Macy wouldn't have been three months late to claim her inheritance if she'd known Trace was sin in jeans. The cowboy's dominant bearing and the smoldering glint in his eyes send shivers to her toes and stirs images of being bound in his bed and disciplined at his hand. But could Trace's perfect seduction be part of his plan to reclaim her inheritance?
He's everything she has been led to believe he is--at least, in the "looks" department. Tall, muscular, steely gaze, looks great in those worn but tight jeans--just as his Uncle Silas claimed. Now Macy is there to see for herself, and to claim whatever she has inherited from this mysterious old gentleman she met while sharing a curious conversation in the first class compartment of an airplane along with a very good bottle of wine. Now, old Silas is dead and his nephew is looking at her like she has just crawled out from under the nearest rock. Yet there is something about her. Little did she know that Silas has spoken of her in his last letter to Trace, the letter found after his death.
This is a very entertaining novella about two people from very different walks of life who have been literally brought together by an old man who seems to have had the knack of getting what he wants. He also seems to have had that uncanny ability to read people, and as much as he loved Trace, Silas knew that his nephew was way too withdrawn for his own good, and way to prone to think negatively about someone he doesn't know. Silas saw a new and bright spirit in Macy, knew that her joie de vivre would be just the bright light Trace needed in his life. The sexual tension was apparent right from the first, but the trust wasn't there yet.
This short read really keeps the heat up from almost the first. There are some unhappy moments, but these two stumble along in trying to find their way toward each other, in spite of the sexual stuff--sometimes that can be more of a obstacle to understanding than a help. This story is definitely erotic and yet there is that sense that the underlying story is important--two people who really, really need to find each other. This novella is another in the "Cowboy Kink" series written by several different authors, and this author has added nicely to the line-up. There is, indeed, some kink involved, but it isn't the first thing out of the shoot. It is a mutual discovery that Trace and Macy make together that then becomes an enriching ingredient in their growing awareness of something deeper than just lust.
This entire series is fun and entertaining and I hope you'll check it out if you like studly cowboys. I give this novella a 4 out of 5.
This publication was released in March, 2012, by Wild Rose Press.