Reviews - Hawk's Woman
Review: 5 STARS for Virgins Behaving Badly!!! A short time ago, I was given a copy of Virgins Behaving Badly in exchange for an honest review. I, of course, agreed without even investigating the book beforehand. I had no idea this book would be chock-full of stories by some of today's hottest authors and I couldn't have been more pleased!
As you can see, Virgins Behaving Badly has tales from nine, yes 9! of your favorite authors. Each with their own unique perspective, each with a naughty virgin! I couldn't pick a favorite but I did choose one to focus on for my review...'Hawk's Woman' by Lorraine Nelson.
In another part of my life, I have reviewed a lot of Lorraine's books using my real identity and my other pseudonym. As a lot of you know, I loved every single one of Lorraine's 'Thunder Creek Ranch' stories and again her words have captivated my heart. As of yet, I have not found another romance author who can make me love a 'western' type romance story as much as I do Lorraine Nelson's. Her stories immediately draw me in because I know I will not be disappointed. With characters who are so close to real-life and plots that flow effortlessly, Lorraine creates not only people and places to fall in love with, she creates a 'way of life' for everyone to enjoy. This story, 'Hawk's Woman' was no different.
**What is a 'down on her luck woman' who's fiance has stolen her money and train ticket to run off with his mistress supposed to do? When she is kicked off of the train, where will she go? How will she survive? She will be willing to do just about anything to make money. So when a handsome saloon owner is in need of a woman for 'entertainment' purposes comes to her rescue, she will do whatever it takes. But when he employs her, will she remain only an employee or will Hawk make Tabitha his own?
'Hawk's Woman' is surrounded by eight other tantalizing tales each one with virgins in need of fulfilling their own fantasies. Once you step into this 5 STAR compilation, you won't want to leave...not without wanting to fulfill some fantasies of your own.
You can purchase Virgins Behaving Badly here:Evernight Publishing
The TBR Pile *Book review site*'s review May 14, 2012
This was a fun anthology about virgins behaving, well... not like virgins. The stories are well written and well edited. There are a range of different stories from fantasy to contemporary to historical; from love at first sight to steamy menages to virgins so eager they need to be tied down. I enjoyed the anthology as a whole, some stories more than others. It was also nice to see stories with both female and male virgins.
My only big problem was that although the stories were all well written and the sex was hot, very few were memorable and stood out from the rest. Especially the three BDSM stories. They felt very similar and even though being inexperienced doesn´t mean timid or shy about what you want, I still got the feeling of 'wow, would a virgin really do that?'
Some of the stories that did stand out and I liked a lot were Hawk´s Woman, a western romance, Sean´s education, a best friends threesome and The Siren call. They all had that little extra, with memorable characters and a backstory to go with the sex.
So excited to find this review in my email today, although the sender wishes to remain anonymous. Thank you for the excellent review! March 23, 2012.
Hawk's Woman is by far the best, most enjoyable read in Virgins Behaving Badly. And I don't just say that because I was asked to read her story and know Lorraine. I happen to know about half the authors in this anthology and was real excited about reading the entire book. However, I found most of the stories too vulgar and pornographic for my taste. In the end, I only read about 6 stories. Thus, I declined reviewing the entire book and skipped on to Lorraine's tale. Getting to Hawk's Woman was like a soothing balm after all the butt sex, orgies, and threesomes I just didn't buy into.
My opinion: Lorraine has a calling for historical fiction. In her story, we meet Tabitha, abandoned and robbed by her own fiance and kicked off a train in a town she's never been. By a strange twist of fate, her lover ran off with the local salon owner's star entertainment...so upon meeting the handsome cowboy, she agrees to sing for him and earn some badly needed money...
The pull is irresistible and she wants to stay and be with this man, but Hawk has his own reasons for balking at relationships. The west is a violent place and he doesn't dare risk losing another loved one...
The clothing, the set up, and the dialogue had a historical feel. One line in particular made me giggle like crazy. "One blaze out. Another just starting.."