Mitchell Brand is the only former employee of Sweetgrass Ranch who’s still there when Autumn arrives. Even though the place is in serious disrepair and been neglected he’s determined to help Autumn restore it to its former glory – if she’s serious about it. He doesn’t see the age difference between them as an impediment, as far as he’s concerned age is just a number and Autumn’s the hottest woman he’s ever seen. He understands the risks Autumn’s taking in changing her entire life and how scary it is to let go of everything that’s familiar, but at the same time there’s excitement and pleasure in doing so – and what better way to reward yourself than embracing your wild side and caving into your suppressed attraction to each other.
Autumn’s more than a little self-conscious about the effects age has had on her body and worried that any attraction Mitch might have felt for her will dissipate when he views her naked body. He’s quick to dissuade her of that foolish notion and prove exactly how desirable he finds her – he also has a friend who’s only too happy to join in their sexual activities as well as help work the ranch. Through an impulsive decision Autumn’s discovering that buried beneath her reserved demeanor there’s a cougar just dying to come out and play – and Mitch and Randy are the perfect men to help explore her sexual side. When it comes down to it though is it all just fun and games or can Autumn’s gamble for an exciting new life include an unexpected happily-ever-after?
Desiree Holt’s contribution to the COUGAR CHALLENGE series, HOT TO TROT, definitely packs enough heat to rival any Texas heat wave. With brilliantly depicted characters, passionate sex scenes, plenty of emotional turmoil and a dilapidated ranch Ms. Holt brings this story to life and makes me think that maybe trolling the listings on eBay for homes isn’t such a bad idea… only they don’t guarantee foreman like Mitch so maybe I’ll hold off on that one. I absolutely adored Autumn simply because she is a play it safe/by the rules kind of gal who bravely chunks it all and takes a risk that pays off big. Not many people would dare so I loved every moment of her emotional and sexual journey. Heck, I might even be a bit envious.
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HOT TO TROT is also available in the print book TEMPT THE COUGAR which also contains three other titles in the COUGAR CHALLENGE series:
ASSUME THE POSITION by Mari Carr
SIN ON SKIN by Mari Freeman
CAM’S HOLIDAY by Ciana Stone