Hold Me Cowboy by Maisey Yates (Copper Ridge Desire #2)
Released: November 8, 2016
Reviewed by Mandi
Favorite Quote: “I do find it a little bit amusing that you got cock-blocked by a snowbank.”
Madison has been celibate for ten years due to some past emotional turmoil and she is ready for some action. Like – really, really ready. After meeting a salesman at her family’s ranch, she invites him to a remote cabin for a weekend of no-strings-attached sex. She arrives at the cabin, gets into something sexy and waits for the salesman to arrive. But to her horror, it starts to snow, and the road that leads to the cabin is shut down. Then the power goes out. Shaken, she trudges to the neighboring cabin to see if she can use a landline phone. But when Sam opens the door, she knows the universe is against her.
Sam, a rancher and an artist, also helps with the horses at her family’s ranch. Sam and Madison have always had an icy relationship. Sam thinks Madison is too uptight and haughty.
He let out a long-suffering sigh and stepped to the side. He didn’t like Madison West. He never had. Not from the moment he had been hired on as a farrier for the West estate eight years earlier. In all the years since he’d first met Madison, since he’d first started shoeing her horses, he’d never received one polite word from her.
Madison thinks Sam has zero manners. She is shocked he is renting the neighboring cabin, but with no power, she succumbs to his offer of dinner and heat. When Sam realizes why Madison is at the cabin and after they both notice a definite spark of chemistry, he offers her a night of sex – and when she fully admits she is attracted to him, Madison finally gets her orgasm. *throws confetti*
The beginning of this book is really fun. Sam is all tall, unshaven cowboy, and Madison is all uptight, nervous wreck.
“I had a seduction plan, she said, her vice trembling, He wasn’t entirely sure it was a protest, or even a compliment.
“You don’t plan passion, baby,” he said.
At least, he didn’t. Because if he were thinking clearly, he would be putting her top back on and telling her to go back to her ice-cold cabin, where she would be safe.
“I do,” she said, her teeth chattering in spite of the fact it was very warm in the kitchen. “I plan everything.”
“Not this. You’re a dirty girl now, Madison West,” he said, sliding his thumb over her damp nipple, moving it in a slow circle until she arched her back and cried out. “You were going to sleep with another man this weekend, and you replaced him so damn easily. With me. Doesn’t even matter to you who you have. As long as you get a little bit. Is that how it is?”
I was into it.
But then while Sam can do some dirty talking, sometimes it turned a little cheesy:
“If some man can’t handle you being a little bit hard, then he’s no kind of man. I can take you, baby. I can take all of you. And that’s good, since we both know you can take all of me.”
Sorry, Sam. That doesn’t really do it for me.
They have amazing sex, of course, and then decide that is it. But once back at home, they are drawn to each other again. They decide on having sex for the twelve days of Christmas. But we really don’t get to see much of it *kicks dirt*
The second half takes a more serious, deeper tone. They both have issues in the past which have led them to not have a healthy dating life in the present. They both have or had dad issues. They both have a lot of stuff that churns up and makes the book much more serious than I was expecting. I personally wanted them to stay snowed in and sing a perverted version of the Twelve Days of Christmas. Instead we have to deal with feelings. *kicks dirt again*