Tuesday, 10 May 2011

One Tough Hombre by Cerise DeLand

Book one in the Tough Texas Hombres Series

Texas Ranger Dane Masters wants a piece of luscious bakery shop owner Kandy Brunner, but will his desire for sweet Kandy kill this tough hombre?

Texas Ranger Dane Masters is one tough hombre with a hankering to sample the town’s luscious bakery shop owner. Problem is, Kandy Brunner doesn’t have affairs. She only chooses wisely, then weds. But her three husbands have died soon after marrying her.

So when Dane gets a hot taste of her spicy body one morning in her shop, he asks himself how far will he go to get her in his bed—and how long will she stay when he shows her his need for more than plain vanilla lovin’?

Dane finally gets to sample the delights of Kandy, but the underlying question for me throughout the book was: If he got lucky enough to marry her, would he die soon after like her previous husbands? I liked this a lot, because it gave me something to ponder. And you would think about this, wouldn’t you? Would loving her be worth the risk, or should you just take what’s on offer without marriage? But then, what if you loved her enough to want to marry her? Could you, knowing what happened to her other men?

For me, this gave One Tough Hombre an edge because I could see him falling totally in love with her and that worry lingering in the back of his mind. Their unions are explosive, off-the-charts hot, and the Texas voice in Dane’s point of view is drool worthy. I loved his maleness, his alphaness, the whole wonderful package! I want a Dane of my own. One tough and sexy hombre!

He wore his Hard Ass Lone Ranger look.

His mouth was watering to taste all of her. To hell with the steaks.

With some lovely turns of phrase, some very Texas lines that make you feel as though you are there with them, One Tough Hombre is a great read that will have you thinking: Can love be bigger than any consequences? Can you ever cast aside the fear of what has gone before and love anyway? Is the risk worth it? Fabulous read! I love Ms DeLand's voice. She takes me away to another place, shows me things I've never seen, makes me feel things I've never felt. One of my favourite authors of Texas-based stories.

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