Jay Turnerís life
was all about the rodeo, until one final accident permanently
damages his knee and takes him out of professional
competition. Six months later, the former cowboy has no job,
no prospects, and no plans for his future. The last thing he
wants to do is have another check up with his ice queen of a
doctor. Dr. Helen Kinsale is just about as thrilled to see
her most irritating patient once again. Neither likes the
other. Neither thinks they have anything in common. Until a
heated encounter leaves both parties breathless and wanting
more. A delicious deal is struck: Helen will give up sexual
control to Jay and he, in turn, will show her pleasure beyond
her wildest dreams.
Yet things are
never as simple as they seem. Helenís brilliant career is at
risk and her past threatens to ruin her professional
advancement. Jay is still at loose ends and is struggling to
adapt to life outside the rodeo circuit. Their affair may
provide the perfect erotic escape for the moment, but with no
promises to bind them, is fleeting pleasure all there is? Or
as Jay and Helen learn more about each other and their
emotions begin to deepen, will love be within their grasp?
Prepare to blast
those fans and turn up the A/C, because Roping the Wind
is scorching! Kate Pearce delivers an erotic tale
that is not only sexy, but endearing. Jay and Helen are two
wonderfully developed characters whom I fell in love with from
the start. On the outside, the two seem to be complete
opposites. I was delighted to watch them not only fall in
love, but discover that, underneath the fronts they put on for
the world, they are quite similar. I was fascinated to watch
the life of a San Francisco cowboy blend with the life of a
surgeon burdened by the politics of career advancement. I
practically devoured this tale, so engrossed in Ms. Pearceís
book that I, unfortunately, snarled at someone who had the
misfortune to interrupt my reading.
Roping the Wind
is unquestionably blazing-hot and filled with erotic moments.
That being said, I was impressed the love scenes never felt
gratuitous or repetitive. Each one was incredibly sexy and
subtly provided me with insight into the growth of Jay and
Helenís relationship. I admit, I was wary when Helen agreed
to give up complete sexual control to Jay. Ms. Pearce quickly
assuaged my fears. Jay never abuses the trust Helen puts in
him and their relationship is always equal.
Roping the Wind
is loosely connected to Ms. Pearceís Where Have all the
Cowboys Gone? I enjoyed the latter and was both delighted
and intrigued to read about Jayís half-brother Grayson before
he gave up his corporate suits for his Stetson. Both books,
however, can be read as stand-alones.
Recommend Roping the Wind. Itís incredibly
sexy, entertaining, and at the same time surprisingly sweet.
I have never particularly had a thing for cowboy heroes, but
Ms. Pearce left me wanting a Jay of my own. I sincerely hope
she writes about more Turner siblings; Iíll be racing to read
to read those books if she does. For now, Iíll just turn up
that A/C, pick up Roping the Wind, and fall in
love with Jay and Helen all over again.