Wyoming sheepherder Blake West has been at loose ends since his father decided to retire and sell the ranch. He jumped at the chance to manage his friend’s bar in Nebraska while trying to decide what he wants to do with his life. Blake is a genuinely nice guy but he’s also got a domineering side and for Willow, the combination is intoxicating.
Willow has always been more of a tomboy than a beauty queen but when a childhood nemesis entered her name into the contest she had too much pride to back out. In a way she’d kind of hoped she’d learn to be more ‘feminine’ but let’s face it, ‘ladies’ don’t get drunk and bust up a bar. The only thing that kept her from a jail cell is a condition she agreed to – to work at the bar until she’s earned enough to pay for the damage she caused.
Willow’s definitely not happy with this situation, but there’s no denying she’s incredibly attracted to Blake. When she thanks him for being such a nice guy and not taking advantage of her inebriated state the night before, Blake sets her straight and defuses any notion she has that he’s not interested in her sexually. Blake’s only filling in for his friend at the bar for about a week so keeping any relationship they embark on a no-strings attached basis would only make sense, but the more time they spend together the more they realize that what they share is much more than just sex.
Lorelei James’ WILD WEST BOYS series has a new addition that is hotter than any 4th of July show. MISS FIRECRACKER had me chuckling at Willow’s drunken antics – and I could only imagine how her clothing ended up hanging from the ceiling fan. Willow and Blake fit together so perfectly that they’re a pleasure to read about – especially when you consider their encounters are hot enough to leave you sweating. Ms. James is a talented author who never fails to thrill readers with her sexy heroes and delightful storylines.
If you haven’t read MISTRESS CHRISTMAS yet, don’t worry, these stories definitely don’t need to be read in order. The heroes of both stories are brothers and much of the plots take place in bars but they’re different enough that they’re well worth reading.