Blame it on the Stetson…
Brant Ellison's easygoing nature makes him one of the most sought-after horse trainers in Wyoming. His powerful muscles don't hurt, either. Nothing makes Brant happier than training a new colt at his foster home, Thunder Mountain Ranch—except maybe the colt's sexy new owner, if she wasn't all work and no play.
Aria Danes hopes that once trained, the colt will help her injured brother. But Brant is proving to be a distraction from her responsibilities—she has a wicked urge to strip him from his hat to his boots. Ride 'em, cowboy. Aria and Brant can't get enough of each other. Their craving is insatiable, even if they have nothing in common. Even if some cowboys can never be tied down…
The easy going exterior and gypsy lifestyle might hide much deeper character that shows outside, and it takes one special, bossy, stubborn lady, and some cherry pie, to change one world view and life goals completely.
I love Brant, the gentle giant. His attitude, demeanor, and position in life is cheerful, engaging, and uplifting. He is easy to be around, and his gentle touch calms the biggest case of nerves. He is, well, swoon worthy for sure.
Of course Aria at first seems his total opposite, but as they get to know each other, they find many points, views, and likes they have in common. The chemistry between them is so hot, it is beyond any measures, and they are burning for each other. The story has lots of love scenes in it, and they are steaming hot each one. I have to say I would have liked the balance between the clothing on and off to be a bit more balanced, so they could have had the chance to get to know each other more deeply about other matters as well.
Also the ending came rather apace, the events in the story take place only in a few days. I wanted to be part of the Tuesday evening cooking lesson, and see the new students arrive. I just felt the story was left unfinished in a way, undeveloped or incomplete. I had high hopes for the epilogue, but that was just setting up the next story in the series.
And don't get me wrong, I love this series, I love the concept behind it, Rose and Herb and their dedication to the family, the loyalty of their boys, and the stories of the boys finding love, they have all been wonderful. And I adore Brant and Aria together, the smoldering heat that they have between them is unforgettable. As is the cherry pie. But I was left with the thought that this could have been so much more, it had all the keys to it, but Blaze series is suppose to be more about the heat and sizzle, so I understand that point of view.
A willful lady, determined to rescue her brother from himself, falls into an immediate lusty relationship with the tender magician Brant, who melts her inside out, and teaches her to dance with the colt, enjoy the life, and laugh out loud whenever possible. A red-hot, quick, entertaining read!
~ Four Spoons
MY GRADING SCALE:
5 Spoons - Amazing, memorable story that I loved and want to read again. The best of the best and not given lightly
4 Spoons - Fantastic, entertaining story that I enjoyed and connected with and will gladly recommend to readers
3 Spoons - A good story, not much that stood out but I was engaged enough to spend the time to read it through
2 Spoons - A story with some issues, that were a problem to me
1 Spoon - Not for me