by Lori Foster

November 2002
ISBN: 0-373-83568-X
Reviewer Graphic Button Harlequin
Mass Market Paperback

If you, like me, have sweated along with the boys from Buckhorn County, you’re going to adore Casey. We met him in earlier books, the son of Dr. Sawyer Hudson. But now, Casey has come into his own. Interestingly enough, Ms. Foster has managed to maintain an amazingly accurate continuity with this story, especially given the fact that when we left Casey, he was in a bit of a predicament. That predicament is detailed, and forms much of the basis for this tale of the grown up Casey and his continued fascination with the contradictions that make up Emma Clark.

This book is a little unusual in that for once, I found the heroine to be the most memorable character. Casey conforms to the wonderful Buckhorn legacy of good looks, great sex and a loving nature. Could he be anything else? I doubt it. But it’s Emma that sticks out in my mind from this tale. A girl who has triumphed over many of the difficulties and challenges that life flung at her while she was growing up, she’s now a complex woman living with the scars of her past and yet still maintaining hopes for the future. I liked her a lot, and was very happy that Casey had been paired with such an outstanding heroine.

Of course, it’s a Lori Foster book, so readers are guaranteed some hot and passionate loving – the Buckhorns can’t exist without it, apparently. But it’s also nice to see the family again, and touch base with characters we’ve come to know and love in the earlier stories.

If you’re a Buckhorn fan, race down to your local bookstore and grab Casey. If you haven’t come across these guys, then make sure you pick up all the Buckhorn boys stories – and you’d better stop for extra ice on the way home. You’ll need it.

Reviewed in January 2003 by Celia.

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