Can a sexy, sleepwalking librarian corral a commitment-shy sheriff during the mayhem of rodeo week in small town Texas? You'll discover the answer in my romantic comedy of errors, Beautiful Dreamer. When Marianne the Librarian sleepwalks into the brawny arms of handsome Sheriff Cody Greene, sparks fly and an erotic night of pleasure ensues.
A confirmed bachelor, Cody realizes Marianne isn't really the "love 'em and leave 'em" type of woman he's used to entertaining in bed, and he’s worried. But by the end of the week--and after surviving a series of livestock-related calls and some "sleepless" nights--Cody is able to conquer his twin fears of cattle and commitment.
Cynthianna Appel - Romance Writer
Marianne yanked her gauzy gown over her head and flung it aside with a playful flourish, revealing her total lack of undergarments. It was at that instant Cody faced the awful truth: He was lost; lost forever in the sensuous spell of the most imaginative lover he had ever known.
Shimmering moonlight slanted through the window blinds, bathing the exquisite dark-eyed beauty above him in an iridescent glow. The hypnotizing dance of light and shadows gracefully accentuated the roundness of her breasts and the pertness of her dark pink nipples. She obliged him by bending lower to kiss his forehead, offering her twin charms to his hungry lips to taste and tease until she cried for more pleasures from his roving hands. She guided his palms from her breasts down to the moist heat between her thighs, aching for a more intimate touch.
Cody's shirt and holster melted away, leaving his bare chest free to Marianne's curious tongue as she playfully teased his nipples into hard peaks, sliding ever lower toward the waistband of his cotton boxers peaking through his open zipper.
Cody's eyes snapped opened. Sitting up, he cupped her firm buttocks in his capable hands and scooted her face nearer to his own, trapping her enchanting eyes in his somber gaze.
"We'd better stop right here before we regret our actions later. I think it's better if we--"
The words died on his lips as she smothered his protest with a kiss, a long and demanding kiss, a kiss that sent his senses reeling, intensifying his tenseness until he was certain his whole body would blow up on the launch pad. Just when he thought she'd come up for air she probed deeper. Tongues intertwining in a lover's tango of passion and promise, Cody knew he had never experienced a kiss quite like it before. And this was in spite of the fact in high school he'd once dated the entire Starling County High School varsity cheerleading squad within a period of a week.
"Ah, hell," he muttered when at last her lips released his. Without further regret, he kicked his boots off faster than a mule in a rage. His trousers soon followed suit. Nothing more than his now wet-with-excitement boxers separated them from consummating their mutual desire.
Still, his sense of decency told him he had to resist.
"Marianne, you're tempting me beyond the brink, but you know we can't.” Cody took a deep breath, steadying his nerves. Somehow, he had to talk her out of this situation without hurting her feelings or losing anymore of his clothing. "We have to think about your health and reputation. I don't have anything on me for, uh, you know, protection."
Marianne paused in her litany of kisses upon his neck and brow. She drew back, blinking rapidly as she stared into his serious hazel-green eyes.
"The brave and handsome knight travels without the sheath to his sword?"
He exhaled a painful sigh. "Yes, yes, that's right. I left it along with my white horse back at the castle."
Starling County will never be the same...
Starling County will never be the same after this rodeo week. With their commitment fearing sheriff falling in love, crazed cows on the loose, and love birds knocking over decorations you'll easily see why this year's festivities will be written down in the town history at the local library. Coming from living in a rodeo county most of my life to recently moving to small town Texas,
I can tell you that this story is a wonderful view of life. BEAUTIFUL DREAMER will definitely have you cheering through the main events and smirking at the intermission entertainment." Five Hearts (Great)
--Lysa Demorest for SUITE Magazine
A delightful story
This is just a delightful story. Very well described are the town, the townspeople, just the feel for a typical dusty West Texas small town comes across very well. Well depicted are the thoughts running through the characters minds, the slight insecurities, the typical small town feel where everybody-knows-everything-and-everyone, and there is some absolutely hilarious dialogue ...If you enjoy just a fun story, I recommend this wholeheartedly.
Overall rating: Five Hearts
Sensuality rating: Very sensual
Reviewer: Glenda K. Bauerle for The Romance Studio
Funny and Charming
I found myself enjoying this funny and charming contemporary romance from the first page. I loved the overall feel good experience and loved how two people that needed love the most found each other.
Cody and Marianne have both been in love before but when they find themselves attracted to each other, that is when the fun begins. Because not only are the townspeople trying to get them together, they also discover that they have stirring feelings for one another.
Hilarious episodes combined with delightful love scenes, this is a book that you must pick up. Because not only do you laugh yourself silly through the funny parts but you are also treated to sensual scenes that delight the senses. (Four Stars)
Sheryl for eCataRomance Reviews
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