Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Cassie's Cowboy Crave by Kimberly

Cassie’s words dangled in the air like an invitation, warm and welcome. He couldn’t likely bring her home without a simple kiss, now, could he? When their eyes met, Shane tilted his head, asking for permission with the lift of his brow. She nodded slightly – a silent response – yet the best thing he’d heard in weeks – Yes.

Twenty-four-year-old Cassie Lovell has a great job, good friends, and an apartment with a killer view. That is, until life is turned upside down. Without the chance to say goodbye, Cassie is forced into a witness protection program on Emerson Ranch. Just when she fears life is doomed, Cassie meets Shane Emerson, the stunningly handsome cowboy who’ll be posing as her newlywed groom.

Shane Emerson is determined not to fall for the woman he’s agreed to harbor. Especially since the whole thing was his family’s way of trying to get him hitched. So why is it when he takes Cassie into his home, Shane wants nothing more than to turn their make-believe marriage into more than just a sham?

In a moment of weakness, Shane steals a kiss. 
In return, Cassie steals his heart.
Yet before they confess their undying love, 
a hidden danger threatens to tear them apart.

Kimberly Krey's motto seems to be:  Romance that's clean without losing the steam.  And a very fine motto that is, Kimberly.  It's a lovely, fine motto that I hope you keep it forever. And ever.  I vote yes.

If you'd like to escape for awhile into the world of a sexy, volatile, boot wearing cowboy from Montana, this is your book.  :)  Shane is definitely swoon worthy.  Hard working, protective...  wow, he almost sounds too good to be true, yeah?

This book was, for me, an escape.  It was exactly what I was looking for and what I was hoping to get.  I was reading a couple books for review but I just needed a break from what I was reading and decided to delve into Cassie's Cowboy Crave a bit earlier than scheduled.  It delivered.  Yup, it sure did.

If I were trying to put this book in a grouping, I would say it is similar to Marcia McClure books.  The passionate kissing, the romantic tension and build up- very similar in style to Marcia McClure books.  (who I love, by the way)

I loved the sense of family in this book.  The Emerson's do it up right.  And the spider parts?  Creepy.  Just wait 'till you read it.  CREEPY.  I hate spiders.

Cassie's Cowboy Crave was a fantastic diversion.  I loved it.  I didn't have to think too hard, I just enjoyed the ride.  A perfect way to spend a few hours by the pool while your kids swim.  :)  (yes, that's exactly how it went for me)

Content:  Passionate kissing scenes and mild swearing.

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So after I finished this book was I was all worked up.  I emailed Kimberly right away begging for answers to my questions.  That led to me asking her to do an interview for the blog which she happily agreed to.  I wanted to share with you all.  How wrong would it be to keep vital, important book information to myself?  Very wrong.  So, here it is.  Enjoy!

Okay, so, I feel like I've been left out of two great love stories in this book; Shane's brothers and their wives. Are there two other books I don't know about that I haven't read yet (because if there are I need to read them ASAP) or are you planning to write those as part of the series to come? Because the book cover does say series so I'm hoping...

Yes! The series will include Jade & Reese's stories. In fact, I'm working on Jade and Gavin's now and am really enjoying the characters!

So, I didn't mean to write it all in backwards order; Shane was just the one who came to me first. I liked how his brothers had been through a similar thing which resulted in meeting their sweethearts. The expectations that came along with that intrigued me, and I knew that was the story I needed to start with.

I actually considered waiting until I'd finished all three books to put them out there but I am not that patient. Haha 

In your book there is a really creepy spider thing going on. Tell me, how do you REALLY feel about spiders and what prompted you to use one in your book?

Um, I am not a fan of spiders. * shivers * While researching the spider in question, I had to like, keep scratching at my legs and neck and face. And my hair too. The more I read about the creature, the more I thought one could actually be crawling on me in that very moment. Especially since all the info was centered around a large photograph – ick! 

Next, I can’t exactly say what prompted me to use the spider thing, except that my character had a fascination with them. Not my fault. His. Haha 

Tell me your perfect set up for writing. (early or late? Food, no food? Specific place? Music?)

My perfect set up for writing definitely includes good, muse-feeding, non-distracting music. I’ve got a playlist, in fact, loaded with just those types of tunes. A few of my favorites are: Infinity, by The XX, and Jacob’s Theme, by Howard Shore – such a beautiful song from the Eclipse soundtrack. And food is always a good thing! My favorite writing snacks are: Brie cheese with crackers, grapes, and jalapeño/garlic-stuffed green olives (taste of heaven). Of course I don’t munch on that every time I write, but Diet Coke is almost always involved. The time or place doesn’t matter. I just need a quiet-ish place and my fully-charged laptop.

Who or what is your inspiration for writing?

My main inspiration for writing is centered around my love for reading. For me, writing is sort of like reading because I get to discover what happens as I go. Even if I know the outcome – in romance, they meet, fall in love, and live happily ever after – the story will always be different based on the characters, their environment, their upbringing… The possibilities are endless and fascinating and so, so exciting to me! 

My favorite scenes from the book all include kissing. The pantry scene was, for me, particularly inspiring. ;) (I may or may not have clean off my pantry floor so there is room to stand in mine) What was your favorite scene from the book?

Haha – I laughed right out loud at that! Just hearing that the pantry scene was inspiring for you is inspiring for me – I kid you not! LOVE IT! My favorite scene… hmm. I’m like you – it would have to be one of the kisses for sure. The pantry’s up there on the list. But so is the hot tub. Tough call.

I'm a writer of contemporary clean romance, a lover of home, family, & friends, & the ultimate hater of laundry.

A few of my favorite things: Diet Coke, Cafe Rio, and novels by Marcia Lynn McClure.

I do not go anywhere without: SoftLips Chapstick and Altoids Smalls.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the wonderful review and the fun interview! It was such a pleasure chatting with ya!


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