Adult Fiction, Contemporary, Romance

Review: Lost Love | Cowboys & Angels by Kelly Elliott

LOST LOVEMoving back home to my parents’ cattle ranch in Texas was the last thing I thought I’d be doing. 

But, here I stand … in front of my high school girlfriend. A beautiful, confident woman has replaced the young girl I once knew and loved. Hell. I’m still in love with her.

Yep. Paxton Monroe was my first love and the one girl in town who now hated my guts. So much so, Paxton swore her revenge on me if it took her until the day she died. The last words she spoke to me were a vow to cut my dick off and shove it down my throat. 

The fight between my heart, my head, and last, but certainly not least, my dick starts tonight. Because all I can think about is how I want to be buried so deep inside Paxton she won’t remember how I broke her heart, or how I left her when she needed me the most. 

But who will win? My heart is too broken to listen to my head. And my dick, yeah it’s not listening to anything or anyone. Not until it gets what it wants and what it wants is Paxton Monroe. 

Lost Love is book one in the Cowboys and Angels Series.

Romance | Contemporary Romance | Adult Fiction

So… I recently got the blog tour for Love Again, which I found out was book four in this Cowboys and Angels series by Kelly Elliott. Here is my thought process – why read four without reading one, two, and three? I am pretty confident this is the best way to spend money, it is justified, almost explains why I have completely inhaled this series… Kelly Elliott your devil you, I am now convinced I need more from you!

I gotta say I loved the synopsis for this, I loved that it was a high school sweetheart swirled into large amounts of drama ten years later. Though at first I was more or less thinking to myself, why would you let this hatred bury itself in your head for ten years – then I find out the hole story – WHA BAM! Totally justified.

So in a nut shell, this is a romance budding from heart ache to recreate their past love and move forward. It was really sweet romance and really moving with a dash of hilarious moments that had me chuckling out loud. Seriously, those characters, this family, the supporting characters – this was grab on your stomach, wipe your eyes you have been laughing too much kind of read.

Definitely Steed was it for me. As the first brother in the family to set the series up, he was perfect. Not only did he have horrible guilt hovering over him after what he did to his high school love, Paxton, but he now has the struggling situation of his current conflicts – it was damn near the saddest thing I have read. I do not want to give away too much, but the first chapter hits you in the gut and you are instantly glued to Steed. His personality, his love, his passion for everything around him, the way he overall carries himself. He was the novel for me.

Then there was Paxton. Who again, at first I was kind of trying to figure out how badly Steed had to hurt this woman from high school for her to carry a grudge for ten years. Man when I found out, again, it was a slap to the face. You cannot help but feel the guarded insecurities of Paxton. She was sweet, still carried a certain level of innocence that made her damn near beautifully kind with literally a heart of gold. But she had a wild side to her, I loved that she stuck to her guns, even during her more internal conflicts tried to weaken her, I feel like she was an amazing female lead.

And I cannot describe how much I loved Paxton and Steed as a unit. They were that revolve around one another, deliciously consuming romance that just makes you melt from the coach. Oh gush me more please.

The only issue I had that really made the novel feel lack luster was once the drama hit this point, about eighty percent I think it was, there was a moment when Steed’s more recent issues come colliding with him and Paxton. Obviously you cannot have a romance without some type of romance, but when it happened, I was expecting something more drastic or catastrophic. There was so much honesty and development over this issue that happened in the last couple years that was the ultimate reasons that brought Steed back to his family’s ranch in Texas, and I expected more. It literally showed up on the door step and it just was over as quickly as it came. This really left me conflicted about the future of the writing style for the series. I am not saying I need it to carry on for ten chapters, but I would have liked it to last longer than a page…

Overall I liked this novel, Lost Love was both cute, sweet romance with the steamy factors dropping from the pages. I adored the characters, they were beyond beautifully written, they really developed the storyline that made everything flow to perfection. I definitely cannot wait to start reading Love Profound.


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