Book Review: Making the Rules (Triskelion #3) by Jodi Payne & B.A. Tortuga

Read my reviews of the previous books in the Triskelion series: Breaking the Rules (#1) Making a Mark (#2) I’m so spoiled by authors that release books close together that waiting a year for the final installment of this trilogy was brutal—but absolutely worth the wait (and luckily, I had plenty of other books byContinue reading “Book Review: Making the Rules (Triskelion #3) by Jodi Payne & B.A. Tortuga”

Book Review: Sin Deep by Jody Payne & B.A. Tortuga

I’m a total sucker for the Payne/Tortuga “East meets West with a side of kink” books, and I knew I’d be reading this one even before I found out it was set in the same world as their The Cowboy and The Dom series. One of the things that most impresses me about this authorContinue reading “Book Review: Sin Deep by Jody Payne & B.A. Tortuga”

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: Stable Hill by Jodi Payne

I have a soft spot for poly romances. I may joke that it’s because you get multiple relationships in one book for the same low price. However, it’s mostly because what I love about romance stories is the different ways people interact and connect. This book, in particular, intertwines three men from different walks ofContinue reading “Book Review: Stable Hill by Jodi Payne”

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”