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Review of The Discreet Cowboy by Rhonda Lee Carver – Cowboys of Nirvana Book 6


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The Discreet Cowboy
Cowboys of Nirvana #6
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Rhonda Lee Carver

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

An injury sends Dade Jarrett to the hospital and he’s told he’ll never walk again, but a cowboy never gives up. After a long, grueling recovery, he’s walking again, with a limp and the assistance of a cane. He’s ready to get back on the Nirvana Ranch, but first he has made a promise to help Chase, his boss. The last thing Dade wants to do is babysit a spoiled brat–a beautiful, spoiled brat who is well over the age of consent. She thinks she’s clever when she steals his clothes and leaves him stranded, but he aims to show her a cowboy can’t be fooled. If it’s the last thing he does, it’ll be to tame the spirited Felicia Sever.

Felicia has a ‘thing’ for cowboys, but she made a promise to her brother, Chase, that she’d keep her hands off the Nirvana cowboys and let them do their jobs.However, once she finds out he’s asked one of the cowboys to be her keeper, she’s pissed and ready to show over-protective Chase that she’s more than capable of taking care of herself! Yet, can she…? Trouble is her middle name.

Stuck in a hotel room with Felicia, Dade knows his job and future are on the line, but can he resist the one woman he can’t have?

Felicia wants one thing, Dade. He believes his limp and scars are a turn-off, but she knows one way to prove to him that he’s a complete turn-on. After all, a secret affair never hurt anyone…or will it?

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I love this series, Nirvana is certainly somewhere I wish was real so I could vacation there. I mean really a beautiful working ranch resort, what’s not to like?

In this latest installment we meet Chase’s sister Felicia. Chase being all macho big brother, sets Dade to the task of keeping an eye on her to keep her out of trouble. Alas trouble seems to be Felicia’s middle name, she loves Cowboys, the real thing though. No make-believe dress up cowboys for her.

Dade is a real Cowboy in every sense of the word. If you’ve been reading this series you know that Dade is still recuperating from his injuries, but is slowing starting to work the ranch again. Keeping an eye on the boss’ sister shouldn’t be a problem.

This was a fun romp on Nirvana. Felicia really keeps Dade on his toes and needing to let loose a bit she locks him in a massage room and goes off to town. This is a favorite scene after Dade catches up with her.

“Relax, Dade. You look like you could spit nails. By the way, you need ice for the cheek.”

Her smile made him want to kiss her. He’d give a month’s wages just to have a chance to sample the cherry flavored lip tint again. “Nah, I’ll live. I’ve been stung harder by a bee.”

“Suit yourself, but you’re going to have a black eye.”

“I’m not worried about the black eye. Chase will do more than that once we get back to Nirvana.”

She laid a palm on her tilted hip. “We’re not doing anything wrong.”

“Let me list the issues.” He sat up and lifted one finger. “First, I’m supposed to be watching over you and making sure you don’t get into trouble. I failed. You managed to steal my clothes and leave me locked in a room. And just so you know, I’m still not over that. Two,” he held up another digit, “I left the ranch without telling anyone.”

She lifted a shoulder and let it drop. “So, we’re not prisoners.”

“I have the ranch truck and after Chase realizes we’re both missing, he’ll jump to conclusions like most older, protective brothers would. He’ll believe I took advantage of you.”

“Dade, you take advantage of me?” She laughed.

“I don’t think I like where you’re headed.”

“I’ll explain everything to Chase. If anything, he’ll be upset with me, but he’ll see that you were innocent in all of this.”
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A fun read with lots of sizzling sex, an irritated guest and a brother who doesn’t really want to know the truth.

5 Contented Purrs for Rhonda!

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Summer About the Author

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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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Release Day! Cowboy is Mine By Rhonda Lee Carver Cowboys of Nirvana Book 5


Cowboy is Mine

Cowboy is Mine
Cowboys of Nirvana Book 5
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Rhonda Lee Carver

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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.

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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.
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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!

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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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Introducing a New Series from Rhonda Lee Carver – Pride and Pleasure – The KNIGHT Brothers Book 1


Pride and Pleasure

Pride and Pleasure
The KNIGHT Brothers Book 1
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Avary Pine plays the cello like an angel.

One evening she is attacked outside of the theater after a performance and is left without the use of her hand.

Fast forward two years. After grueling physical therapy and living and breathing the cello, Avary is determined to become the musician she once was. Her music coach encourages her to start playing in the public again, but the mind doesn’t heal as fast as the body. Each time Avary closes her eyes she is filled with memories of the attack.

Living with her sister, out of money and in a career rut, Avary accepts an offer to play at a dinner party at the illustrious Knight Estate. Baby steps back into the musical world didn’t include a luxurious weekend at a vineyard, but does she have a choice?

Reserved, intimidating, rich Victor Knight reluctantly invites unworldly, mousy Avary to his estate–but he’s in for a shock. Nothing about her is mousy. The last thing he needs is to get involved with a sweet, free-spirited cellist, but why can’t he resist? She cramps his bachelor lifestyle, and he’s never been happier. But he can’t lose someone again…

Can they leave the baggage at the door and learn to trust? Or will their past poison their future?

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This new series starts out really strong. Hitting upon two issues very high on the list for women from the first page. Cancer and assault. Both require strength and courage to deal with during treatment and after. A gift of a glass Panda becomes a key.

Invited to play at a dinner party, Avary Pine has accepted in an attempt to re-launch her performing career.  If she can do this she can once again play in public.

Victor Knight is not a public man, not anymore. He does the minimum to get by and prefers to stay behind the scenes, caring for his sister. He has a friend with benefits to see to his other needs and otherwise concentrates on his business.

When he greets Avery that first evening, the day before her performance he finds she is nothing like he expected. There are plenty of innuendos in this book but this one is almost an accident and a favorite passage.

“So,” she was in a hurry to get the conversation back on track. “I received the letter, and then I spoke to your secretary. You’re wishing me to play privately?”

“For a small dinner party tomorrow night. A small gathering.”

“Gathering?” Her palms turned clammy. Relax, Avery.

“Is that a problem?” He lifted one brow.

“No, of course not.” She gave her head a dramatic shake. “I’ll play only at dinner?”

“Unless the need arises before then.”

She slid her hands down her thighs. “Okay. I’m here for you, so I can play as often as you wish.” What? My words totally came off as sexual.

He blinked and his jaw turned solid again. “Let’s get one thing straight, you’re not here for me,” he said point blank and fumbled with a pen, sticking it back into a metal holder.

“I’m not?”

“No, Miss Pine.”

“But-but you were the one who wrote to me asking for my services.” The room suddenly grew warmer.

He cocked his head to the side, regarding her with his brooding gaze. “I arranged for you to come here, but I’m afraid that’s where my interest ends.”

Although his voice was soft, the meaning of his words were harsh. It was as if the water faucet had been turned to cold. “I’m sorry, but I’m confused.”

“Don’t be. It’s rather simple.”

In spite of a near run-in with a friend with benefits this romance blossoms, whether Victor wants it to or not. Lots of the very hot sex Rhonda is known for, but also tears and pain. A bit of an emotional rollercoaster. A definite page turner.

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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Arc Review of Smoke. Fire. Cowboy. by Rhonda Lee Carver


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Smoke. Fire. Cowboy.
Cowboys of Nirvana Book 3
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Rhonda Lee Carver

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A cowboy can always dream that a woman like Sofie Drake would turn his way, but from the second she came to work at Nirvana Ranch she’s treated Jared like spoiled milk. His reputation as a rebel and a womanizer doesn’t weigh in his favor, but he never really cared what people thought of him, until Sofie. Wanting her is enough to make a man go crazy. One night she shows up with a wine bottle and a lonely heart, and Jared is more than willing to help a lady out. What would any other red-blooded man do?Yet, with the sweet comes the sour.

One night with Sofie leaves Jared hungry for more, but when he learns that she’s in love with the boss things might come to a skidding halt. This suddenly becomes a wicked triangle entwined with secrets, surprises and a sultry love affair.

 

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This book opens with a smoking hot sex scene with Sofie and her husband that quickly becomes ice-cold, with the non-apologetic appearance of his assistant/lover announcing his intent to divorce her.

Sophie walks away and doesn’t look back as she starts over as a counsellor at Nirvana. This story takes place during the ranch’s down time and with things so quiet thoughts run to possibility of romance. Sophie does make a mistake right at the beginning with Chase (her boss). An innocent kiss led her to think maybe there could be more. However he really wasn’t interested in her that way. The point proven when she knocks on his door with a bottler of wine to share and Kaylee opens it.

Embarrassed, she heads for the lounge to be alone and drink her wine. Unfortunately Jared was there. Jared is a sexy looking man, rough in all the good ways, but he exhibits (at least in her mind) many of the bad traits of her ex.

An attempt at conversation, a minor accident, and a hot tub lead to a very hot and steamy night in the bedroom for Sophie and Jared. One that neither of them can forget even while going about their jobs the next day.

Keeping a smoking hot relationship a secret is never easy and when you work together it is even harder. Someone always ends up hurt in one way or another.

Sophie and Jared have to face their own demons. Be it together or apart.

Lots of hot sex in this one, lots of pain and laughter too.

5 Contented Purrs for Rhonda!

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Rhonda Lee Carver has written 28+ books. From cowboys to military, paranormal to suspense, you’ll find a reason to fall in love.

At an early age, Rhonda fell in love with romance novels, knowing one day she’d write her own love story. Life took a short detour, but when the story ideas would no longer be contained, she decided to dive in and write. Her first rough draft was on a dirty napkin she found buried in her car. Eventually, she ran out of napkins. With baby on one hip and laptop on the other, she made a dream into reality–one word at a time.

Her specialty is men who love to get their hands dirty and women who are smart, strong and flawed. She loves writing about the everyday hero.

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