Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Southern Comfort by Jayne Rylon & Mari Carr

Title:  Southern Comfort 
AuthorJayne Rylon & Mari Carr
My Rating: A

Genre: Erotic Contemporary Romance
Series: Compass Brothers #2
Main Characters: Seth & Jody
Release Date: July 2011
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Links to Purchase:
Amazon- $3.44
Borders- $3.99
Sexual Intensity: erotic

Story Overview:
Caught between desire and a promise…
Compass Brothers, Book 2
Seth Compton knew from the first that his boss’s daughter was all wrong for him. She was too feisty, too damned independent and, at seven years his junior, too damned young. When she comes home with a college diploma and fiancé on her arm, though, he can’t quite remember all the reasons he held her at arm’s length.
It’s not just his jeans-tightening reaction to her all-grown-up curves. Something doesn’t feel right about her impending marriage, and he won’t rest until he’s stopped her from making the biggest mistake of her life.
The morning after her wild bachelorette party, Jody expected a hangover. The surprise? Waking up tied to a bed with sexy-as-sin Seth. He’s got some wild idea about proving they belong together, but she’s not buying it. Besides, she has a promise to keep that’s too close to her heart to risk, especially not with a man who, until now, made his disinterest plain.
No one ever said Seth backed down from a challenge. She’s going to make him work for it? No problem. Luckily for him, he has plenty of rope…
Warning: This story contains a bondage lovin’ cowboy who kidnaps and hogties a cowgirl to his bed and does all sorts of naughty things to her. Fun, right?

My Review:
This is book #2 of the Compass Brothers series. This book is about the 2nd oldest brother, Seth, who headed South to Texas to find is place in the world working at another family ranch. He's lived and worked there for the last 10 years, since Jody was 12 years old. Jody is the daughter of the ranch owner and she has had a crush on Seth ever since he came to work at the ranch. She's never made her pursuit a secret either. Seth was warned off Jody by her father when she was 18 years old. He wanted her to finish and experience the world through college and Seth respected his wishes. But now Jody has graduated from college and is home with a fiance in tow. After a blow-up at Christmas, Jody has decided to move on with her life and not chase after Seth any longer. Now Seth wonders if he's lost his chance with her and with her father's permission, kidnaps Jody to convince her to give Seth another chance.

Jody has been in love with Seth her entire life and, although she has a fiance, she is not in love with him (there are other reasons why they are engaged.) She's been saving herself for Seth so she has an innocence, but she is also really feisty, so she is a great match for Seth and his Dom leanings. They battle and wow, is it sexy. LOTS of passion for these two. They are both strong people, but at the basis of everything is the fact that they both truly love each other desperately.

Another hot book in the Compass brothers series. While these books are really hot and sexy, they are also really emotional. I cried several times throughout this book and for me, that is always a sign of a really good book. But I also laughed out loud a lot too. There is a scene when Seth is video-chatting with his brothers on the computer. They can see glimpses of Jody in the background and the entire scene was simply fun and funny!

At the basis of all these books is family and I really like that about them. These boys are close and although, they have all gone different directions away from their home ranch, they all remain extremely tight to each other and their parents.

A really fabulous book. I love all 4 of the Compass Brothers. They have such a great relationship between all 4 of them and it's so fun to see them each find their loves. There is a LOT of stress to come for this family and watching them pull together even more is going to be heartwrenching. Now I am just waiting for book #3, Eastern Ambitions, due out in November.


Julie said...

I love books that are about a strong family! I love books that make me laugh and giggle. Not sure about the crying part, but you are right in saying that it's a sign of s good story. Great review Christi!

Felicia the Geeky Blogger said...

Ok this sounds like a really fun/sexy/emotional read and definitely going on my TBR list :)

Paperback Daydreamer (Deanna) said...

This series sounds so flippin good Christi! I must start it...I don't know when...but I have to. LOL. I love your review for this one, you have me sold! :-P She's a virgin, yet feisty and this is an erotic novel...hmmm...a very interesting combination! ;-)