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{Review} Branding The Virgin

branding the virgin

Branding The Virgin by Alexa Riley
Read August 2016
4 stars



Mary-Jane wasn’t looking for drama. All she wanted was a family of her own, so she decided to make that happen. A mix-up at the sperm bank leaves her with a baby in her belly, but the father is none the wiser.

Ty was injured in a bull-riding accident, and now all he plans on doing is working on his ranch and keeping to himself. That is, until a little dark-haired woman shows up on his doorstep.

When their paths cross, will Mary-Jane be able to reveal to Ty that he’s the father? Will Ty be able to keep Mary-Jane from running? Will there be a lot of steam in this book? You betcha!


One shy virgin and one angry cowboy makes for one very interesting story. Mary-Jane and Ty make for a very cute couple and I loved how possessive he was over her. When you find out why, it just makes you love him even more.

I love me some cowboys and nothing beats a Texan cowboy. Add in Alexa Riley’s style of writing and I’m hooked. I wish they would write more cowboy stories. I would gobble them up in to time. I hope they write more about this family. I really want to know if they all find their happily ever after.

{Review} Lassoing The Virgin Mail Order Bride

Lassoing the virgin mail order bride

Lassoing The Virgin Mail Order Bride by Alexa Riley
Read March 2016
4 stars



When Clare Stevens walked onto the McCallister ranch, she expected her life to be a certain way. She was the mail-order bride of the owner, and she was to fulfill her duties. Clean the house, cook for his men, and warm his bed at night. What she didn’t expect was the beefy cowboy who walked in and literally swept her off her feet.

Cash McCallister didn’t have time to date and find a wife. So a mail-order bride seemed the easiest way to find a partner. He thought he’d made a mistake until he laid eyes on the little piece of sunshine that lit up his life. He never imagined a true love like this. He never knew an obsession could take hold so tightly.

When drama hits the farm and their fast love is threatened, can Clare and Cash hold it together?

Warning: This is literally as cliché as it sounds…and just as awesome. It’s country living with high-calorie foods and easy sunsets. Come sit on the porch and stay a while. You’ll like what you see.


This story may be a little bit cheesy and and little bit over the top but that just made me love it even more.

Cash is one stubborn cowboy who is a bit down on luck in the love department and decides maybe a mail order bride is the easiest way to go. What he doesn’t expect is to end up with someone like Clare. What follows next is a instal-love story, cowboy style. Cash is one very manly cowboy and will do anything to keep this woman by his side and away from the eyes of other men.

Despite how they first got together, I felt that Cash and Clare were just made for each other.

{Review} Dragonfly Awakening (Love Bug #2)


Dragonfly Awakening by Jaycee Ford

Love Bug #2

Read February 2015

4 stars



When Paul Harris laid eyes on Ellie Caldwell the first day of high school, his heart stopped and never beat the same again. However, his best friend Lance spoke first and ended up with the girl. Paul watched them from the sidelines as he fell harder and harder, caught beneath rules of friendship and bro codes. Ellie secretly desired Paul, but he never made a move.

Ten years later, Ellie is living in New York City, worlds away from her ex and the man her heart always craved. A New Years’ resolution sends her back to the country, bringing Ellie face to face with her past.

A forbidden love unfolds between a small town cowboy and a big city fashion designer. When time and distance are no longer excuses, secrets and broken promises come in between Paul and Ellie. All because of the one thing that has always stood in their way … Lance Walton.

Series Reading Order:
(Standalone series with interconnecting characters)

Watching Fireflies, Dragonfly Awakening, Hornet’s Nest


I absolutely love Paul and Ellie’s story. They overcome ex-boyfriends, best friends, miss communication and timing to finally be together. After everything that they go through it was nice to see them end up together, happy in each others arms.

Sometimes I felt like yelling out them to make up their minds and let the other know how they really felt instead of just running away because it was the easy option. However true love is never really easy.

Paul is just the sweetest cowboy ever and Ellie is so sweet-hearted. They made one really cute couple.

It was good seeing how this story fit in with the events in the first book. I loved how it filled in some of the gaps and made me love Tom and Jordan more seeing through the eyes of the other characters. Most of is book overlaps with the first one, so some parts felt a little repetitive. But I still enjoyed it.

{Review} Watching Fireflies (Love Bug #1)


Watching Fireflies by Jaycee Ford
Love Bug #1
Read February 2015
4 Stars



Jordan Hawthorne thought she had it all until a surprise for her fiancé turns into losing everything that she ever wanted. She flees her home in Charlotte, North Carolina to take a new job in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and make a new start where her ex-fiancé can’t find her. Jordan is just beginning to adjust to her new life in the middle of nowhere when a small town cowboy walks in and disrupts it all.

Tom McCloud never had time for a serious commitment, always too busy with running his grandparents’ farm. Everything changes when he stumbles upon a broken-hearted city girl and a steamy buzz ignites between them. But what happens when the city girl can’t stay hidden in the country for long?

Series Reading Order:
(Standalone series with interconnecting characters)

#1 Watching Fireflies
#2 Dragonfly Awakening
#3 Hornet’s Nest


Honestly I struggled with this book at the start. I couldn’t get over the instant love theme. I know love at first sight can happen for some people. But after everything Jordan had been through, it seemed to much like rebound love than real love to me. However I stuck with it because I wanted to know what would happen to our leading couple. And things did turn out for the best.

Tom is one lovable cowboy and I just couldn’t get enough of him. He was so sweet and reminded me of a big cuddly teddy bear.

Oh the added suspense towards the end really helped move this story along since I was so tempted to DNF it. However the mystery of knowing what was going to happen and just wanting to know kept me glued til the very end.

{Review} Ty Hard (Willow Springs Ranch #1)

ty hard

Ty Hard by L.E. Harner
Willow Springs Ranch #1
Read June 2014
4 stars



Tyler has used Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell as a shield against the truth since he was seventeen. Now, Ty finds himself cut loose from his Navy career after months of rehab from a debilitating head injury. At a loss as to what to do with his life, he travels to Willow Springs Ranch in Arizona to visit his surrogate father, only to arrive minutes after his oldest friend’s death. Ty must come to terms with the loss while he fights to keep the PTSD from pulling him under. The last thing he’s ready to think about is his growing attraction for another man.

Rancher Cass Cartwright’s relationships never last more than a few hours, and that’s just the way he likes it. Now he’s in danger of doing the one thing he swore never to do: fall in love. Can Cass convince Ty to let go of his past or will sabotage at the ranch kill their love before it has a chance to grow?

Series Reading Order

#1 Ty Hard
#2 Hold Tight
#3 Taking Chance
#3.5 Ty’d Down
#4 Hanging Chad
#5 Park’s Lot


I must admit the name alone is what drew my attention to this novel. It can be taken in so many ways. Need less to say the title does the book justice. It was a perfect fit after I finished the story.

Life was never meant to be easy and the main character prove that time and time again. Neither is love easy.

The story was easy to read and beautifully written. The author just has a way with words that made me want to keep reading til the end.