One Good Girl. . .
After her sister snags a hot Oklahoma cowboy, Emma Hart figures it's her turn to saddle up. And with two country boys pursuing her at once, she's in for a wild ride. . .
Two Sexy Guys. . .
Lieutenant Colonel Logan Hunt can't deny the heat between him and Emma is fierce. But Logan isn't looking for anything serious. So why is he crazy jealous when he sees pro bull rider Jace Mills trying to charm Emma into bed?
Winner Takes All. . .
Logan knows he and Emma could have something special--he just has to find a way to prove that even a no-strings-attached guy like him can stick around for the long haul. . .
"The Oklahoma Nights series is a must read." -- Lorelei James
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Alice Chapman comes from a literary family and surrounds herself with dreamers and creative types. She loves romance, excitement, and surprises. Alice lives in the South.
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Two Times as Hot
An Oklahoma Nights Romance
By CAT JOHNSON
KENSINGTON PUBLISHING CORP.Copyright © 2013 Cat Johnson
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"To Tuck and Becca." Logan Hunt held the stem of the fluted glass between his thumb and forefinger and raised it in a toast.
The glass contained champagne when he'd much rather be drinking beer, but what could he do? It was a celebration, and celebrations traditionally called for bubbly. Tuck's mom had poured a glass for them all before she'd run off to the kitchen to check on something in the oven for tonight's party. Maybe Logan could refill his glass with beer. Who would notice? The two drinks basically looked the same. At least to him, they did.
The bride and groom raised their glasses to take a sip, but Logan wasn't quite done with his toast. "May your marriage be long and happy and far less tumultuous than the past ..." He frowned and glanced at the happy couple. "How long has it been since you two first met?"
"Ten months." Becca screwed up her face. "And it hasn't been tumultuous."
It seemed like far longer ago that Tuck had sprung the news on Logan that the new English professor at OSU had been his rodeo one-night stand.
"Maybe not for you, but for me it sure as hell has. Ten months? Really? That's all? Jeez." Logan laughed. As head of OSU's Military Sciences department, Logan could only turn a blind eye to Tuck and Becca flaunting the university's non-fraternization policy for so long, hence his stress. But that wouldn't be a concern any longer, once Tuck and Becca were married. "Anyway, I'll be more than happy when you officially tie the knot."
"So will I," Tuck agreed. Becca opened her mouth to say more, but Tuck silenced her with a kiss before he pulled back and tipped his glass toward Logan in salute. "And thank you, Logan."
A chime sounded and Becca glanced at the cell phone she held in one hand.
"That must be Emma getting back to me." She glanced down to check the text. "It is. She's still at the hotel and needs directions to the house. Of course she does. I knew she'd forget to print out the ones I e-mailed to her last week."
"Go on. Call your sister." Tuck gave Becca a pat on the bottom that would have earned any other man who tried that a black eye. "Logan and I have a lot to discuss anyway. You know, all the bachelor party plans for tonight after this family party is over."
"Bachelor party ..." She let out a humph.
Tuck grinned. "Yes, ma'am. Bachelor party."
"I'm still not sure I approve of that." Becca's blond brows furrowed.
"Too late to object now. It's already planned." Tuck hooked an arm around her neck, planted another hard kiss on her mouth, and then gave her a little push toward the door. "Go call. Emma's waiting. You know she gets pissy when you don't get right back to her."
Becca narrowed her eyes. "We're talking about this bachelor party thing more later."
As she left the room, Tuck shook his head and glanced at Logan. "I'm sure we will talk more about it later."
"No doubt." Logan commiserated with his friend.
How many times had he and Tuck stood together in this house in the past? It would be impossible to count the number. Logan had taught both Tuck and his own younger brother, Layne, how to pitch a fastball in the backyard here. All while he'd tried to occupy Tuck's little brother Tyler, who insisted on being in the middle, trying to keep up with the bigger boys. Being ten years older than Tuck and Layne, Logan had been the referee for many a scuffle between the boys.
Come to think of it, it wasn't just the boys he had to referee. Tuck's little sister Tara was always right in the mix, too. It didn't matter if they were digging worms to go fishing or playing war, Tara wanted to be with them.
It felt good to be back in his old hometown and here in the Jenkins' house for the happy occasion. Having grown up next door and being the oldest of the neighborhood kids, he had served as a built-in babysitter at times. But with the three Jenkins kids, he was more like an older brother.
A wave of nostalgia hit Logan hard, along with something else. Loneliness, maybe?
After their marriage, Tuck and Becca would be building a family. They'd have kids of their own, and it would be Tuck teaching them to throw a ball or bait a hook. For the first time, Logan felt his single, childless status. It left him feeling a little empty.
It was crazy for Logan to feel lonely, because he was almost always surrounded by people. He had his fellow faculty and cadets, and his family was just a couple of hours away. He could visit home anytime he wanted. Still, Logan hoped he'd be involved in some way with Tuck and Becca's kids, whenever the time came. Maybe he could be an honorary uncle. He'd fill whatever role they gave him.
Logan found himself a little choked up as he said, "I'm happy for you, Tuck."
"Thanks, man." Tuck put his champagne glass down on the table. "You ready to trade in these sissy bubbles for something with hops and barley in it?"
"Oh, yeah." Logan pushed his champagne flute toward Tuck's before he ended up tipping over the too tall, stemmed glass and breaking it. Give him a nice solid longneck bottle any day. Something he could wrap his fist around and not worry it would snap or get crushed. "So what's the plan for tonight?"
Besides Tuck's eventual, inevitable negotiations over the bachelor party with Becca.
"Well, most of the guests we invited to the wedding are local, but the ones coming from any distance have arrived in town already and checked into the hotel. They should all be here within the next hour for this ... whatever this party is called." Tuck shook his head, looking as baffled as Logan as to why there was a smaller party tonight before tomorrow's big party — the wedding reception. "I guess we're supposed to spend a few hours eating and drinking here to welcome the out-of-towners, before we head out for the bachelor party. Then tomorrow —"
"Tomorrow your days as a free man are over." Logan finished Tuck's sentence. "You ready for that?"
It had hardly been two years since Tuck's divorce from his first wife.
"Yeah, I'm more than ready. If Becca didn't want the white dress, church wedding, and big reception, I would've dragged her off to Vegas and had Elvis marry us on Valentine's Day when I proposed to her."
"But then you couldn't have had the bachelor party." Logan laughed at Tuck's expression of dread at the reminder.
"I have a feeling that is going to come back to bite me in the ass. Becca doesn't look all that happy about the whole idea. I don't know if it's worth the hell I may have to go through. What in the devil did y'all plan anyway?"
"Me? Nothing. Jace and your brother did all the planning."
"Jace and Tyler together? Crap." Tuck cringed and took a swig out of his bottle.
"Aw, come on. What are you so worried about?" Logan grinned and took a sip of his own cold brew. It hadn't been a serious question. Logan knew very well Jace being involved was something to worry about in itself.
Tuck released a burst of air. "Jace ... Well, he's just Jace. Him alone planning this thing would be bad enough, but my brother's no better. Tyler's what, twenty-four now? And he's never had a girlfriend for longer than two weeks. He can't appreciate what Becca could put me through if she's unhappy about this party."
Logan laughed and enjoyed Tuck's torture. "Where are the two party planners, anyway?"
"Tyler drove to pick up my sister at college. Don't know where Jace is. He should be here soon, I guess." Tuck glanced at the old grandfather clock that had stood in the corner of the Jenkins living room forever. Or at least for as long as Logan could remember.
"Maybe he's busy finalizing plans. You know, for the nekkid dancing girls and all." Logan couldn't resist a little more teasing.
"Oh, God, I hope not." Tuck hissed in a breath and glanced in the direction Becca had disappeared. "And don't even joke about that where she might hear you."
Seeing Tuck as a taken man again sure was making for some good entertainment for Logan in his own unencumbered state. It made a man happy to be free. He'd be even more grateful of that fact at the wedding when all of the available female guests were feeling romantic after the nuptials. Maybe some would be looking for someone to slow dance with or kiss. Logan could definitely oblige.
Becca, the woman responsible for Tuck being off the market again, came back into the room. Luckily she arrived well after the discussion about dancing girls was over. "Emma's on her way. She figured out her outfit so she's happy."
"Thank God for that. Nobody wants Emma unhappy about her outfit." Tuck rolled his eyes before glancing at Logan. "This'll be your first time meeting Bec's sister, won't it?"
Logan dipped his head in response to Tuck's question. "Yes, sir. It sure will be."
"I'm not worried about Emma fitting in. Everyone loves her. It's the rest of the relatives I'm concerned about." Becca screwed up her face into a scowl. "My father, Mr. Punctuality, is beside himself they're not here an hour early, and it sounded like my mother was already well into her sherry. She bought a bottle at the duty-free shop at the airport."
"A bottle? Sounds like a hell of a good start to a party," Jace said as he walked through the door.
Speak of the devil.
"Hey there, darlin'." Jace scooped Becca into a hug that lifted her feet right off the ground. He gave her a kiss on the cheek and set her back down. "You look great, as usual."
Becca laughed. "Thanks, Jace. But you'd better save a few compliments for later when my family is here and I'm tearing my hair out. I may need to hear them then."
"You got it. And just send me the signal and I'll sneak you some booze, too, if you want it." Jace winked at her and slid a flask partway out of his pocket.
"I'll keep that in mind. A visit with my parents might require some alcohol." Becca glanced at Tuck. "I'm going to go see if your mom needs any help in the kitchen."
"Sounds good, baby." Tuck nodded.
Jace watched Becca leave as he walked over to Tuck. He stuck out one arm to shake the groom's hand. "Hey, man. How you holding up? You ready to bolt yet? I got the truck filled up with diesel and coolers full of ice-cold beer. It's parked right outside, just in case."
Logan shook his head. Typical Jace, as changeable as the wind. He was sucking up to the bride with one breath and offering to help the groom escape with the next.
Tuck's gaze cut to the doorway Becca had gone through before he answered, "Not at all. I love every minute of this. Nothing more fun than planning a big ol' wedding. You want a beer? I'm getting myself another one."
Logan glanced at his bottle. He wasn't even halfway done with his own beer yet but Tuck's was empty. Tuck might pretend he was calm, cool, and collected about the wedding and all it entailed, but the empty bottle told another story.
Out-of-town relatives. Nervous brides. Crazy groomsmen. Saying I do for the rest of your life ... Yeah, Logan sure was happy he'd be on the ushers' side of the altar rather than directly in the line of fire like the groom.
"Definite yes on the beer." After he answered Tuck, Jace turned to extend a hand toward Logan. "Lieutenant Colonel Hunt, sir. What's the status of the Oklahoma State ROTC program?"
Logan laughed at how Jace lowered his tone of voice and spoke more like a battalion commander than a bull rider. "A little slow right now since we're on break between semesters, but thanks for asking. How you been, Jace?"
"Good. Rodeoing quite a bit now that it's summer. Dragging Tuck with me when I can get him away from Becca and convince him to ride."
"Just don't break him, please. Tuck may be a bull rider part of the time, but he's one of my soldiers full time, and one of my department's best military science instructors. I need him with two functioning legs when we go back to PT with the cadets. Got it?"
"Sure thing. Let's just hope Becca doesn't break anything on him during the honeymoon." Jace waggled his eyebrows. "As for rodeo, he usually ends up breaking his ribs when he wrecks, not his legs, so we're good. Broken ribs hurt like a son of a bitch, but he can still run with 'em."
"Thanks for the vote of confidence, Jace. And I only broke my ribs once or twice, thank you very much." Tuck scowled.
Jace grinned and accepted the bottle Tuck handed him. "Once or twice, my sweet ass. You can't seem to keep yourself out from under hoof. You're too tall for a bull rider, if you ask me. You need to be small and quick like me. You should have stuck with team roping."
Watching the two men bicker, Logan sipped his beer and stayed out of the fray. He wasn't about to enter that debate. Bull riders were insane.
Sure, Logan had joined the army knowing there'd be times during his career he was going to be up against an enemy who wanted him dead, but to get on the back of a bucking bull knowing you were going to be thrown in the dirt every damn time? Even when you won? Nope. Not for him.
While Jace and Tuck continued to banter — something about which bull Jace drew last time he rode — motion out in the driveway caught Logan's eye. He turned to watch through the window. A hot-as-hell woman in a short, black dress reached one long leg out of the car and stepped from behind the open passenger door. Even doing nothing but standing in the driveway, she was sexy enough to make a man take notice. Her blond hair and the family resemblance told him this must be Becca's sister, Emma.
Logan glanced at Tuck and wondered how bad a friend he was that Tuck's soon-to-be sister-in-law was giving him a hard-on. Just from his thinking about how the curves that dress accentuated so nicely would feel beneath his touch.
Imagine if he ever got his hands on her ...
An older woman and man exited the front doors of the sedan and joined the blonde. They had to be Tuck's new in-laws. Their presence should have diminished Logan's amorous fantasies about Emma. It didn't.
It seemed Emma had captured his attention and she wasn't letting go. He managed to block her parents right out as he wondered what her hair would feel like against his cheek while he ran his tongue down her throat.
"Hey, Tuck. It looks like Emma's here." Jace came to stand next to Logan at the window. He blew a slow whistle. "Boy oh boy, is she looking good."
The tone of Jace's voice made Logan turn to get a good look at him. The man had a knowing expression on his face that didn't sit well with him at all. "You know her?"
"Oh, yeah." Jace dragged the two short words out to be suggestively long.
What the hell was that about? Logan's brows rose. He turned to glance at Tuck.
"Emma was here with Becca the first time she came to Oklahoma for the job interview at OSU. You know, the night Becca and I met at the rodeo."
Tuck had answered without Logan's having to ask, but that sure as hell didn't explain the rest. Such as why Jace was acting as if he and Emma had done more than just meet that night.
Those were details Logan was more than interested in having.
"Yeah, I remember you telling me about the rodeo." But not that Jace and Becca's hot sister from New York had had a little one-night rodeo of their own.
Of course, Jace liked to exaggerate. It didn't matter if it was about conquering a bull or a woman. Logan had known the man for years through Tuck. Ever since the two had ridden on the rodeo circuit together before Tuck had enlisted in the army. If nothing else, he knew Jace could throw the shit with the best of them. It was very possible nothing at all had happened between Jace and Emma, except in Jace's own overactive imagination.
Logan decided to run with that theory and see how things progressed. It was far better than the alternative — assuming Jace had a prior claim on this woman and having to back off. A lot could happen over a short period of time. Look at how one night between Tuck and Becca had changed both of their lives. Logan had an entire weekend and a wedding reception to work with. There'd be sentimental speeches and tears, music, and a fully stocked bar. Everything to put the partygoers — and Emma — in the mood for romance.
Not to mention Logan had Tuck on his side, pulling for him, putting in a good word. At least Tuck had better be on his side. Jace was Tuck's friend, yes, but Logan was like a brother. Not to mention his boss and commanding officer. If it came right down to it, Logan would pull rank. Hell, he could order Tuck to put in a good word for him with Emma or else.
When leggy blondes with curves like Emma's were involved, a man had to bend the rules.
How the hell long was it going to take Becca's family to get inside so he could meet Emma officially? Logan glanced out the window again and noticed Tyler's truck was now parked in the drive, as well. If people continued to arrive at this rate, it was about to get very crowded in the Jenkins' house, but there was only one guest Logan was interested in now.
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As posted on The Smutty Kitty reviewed by KittyKelly 4.5 out of 5 Licks After reading One Night With A Cowboy, I couldn't wait to get my hands on this book! Since I don't read blurbs before I read books anymore I completely expected this to be Jace's story-boy was I surprised! There was a bit of a standard trope in this one, but I'm not going to spoil the surprise for you. :) Emma is such a fun and sweet character. She thought the time with Logan meant something and that he would at least call her, but 3 weeks after her return to New York and she hadn't heard a thing. Then he calls with terrible news, his father has had a stroke and he has been very ill. Logan is such an honorable man and of course sexy as hell. I had my fingers crossed the whole time hoping that it would work out between these two. Plenty of conflict and secret keeping helped to make this a great read. And the sex scenes between these two will leave you panting for more! Once I started I couldn't put it down. I can't wait to see what Cat has up her sleeve (or should it be in her boots lol) next!
Rating: 3.5 Stars Two Times as Hot by Cat Johnson opens with sisters Emma and Becca in Oklahoma as Becca prepares for a job interview. Becca is trying to move on with her life, and big sister Emma is there to help her! A night at the rodeo and possibly some cowboy fun is just what they need! Unfortunately Emma's cowboy left her hot and bothered...and Becca got the job and the man! two-timesA year later, Emma is back from New York to Oklahoma for Becca's wedding. She knows she will see Jace, the guy she's never heard from again (yes, she holds a bit of a grudge!) and is determined not to fall for his charm again! When Emma does see Jace again, he once again pulls a disappearing act on her...but she has someone else in her sights! Logan is not only like a brother to Becca's new husband, he is military, and he is all man!! The attraction between Emma and Logan is mutual, one that neither of them can resist and at the earliest opportunity, they sneak away from the wedding party for a hot, steamy, not soon to be forgotten night. They both know that Emma is leaving again soon, so there are no expectations, no phone numbers exchanged. But back in New York, Emma realizes how empty her life really is. Logan is constantly on her mind and deep down she wishes he would call. At the same time Becca arrives home in Oklahoma from her honeymoon, Emma not only finds out why Logan hasn't called, she also receives shocking and life altering news. Needing to be close to her sister and hopefully see Logan, Emma heads back to Oklahoma. Emma and Logan take up where they left off and things are steamy! Even more than that, they spend more and more time together as Emma helps Logan deal with his family crisis. As they come together as a couple, there is still no for sure thing while Emma's home is in New York. Their feelings towards each other are growing, and both want more, but Emma is hesitant and wants to make sure Logan really loves her before she tells him her secret...which she fears will either push him away or make him want to be with her for all the wrong reasons. She hasn't had much luck with relationships so far in her 30 years, will this be any different? Once I got really into Two Times as Hot I really enjoyed it! I loved that Logan is a mature man. He's not afraid to go after what he wants either! I really got the feeling there is a lot of depth to Logan...even more so than is written about. He is a really strong, loyal, caring, everything you want in a man man!! He puts his family first before himself, he is really easy to love! Emma was a bit harder for me to like. She comes across as really immature at times and a bit shallow...holding a grudge against someone she met once (Jace) for something that happened a year ago seemed a bit over the top to me! Especially when it's talked about frequently in the beginning of Two Times as Hot how hurt she was by this. Emma seems to have some trust issues when it comes to men and a lack of self esteem. As the book progressed I do think she matured a bit, but I really didn't like her secrecy (you'll have to read Two Time as Hot to see if Logan felt the same way!). I did like the bond she had with her sister and how easily she seemed to fit into her sister's in-law's family, so this tells me she probably has some relationship issues with men, but is generally a likable person! There is definitely chemistry between Logan and Emma though...I feel like if they can work things out they will be a great couple. I loved the dynamics between the families in Two Times as Hot! It was great to see them not only meddle, but all pull together in a time of need. This really gave some extra strength to the secondary characters in Two Times as Hot. The only thing I had a hard time with in Two Times as Hot is that it seemed like the wedding night took up half the book...it felt like too long before I could get really into the story line. But when I did I was hooked! There was so much more to it than the first half would have led me to believe and I'm glad I kept reading. In Two Times as Hot you will get humor, love and lots of heat! If you like this along with some great secondary characters you'll like Two Times as Hot by Cat Johnson.
What a great book I loved every minute of it. I love that Cat Johnson explained each character in detail but yet still focused on the main characters. She really showed what a great bond sisters have and that someone does not have to be born in your family to be considered your family.
I love a story about a mature man, and Logan Hunt is one finely built, hunky male. The story of this long-term bachelor and his initial attraction to his best friends sister is both charming and HOT!! And while Logan believes he just needs to scratch an itch with the lovely Emma to get her off his mind; he is destined to realise that he didn’t know what he was missing until Emma walked into his life. What follows is some seriously HOT sex, genuine friendship and a more than one life changing event. Cat Johnson has definitely found a place on my MUST READ list!
I really enjoyed Logan and Emma's story. I liked how this picked up where the first book ended. I wasn't thrilled with Tara or Jace. Emma was so great that she went back to Oklahoma when she found out and not stayed in New York. Logan had so much happen in such a short time. Emma really stepped up and helped Logan out with the store. This was such a sweet story and these two both deserved happiness.
Hot hot hot read
book two in the oklahoma nights series is just as good as the first. a wild weekend at her sisters wedding leaves emma pregnant. logan is a military guy stationed in stillwater, and has no idea he is going to be a father. definitely a romance with a few miss cues. emma leaves her businees card with her contact numbers on it in the pocket of logan's tux he wore for her sister's wedding. he doesn't find it. two months later, emma is back in stillwater, and is reluctant to tell lof=gan he is going to be a father for fear he will dump her. she finally does an d he doesn't, but the romance is sweet, and the sex hot!!
The Colonel and the Graphic Designer and WOW the chemistry. Love or Lust??? They are combustible. I loved their story and would recommend it as a good read. These books are stand alone reads, however, it is much better if your read them together.
I read the first book in this series; One Night with a Cowboy and it was a great read - sexy, hot, seductive, romantic and the story line kept my interest. I just had to read this one too which is a continuation about the sister. A great written book. Can't wait for the 3rd book to be released in Spring 2014. I'm already on the waiting list.
Her Midnight series was much better
TWO TIMES AS HOT is hands down another winner! Emma was a woman on a mission, and Logan was more than fine with that since the mission seemed to be getting alone - and naked - with him. TWO TIMES AS HOT by Cat Johnson weaves her winning combination of sex, cowboys and military into another ultra steamy romance. Ooh la la! I'm happy to report that I enjoyed Two Times As Hot as much as the first book in this awesome series! The story features two favorite supporting characters from ONE NIGHT WITH A COWBOY returning for their own HEA. Their story was highly entertaining and well-plotted with some surprising new twists. I laughed and swooned throughout. This is the story of Becca's older sister, Emma Hart, and Tucker's boss, Lieutenant Colonel Logan Hunt. As the story opens, readers are treated to Becca's and Tucker's wedding; Becca and Tucker were the hero and heroine from the first book and it was a treat to see them so happy together after their love affair started with a one-night stand. If you haven't read their story, you want to! With that winning combo striking gold, Emma and Logan flirt at the wedding and plan a one-night stand of their own. LOL! Tucker's brother, Tyler, even donates a strip of condoms to the couple. The couple has to deal with not one, but two love triangles, as they plan their own getaway. They are lucky to escape for their night unscathed. I loved both Emma and Logan with their scintillating dialogue and yummy chemistry. Emma deserved a win this time around and Logan rocks a pair of jeans. He's HOT, HOT, HOT!! They are both responsible adults who don't play games or fool around. They know what they want and neither holds back. Can another one-night stand morph into a happy-ever-after for couple number two? You will want to pick up this book to find out! Just have a cold drink and a fan set on high nearby. Even though this book is the second in the author's Oklahoma Nights series, it could be enjoyed as a stand-alone, if that is your preference. However, because the characters from the first book figure so heavily in this book, your pleasure would be exponentially increased if the series were read in order. That's not a bad thing. The series is really good. There's only one book to read first and you won't be sorry! Cat is one of my favorite authors. TWO TIMES AS HOT is hands down another winner! You will want to read this book in one sitting. I highly recommend this series to anyone who enjoys hot cowboy or military romances. I'm looking forward to reading THREE WEEKS WITH A BULL RIDER soon! It will be Tara's and Jace's story (the third wheels from this tale) who have obviously had a hate/hate relationship up till now. There's a short preview of it in this book which will stoke your can't-wait fires! My full review is posted at Reading Between The Wines Book Club. Please check it out there! 4 1/2 Wine Glasses!
Realy like this book
You won't be disappointed! Warning: Be prepared for hot, steamy scenes!
Loved it! Can't wait for #3
Another wonderful story from Cat Johnson. Loved the story.
Liked this book as I also enjoyed the first book of the series... Loved Logan and liked Emma a lot... There story was very real in its presentation and there were highs and lows throughout. Jace was a jerk and most likely got more attention than he deserved... I am sure he will have a story of his own in the future... I was really surprised how the next door neighbor college girl who was so in love with Logan popped in and out of the story so much... Logan's concern for her childish behavior made me think he was a bit weaker than I wanted him to be... Overall it was an enjoyable read and I will read the next book in the series I am sure. Author weaves a good story without a lot of holes.
Wished it were longer telling what the baby was. This was a well written book loved the inter action
One weekend at a rodeo in Oklahoma should be enough to loosen her sister up, at least, that's what Emma Hart figures. And if she ends up having some fun with a hot cowboy herself......well, she's never gonna turn her back on an opportunity like that! Back in Oklahoma, one year later, this time for Becca's wedding, Emma quickly spots the cowboy who had left her all wired up in a hotel room, never to be seen or heard from again. But her attention is quickly drawn to the man standing with the groom to be. Now there is someone she could see herself spending the weekend with, before flying back to New York. Long time neighbour and now commander of the groom, Lieutenant Colonel Logan Hunt can feel his blood stirring when the bride's sister walks in. Emma is a knockout and even though he is not looking for permanence, he has no objection to a temporary diversion. No sooner has the thought entered his mind, or he sees another man make his move and it becomes clear he needs to be a lot faster on his feet if he wants a chance to spend any time with this woman. When they finally connect, Emma and Logan feel the instant attraction, and understanding that this has an expiry date, the two throw themselves in a no-holds barred, hot and steamy encounter. Both are blown away with the intensity, but before you know it, Emma is back on a plane to New York and Logan is dealing with serious family issues. After several weeks, Emma hears that Logan could use some help with the family store and with her vacation time saved up, she decides to fly back to Oklahoma to lend a hand. Of course, the fact that she has barely been able to stop thinking about him has nothing to do with it. It's just an opportunity to see her sister, and lend a hand at the same time, and maybe see if he thought about her too. Oh, and she is bringing along a little something. ***** Good, sexy, fun!!!! I loved the maturity of Logan, even though he thought he was not one for commitment, it had very little to do with being a player, and more to do with his profession and the simple fact that he just had not had cause to contemplate settling down with anyone. When he was placed in a position where he needed to take on full responsibility for his family and their livelihood, it was initially almost too much of a burden, but almost immediately when Emma arrived and gently started problem solving with him and providing him with different forms of support, he started appreciating the value of having the right person by your side.........and of course, in your bed! Emma is a wonderful enjoyer of life, who doesn't necessarily is around and wait for good things to happen to her, but will go out and try to suck as much marrow out of the bone as she can. Unfortunately, she cannot turn frogs into princes, and even Emma would love to end up with a fairy tale love. With her big, generous heart and her open giving of herself, she has always been at risk of being taken advantage of. She will tell herself it's ok just to have fun for a while and then walk away, but her heart gets invested and generally hurt. She needs to make sure that Logan wants her for who she is, for how she makes him feel, not for any other consideration. It is the only way she will have her dream. Cat Johnson writes about the depth of friendship and brotherhood. How it carries from childhood on and builds bonds stronger than blood. She has a way of addressing loaded subjects, that doesn't feel heavy-hearted, with enough humour and banter to give the book an all over uplifting feeling. And, lets face it, Cat Johnson knows how to write a dang hot sex scene.....one of the things that always stands out about her books. ¿A sweet and spicy tale of finding what you didn't know you wanted.¿ **ARC courtesy of NetGalley and Kensington Books in return for an honest review.**