Sunday, August 21, 2011

Mini Me(s): Colters' Wife & Slow Ride

Colters’ Wife is an extended epilogue that picks up just a few months from where Colters’ Woman left off. Revisit the Colter family just in time for the birth of their first child.

I would never (or almost never) argue with more story after the HEA so I really enjoyed this little story. As an extended epilogue it's only about 60 pages but it's a lot of fun to revisit interesting characters, especially when they're in such non-traditional relationships. I picked mine up for free due to a tip from Dear Author, and look at that - it's still free for Kindle and Nook!

Keely McKay Donohue is enduring the longest wedding reception of her life: her own.

The only saving grace is that Jack Donohue is finally hers. Usually her hunky man gives her everything she wants, so why is her groom denying her the one thing she wants right now?

Jack thought his secretive wait-for-the-honeymoon plan was romantic, until he realizes he's only put Keely in a fighting mood. If he wants to get back on his temperamental bride's good side, he'd better find a way to sweep his cowgirl off her

This quickie is also still free on the Kindle and Nook and while not as complete a story as Colters' Wife, does a pretty good job introducing new readers to some of the characters and the feel of the Rough Riders series. I liked how Keely and Jack are portrayed as people who aren't perfect but love each other - happy newlyweds that are still feeling their way. When you add in the spice of some illicit reception liaisons,  not by the bride and groom by the way, you get a fun tale that makes you want to read even more.