Adult Fiction, Contemporary, Romance

Excerpt & Review: Love Again | Cowboys & Angels by Kelly Elliott

 

LOVE AGAINJonathon Turner is going to be the death of me.

Maybe not the death of me…but my panties for sure! They seem to disintegrate the moment he touches me. Looks at me. Smiles at me. Talks to me.

It’s more than physical. He’s breaking through an impenetrable wall.

There’s a problem though—he’s younger than me. Six. Years. Younger.

Let’s not forget he’s also one of my brother’s best friends. Oh, the other problem I forgot to mention… I never wanted to fall in love again.

But you know what they say….never say never.

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Romance | Contemporary Romance | Adult Fiction

***Received an Advanced Readers Copy for a Blog Tour in exchange for an honest review***

Here we are again my comrades! I have devoured yet another book and I am not even the least bit sorry about it. Why did I sign up for this in the first place? Oh simple – did you read the synopsis? Oh man oh man, totes my goats I am excited. Nothing made me more excited than finding out there was a woman attracted to a younger man who happens to be her brothers best friend – whoooo! Bring on the drama, I have popcorn and I am ready to indulge in one of my favorite romance tropes. 

First though, before I dive into my review, I wanted to say a slight disclaimer – especially since this is for a blog tour. This series, Love Again is book four in the Cowboys & Angels series. Though I am sure you could go into it thinking it is a standalone, I highly recommend reading the first three novels prior to indulging in Love Again. I say this simply because when I found out this was an entire series I instantly found myself buying books one, two, and three and let me tell you I devoured them (I am sure you noticed the spam of reviews flooding my blog). I fucking inhaled them like a mad woman. Regardless of their flaws, I really have enjoyed this series. I have appreciation for each character, getting little snippets throughout each book, it honestly added more to the current development. 

So this is your warning now – after you have read this review, and I hope I have given you enough to want to read, buy the entire series and read them in order. I read them all in two days, because honestly Elliott has captivated me with her writing style. She is fun, entertaining, characters are intriguing, and as a reader you will fall in love instantly. 

Red tape, pulled – lets get started.

I was beyond ready for Waylynn’s story. After reading her story mentioned throughout the other three novels, I knew I had to find out everything! Waylynn is perfection. She is in her early thirties, divorced, slightly broken and honestly she has a really heart when it comes to the self doubt. It is beyond beautiful, yet sad. I couldn’t get enough of her emotions, she is really that woman you see who always has a smile but you know she has emotions that are just bouncing in her head. It wasn’t until Jonathon that I think she really realized how to stop the bouncing and really move forward with her life. Jonathon on the other hand is younger, but he wants the same things Waylynn does, honestly he wants her in his life period. He is that sweet, rugged piece of man meat. He definitely never backed down from a fight…

Their chemistry really tugged at my heart in a multitude of ways. Honestly the swooning from the pages and through to the emotionally breaking moments, they were this ride or die kind of love. I also really loved the drama more so in Love Again. I can’t say what it is exactly, because honestly that would give away over half the novel, but it literally brought me to tears – it was surreal, believable drama. Then how everything unfolded, the breaking moments, the touching moments – it was beautifully written. I think I loved most was when it hit that climatic moment and then cascaded down in the most believable of scenarios. 

My only iffy factor is that, though I loved the chemistry I also slightly had something nagging at me. Jonathon is Cord Parker (Waylynn’s younger brother) best friend, and had been for several years growing up. Though at one point Waylynn admits she never looked or noticed her brothers friends growing up, but I was hoping for a little more additive to their background. I was honestly hoping for Jonathon to have admitted he had a crush on Waylynn growing up, or he always noticed her. Maybe this was the intention that they hadn’t noticed one another in a romantic way until they were older, but I was hoping for a little more past history than what I was given…

I know up to this point from the other reviews, I have mentioned the supporting characters. I still love Chloe, she is the most hilariously adorable additive in the series but this go, if I am being honest it was the Parker parents that really stuck to my gut. Especially the father daughter moments with Waylynn. Obviously there was a bit of daddy Parker in all, especially with Amelia since she is the baby, but no, it was really big in Love Again. The moment that Waylynn and her father had these conversations, you just knew the heart felt, tear worthy moments were around the corner. 

Basically I loved this one. Hands down, this is my favorite in the series up to this point. I enjoyed them all in their own aspects, but it was Love Again that really hooked me in the most. I feel the romance was beautifully written – the chemistry and sexual tension down to the tear jerk moments that made you swoon for the stars as the scene unraveled. Waylynn and Jonathon are definitely my favorite. 

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I didn’t hear a word that the interior designer was saying. I was focused on the way Jonathon looked in those Wranglers. And his boots. And the freaking black cowboy hat that made his grey eyes stand out. I swallowed hard.

Jesus…could this guy get any hotter?

Jonathon caught my stare from across the room. When he smiled my panties nearly disintegrated. The man had never even touched me, and yet one look from him and I was damn near panting.

Yes, he could get hotter. Christ Almighty.

Before I could stop myself, my tongue ran over my dry lips. Jonathon’s brows rose and his boyishly handsome smile turned into a sexy-as-hell grin. When his eyes smoldered, my breath hitched.

I wiped my brow. Shit, is it hot in here?

Jonathon knew where my dirty little mind had taken me, and I was pretty damn sure his was going in the same direction. I closed my eyes and tried not to picture anything sexy, but failed. Me…up against the wall with him buried deep inside me, giving me a long overdue orgasm.

“Waylynn? Waylynn?” Ann’s voice pulled me from my naughty thoughts.

Popping my eyes open, I cleared my throat. “What? Huh?”

With a sweet smile, Ann repeated the question I had totally tuned out.

“The color scheme. Are you good with it?”

I frowned. What in the heck was she talking about? Color scheme? “Umm.”

The young woman waited patiently, while I stood there with my mouth open like an idiot.

“Color scheme?” I asked with a slight smile.

Ann laughed. “Did you even hear a word I said?”

My eyes darted to Jonathon. He was leaning against a desk in the middle of the room. It was the only piece of furniture that had been left by the previous owners of this space. His arms were now crossed over his massive chest, and he wore a shit-eating grin. Did the man know how freaking handsome he was? That sex appeal dripped off of him?

He winked, and I had to lock my knees to keep from falling.

Bastard.

He knew exactly where my mind had gone, because his was there as well.

Turning back to the interior decorator, I replied, “I’m so sorry. Jonathon was distracting me.”

One quick glance back and Jonathon’s smile vanished, replaced by a shocked expression. “Me?” he asked.

I nodded. “Yes. You.”

Ann was now staring at Jonathon. I could see by the look in her eyes and the way she chewed her lip that she was having similar thoughts. It was obvious by the way she was trying not to look in his direction while she talked. She was probably the same age as he was, and that pissed me off. Then again, I had to remind myself that Jonathon hadn’t been staring at Ann. He’d been staring at me.

“What did I do?” Jonathon asked.

I wanted to say that his hotness was making my panties wet, and the throbbing between my legs was making it hard to think, but I decided it was best to avoid the truth.

“That desk you’re leaning on. I keep wondering why the previous owner left it?”

Jonathon looked down at the desk as Ann asked, “Do you want to keep the desk? It would be beautiful refinished.”

I shrugged. “I’m not sure.”

Jonathon walked around it. “I’m sure we could put this to good use. I can come up with an idea or two.”

His head lifted and his eyes caught mine. I swore they turned as dark as the night sky. I swallowed, trying to ignore the pulse between my legs.

Kelly Elliott is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling contemporary romance author. Since finishing her bestselling Wanted series, Kelly continues to spread her wings while remaining true to her roots and giving readers stories rich with hot protective men, strong women and beautiful surroundings.

Her bestselling works include, Wanted, Broken, Without You, and Unconditional Love, to name just a few.

Kelly has been passionate about writing since she was fifteen. After years of filling journals with stories, she finally followed her dream and published her first novel, Wanted, in November of 2012.

Kelly lives in central Texas with her husband, daughter, and two pups. When she’s not writing, Kelly enjoys reading and spending time with her family. She is down to earth and very in touch with her readers, both on social media and at signings.

To find out more about Kelly and her books, you can find her through her website.

www.kellyelliottauthor.com

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