Avid readers will enjoy the correlation the author makes between fiction and real life. The storyline is strong, unique and stresses the importance of compromise in a relationship. Though we all want and crave a happy ending, in books and in real life, readers will appreciate the author making this novel unpredictable. The sex scenes start off well, but the description fizzles toward the end. The author’s transitions from chapter to chapter are also choppy and could be more polished.

Kim Chang’s book club is trying their hand at their second erotic novel. The leading man is a cowboy and, as part of their research, the foursome visits a rodeo to learn more about western life. It is at the rodeo that Kim first meets Ty Ronan. The artist from Hong Kong and the cowboy who owns his own ranch couldn’t have less in common. But with her parents expecting her to move back to Hong Kong to join the family business, Kim and Ty have a limited amount of time to explore their mutual interest and attraction. (HEAT, Jul., 368 pp., $15.00)
Reviewed by: 
B. Nakia Garner