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Hell Yeah! Legacy – Letting Go Book 2 by Rhonda Lee Carver


Legacy
Letting Go Book 2
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By
Rhonda Lee Carver

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One heart…two loves. Who will she choose?

What does a person do when they fall in love? They make a move, unless they’re eight. Loving Nann Fraley has been the story of Mac Sullivan’s life. Best friend and confidant, he’s been her shoulder, her rock, but no time has seemed like the right time to tell her his feelings. He can barely understand them himself.

Until he loses her to his brother.

Nann can’t think of a place she loves more than Sully Ranch. The horses have taken up residence inside her heart…along with Mac, but he’s too busy hobnobbing with the female flavor of the month falling at his dusty boots to notice Nann is all grown up. Moving on seems like the best thing to do, but tumbling into the arms of another Sullivan wasn’t part of the ‘moving on’ plan. It just happened, and she didn’t mean to start a Sullivan war.

Tragedy strikes and she loses both men.
After dedicating himself to a uniform, Mac is back in Kerrville, Texas and ready to take the helm at Sully…and ready to forget the one woman he can’t have. His plans are derailed when he learns Nann has kept a secret…one with the Sullivan ice-blue eyes and coal-black hair. Had he really believed he could sweep the night he’d spent with Nann six years ago under the rug? He has no clue how to be a daddy, but he swears he won’t lose everything he loves a second time around, that is if an outside source seeking revenge doesn’t foil his intentions.

Relationships don’t get more complicated than this one does. From Mac and Nann being best friends to her being engaged to his brother, to tragedy, to one night of heaven and that’s only the beginning.

That one night led to pregnancy and unable to get in touch with Mac, Nann takes on single motherhood.

Now Mac has returned from his hitch in the army. Back home to do what he loves, work the family ranch. Little does he know there is a big surprise waiting there for him.

This is a favorite scene, part of the confrontation between Mac and Nann.

Nann was afraid she’d throw up as she stepped inside of the Sullivan’s farmhouse. The second she was across the threshold she had a strong wave of memories. She’d spent so much time here.

“Come on in.”

She followed Mac into the kitchen and took a seat at the table, hiding her trembling hands in her lap. She caught a scent of jam and her stomach growled, reminding her she hadn’t eaten more than a bite or two in days. Sleep had been lost too. “You’re probably wondering why I’ve come out here.”

“No, not at all. What makes you think that?” He lifted a thick brow. He leaned against the counter and she believed it was a good thing. The more space between them the better.

“Okay, I understand you have a right to be angry with me, but we’re adults and we have to work together to do what’s best for Max.” Her heart fluttered.

“Does he know about me?”

She tucked a tendril of hair behind her ear. “I’ve talked about you over the years, but it wasn’t until last night that I mentioned your name and told him you were here in town.”

“I have every right to see him, and be a part of his life.”

The gruffness in his voice made her shift. “I’m not saying you don’t.”

“Does he want to see me?”

“He wants a father. To him family means having two parents.”

“Although you’ve done a damn good job in trying to get him to believe something else.”

She stood. “Look, I didn’t come here to have you treat me poorly. We can let this go to our attorneys, but I came because I love my son. I want him to be happy.”

He tore a hand through his hair. “I’m still angry.”

“I understand.”

“No, I don’t think you do.”

To deny him those feelings wouldn’t be right, but she did want him to see that she hadn’t meant to hurt him, or anyone. “I thought you wanted nothing to do with me, or what we shared.”

He stiffened. “You were the one who left a sticky note with a bad excuse on the pillow. I was giving you your wish.”

“I was torn between you and Morgan— well, his memory and the guilt.”

“And you don’t think I’ve been torn too? You don’t think I feel guilt that I’m alive and he isn’t? You were supposed to marry him.”

Dark circles appeared under his eyes. She wanted to go to him, to comfort him, but she was afraid of where that would land her. “What are you wanting, Mac?”

He hesitated, his jaw growing tighter. “Do you really want to keep the attorneys out of this?” She nodded. “Then you and Max move out here to live at Sully. This is home.”
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The tale that ensues, involves more than just father and son getting to know one another, it entails Mac coming to terms with his feelings for Nann. Feelings he should have revealed years before.

Add to this issues with the ranch and you have a page turning tail of love, lust and so much more.

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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.“

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My Review of Rhonda Lee Carver’s The Darkest Knight – Knight Brothers Book 3


The Darkest Knight
Knight Brothers Book 3
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Reese Shane’s life was changed forever when she suffered a traumatic head injury while on duty in Iraq. Three years later, she’s left with epileptic seizures along with a service dog that alerts her to oncoming seizures.

Army Ranger Seth Knight, also known as Dark Knight, isn’t a stranger to danger or trauma. A bomb explosion during a covert mission left him scarred physically and, more importantly, emotionally. With no interest in his family’s fortunes and glamorous social revelries, he has secluded himself on the large property his father left him in the Tennessee hills. He likes being alone, but when a fiery spirit shows up on his doorstep, his peace and quiet gets a makeover.

Reese’s work helping injured veterans is jeopardized when Angelina Knight passes away. She had promised to financially back Reese’s project. Now Reese must turn to plan B: Seth Knight. She’s heard the rumors of the recluse in the mountains and isn’t sure how she’ll convince the angry soldier why he should open his secret haven to veterans when he wants nothing to do with her, or her dreams.

Little does she know, but will find out, that the “Dark Knight” has many layers, and badass isn’t the only one.

Seth thinks he’s agreeing to help Reese, but soon he’ll find out that she is the one saving him…

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Seth is haunted by survivors guilt and like many veterans nightmares. He’s locked himself away from everyone, living on the property he and his father had once planned to renovate. His late sister Angelina had updated his cabin there with many modern conveniences making his seclusion far more comfortable than it would have been otherwise.

A veteran with issues not only from PTSD but from her injuries as well, Reese had proposed a project to Angelina not long before she passed away. Without knowing if she had spoken to her brother, Reese started trying to contact Seth. Not receiving a reply she goes all in to confront him.

Now of course Seth makes her work for his commitment but he also has conditions of his own.

This is a favorite scene.

“Angelina had been after me for a long time to do something with this place.”

“And it’s very odd that you haven’t. Maybe you’ve been waiting for something special to come along?” When one brow shot up, she swallowed hard understanding what her words insinuated, which was far from what she intended. Sure, he was attractive in a brute sort of way, but she wasn’t looking to get to know him better unless it came with an attached business deal.

“Do you plan to lead this adventure yourself?” “I thought the two of us would steer the helm. It’s a big project and Angelina had said that you were great with business.”

“Has my late sister given away all my secrets?”

She sighed. Should she be honest? She had a feeling if she wasn’t, he’d see straight through her, and she couldn’t risk coming off as not being transparent. Not when she was asking him to dump a lot of money for the project. “She did say that your heart was broken.”

He dropped his hands into his lap, his shoulders widened as he shook his head and dropped his feet to the floor. “I can’t just give you an answer on this, Ms. Shane—”

“Reese.”

“Okay, Reese. I need time. I have to think about it, run it by my brothers.”

“Oh, I didn’t know they shared in ownership here.”

“They don’t, but we watch each other’s backs, and as good at business as I am, they’re even better. If I agree to this, there must be a safety net so neither one of lose big here, as anyone can in a business deal. There are aspects I need to understand completely before I invest the money. I’d also need a contract drawn up with a stipulation that no matter what happens, whether the business fails, or a personal falling out, that Landing Knight cannot be touched.”

“I’d never—”

He held up a hand. “I’m not saying you would.” He shifted forward. “And you would be considered an employee.”

She blinked. “The project is my idea.”

“Are you investing any money?”

Her shoulders slumped. “No, I’m not.”

“There are rewards to this. You will be on the payroll.”

A small part of her wanted to roll her eyes at his condition, but the other part of her, the one that liked to eat and have shelter, knew this wasn’t something she could turn down. The bigger factor was that he was putting up all the financial backing and he had the business shrewdness that she did not. “Fine.”

“Also, if I agree, and I did say ‘if’, you would need to stay here. The brains of the project must be available. Luckily, the guest cabin is livable.”

“You’re wanting me to stay here? To rent a cabin?”

One corner of his mouth lifted. “No, I want you to live in the cabin as a fringe benefit.”

Again, she was up against the wall. Without the capability of driving or owning a car, she was sort of stuck. “Okay, but you haven’t waited for me to tell you how much.”

He smiled and, yes, just as she’d earlier thought, it was quite amazing. It certainly warmed up his otherwise harsh expression. He became an entirely different man when he talked business. “You see, I can about guess what you’d be asking, but I have my own number in mind, maybe a little more than you would ask. You see, did you figure in a salary for yourself, Ms…Reese?”

She clasped her hands together. “No, I did not. That would be considered a luxury that I didn’t think I could afford.”

“First lesson in business, everyone’s time is worth money. Sell yourself short and everyone else will too.”

She nodded. “Okay.”

“Did you stay in a local hotel last night? Do we need to pick up any of your belongings?”

“I-I’m afraid everything I own is with me. I flew in this morning from Chicago.”

“Just as I thought.” He stood, and she had the urgency to follow, so she did. “The cabin where you’ll be staying is nothing luxurious, but it’s decent. You can stay there. If I agree to go further with this project, it’ll be yours.”

Reese chewed on her bottom lip. “Are you sure?”

“About the cabin?” She nodded. “Yes, I’m sure. Is there a problem?”

“No, not at all.”

“I wouldn’t think so considering you came prepared.” He looked at the suitcase.

“Since I don’t have a car, I’m afraid I have to carry everything with me.”

“Do you have someone who is expecting you to return?”

“No. Those who matter and would be worried, I’ve told them where I am. The list isn’t long.” She cleared her throat, not sure if that answered his question.

“Then I’ll drive you over.” He whistled through his teeth and Spike shot up from the rug, shook out his body, and rushed to the door.

She followed Seth to the red, beat up truck, watched him pull down the tailgate, and he commanded Spike to climb in. Once Seth was behind the steering wheel, the cab seemed a lot smaller. Although Abby sat between him and Reese, she caught a scent of his Irish Spring soap. She liked it. Probably a little too much.
Carver, Rhonda Lee. The Darkest Knight (The KNIGHT Brothers Book 3) (Kindle Locations 501-554). Kindle Edition.

As they get the project rolling, the sexual tension rises.

A story of starting a wonderful project, a friendship and a relationship. All while healing battered souls.

Reese and her service dog won my heart from the start. The battles she fights not only for herself, but her Step for Light Project will win you over too.

I really loved the way this story comes together with plenty of hotness, and a few sniffles.

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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.“

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A Perfect Cowboy Daddy – Cowboys of Nirvana Book 7 by Rhonda Lee Carver


a-perfect-cowboy-daddyA Perfect Cowboy Daddy
Cowboys of Nirvana Book 7
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Rhonda Lee Carver

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Welcome to Nirvana. Your wish is a cowboy’s command.

Not getting any younger and wanting to leave her cheating ex-husband in the past, Moon Novak decides she wants a child, even if she must do it alone. Well…as alone as Mother Nature will allow her.

She’s lacking a key factor—a man.

Dr. Cam Parker isn’t quite ready to jump into the saddle after losing his wife to cancer, but he isn’t against getting his feet wet with the stunning, brazen cowgirl ranch hand at Nirvana.

What he didn’t expect is to become a perfect cowboy daddy. Or that he would fall for the raven-haired beauty.

Nirvana Ranch is steamier than ever. There’s lust between the sheets. Secrets. Conflict. Hot cowboys. And a maniac on the loose who wields a deadly club and has a taste for revenge.

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Moon’s ex-husband cheated on her repeatedly. Now on her own working as a hand at Nirvana, she has proven herself more than capable to keep up with her male counterparts. The problem is they think of her as one of the guys. She is more than a little embarrassed when the doctor witnesses Jace’s rejection of her. A mistake on her part to begin with.

Cameron likes his busy life, Nirvana and the small local hospital have proven to be the change he needed. Like everyone else he sometimes needs to wind down a bit. Little did he know he would run into Moon. Moon is different than other women he’s known and he is more than a little attracted to her. This is a favorite scene the night after the encounter in the barn.

He’d realized earlier that he’d made the same stupid mistake that Jace did. He’d turned down her request to spend some time with him. Hell, what red-blooded, single man did such a thing?

Yeah, Cam was single. He looked down at his bare finger.

He swept his gaze back to Moon who was dropping coins into the slot. A soft tune floated from the speakers and before he could change his mind, he took off toward her and reached her just as she spun around, coming face to face with him. A slow smile drew up the corners of her beautiful lips. He didn’t say a word as he took her hand, smiling at her surprised expression, then he led her to the dance floor.

“Get a couple more beers in?” she asked.

“Nope.” He drew her against him, their bodies pressing against each other, heat nestling below his waist. “I came to my senses,” he whispered next to her ear. She smelled so good, felt even better. Everything around them faded as they moved against each other to the rhythmic tune of a familiar country song. “I’m a slow learner sometimes.”

She lifted her arms around his neck and drew her face back just enough so that she was looking up at him through the veil of her long lashes. “I don’t hold grudges.”

“Does that mean I’m forgiven for my lack of protocol in the barn?”

“What incident in the barn?” She laid her head on his shoulder and his breath hitched. Her soft curves swayed against his tight muscles, her legs brushing against his thighs, causing a rush of emotions behind his zipper.

Pressing his palm to the small of her back, he breathed in her scent— a lethal concoction of woman and seduction. He slowly walked his fingers up her spine, caressing each vertebrae as he moved, until he reached her neck. Threading his fingers in her hair he tested the satin smoothness of the tresses, before gliding the tips of his fingers along her slender nape and the baby soft hairs on her skin. Slipping his fingers against her scalp as he brushed his lips against the slender line of her neck. His body turned rock solid and he had to remind himself to breathe. “I’m glad I rethought things.”

“I am too. I thought I’d have to dance with the fellow who has the slicked back hair and the tattoo of his mom’s face on his chest.” He pulled back slightly. “What do you have against a man who loves his mom?”

“Not a thing, but can you imagine being with a man, making love, and having his mom’s face looking straight at you. A mood-stealer. Not that making love to him crossed my mind… but…”

He laughed. “Yeah, point taken.”

Their gazes connected and his throat tightened. He’d never wanted to kiss a woman more in his life. Truth was, he felt like he was back in college when he was the awkward teenager who couldn’t put two words together without announcing that his cock was hard. He was a bit unpolished when it came to attraction. He remembered what his nurse Maria said, “Just be yourself. That’s what a woman wants.”

“The song is ending, cowboy.” Moon stepped back, smiling, her eyes sparkling.

“Moon…?”

“Cam?”

Fuck! What did he want to say? “If you’ll excuse me, I need to run to the restroom and splash my face with cold water, or maybe dive into the ice bucket behind the bar.” He rubbed his hat down his head, resituating it low on his forehead.

Her laugh was the sweetest, most pleasant sound he’d heard in a long time. “I’ll meet you when you’re finished.”
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When a guest is attacked at the resort, something isn’t jiving. The guest is staying longer because of the investigation and is becoming a bit clingy in the friendship she’s established with Moon.

Cam and Moon are starting a relationship but she hasn’t stalled her plans to have a child without a man. Yes things are about to become complicated.

This one kept me guessing even as the sparks continued to fly between Cam and Moon. With her independent streak and his protectiveness all bets are off.

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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.“

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