I have my favourites, of course I do... you can't get to know all these sexy men and not fall a little, or even a lot, in love with them.
At the top of my list, I must confess, is Nate Gill. I loved him from the get-go when he showed up in the Good brothers' stories. There's something very attractive about Nate... but then anyone who's spent time with him can attest to that. His personality is larger than life but at the same time he knows, and cares, about people. His partners Rio and Ryan are sexier than
While each book is tied to the rest, it has its own character, it's own individuality. And this is due, in no small part, to the uniqueness of the men into whose lives we are invited. We get to know why they're in Cattle Valley, what brought them here and what they want, or need, to do. We get to follow and watch as they fall in love and learn to make lives for themselves as well as learn to be part of a community. And we continue to meet new people and watch as they, too, learn to fit in and, hopefully, find what they're looking for.
Of the twelve books out so far, the ones at the top of my list are:
# 1 All Play, No Work
# 5 Physical Therapy
#11 Eye of the Beholder
#12 Cattle Valley Days
but don't for a minute think that I was totally absorbed by the rest of them. It's just that there is something about the men, the relationships, the pasts in these four stories to which I really responded... and often very strongly. Tears and laughter made their appearance while spending time with Nate, Rio and Ryan in All Play, No Work; with Sam, Isaac and Matt in Physical Therapy; and with Rance and Bo (from Campus Cravings' A Biker's Vow) in Eye of the Beholder. In Cattle Valley Days there is a lot more community activity, and the Good brothers and their partners all show up for a visit ~ YES! This really is an amazing story.
Now just to wait for the next two to come out: Bent--Not Broken and Arm Candy; these are going to be a real treat!
If you haven't been to Cattle Valley yet, or gotten to know the Good-time Boys or the guys from Campus Cravings, do yourself a favour and find out just why Carol Lynne's stories are so very popular... and Hey, if you don't read e-books, most, if not all, are now out in TPB... I'm going to have to wait for Christmas or my birthday to indulge to that extent... but I will!