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review 2018-03-18 02:01
The Prairie Heat: Cowboys of the Flint Hills
Prairie Heat - Tessa Layne

Title: Prairie Heat: Cowboys of the Flints Hills
Author: Tessa Layne
Publisher: Shady Layne Media
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Rating: Four

"Prairie Heat: Cowboys of the Flint Hills" by Tessa Layne

My Thoughts.....

Interesting read! Good contemporary western romance read that is full of a little bit of it all. From cowboys, family rivalries & interference [The Sinclairs & The Hansens], uncertainty, antagonist, drama, secrets, humor, confessions, sharing forgiveness, tenderness and oh yes love that was there for Blake and Maddie [especially the scene with them on horseback and...]. All in all what had happened many years ago had these two family in a land dispute due to a lost porker game and from this we get quite a story. What will happen after a kiss and Maddie's father becomes ill and a fake plan is orchestrated with Blake's involvement? How will this enemies to lovers romance play out? To find you you will have to pick up "Prairie Heat: Cowboys of the Flint Hills" to find out how the reader will come to a satisfied ending.

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review 2018-03-04 15:24
Someone like You - Lauren Layne



Lincoln's book was the one I was most looking forward to. It had so much potential. Layne did a great job with the build-up, creating his charming devil-may-care facade who you knew had deeper issues. What I experienced with this book was a full let-down. I won't get into it too much, but the plot was somewhat complicated, the protagonists were equally so, and it was frankly underdeveloped. 


I don't want to get into much detail, there's so much big reveal stuff in this book, and I will acknowledge one scene struck me as super emotional. However, this book relied on prior characterizations of Lincoln and tiny bits of his POV to for his growth, and it just failed spectacularly for me. I didn't understand the heroine's growth well at all. It didn't feel like they earned their HEA in many ways; admittedly, this book has 2.5 stars simply for the friendship portion. I quite enjoyed that.



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review 2018-02-22 02:46
Runaway Groom by Lauren Layne
Runaway Groom (I Do, I Don't) - Lauren Layne

This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books.

I loved this book! I am really kind of surprised about that to be honest. I don't like television shows like The Bachelor at all. I think they are kind of dumb and cannot understand why anyone would subject themselves to participating in something like that. So why would I want to read a book based on the same kind of thing? It is simple - Lauren Layne wrote it so I want to read it. I have to admit that I was a little apprehensive about it though. It actually turns out that this book is one of my favorites Lauren Layne books.

Gage and Ellie both end up on the reality show, Jilted. Gage is a famous actor that ends up on the show after losing a bet. He has left two women at the alter so he is the perfect man to fill the role for the show even if he is less than excited about it. Ellie wanted on the show so that she could promote her company. She hatched a plan with her friend and business partner that it would be good for business if she could wear the designer t-shirts that they sell. It turns out that Gage and Ellie seem to be the only two people that don't want to be on the show even though they are doing a pretty good job of faking it. 

I loved Gage and Ellie together. They have such wonderful chemistry with each other and I really felt their connection. I loved how they interacted with each other and I think that the parts of the book that they were alone with each other were the only times either of them really showed their true selves. I really enjoyed getting the chance to be in each of their heads so that I could really see what they were feeling. 

I had really wondered how a romance could be set on a reality show like this. It is not romantic to see the romantic interest spending time with other women. I liked that the relationship between Gage and Ellie happened when the cameras were off. Yes, there were a few situations that made things uncomfortable but I felt like both characters handled themselves well and it really helped them to realize what they were feeling for each other.

I would highly recommend this book to fans of contemporary romance. I read this book with a big grin on my face the entire time and there were a few scenes that really had my heart beating like crazy. I had a fantastic time watching Ellie and Gage find their happily ever after and look forward to more from Lauren Layne soon.

I received an advance reader edition of this book from Random House Publishing Group - Loveswept via NetGalley.

Initial Thoughts
I loved this book! Really loved it! I am not a fan of The Bachelor or any of those kind of shows so I went into the book with a few doubts. Lauren Layne more than pulled it off. Ellie and Gage were wonderful characters that I wanted to see have the chance to make each other happy. I had a big ole grin on my face the whole time I was reading this one and my pulse may have been bumped up a notch a time or two. 

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review 2018-02-18 21:20
Western Romance
Prairie Heat - Tessa Layne

Prairie Heat by Tessa Layne is an entertaining western romance.  Ms. Layne has delivered a well-written book and filled it with fabulous characters.  Blake is a rancher and wants to get a piece of land back that his father gambled away.  Madison is a scientist and her father happens to own the land Blake wants.  Their story is packed with drama, misunderstandings, sizzle and humor.  I enjoyed reading Prairie Heat and look forward to reading more from Tessa Layne in the future.  Prairie Heat is book 1 of the Cowboys of Flint Hills Series but can be read as a standalone.  This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.


I voluntarily read a complimentary copy of this book that I received from Bookfunnel.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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review 2018-02-17 00:00
I Wish You Were Mine
I Wish You Were Mine - Lauren Layne True story, I had utterly and fantastically given up on Lauren Layne. She writes shit NA, at least IMO. She even seemed to write shit second chance heroes in those books. Which is, like, really really tough for me. Second chance & proximity are my drug. Then I saw some friends saying the Oxford series was worth a shot, and because their tastes line up with mine, I gave it a go.

I'm not sorry. These have still been 3-4 star range (NA of Layne's tended to fall in 1-3 star range iirc) so they aren't anything I'm shouting from the mountaintops about or anything but they are really pretty cute and delightful. And yes, even a bit hot. Jackson Burke did it for me. Yes, their relationship veered into a bit of weird territory. I didn't adore the ex's prominent and, frankly, complicated position in this book, but I did like Jackson. And weirdest of all, I found him so so relatable. What is a QB without a football, after all? And without his team? And without his Texas? I'm dealing with oddly similar questions in the context of my own life, so I really understood his struggle with his identity. He didn't come off as too bitter, just kind of hurt, confused,and sorrowful, but in a very understandable and relatable way.

The heroine was sweet and tough. She was a great one. In the end, even with the complications of their relationship and the weirdness, I really rooted for this couple. They just seemed to deserve one another.

And that kitchen scene...yum....

Which makes me think again of this scene in another book where a hero licked the heroine's spine and I about died...I wish I could remember what book that was.

And thanks to the LL fans who convinced me to give her another chance. I think I even liked this one more than most of you! 3.5
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