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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Jesse by CH Admirand

Jesse by CH Admirand
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full Length (326 pgs)
Heat Level: Spicy
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Nymphaea

Loneliness Will Take a Man Places...

Jesse Garahan has plenty of Irish charm, but having had his heart demolished twice, he's sworn off women forever. Until the fateful day he meets Danielle Brockway and her tiny daughter on their way to their new home in Pleasure, Texas.

But There May Be Places He Doesn't Want To Go...

Fiercely protective of her little girl, Danielle isn't about to let Jesse get anywhere close enough to hurt either of them, no matter how much longing she sees in his eyes...

Trouble comes in threes, but it is so worth it.

I've had the honor of reading all of the books in CH Admirand's Secret Life of Cowboys series. It's hard to choose which book was my favorite, but Jesse just might be the one. I laughed, held on for dear life, and ended up grinning more than a couple of times. Then there's the heat! Ms Admirand's stories are sure to require a glass of something cold while reading. This one didn't disappoint.

What I enjoyed the most about this story was Danielle. There seems to be a trend of heroines who come out of the gate claws out and ready to rumble.I like a hard edged heroine, but Danielle, for all she's been through, is more mature. She's got a strength that doesn't come from bluster - it comes from having a kid. Nice change of pace. Then there's Jesse. He's the baby of the family and he's never felt like he's been enough. He's easy to relate to. Who hasn't been in that sort of situation, being in the land of giants and feeling like you'll never be enough? I have. I enjoyed the ways and means he uses to become enough. Lacey was a nice addition to this story. Sometimes spicy romance doesn't really have room for kids. Okay, that sounded bad, but sometimes it seems like kids are thrown in for flavor. Not at all in this story. She really shined. I liked it.

If you're looking for a series with characters that aren't exactly as they seem, then this might be the book for you. If you want heat and a healthy dose of heart, then pick up a copy of Jesse. It's a really good read.