Slick Rock Cowboys (Slick Rock #1) by Becca Van

☆☆☆

Published
November 30, 2011
Publisher
Siren Publishing
Word Count
34,601
Pages
110
Author’s Page
https://beccavan-eroticromance.com/

Clay and Johnny fell in love with their neighbor about eight years ago but could do nothing about it because she was a minor. Then one day she was gone, no good bye no nothing. Then just as they were ready to give up on seeing her again and move on they almost hit her in their truck.

Tara’s brain had enough and just snapped when her apartment building went up in smoke and she found herself in her old hometown wishing she could leave there was just too much pain.

I think my favorite part of Slick Rock Cowboys is the bedroom scenes; they make it worth reading this book. Johnny and Clay claim they were pining for Tara yet they never made the attempt to find her? That would have made the story line a bit more viable when they claimed to have always loved her. Because I can certainly understand Tara’s point of view as to why she never tried to contact them. Then there is Clay’s anger at her leaving, really? She was fifteen she had no say in whether she stayed or went and both men knew that she could turn up at their place any time so should have kept those dalliances away from home then maybe they would have known she was leaving. Becca Van could have done a better job of making this one a more plausible storyline because even though I mostly like the characters the story line if a bit flawed.

Book’s Blurb
Tara Rustle has just spent her twenty-third birthday alone, just like her last six birthdays. She arrives home from work to find her home burning to the ground. This event is the crux of Tara’s grief for the mother she lost six years previously and the loneliness she has endured, and she snaps. Tara wakes up in the arms of two sexy, masculine men, Clay and Johnny Morten, in the town of Slick Rock, Colorado, with no memory. She feels comfortable with the two men, so when they offer her a job cooking for them on their ranch, she accepts their offer. Little does she know the two men were once her childhood neighbors. Tara’s memory returns. Clay and Johnny set about seducing the one woman they have lusted after for years. Everything seems to be progressing nicely, until an old flame of Johnny and Clay’s turns up. Celia is insane and threatens Tara’s life. Will Clay and Johnny get to Tara in time to save her from a crazy ex-lover? Or will Celia win and end Tara’s life?

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Passion, Victoria 2: Toni’s Reluctance by Becca Van

☆☆☆☆☆

Published
November 8, 2013
Publisher
Siren Publishing
Word Count
40,869
Pages
130
Author’s Page
https://beccavan-eroticromance.com/

When I think about this story and what Toni went through and her reactions to the Landon brothers. She acted more like a rape victim and technically that is probably what she is as she did tell he ex-boyfriend ‘no’ more than once and he still pushed for and had sex with her. Becca Van did a nice job writing in this particular story if that was the direction she wanted us to go, she was very subtle with it but it makes sense, with Toni’s trust issues and the fact she had not had a date since the one event, the poor girl was so bottled up it was no wonder she had a meltdown.

Becca Van is one of my favorite writers and I know that any of her books that I have read so far I will read again and I happy to say that this book did not disappoint either.

Book Cover Rating       ☆☆☆☆

Book’s Blurb
Antonia Cameron is part owner of a coffee shop in the country town of Passion in Victoria, Australia, with her sister, Natasha. She is being courted by two new residents, Ben and Jack Landon, the owners of the new adult shop, which is across the road from Toni’s shop. The two brothers are persistent with their courting of Toni. They can see she has feelings and desire for them whenever she looks at them. Toni has built a wall around her heart, as her one and only experience with a man led to her being physically and emotionally hurt.

Ben and Jack need to break through the walls she has encased herself in without hurting her physically or psychologically in the process. Everything begins going downhill when the brothers realize in their arrogance, they have probably burnt their bridges and have no hope of having a relationship with the woman of their dreams.

NOTE: This book was previously published at 30,000 words under the name Becky Wilde with another publisher. This version has been extensively revised and expanded to 40,000 words.

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