It is disconcerting that the heroine has been after her hero since she was 10 and he was 18, but it does speak to Brenna’s devotion and loyalty that she saved herself for Jase. Unfortunately, now that she's an adult and a sexual relationship with Jase is not inappropriate, there is little conflict to propel the story forward. And while there are more than enough steamy bedroom scenes to satisfy erotica lovers, the language that the virgin Brenna uses is awkward and occasionally rings false.

When Brenna Laine was a child, her mother married into the powerful Samuels family and Brenna acquired an older stepbrother named Jase. Rather than feeling sisterly devotion towards him, however, Brenna knew that Jase was "the one" for her. Now that she is all grown up, there is nothing holding her and Jase back from exploring the lust they share for each other, except Jase’s guilty conscience. Maybe that will change when the pair spend the summer on the ranch Jase inherited. Three months together promise to be both torture and pleasure for Brenna, who realizes this might be her last chance to convince the stubborn cowboy they are meant to be together. (ELLORA'S CAVE, June 2011, dl., $8.90)

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Dawn Crowne