The Fireside Series
( Books #1, #2, and #3)
by Morgan Black
Amazon | B & N
Release Date: July 30th, 2014
A serial Erotic Romance Bundle:
Sometimes scars are on the surface, but sometimes what lies beneath is far more treacherous.
Cheyenne is beautiful, successful, and filthy rich. But hidden below her impeccable facade lies a broken girl who feels like love is just another business transaction. After she marries Collin, another wealthy ranch owner, she'll have done her part to keep the family business alive. But when she meets Luke she realizes that her heart can't be bought.
Cheyenne and Luke become stranded in a cabin in the woods and when a blizzard threatens to bury them they must fight for their lives. If only they realized once rescued they'd have to keep fighting.
Themes: Erotic Romance, Cowboys, Heroes
This is the bundle for a serial novel. It has a great premise... she is almost engaged to the heir of an adjoining ranch, she is rich and is also set to inherit her ranch, both families have agreed to merge by marrying the two heirs (forget about love and feelings).
I also must preface that I had a copy of this series that came from NetGalley with all kinds of formatting problems and wonky missing paragraphs. I hope the final book does not reflect this and was fixed.
Our story begins with Cheyenne and Collin planning a weekend away at Cheyenne's cabin in the woods to work out the details of their future relationship. Marrying appears to be inevitable and somehow they have to talk about how they will handle being more than friends. Throw in a snowstorm, a yummy, quiet ranch hand (Luke) who has quietly admired Cheyenne from afar, and no Collin. Lights out, fireplace fully equipped with fire and warmth, Luke and Cheyenne fall for each other. The attraction is palpable, Luke is adorable in his shy, conscientious, and realistic view of the impact their attraction will have on their lives. One problem, Cheyenne does come off as a spoiled brat who is not mature enough yet and is rather rashly jumping into bed with Luke.
I would have preferred to see a friendship start between Cheyenne and Luke before this weekend. I know that being stranded in the middle of nowhere by the snow storm kind of throws them together, but a girl who have been raised to do as father orders, who has known all her life who she is expected to marry, would not just jump in bed with someone she is attracted to but has never had a conversation with.
What I did like is how the author takes the story and makes Cheyenne more mature toward the end, although maturity is not something you discover all of a sudden. Unfortunately, maturity is painful and comes by absorbing the lessons you personally learn or by watching the impact actions have on those who surround you.
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