Book Review: Roped In (Lone Star #2) by Jodi Payne & B.A. Tortuga

Read my review of Lone Star #1: Tending Tyler. If you’ve been following my reviews, you know that this author pairing is an insta-read for me. Especially for their east meets west stories, and doubly so when that trope includes a rodeo cowboy. This particular installment of that concept isn’t my favorite so far, butContinue reading “Book Review: Roped In (Lone Star #2) by Jodi Payne & B.A. Tortuga”

Book Review: Land of Enchantment by Jodi Payne & B.A. Tortuga

Though this novel involves the “east meets west” theme I’ve come to adore from the co-written books by Payne and Tortuga, it is also a departure from the formula in that Mason is not some posh city guy. Instead, the major difference has more to do with their relative life experience. Levi is only 5Continue reading “Book Review: Land of Enchantment by Jodi Payne & B.A. Tortuga”

Book Review: Flying Blind by Jodi Payne & B.A. Tortuga

I loved the progression of the relationship between January and Hawk in this book. It boils down to “one-night stand” to “sexy weekend fling” to “casually meeting up across the country” to “oops, I think we’re dating” to “okay, I guess we’re in love and all-in now.” This arc includes plenty of highs and lows,Continue reading “Book Review: Flying Blind by Jodi Payne & B.A. Tortuga”

Book Review: Wrecked by Jodi Payne & B.A. Tortuga

The first half or so of this book is an emotional sucker punch. It left me, dare I say, a bit wrecked. Even if emotional angst is your jam, have some tissues handy. However, all the pain is worth it as the authors slowly reveal the full story of estranged husbands Beckett and Skyler. TheContinue reading “Book Review: Wrecked by Jodi Payne & B.A. Tortuga”

Book Review: Tending Tyler (Lone Star #1) by Jodi Payne & B.A. Tortuga

I’ve thoroughly enjoyed so much by these authors that it should come as no shock to anyone how sweet I found this book as well. We start in familiar territory (with a special shout-out to one of my favorite subby cowboys), but then this book becomes a major departure from what I’ve read from PayneContinue reading “Book Review: Tending Tyler (Lone Star #1) by Jodi Payne & B.A. Tortuga”

Book Review: Les’s Bar Series by Jodi Payne & B.A. Tortuga

This post includes reviews of the books in the Les’s Bar series: Just Dex (#1) Hide Bound (#2) Just Dex (Les’s Bar #1) Original review posted to Goodreads only, July 2021: There’s a certain amount of “insta-love” between the characters in this book. However, not all is smooth sailing once they get together in NewContinue reading “Book Review: Les’s Bar Series by Jodi Payne & B.A. Tortuga”

Book Review: Cryptic (Puzzles #1) by Jodi Payne & B.A. Tortuga

I’ve loved everything I’ve read by this pair of authors, so I knew I had to check out their newest foray into the romantic thriller genre. Though none of the characters is a Texan former rodeo cowboy, their combined voice shines through the intriguing combination of Derek, NYC detective, and Matthew, a profiler from NewContinue reading “Book Review: Cryptic (Puzzles #1) by Jodi Payne & B.A. Tortuga”

Review: The Cowboy and the Dom Series by Jodi Payne & B.A. Torgtuga

This post includes reviews of the books in The Cowboy and the Dom series: First Rodeo (#1) Razor’s Edge (#2) No Ghosts (#3) The Soldier and the Angel (#3.5) First Rodeo (Book 1) I’ve become a lot more intentional about which books I write full-length reviews for rather than just a few sentences on Goodreads.Continue reading “Review: The Cowboy and the Dom Series by Jodi Payne & B.A. Torgtuga”

Review: Making a Mark (Triskelion #2) by Jodi Payne & B.A. Tortuga

Read my review of Breaking the Rules (Triskelion #1) Disclaimer: I received an advanced electronic ARC of this novel from the author. The first book in this planned trilogy introduced me to an amazing author pairing and lived rent-free in my brain for the entire summer. I put off re-reading it until right before theContinue reading “Review: Making a Mark (Triskelion #2) by Jodi Payne & B.A. Tortuga”

Review: Breaking the Rules (Triskelion #1) by Jodi Payne & B. A. Tortuga

This book is the first I’ve read by either of these authors, and I immediately spent the next few days reading more of their work after finishing this one. I already knew going into this title that I enjoy romance that includes power dynamics and age gaps—the fact that this particular story is a “reverse”Continue reading “Review: Breaking the Rules (Triskelion #1) by Jodi Payne & B. A. Tortuga”