Monday, October 27, 2014

Slow Hand by Victoria Vane

Title:  Slow Hand
Series:  Hot Cowboy Nights #1
Author:  Victoria Vane
Published:  November 4/14 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
Length:  288pgs
Format:  ecopy
Genre:  contemporary romance
Shelf:  Netgalley
Rating:  ★★★★

Back Cover Blurb:

In rural Montana…

Wade Knowlton is a hardworking lawyer who’s torn between his small-town Montana law practice and a struggling family ranch. He’s on the brink of exhaustion from trying to save everybody and everything, when gorgeous Nicole Powell walks into his office. She’s a damsel in distress and the breath of fresh air he needs.

Even the lawyers wear boots…

Nicole Powell is a sassy Southern girl who has officially sworn off cowboys after a spate of bad seeds—until her father’s death sends her to Montana and into the arms of a man who seems too good to be true. Her instincts tell her to high tail it out of Montana, but she can't resist a cowboy with a slow hand…


He went to work on his shirt buttons. His collar was soon wide open revealing a generous show of muscular chest that make her hands itch to rip it off him. She diverted her gaze and curled her itchy hands by her sides.

“Have no fear, cowboy,” Nikki replied in a tone meant to disguise the warm flush that had come over her. “I corralled all my wild impulses long ago.”

“Did you, now?” He still stood in doorway, head cocked. “Somehow, I think you may have missed a few strays.”

“Maybe I need to make myself clearer. I have an aversion to cocky cowboys.”

Just keep telling yourself that, Nikki. Maybe if you repeat it often enough it’ll become true.

“Is that so?” His brows flew upward. “I can’t say I ever met a woman with an actual aversion to me.”

“Don’t take it personally. It’s nothing against you in particular, but to your type.”

“And what do you think you know about my type?”

“Since I don’t have a pole handy, enough to keep you at arms-length. Besides that, this whole line of conversation is entirely inappropriate in light of professional ethics, don’t you think? You are my attorney, after all.”

“Well, darlin’,” he scratched his unshaven jaw, “there’s a little hitch to that.”

“What do you mean? You said you’d help me.”

“And I will, but you can’t engage my professional services until I know who you are.”

“I’ve told you who I am!” she insisted.

“Sweetheart, I’m a lawyer, and according to the law, your claim don’t weigh without authentication.”



“So what are you saying? That you don’t believe me?”

“I’m not saying that at all. Only that our professional relationship will commence once you get your I.D. In the interim,” His gaze slid over her in a way that threatened to melt her insides, “you’d best find yourself a nice, long, sturdy pole.”

My Review:

Vane’s descriptions are the type that make the entire story easy to picture. Vane really brings her world to life. She gives you a beautiful view of Montana and a real look at ranch life, both from the point of those who love it and those who feel trapped by it. And this is just the backdrop for her emotional and revealing story that had me on my toes.

The main characters in this novel were extremely well developed. I really enjoyed how we got to know their pasts gradually. Each piece of information gives you a deeper understanding as to the conflict in this novel. The female lead’s conflicting emotions, beliefs, and prejudices are presented in such a manner that the emotions jump out of the pages of this novel. I simultaneously felt empathy for her, jealousy of what she had, and the need to yell at her for walking away. The male lead was an entirely different story. His attempts to rectify the past and to finally take what he wants, all the while being the perfect gentleman, make him the type you can’t help but fall in love with. The supporting cast, although small, was quite well developed and rounded out this story quite well. The conflict and support that they provided really brought this town to life.

This was definitely an enjoyable read. Vane had my emotions and my heart tied up throughout. I’d definitely recommend it to those who enjoy a good romance.

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About the author:

Victoria Vane is a multiple award-winning romance novelist and history junkie whose collective works of fiction range from wildly comedic romps to emotionally compelling erotic romance. Victoria also writes historical fiction as Emery Lee and is the founder of Goodreads Romantic Historical Fiction Lovers and the Romantic Historical Lovers book review blog.

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