough of each other. Their craving is insatiable, even if they have nothing in common. Even if some cowboys can never be tied down
About the Author
New York Times bestselling author Vicki Lewis Thompson’s love affair with cowboys started with the Lone Ranger, continued through Maverick and took a turn south of the border with Zorro. Fortunately for her, she lives in the Arizona desert, where broad-shouldered, lean-hipped cowboys abound. Visit her website at www.vickilewisthompson.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A great addition to this series. I have to say that this one came together VERY quickly. Sparks ignited immediately. I love the total back story and will read all the books. This one just felt a bit rushed. I don't mind that the romance exploded between Brant and Aria. But the part about Aria's brother seemed all jammed in at the end, and storylines offered throughout the book were just left dangling at the end (i.e., the cooking lesson that was going to be given to everyone in the family, and then the start of the next session of "students"). Guess maybe those might be picked up in the next book of the series. I'll definitely be reading on. This book was a very fast and easy read - and you really feel like you're right there with the characters of the book experiencing all that's happening. Vicki Lewis Thompson has a real talent for making you a part of what's happening.
Thompson returns to the picturesque Thunder Mountain Ranch for this sizzling tale. I love how easy it is to picture the area surrounding the ranch. I also love the backstory that Thompson creates, not only for the ranch and its inhabitants but also for some of those visiting. The chemistry in this novel is off the charts. The relationship between the main characters sizzles throughout. Unfortunately I found that I didn’t get to know them too well as individuals, which made it difficult to connect with them. This was a very enjoyable novel. It was a lot of fun to read with romance and scenery to capture your heart. It simply didn’t have the same attention catching aspect that I’ve come to expect from Thompson. Please note that I received a complimentary copy of this work in exchange for an honest review.
The easy going exterior and gypsy lifestyle might hide much deeper character that shows outside, and it takes one special, bossy, stubborn lady, and some cherry pie, to change one world view and life goals completely. I love Brant, the gentle giant. His attitude, demeanor, and position in life is cheerful, engaging, and uplifting. He is easy to be around, and his gentle touch calms the biggest case of nerves. He is, well, swoon worthy for sure. Of course Aria at first seems his total opposite, but as they get to know each other, they find many points, views, and likes they have in common. The chemistry between them is so hot, it is beyond any measures, and they are burning for each other. The story has lots of love scenes in it, and they are steaming hot each one. I have to say I would have liked the balance between the clothing on and off to be a bit more balanced, so they could have had the chance to get to know each other more deeply about other matters as well. Also the ending came rather apace, the events in the story take place only in a few days. I wanted to be part of the Tuesday evening cooking lesson, and see the new students arrive. I just felt the story was left unfinished in a way, undeveloped or incomplete. I had high hopes for the epilogue, but that was just setting up the next story in the series. And don't get me wrong, I love this series, I love the concept behind it, Rose and Herb and their dedication to the family, the loyalty of their boys, and the stories of the boys finding love, they have all been wonderful. And I adore Brant and Aria together, the smoldering heat that they have between them is unforgettable. As is the cherry pie. But I was left with the thought that this could have been so much more, it had all the keys to it, but Blaze series is suppose to be more about the heat and sizzle, so I understand that point of view. A willful lady, determined to rescue her brother from himself, falls into an immediate lusty relationship with the tender magician Brant, who melts her inside out, and teaches her to dance with the colt, enjoy the life, and laugh out loud whenever possible. A red-hot, quick, entertaining read! ~ Four Spoons