Caine's Reckoning - Hell's Eight, Bk 1 Author:Sarah McCarty The Hell's Eight is the only family he's ever needed, until he meets the only woman he's ever wanted... — Caine Allen is a hardened Texas Ranger, definitely not the marrying kind. But when he rescues a kidnapped woman and returns her to town, the preacher calls in a favor. One Caine's honor won't let him refuse. — F... more »rom the moment he beds Desi, Caine knows turmoil will follow. Desi might have the face of a temptress, but she also has a will of iron and while she needs his protection, she's determined that no man will control her again. They establish that no man will control her again. They establish an uneasy bond, but it isn't enough for Caine. He wants all Desi has to offer. He wants her screams, her moans, her demands... everything. Yet there's still a bounty on Desi's head, and keeping her sexually satisfied is proving easier than keeping her alive.« less
Even if you aren't into westerns but like the romantica/erotica genre you should try this one. Yes, McCarty's heroines do tend to have emotional issues but then women were treated like cattle in the good old days. This is a fairly long book and I found myself actually skimming during some of the steamy stuff simply because I wanted to know what was going to happen! I will read this entire series as soon as I can lay my hands on it. If you have been reading futuristic stuff you might give this a try. I didn't think I'd like it, not into historicals, but this doesn't really qualify. She's got a page turner here!
This is a very LONG book. It's also very good, much better than McCarty's "Promises" books. It has a LOT of sex scenes, which could have been cut to tighten up the storyline and make it flow better. This is an 1800's western but the dialog is contemporary, which McCarty does much better with than trying to use dialog of the period. I think this is the first of "Hell's Eight" books. Can't wait to read more!
I was very impressed with this book. McCarty is a relatively new author for me and I've only read a few things by her.
The book was very detailed, mostly about Caine and Desi overcoming obstacles to their relationship. For the most part, it was about developing trust and moving on from Desi's horrible abuse. There was a small element of danger and I wished McCarty would have spent a little more time with that. Regardless it was still a very good read.
This is the first book I've read by Sarah McCarty and it won't be the last. Hooks you quickly and keeps you there. Desi has been through hell and back. Caine went through hell and back when he and his friends were little,but is now a Texas Ranger.
I liked Caine from the first page. I found his hard exterior very attractive, but when he showed his sensitive and caring side that was when I fell in love with him. He wants to please and he doesn't disappoint there either!
Together Desi and Caine find what they both want, this story is of hope and love,laughter, family and having the gall and determination to see the problems through.
This book is an erotic historical/western romance. If you like this kind of book then I definately recommend this!