You want my hands on you, Celia. Making you shiver, making you moan, making you scream. Admit it.
Celia Villarreal had wanted those things with Ryland Brody, Bitterthorn’s golden boy—and wanted them badly enough to make a fool of herself one idiotic night months ago.
Naughty children shouldn’t touch what they don’t own.
Rejection always stings, but putting a move on Ry had devastating consequences. Now her regret burns as bright as her need—until Ry, as glorious as ever, makes her an offer that might finally be her ticket out of town.
I’m not your enemy, darlin’. If you give me half a chance, you’ll see that I can be your hero.
When working together leads to grinding all naked-like with the very cowboy who’s seen her at her worst, Celia is afraid she’s made a mistake.
Until the truth comes out.
This is who we are from now on. Say it. Feel it.
Once Ry’s past motivations come to light, Celia must decide if she can give him another chance or turn her back on Bitterthorn—and the one man who’s always wanted her—for good.
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What a down right adorable story. At least that’s one way of describing this fun flirty romantic storyline the author has given us with Branded. If fact, for me, the story and characters were so well written I felt like I knew the townsfolk and exactly how they were thinking and feeling as I read along.
You gotta love a storyline where the man knows what he wants and goes after it to the point “No” is just not acceptable. Which is exactly what Ryland, the eldest of the Brody brothers does. But the rich bossy rancher has one problem, Celia, the object of his desire. You see, Celia wants nothing more than to avoid Ry and move away from their small country town after the drunken life altering mistake she made involving him at her birthday celebration. A mistake that has made her the pariah of the town even months afterwards. Can Ry convince her to give him a chance or will he finally hear that “No” the rest of the world can’t seem to say to him?
This is a wonderfully written RomCom with a sassy sexy strong female (Celia) and a very handsome, bossy cowboy (Ry) leading the way. In my humble opinion it’s a story you don’t want to miss out on. I highly recommend grabbing up this wonderful book that is packed full of southern charm, hospitality and romance. Not to mention it sets the tone for the series to come, and this reader can’t wait for the next Brody to fall. I give Branded 5 stars and a Hardy 2 Thumbs Up!!!
What a fun, sweet, hot little read that will keep you engrossed and page turning until you hit the last page. When a man knows what he wants and he goes for it, it makes the read really interesting. And that is just what Ryland Brody does when he locks eyes with the beautiful Celina. But not before he teaches her a little lesson about safety. See, when a woman is drunk she can’t go grabbing a man’s butt and not expect something to happen. He just wanted to make that lesson one that she would remember. There are men out there that wouldn’t have the restraint that he had and it could have ended badly for her. Unfortunately, now, the whole town is avoiding her (with the exception of a few of her closest friends). She wants to leave this small town and never return and it is all because of one mistake that she made when she was drunk. Or so she things.
These characters were amazingly written and pure joy to read. Although Ry is so damn bossy that sometimes I wanted to slap the taste out of his mouth, he was also sweet talking and charming. Celina is beautiful, smart and sassy and has had a crush on the Brody men until that one night changed everything. Now, the tables have turned and Ryland is now chasing her and has all but hog tied her to keep her. Will he win this battle of wills???
Great little read and I cannot wait to see what happens to the next of the Brody brothers. I highly recommend this book!
A competitive figure skater from the age of eight, Stacy Gail began writing stories in between events to pass the time. By the age of fourteen, she told her parents she was either going to be a figure skating coach who was also a published romance writer, or a romance writer who was also a skating pro. Now with a day job of playing on the ice with her students, and writing everything from steampunk to cyberpunk, contemporary to paranormal at night, both dreams have come true.