Midnight Thunder by Vicki Lewis Thompson
Series: Thunder Mountain Brotherhood #1
Release Date: June 1, 2015
The lost cowboy
Thunder Mountain Ranch was the only place cowboy Cade Gallagher had ever called home. But after he and Lexi Simmons broke each other’s hearts, he left it behind, along with his foster family. Since then, Cade has drifted, looking for something-anything-to call home. Until a call from Lexi changes everything…
Cade has been gone too long. His foster mother is hospitalized, and the ranch is in deep financial trouble. Yet even as his world crumbles, Cade’s hunger for Lexi is almost as tangible as the taste of her lips and the way her body fits deliciously against his. It’s bittersweet surrender. But Lexi isn’t the girl she used to be, and she’s determined to have the hot cowboy in her bed only if she keeps him out of her heart.
Review [possible spoilers]:
I’ve read a few of Vicki Lewis Thompson’s books, so my expectations were high especially after this awesome series teaser. I can say that Vicki didn’t disappoint with this one.
It’s a second love chance story that starts with Cade quitting his job on a ranch that doesn’t feel much like home because his home was Thunder Mountain Ranch. Cade feels he can’t go back home because he broke Lexi’s heart when he ended their relationship and he doesn’t think he can deal with returning and seeing her again. In the exact moment he’s looking for another job and leaving the ranch where he’s been working, Lexi calls him to tell him his foster mom has been hospitalized. Cade doesn’t hesitate to return home to his foster parents, Lexi and the Thunder Mountain Brotherhood.
I want to avoid spoilers so I’m just pointing out what I loved about this book. First of all, both Lexi and Cade don’t play emotional games, I really loved how they spoke their mind with each other and their bluntness was kind of refreshing. Of course this means there’s not a lot of angst even though there are a few surprises through the book (that I liked, by the way). I also loved how the five years they’ve been apart didn’t change their connection nor their feelings toward each other. Both of them are very strong characters but what makes this story so good is that every time they are together, we can totally see that they are made for each other and that they are much better together than apart.
I loved all the secondary characters including Hematite and Ringo, Herb and Rosie were very sweet too and of course, I’m looking forward for Damon and Finn’s books. Especially Finn’s because I really loved his interactions with Chelsea and I just wanted more and more of them but after reading the epilogue, which I found hilarious, I can’t wait to read Damon’s book next.