Cracklin’ Rosie by Lissa Matthews rates a 3.75 and a 4 for Heat. This is a short book, and the second in the series after Sweet Caroline. First of all, I hate the name. I know it is a song (but I didn’t till I read the book), but it turned me off to the book when I have seen it before. Makes me think it’s a cowboy book, and though I have read some really hot cowboy books…..handymen are way more my style! And the handymen in these books can have their hand-ies (haha hands?) on me in a sec! And their tools (haha tools?) are not only screwdrivers and hammers (haha hammer?), but crops, belts and toys.
Decker is Buck’s friend (from Sweet Caroline). Buck has called him in to check out Blue Ridge, help him with local contracting work, and to hopefully recruit him into starting a business with him. Decker is replacing Rosie’s roof. Rosie is an independent woman, fuller figured (I love this), mid-thirties (I love this too) woman who owns the local diner. But she is very snarky to Decker. Decker is very persistent.
Come to find out Rosie LOVES to get spanked, but is totally paranoid the whole town will find out. She travels hours away to go to a spanking club. (They have these? No sex, just spanking. Hmmm.) So she is very resistant to getting involved with Decker, but she can’t stop eyeing his belts. Well, once they finally (about 1/3 into the book) get it on, it is HOT. I am definitely looking at my husband’s belt differently!
This was a short, fun, sexy, hot story. It really had a story! And, I mean, look at the cover…..drool….
The next book, Forever in Blue Jeans, isn’t rated very well, and I have lots on my to be read pile, so I think I’ll skip it for now.
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