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Hell Yeah! Without You – Letting Go Book 3 A Kindle World Novella By Rhonda Lee Carver



Hell Yeah! Without You
Letting Go Book 3
A Kindle World Novella
By
Rhonda Lee Carver

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Even the strongest woman needs a shoulder to lean on…

Mason Sullivan remembers how he felt the day he learned his oldest brother wouldn’t be returning home. Not alive. Swearing he’d help others, he set a plan into motion. Flash forward…Mason has the life he wanted, but when a seductive, slice of heaven from his past comes back to Kerrville, his so-called “wonderful life” will have more holes than Swiss cheese. The only one who can fill the void is the same person who has the risk of flight. Sure, a cowboy has needs, and she certainly does make his head spin, but his heart isn’t immune to the beauty and he could lose her again…

Two things Kiernan Everhart loves most—her son and Double K Ranch. Years ago, she’d left home to pursue her dreams, but the big city wasn’t all it was cracked up to be. Always there for her son, she helps him through the challenges of his medical condition, but sometimes even the strongest woman needs a shoulder to lean on. In Kerrville, she has the support of her family…and Mason Sullivan, the cowboy she stole kisses from back in the day. He’s grown into quite the perfect man and his bedside manner, as nurse and gentleman, sure can make a woman remember she’s more than a mother. She’d like to fall, right into his arms, but her priority is her son. And when her ex shows up, hijacking her happiness, all hell will break loose. Kiernan must perform damage control before the people she loves are hurt.

He didn’t plan to fall, but he did, and Mason would do anything to protect Kiernan and her son. He will not only have to face the demons of Kiernan’s past, but find out who is using scare tactics to send her packing. If it’s the last thing he’ll do, he’ll prove to her that he has the perfect place in his heart for her family.

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Hell Yeah is one of my favorite kindle worlds and Rhonda’s contributions never fail to please.

In this one we meet Kiernan and her son Cullen. She has returned to Kerrville after having her shop fail in California. Being with family and friends is what she believes they both need.

Mason has always been a little in love with Kiernan, beginning with a stolen kiss behind the barn when they were kids. Now he hopes he has a chance with her.

Now you know things can’t go smoothly and boy do they get out of whack fast. No one is more surprised than Kiernan when she is confronted by her ex, Cullen’s father as she is cleaning stalls on her family ranch.

This is a favorite scene and the prelude to many issues to come.

Not realizing she was no longer alone, she jumped at the sound of footsteps behind her. Whirling on her heels, she came face to face with a familiar grin. Her stomach twisted and her mind spun. “What are you doing here?”

Quinton Roads tugged off his black hat and hooked it on a nail. Dark hair, nice eyes, he was still a good-looking man, but a bit more polished and cocky than she generally liked. She wondered what she ever saw in him in the first place. He smiled, showing off a row of straight pearly whites, and then she remembered. His charm had been what pulled her in ten years ago, but it did nothing now. Thank God!

“Howdy, sweetheart. Long time no see.”

“Too soon if you ask me,” she muttered. She kept the shovel held mid-air as if it was a weapon, although it wasn’t her intention. “I asked you a question.”

“Ah, come on, Kiernan. Imagine my shock when I heard you were in town. Why didn’t you call me when you got here?”

“Oh, I don’t know, Quint. How the hell was I supposed to know you were here?”

He seemed to absorb her words, but quickly recovered. “You described Kerrville as being perfect, so I had to see it with my own eyes. I live here now.”

“This is my town, Quint. You couldn’t find another place to call home?”

“I knew you’d eventually come back.” He grabbed her elbow and she pulled away.

“If I’d known you were here, I wouldn’t have returned.” She cringed.

“That’s not right, baby doll.” He puffed out his bottom lip. “I’m hurt.”

“Why in God’s name would you have reason to be hurt?”

He sniffed, his smile returning. “Maybe because I’m your baby daddy.”

Her world seemed to crash around her ears. “Look up the definition for “daddy” and you won’t find your name anywhere. Now, dead-beat is a different story.” She turned and shoveled another bunch, then turned to drop the shovelful on top of the pile, but she missed her target. A clump fell over the rim and onto his polished boots. He jumped back, smirking. “Aw, shucks.” She bit back a snicker. “Sorry about that. My aim is a little off today.”
Rhonda Carver. Hell Yeah! Without You.(Kindle Locations 404-424).

I loved the way Kiernan takes charge and then confronts Mason to dispel any thoughts he might have of her still being involved with her ex. These two are perfect for each other and the temperature between them rises rapidly.

Mason’s interactions with Cullen are priceless. Family is well meaning but well you know how that stuff usually goes.

Plenty of things to make you laugh, sniffle and keep you on the edge of your seat as this tale unfolds.

5 Contented Purrs for Rhonda Lee!

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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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ARC Review of Protected By The Lawman – Lawmen of Wyoming Book 1 by Rhonda Lee Carver


Protected by The Lawman
Lawmen of Wyoming Book 1
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Rhonda Lee Carver

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The hat. The gun. And the will to protect.

Showing up to investigate a double homicide, Sheriff Phoenix Cade almost comes out of his boots when he sees the blonde–the only witness to the crime–covered in blood. He’d danced with her a few nights before and had every intention of getting her number until she threw up all over his shoes. Hell, his shoes would wash…

Ria Portman has spent the better part of six years convincing her family and friends that she could take care of herself. The accident took her sight, but it didn’t take her independence. There were a lot of things she’d learned over the years, especially regarding men. They said they could handle her disability, but truth was, they lied. When her assistant and client are murdered in her studio she will have to rely on one man—the one man who makes her want to trust again.

Phoenix is over his ex, but since he caught her cheating he’s compared relationships to playing with fire. It’s only a matter of time before a man gets burnt. Yet, Ria is different. She’s beautiful, smart, challenging, and doesn’t need him…even when she does. He should keep his head on straight because the killers want her dead and it’s his job to keep her safe. However, he’s realizing, a man in love becomes a giant. He’ll protect Ria with a force unlike any that has ever been seen before.

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One of my favorite things about this book is the heroine. She’s smart, tough, feisty and blind. Ria lost a fiancé because of her blindness, but not her ambition. She left the big city with her sister, to start over in her old family home.

When she meet Phoenix Cade, she doesn’t know he’s the sheriff every woman wants. All she knows is she attracted to him and she hopes never to run into him again after she embarrasses herself.

None of that seems important after two goons kill her assistant and a client at her home office. Saving herself by hiding on the shelf under her massage table, it was pure luck she wasn’t discovered and killed.

One of the things the bad guys don’t take into consideration is the acute senses of a blind person. Everything is more enhanced to make up for the lack of sight, so while she is unable to visually identify them she can give some definite insight into them.

This is a favorite scene.

“Don’t discount yourself as a witness. What you heard, smelled, the killers’ voices are all a part of the puzzle. You’re a bigger help than you can ever imagine, but I’d never put you in more danger to solve this case.”

“I’m glad to help, but…” her shoulders slumped.

“Go on,” he urged.

“Who can I trust?”

“You can trust me. I’ll keep you safe. I promise.”

Goosebumps popped up on her arms. Over the years she’d gotten skilled at listening to a person’s voice to understand their emotions and he seemed sincere. From what Kora had told her he had a reputation of being a hard-ass that got the job done. More than ever she needed someone like him on her side.

“Now, how about let’s get off the street. Okay?”

“I’ll go with you to the cabin, but I want to make it clear that I don’t want to take you away from your investigation. I don’t need a sitter.”

“Think of me less as a sitter and more of a bodyguard.” His light chuckle made her smile.
Rhonda Lee Carver. Protected By The Lawman: Lawmen of Wyoming, Book 1 (Kindle Locations 522-553).

The heat ratchets up a notch as Phoenix takes her into protective custody. His family cabin becomes the scene of their budding romance.

As the layers are pealed off this mystery, betrayal and heartbreak ensue.

Very well written with edge of your seat suspense, extremely hot make-out scenes and so much more.

5 Contented Purrs for Rhonda!

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Rhonda lee Carver Rhonda Lee Carver

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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Hugh’s Chase: Saddles and Second Chances Book 5 by Rhonda Lee Carver


Hugh’s Chase
Saddles and Second Chances Book 5
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She has trust issues, he’s wrapped up in his job…and together they define trouble.

Sheriff Hugh Jericho likes his job, but he doesn’t like messy and that describes Adira Miles. When she is sentenced to community service and she becomes his responsibility, things get messy.

Since walking away from her ex, Adira has been on the run—running from a past that haunts her. Up until now, she’s done a good job at sedating the demons, but the sexy Sheriff has a knack at finding each and every one of them. He offers her things she has never known—kindness and adoration. A future. What’s a girl to do but give in?

As the two become closer, each helping the other close doors to the past and open them to the future, Hugh comes to grips with his love for Adira. To keep her in Colton though, he must help her learn to trust him completely…and he must show her that she doesn’t need a man, she needs a champion.

Murder and mayhem threaten to unravel the small town and they’ll both face turmoil, in their hearts and in the community. But he’ll risk his own life to offer her peace…

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Hugh Jericho is the new Sheriff in Colton and both him and the residents are getting used to the change. Hugh can’t handle things the way he and his brothers would anymore, he has to do it with tact or legal force.

One of the things he needs to do is clean up the corruption in this town. Hamilton Reed is a bully, albeit a rich one and he has people in his pocket around here. He has it in for the Jericho’s and always has.

When Adira finishes up her documentary on Hugh’s brother Urban, she gets an unexpected interview with Hamilton Reed. Unfortunately the man doesn’t understand the word no and Adira fights back. This results in her being sentenced to thirty days of community service.

Now that might not seem too terrible, but it means she has to shadow Hugh. The man she can’t seem to get out of her mind.

This is a favorite scene.

Attention back on Adira, she now had one leg stretched out in what looked like a yoga pose. The thought didn’t help the ache behind his zipper. In fact, he almost crushed his full paper cup. Throwing it away, he crossed his arms and counted to ten. “Can I help you find something, ma’am?” Although he needed to help himself by going into the restroom and splashing his face with cold water, maybe even dunk his head in a sink full of water, he stayed put. An ice-cold shower wouldn’t take away the nagging need burrowed in his gut that had manifested itself due to the pretty brunette who jumped up from the floor, a delicate shade of pink coloring her high cheekbones. He felt like someone had whacked him with a board as he hungrily lowered his gaze up and down her exquisite curves. His heart rate kicked up and his blood pressure would have made the doctor prescribe him a high dose of meds. Acknowledgment burst through his body like a blast of stifling air.

Lordy!

Her eyes looked amazingly blue in contrast with the bright yellow of her shirt. Her plump lips looked even more delectable covered in a pale lip gloss. He almost forgot that he had asked her a question until she answered.

“I lost an earring.” She brought her hand up to touch her ear lobe, which gave him an opportunity to move his attention along her smooth cheek, jaw, and neck. She was breathtaking, no doubt, and he was out of line. He was expected to abide by a higher set of rules and morals, and being sexually attracted to someone who broke the law wouldn’t be a good way to start his career as Sheriff.

“I’ll help you look. Two sets of eyes are better than one.”

“Thank you. It’s a cheapie, but it means something to me.” She turned back to scanning the floor and he had gone back to enjoying the view of her. He had to grit his teeth against the wave of desire. Her legs weren’t long considering she wasn’t very tall, but long enough to wrap around his ass and…

Shit! He was heading down a dead-end road. Maybe he should have come up with an excuse to stay out of the office today?

She swiveled on her heels. “No luck yet?”

“Huh?”

“Finding the earring.” She smiled and his world lit up. “N-no luck yet.” Damn, if he wasn’t careful she’d catch on to his train of thought. That wouldn’t be good. In fact, she might try her fist out on his jaw too. Tearing his gaze off the beauty, he examined the floor. “What were you doing when you noticed you had lost it.”

She tapped her chin in thought and he noticed her slender fingers, short, clean nails, and a simple thin band on the fourth finger of her right hand. “Let’s see… I was bent over shelving books for Carol.”

‘Bent over’ never sounded better and his hands itched to grab her and draw her close.

Realizing he was about to embarrass himself, he pulled himself together. “Here, let’s use my flashlight.” He pulled the light from his belt and switched it on.

They both sunk to the floor searching. He had his head lowered giving his best effort on helping and didn’t realize how close he was to her. So, when he lifted his head and realized his face was within inches of her booty, he growled. She looked back at him, her cheeks turning a shade of pink he’d never seen before.

“Sorry,” he mumbled. Best if he searched the other side of the room.

The light reflected off something shiny along the wall and he picked up the tiny stud. “Found it.”

“You found it!” She came up so quickly, she hit her head on the water fountain.

“Oh, shit. You okay?”

She held her head. “I’ll live.”

“Let me look.” He dropped the earring in his front pocket and examined her forehead. He could see faint bruising at her hairline.

“I’ll grab ice,” Carol said.

Hugh helped Adira up and led her into his office. “Take a seat on the sofa.”

“This isn’t necessary. I barely bumped my head.”

“You’re under my care. I can’t have you getting hurt, not even a paper cut.”

Carol brought the ice and handed it over, then he sat down next to Adira.

“You must think I’m a klutz.” She looked up at him through thick lashes.

“I was just thinking I made you nervous. The uniform and gun can have that affect sometimes.” He laughed. Grabbing the earring from his pocket, he held it in his palm. Her smile could have won wars. She reached for the earring and their fingers brushed, causing an electrical jolt to shimmy up his arm and settle into his chest. The last time he’d been moved liked this by a woman had been… well, he couldn’t remember when, if ever. “You take the earring and I’ll hold the ice pack. Deal?”

“Deal.”
Rhonda Carver. Hughs Chase (Kindle Locations 758-802).

A lot happens in this book, both within the community and with the growing attraction between Hugh and Adira. Some not so subtle pushes from Deputy Carol add to the intrigue.

A fun read with some intense moments, some laughs and plenty of heat.

5 Contented Purrs for Rhonda!

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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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It’s Here! Cowboys Forgive – Cowboys of Nirvana Book 8 by Rhonda Lee Carver


Cowboys Forgive
Cowboys of Nirvana
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Taking a dirt bath off a bull lands Jace Jackson into the hands of beautiful, smart, sexy country singer Jessa Garvey. In pain and loopy on pain meds, he has no clue he’s flirting with her, and making a big damn fool of himself. Back in high school she rejected him, and although years have passed, sometimes a cowboy can’t forget. When Miss Priss invades his space at Nirvana, he decides to give her a dose of her own medicine and puts her to work mucking stalls. That’ll teach her…

Or will it?

Trading her guitar for a shovel, Jessa is out to prove to Jace that she isn’t the same person she was as a teenager. As far as she’s concerned, he’ll forgive her even if it kills her, or lands her hot and willing in bed with the dangerously handsome cowboy.

She’s in deep.

Forgiveness is granted, but she isn’t prepared for the choices she must make. Has she changed enough? Does the sliver of selfishness remain?

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Jessa is a star, tired from tour after tour she needs a break. Never in a million years did she expect to run into the boy, now a man, who years ago asked her to prom. She had turned him down and her friends had laughed but she didn’t come to his defense.

Jace retired from rodeo, is a Nirvana Cowboy. He agreed to do this rodeo for charity. While seeking refuge from fans he literally runs into Jessa. To avoid the twittering following him, he gives her one amazing kiss.

A successful ride on a bull named Suicide leaves him with a bunch of bruised ribs and a twisted knee. Drugged he mistakes Jessa for staff due to her disguise and the antics drew quite a few chuckles from me. As the pain meds fully kick in he loses his balance and falls on her.

This is a favorite scene.

“What do you do here?”

“Huh?”

He pointed to her hat. “Staff.”

Before she could answer, his eyes rolled and he bobbed back and forth, then moaned. Just as she suspected, she was no resistance against his weight. Together they sprawled to the floor with him laying on top of her, pinning her underneath his unconscious body. Her legs were spread wide with him nestled in between. “Jace?”

Nothing.

“Hello? Yoo-hoo!” She tapped him on the shoulder. This time she received a deep snore in response.

Oh no. I’m trapped.

She tried pushing him to the side, but he was too heavy. His snoring grew louder, tickling her ear drum. Her limbs were quickly falling asleep. And if this position wasn’t enough to throw her for a loop, his hand came up and grasped her breast. It wasn’t humiliation skittering through her body, but instead was a reminder that she was a woman who craved a man’s touch. A woman who found this cowboy sexy and amazingly virile.

This was the closest she’d been with a man in a very long time.

He jerked and she looked down. He was staring up at her. “Jessa? That’s you,” he mumbled. “You, snob, you. I didn’t like your prom dress.

She froze. So, he does recognize me. Although he was talking out of his head.

“You’re cozy,” he said against her chest.

Jessa knew she should be doing her best to get the brawny man off her body, but she found it quite entertaining. And she had a feeling this wouldn’t be the last time she saw Jace Jackson, not if she could help it.
Rhonda Lee Carver. Cowboy’s Forgive (Kindle Locations 415-427). Kindle Edition.

Jessa decides to vacation at Nirvana, requesting Jace as her cowboy. Then the fun begins.

Sexy, fun and highly entertaining as these two get down and dirty in more ways than one.

5 Contented Purrs for Rhonda!

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Rhonda lee Carver Rhonda Lee Carver

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


Legacy
Letting Go Book 2
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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.”
Rhonda Carver. LegacyFinal (Kindle Locations 1113-1136).

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.

5 Contented Purrs for Rhonda!

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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


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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.”
Carver, Rhonda Lee; Carver, Rhonda Lee. A Perfect Cowboy Daddy (Cowboys of Nirvana Book 7) (Kindle Locations 647-682). Kindle Edition.

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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