Blog Tour and Giveaway: Saddles and Sin: Jessie Evans

Saddles and Sin( Lonesome Point #2)
Jessie Evans
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Expected : Sep 16, 2014
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From New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Jessie Evans.

Even sweet cowboys have a sinful side…

Robert Lawson—Bubba to his friends—is six feet, four inches of tall, dark, and handsome cowboy, with a panty-melting voice and a face made to launch a country music career. But when his family’s ranch hands go down with the flu, Robert cancels his high-profile auditions in Austin, and returns home to Lonesome Point to help out. Fortune and fame are all well and good, but family and friends come first. Besides, he’s ready to enjoy some off-the-clock time with his manager, a woman who has him dying to show her what a good man can do to a woman when he’s given permission to be bad.

Marisol Medina has been looking for her golden ticket since she became a country music manager. A scandal with one of her clients nearly destroyed her, but now she's close to launching an artist who will make her career. Robert Lawson has it all—talent, charisma, and a naughty side the flicks all of Marisol’s kinkier switches. But Robert is off limits. She refuses to mix business and pleasure, even if it will be hell resisting temptation while spending a week at the Lawson family ranch, doing her best to convince Robert to ditch the saddle and embrace his future as a star.

But as Marisol and Robert grow closer and the passion between them ignites, Marisol must decide if fear is stronger than love, or if a chance at forever is worth breaking all her rules.

We met Robert "Bubba" Lawson in Leather and Lace. He is a good old country boy, lineman, part time rancher, good friend, and family support. But now he is leaving Lonesome Point to try his hand at one of his dreams of becoming a country singer. He is beginning to have success and now has women falling at his feet. But his manager Marisol is the one woman that intrigues him but is off limits.

Marisol is ambitious, strong willed, and looks put together. But she has big walls up due to her hurtful past and history. She has secrets, trust issues, a significant fear of rejection, and tends to be a runner. And she fights to keep her defenses up around him.  But they have an attraction and chemistry that is hard to resist despite the complications. 

Bubba is such a sweet, strong, loving, humble guy. He is there when others need him and loyal to his friends and family. But he is also a bit dominant and alpha too. He knows what he wants in a relationship and is not afraid to pursue it and is not afraid of commitment. But is confused and conflicted due to mixed signals and challenges. And he is also torn between following his own dreams and family commitments.

They seem like opposites, but it some ways they are not so different. When they return to Lonesome Point together, we see different sides to both of them. But there are secrets and past pain that keep her guarded and fearful of his reaction. And he has to walk a fine line between pushing her enough to get results but not enough to send her running. 

But when things begin to come together for them and his burgeoning career, will his dreams end up getting in their way?  And once her secrets are out will it be the end of their relationship both professionally and personally?

It was told in both Bubba and Marisol's points of view allowing us to see into their inner thoughts, feelings, and fears. The couple was likable and had chemistry, but I felt the pacing was a bit fast especially the relationship aspect of it. But it was still another fun, sweet, romantic read in this series with a little mystery and painful history.

I enjoy the characters and community of Lonesome Point. We got to see more with Mia and Sawyer (Leather and Lace) and Tulsi and her daughter Clementine. I love their camraderie, humor, and support of each other. I am really looking forward to Tulsi and Pike in Diamonds and Dust. The stage has been set for some drama in that one. 

I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review.

Robert “Bubba” Lawson and Marisol Medina have built a professional relationship in the music industry, as they fight the personal attraction that sizzles between them. When an expected trip to Bubba’s hometown of Lonesome Point takes away much of the distance between them, they have to decide whether to continue fighting the attraction, or give in and see where things go. 

Bubba is a loyal, fun, good ol’ boy who secretly wants a career in country music. But that choice is one his family won’t agree with, so his trips to Austin for gigs and meetings are hidden by stories of vacations and visiting friends. 

Marisol is hiding a secret from her past, just trying to move on and forget. She is terrified Robert will react the same way her family did, turning his back on her in embarrassment and shame if he finds out. But jumping into a relationship with him will make it hard to keep her secret safe.

As sweet as they both are, the both like a little spice in bed. But with her past, I was surprised at the speed at which they explored their desires. Granted, there was nothing over the top or truly shocking, but that she was able to hide her apprehension and not discuss her past with Bubba until the point where she has to surprised me. 

They had challenges from multiple angles -- their secrets, their families, and Bubba’s career. As I read, the secrets were never far from my mind, with little hints dropped here and there to continue to remind readers that Marisol is hiding something but until that big reveal happens, it’s kept nicely fogged (and what a reveal that was). 

While this is the second in the Lonesome Point series, it would read just as well on it’s own. The story isn’t connected to the first one, though several of the characters do overlap. Mia and Sawyer, and Tulsi and Clem play roles throughout this story, but their backstories are not important to understand what is going on it town for Robert and Marisol’s story. 

But having read the first book, and now Saddles and Sin as well, I am anticipating Diamonds and Dust, especially with the bits and pieces that were dropped in this book. Tulsi is so sweet, and Clem so cute, that I can’t wait to find out what led up to them being in their current situation.

I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review. 
The Lonesome Point, Texas series. Hot Texas days, hotter Texas nights:

Book 1: Leather and Lace

Book 3: Diamonds and Dust
Expected Nov 25, 2014
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Book 4: Glitter and Grit
Expected Dec 30, 2014
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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Jessie Evans, gave up a career as an international woman of mystery to write the sexy, contemporary Southern romances she loves to read.

She's married to the man of her dreams, and together they're raising a few adorable, mischievous children in a cottage in the jungle. She grew up in rural Arkansas, spending summers running wild, being chewed by chiggers, and now appreciates her home in a chigger-free part of the world even more. 

When she's not writing, Jessie enjoys playing her dulcimer (badly), sewing the worlds ugliest quilts to give to her friends, going for bike rides with her house full of boys, and drifting in and out on the waves, feeling thankful for sun, surf, and lovely people to share them with.

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  1. Thank for you the review on this book. I saw it on a recommendation and will definitely have to purchase it.


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