I received this book for free from Montlake Romance in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Taken, Not Spurred by Ruth Cardello
Also in this series: Tycoon Takedown
Series: Lone Star Burn #1
Published by Montlake Romance on September 23rd 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: Montlake Romance
Sarah Dery is a writer, and trying to write a romance together, but needs to get away from the family and pressures of the city, and so she takes a offer from a friend to rest and relax and work on her novel in Texas. When she arrives, she ends up at the wrong ranch, and having Tony Carlton find her in his shower…things don’t start off too well, but she ends up staying for a while. Tony Carlton, is a horse trainer, and keeps away from anything that would result in emotion from him. He is reclusive and likes his peace and quiet, and the last thing he expects to find is a strange woman using his shower as her own. From first meeting her, all wet and naked, he just wants to take her to his bed and make love until they are too exhausted to stop. As Sarah and Tony form a relationship of sorts, and Sarah starts getting her heart involved, she starts to realize that it will take more than good sex to get Tony to realize that walking away from Sarah could be the biggest mistake of his life…but will he figure it out in time?
Taken Not Spurred was one wild ride of a romance…set in Texas, we see the more reclusive and country setting, but what a story. I have read quite a few of Ruth Cardello books and I have always enjoyed them. So when I was offered the opportunity to try this one out…I jumped on the band wagon and started delving right into the story. Now we see that this isn’t your normal romance. There are many issues that we see, and the author does a great job of have in depth characters that really make the story amazing. What impressed me with this story, was how complex that story ended up being. In the beginning it seems a simple enough plot, girl gets herself lost, boy offers her a place to stay and they fall in love and happily ever after? Nothing so simple in Taken, Not Spurred. Once you really start to get into the story, we see a plot that is never ending, and there is quite a sensual connection between Sarah and Tony, but then once you delve into the emotional side of the relationship…then things really heat up and get complicated. Both Sarah and Tony are stubborn as mules, but Tony is one bull headed mule, and there was some moments of intensity that develops and you start to get to the point where you want to shake him but in a very lovable way.
This story was such fun to see develop and see the way the turn of events got mixed in and really got me hooked from beginning to end. I just couldn’t get enough of Tony and Sarah, and this story was written with sensuality and intense feeling, you can’t help but fall in love with it. Another win for Ruth Cardello!! Sweet and Sexy Fun!!