COWGIRLS DON'T CRY
James keeps her long-running series fresh and exciting as the 10th book provides a probing look into the McKay family dynamics. There’s plenty of spicy sex coupled with three-dimensional characters that are guaranteed to delight.
Brandt approaches his brother’s widow, Jessie, and asks her to help him temporarily care for the child her late husband fathered during one of his affairs. She is mortified, but reluctantly she agrees to help watch over the toddler. They decide to live together and become full-time lovers, an arrangement Jessie says will end when the boy’s mother comes to reclaim him when her short incarceration is over. The fact that they are a couple meets with favor in most of their family circles, except for Brandt’s father, who causes nothing but heart-ache. He controls the ranch land where Brandt runs cattle and continues to taunt him with dispossession. Will Jessie and Brandt forge a love strong enough to overcome all the obstacles thrown their way? (SAMHAIN, Nov. 2010, 304 pp., $15.00)