Rhonda Lee Carver
Welcome to Nirvana. Your wish is a cowboy’s command.
An author. An injured pro football player. And hot nights in paradise. Nirvana has never been better.
Krista shows up at Nirvana, not for vacation, but she wants a divorce. Yet when she sees her husband for the first time in years, the last thing she can think about is dissolution papers and freedom. She wants to saddle her cowboy and take a ride down memory lane with her stud.
Dodge has no intention of signing those papers–at least not at the moment. Krista is as hot as a pot of oil over an open fire and he plans to show her that he has the endurance and the amazing moves as a cowboy as he had when he was a pro football player. No surprise, his wife has a thing for role playing and he’s more than happy to make his bedroom into their stage.
When a bombshell guest wants to sink her claws into Dodge’s back, Krista makes it clear, “Cowboys is Mine”…at least temporarily. She’s jealous. Dodge’ll take what he can get. He has something up his sleeve that’ll create a twist in their relationship and will put his NFL moves to shame.
This book was a gift from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Second chances always make for a good story but this one is also unique. I can’t say that I know of anyone who has left a divorce go unsettled for 10 years, but in these circumstances I guess I understand it.
Kris wants to move on but I think she is still in love with her husband. He hasn’t signed the divorce papers and hasn’t answered any calls or inquiries whether they be from her or her lawyer.
Dodge doesn’t know why he never signed the papers. He seems to be avoiding everything ‘real life’. Working at Nirvana he has no responsibilities except the assigned chores, keeping the guests happy and himself.
One thing was clear right from the beginning. These two still have feelings for each other. The problem is that neither of them want to admit they are the lasting kind of feelings. Even though they have been in their hearts for ten long years.
A favorite scene is when they are at her cabin right after she checked in to Nirvana.
“We really do need to talk, Dodge,” she said.
“Yeah, you’ve said that a few times.” But he didn’t like what she wanted to discuss. He dragged off his hat and tore his hand through his hair, then smashed it back into place. “Can’t, not right now. I need some time to gather my thoughts.” He stomped toward he door, stopping at the threshold, then turned back to look at her. “We’ll talk later.” He raked his gaze over her, a cross between needing to leave and wanting to stay.
“I won’t leave without…”
He narrowed his gaze. “Without what?” She suddenly looked like she had forgotten what she was about to say. “What, Krista?”
When she didn’t say a word, but her bottom lip trembled, he sucked in a deep breath. “We are still married,” she whispered.
“It would seem so.” he mumbled.
“A least our marriage license says we are. I thought I would come here, drag out the papers and demand you sign immediately. But what I’ve found is that I see why you and I always did things without thinking.”
“So, you feel like you’re still married to me?”
“I feel like I’m young again, caught off guard by a charming smile and an overwhelming, uncontrollable need buried deep inside of me..”
“If that’s the case, then I don’t see any reason why a husband can’t greet his wife with a proper hello.” He slammed the door closed and rounded the bed. Three strides and he was upon her, dragging her into his arms, hard against his chest. For a breath of time he held her gaze before lowering his mouth over hers. At first, she resisted him, pressed her hands against his chest, but then her fingers dug into the material of his shirt, clinging to him like she’d never let him go. A deep moan vibrated her chest as if she’d come to the resolution that there wasn’t any need to deny herself the pleasure. Her arms came up around his neck and she stood on tiptoe, sliding her tongue deep into his mouth. She snaked her fingers into his hair, knocking his hat to the floor and he didn’t give a shit. He didn’t care much about anything but being here, with her, and getting a sexual fix with his wife.
Cowboy Is Mine (Kindle Locations 913-929). Kindle Edition.
The physical attraction is intense and I have to say I wanted to smack Dodge silly for the way he left her later in the chapter. However he does make it up to her and me.
The sexual attraction is constant and is noticed by others at Nirvana. Imagine their surprise that Dodge is actually married.
I really loved the progression of this story. From the Dodge’s shock at seeing her, to the agreement to enjoy the week together, to the off the charts sex, all the way to the ending.
A page turner that is most satisfactory with laughter, tears and the Cowboys from previous books as well.
5 Contented Purrs for Rhonda!
Rhonda Lee Carver is a published book writer with a collection of print and eBooks under her wing. She is also a freelance editor. Her first book was published with Wild Rose Press in 2010.
She writes everything from contemporary to steamy to paranormal to suspense…you name it, she’s written it. Her specialty is writing men who love to get their hands dirty—hardworking, blue collar, heroes in everyday life.
When Rhonda isn’t crafting edge-of-your-seat, sizzling novels, you’ll find her with her children and husband watching soccer, watching a breathtaking movie, traveling to exotic places (with Bora Bora on her bucket list), doing (or trying) yoga, saving cats and dogs, and finding new ways to keep life interesting.
Rhonda thrives on making her readers happy. She believes life can be a challenge, but reading is a place where fantasy comes to life. Her motto: “Everyone deserves romance—one page at a time.“