Sunday, January 1, 2012

Book Review: Strong Silent Type

Strong, Silent Type (Rough Riders 6.5)
By: Lorelei James
Published by: Samhain Publishing
Release Date: May, 2009
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Source: Owned by Reviewer
Audience: Mature Audiences (18+ only)

My thoughts:

Just when I thought I had read all of the current books in the Rough Riders series, I stumbled upon this gem. Strong, Silent Type is Quinn's story. While he is a McKay, he is cousin to the brothers we have been reading about. Because he is already married, he didn't get a book of his own. This novella tells the story of Quinn and his wife, Libby, during a rocky patch in their marriage.

The reason I loved this story so much is because I identified so well with the feelings both Quinn and Libby were experiencing. While the situations leading up to those feelings, and the results as well, were far from my situation, I think everyone who has ever been married for any length of time or who has been in a long term relationship has felt what Libby and Quinn are feeling. Their journey through reconnecting with each other was as inspiring as it was hot. While most of us can only hope for a weekend of decadent, no holding back, wildest fantasies come true sex like Quinn and Libby, we can learn a lot from them about opening up, being honest, looking inside ourselves rather than at our partners, and yes - being willing to become the person our partner needs, including fulfilling those wild fantasies.

Summary from Goodreads:Wyoming rancher Quinn McKay thought he’d only have to bide time until his
levelheaded wife came to her senses and called a halt to this “trial
separation”. He never believed the marital rough patch would drag on for a coon’s age.

Libby McKay knew when she married the gruff, laid-back cowboy that he wasn’t prone to blathering about his feelings. But three months have passed and her stubborn-as-a-mule husband is still living by himself in the horse trailer. It seems he’d rather hold onto his pride than hold onto her.

Quinn realizes Libby is determined to move on if he doesn’t loosen his tongue and he’ll lose the only woman he’s ever loved. In a last-ditch effort to keep her in his life, he offers her one weekend of uninterrupted sexual decadence.

Reigniting the passion is easy. The hard part comes after the sheets have cooled and they find out if what remains is strong enough to survive past mistakes.

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