Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Cowboy Fling by Sherry James -- Book Review
Saddle up and get ready for one hell of a sexy ride in Cowboy Fling by Sherry James.
Paige Holister and her twin sister Dorie made a deal five years ago: if they weren't married by their thirtieth birthday, they would indulge in three of their sexual fantasies. Problem is, Paige is as shy and practical as Dorie is impulsive, and if Paige doesn't own up to her end of the deal it's going to cost her.
Traveling to Wyoming, Paige quickly runs into Lane Hart, a ruggedly handsome cowboy who certainly isn't looking for love. When Paige finally works up the courage to ask Lane to be her fling, he's happy to oblige for three days of no-commitment sex. But exploring Paige's fantasies brings them more than they bargained for.
I was already a fan of Sherry James' work when she asked me to review Cowboy Fling. Having enjoyed her short story, "Eight Seconds", which is also a cowboy romance, I was eager to read this one.
James has always been a strong character writer, so it is no surprise that she developed such sympathetic and sexy characters in this short novel. Conflicted by past hurts and their developing feelings, Paige and Lane struggle to deny what is happening between them. Paige isn't the type of girl to get around, so the fact that she even makes it to Wyoming before chickening out is amazing. And Lane, what can you say about him? He's the rugged cowboy that every woman dreams of falling in love with; sexy, yet vulnerable, he's not ready to open his heart up to another hurt. But fate has other ideas.
The other strength of this novel is the beautiful descriptions of the Wymoning landscape. And I really like this cover, though it does make it look like the cowboy is almost afraid of the unseen woman attached to the boot.
If you're looking for a sensual, romantic read, then look no further than Cowboy Fling by Sherry James. I read it in one night and was ready to read it all over again as soon as I was done.
Title: Cowboy Fling (eBook)
Author: Sherry James
Publisher: Ellora's Cave Publishing
List Price: $10.40
Ellora's Cave Cover Price: $5.20