The last cowboy… All work and no play makes Finn a dull cowboy. Since his divorce, Finn O’Roarke has put all of his time into his Seattle-based microbrewery, unaware that back in Wyoming, his foster parents are on the verge of ruin. Now Finn and his foster brothers are trying to save Thunder Mountain Ranch–and only one woman can help them turn it all around. Marketing guru Chelsea Trask has had a thing for the gorgeous brewer for ages. When they work together at Thunder Mountain Ranch, however, she starts to see Finn’s cowboy side. And it’s irresistibly hot. Best of all, the attraction that’s been sizzling beneath the surface has erupted in some very sexy situations. But is Chelsea falling for the real Finn…or for the cowboy he used to be?
Review [possible spoilers]:
In book 3 of Thunder Mountain Brotherhood series, we finally get Finn’s story. I was waiting, rather impatient, for his story since Vicki Lewis Thompson introduced Finn in book 1. And I wasn’t disappointed.
Finn and Chelsea have been attracted to each other for years. But Finn is definitely all work and no play. He’s a highly driven business owner and his background story, along with his divorce, explains why he works hard to keep his dream, his brewery, successful. He is fiercely loyal to his family, stunningly sexy especially with his cowboy hat on and he has a heart of gold. Easy to fall in love with Finn, right?
Chelsea is definitely my favorite character in this series. She is refreshingly honest with who she is and what she wants. She is, like Finn, a highly driven business owner with a huge talent in marketing but she also knows how to balance perfectly her busy moments and her fun moments. I love how she walks, dresses, teases Finn and how she becomes fiercely loyal to Finn’s family even before she met them. Hard not to fall in love with Chelsea!
So, they travel together to the Last Chance Ranch to to raise more money to save Thunder Mountain Ranch, and then they continue their trip towards Thunder Mountain Ranch where Chelsea meets Finn’s family and his brotherhood.
Even though Finn fights his attraction to Chelsea from the first moment they meet, Chelsea does’t fight it at all. She teases Finn and never hides her feelings for him. Except when he was married. But this trip, along with a few years of buildup, brings them closer and closer until Finn finally can’t fight it anymore. And it’s a perfect, steamy, hot roller coaster with this two.
Pure romance in a memorable series about loyalty, family, passion and love.
Damon Harrison never gets too involved. A cowboy at heart, Damon has turned his commitment phobia into a living-flipping houses. The only exceptions to that rule? His foster family at Thunder Mountain Ranch. And now those “exceptions” have talked Damon into working on a new project with a carpenter named Phil .
Only, “Phil” is a nickname for Philomena Turner. She has a wicked way with carpentry and an even wickeder way of turning Damon’s head. And the chemistry is like a lightning bolt of lust. But Phil wants a family and a home, and no hotshot cowboy-even a tantalizingly sexy one-will change that. All she can steal are a few nights of sizzling passion before she has to set this lone cowboy free …
Review [possible spoilers]:
I’ve been counting the days to read the second book in this series. Vicki Lewis Thompson did a great job in the end of the first book and really piqued my curiosity about Damon and Phil’s story.
Damon and Phil are going to work together on a new project that will take place in Thunder Mountain Ranch, so they start exchanging e-mails regarding the project but they only meet in person when Damon returns to the ranch.
Damon has his demons, just like Cade and Finn, so he keeps things simple in his life. He loves his job, he’s a loner and a commitment isn’t really something he ever wanted or needed.
Phil is a independent, strong and beautiful woman who also loves her job. Due to her choice of career, some men (weak men) are intimidated by her and she hasn’t met her match. Until Damon.
Rosie, Damon’s foster mom, thinks Phil and Damon are perfect for each other and she’s right. As soon as they meet, sparks are flying everywhere. Their relationship started a little too fast but it kind of made sense because they have an explosive chemistry and they bond over their love for their jobs in the construction industry. But there comes a point where Damon has to choose if he needs or wants a commitment with Phil.
I loved both Damon and Phil. I really liked the way they interacted with each other and with all the secondary characters (there’s new additions and I’m hoping that some of them might get a book too!). All of them are really special and I think that’s what makes this series so perfect! It goes without saying that I can’t wait for Finn and Chelsea’s book!!!
Thunderstruck can be read as a standalone because there’s enough background to dive into the story without reading the first book, but I definitely recommend both books in this series. I’m definitely, irrevocably in love with Thunder Mountain Brotherhood Series.
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.