Book Reviews of Casey (Buckhorn Brothers, Bk 5)

Casey (Buckhorn Brothers, Bk 5)
Casey - Buckhorn Brothers, Bk 5
Author: Lori Foster
ISBN-13: 9780373835683
ISBN-10: 037383568X
Publication Date: 12/2002
Pages: 304
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 138 ratings
Publisher: Harlequin
Book Type: Paperback
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I really enjoyed Lori Foster's stories of all the Buckhorn brothers, and was really looking forward to Casey's story--fortunately she does not disappoint! This was a great conclusion to her series, and is also a great read as a stand-alone. Hot, funny, and all-too-engrossing...
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Helpful Score: 1
A sequel to Foster's The Buckhorn Brothers series. An enjoyable tale of teenage unrequited love that, years later, sizzles once again and endures.
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I picked up this book at my local Half Price Books, on the clearance rack. I received nothing in exchange for this review.

Lori Foster wrote a four-book Harlequin Temptation series on the Buckhorn brothers back in the late 90s or early 00s. According to her blurb in the front of the book, she received many, many requests to write about the fifth brother, Casey, who at the time was just a teenager. This is that story. If I read any of the others, it's been so long ago that I don't remember doing so.

We meet Emma, Casey and some of Casey's family at the beginning of the book, when Casey and Emma are just teenagers. One thing too many has Emma looking to leave home, and she runs to Casey, who she knows from past experience will help her without helping himself to her. Casey, with the agreement of his dad and stepmom, puts Emma up for the night, only to find her gone the next morning.

Roll the calendar forward eight years. Emma's stayed gone, but Casey never forgot her, and maybe just a little, never forgave her for running off in the middle of the night. She's on her way back to town, to visit her father in the hospital, when her car breaks down on the side of the road. Next person along the road is Casey, with a date. Emma's not alone, either....

These two have to reestablish their friendship, and on Emma's part, without revealing too much about why she left town in the first place. The results are funny and engaging, particularly some of the parts that involve his family. Parts of the romance were a little too easy for my taste, but I guess that happens sometimes when a couple has history.

Here's what I really liked about this book: Emma is messed up as a teenager. When we meet her again as an adult, some of her internal dialogue, and one of her conversations with Casey, lets out that she's experienced, sexually speaking. She slept with a lot of guys as a teenager and she enjoys sex as an adult woman. I'm not saying that I condone her teenage behavior, but that it's refreshing for an author to give her heroine that kind of history. Too many times, the female lead has aspersions cast at her character, only to find out later she's a virgin, or has only slept with one or two guys. Lori Foster didn't go that way. She took a young woman living in less than ideal family conditions and let her circumstances take her down a bad road. The grown up Emma has a handle on her past, for the most part, and has a healthy attitude about it, except when she's talking to Casey, of course.

So, Emma took what life handed her, ran away, used her new circumstances to change her life, and came back to Buckhorn a successful small business owner who only had to overcome her feelings about Casey and his persistent teenage rejection of her sexual favors.

It was fun and flirty, and the secondary story, though much too secondary, was adorable as well.
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Satisfying end to the series
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I've never read a Lori Foster book I didn't like! In this book, Casey, the son of Sawyer, gets his turn at a story. Casey's high school friend, who had a bad reputation in school, comes back to Buckthorn, Kentucky and back to the arms of Casey. Emma must overcome her former reputation and low self-esteem before she can admit her love for Casey.
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Great Book. Good final to series.
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Last Book of The Buckhorn Brother series
Great Book
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The last of the series.
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Final book in the Buckhorn series. Previous books are, in order: 'Sawyer',
'Morgan', 'Gabe', and 'Jordan'. All are wonderfully well written and entertaining books.
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Great end to the series. I love this book Casey, very fun.
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This is a book you need to read after the Buckhorn Brothers series
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Good ending to the Buckhorn Brothers series.
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Sawyer, Morgan, Gabe and Jordan? The sexiest brothers in Buckhorn County.

Now meet Sawyer's son, Casey . . .

Like father like son!

Emma Clark was back in Buckhorn. As a teen she'd been the girl with the bleached-blond hair, too much makeup and a bad reputation -- and she'd tried everything she could to get Casey Hudson into bed. He'd been the cutest guy in town, and the only one who seemed to really care about her.

As a hot-blooded teen it had been hard for Casey to resist Emma. But now, eight years later, it was impossible. Emma's adult sensuality was more subtle, more beguiling. He had to have her. But Emma was dong her best to shut him out. Casey had to convince her the attraction wasn't just leftover teenage lust, but his real love for a real woman . . .
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Very good book. I first met Casey in his father's book (Sawyer) where he was a seventeen year old boy being raised by his bachelor father and uncles. He was a good guy even then, honorable, kind, and a definite charmer. All the girls wanted him. In this book, we first see him at that age, resisting the girl who is determined to make a conquest of him, even though he'd really like to give in. Then that same girl is brought before him with a claim that he knows can't be true, but he and his family are willing to step up and help her. Determined not to bring her troubles to him, Emma disappears into the night, leaving Casey worried and wondering what became of her.

Eight years later, Emma comes back to Buckhorn to care for her sick father. She knows she'll run into him again and hopes she'll be strong enough to resist the feelings she still has for him. She still feels guilty for the way she left, but hadn't felt like she had any other choice. Casey is stunned to see her, and can't believe how much he still wants her. He still feels bad that he hadn't been able to help her, and mad at her for the way she disappeared.

I loved the heat that was still there between them. Casey was more than happy to pursue it and see where it might go, even though she doesn't plan to stay in Buckhorn. He doesn't expect to quickly feel more than just lust for her, and isn't quite sure how to deal with it at first. Emma tries to keep him at a distance, both because she doesn't feel that she's any good for him and to protect her heart. But she really can't resist him, and the more time they spend together the deeper she falls for him. I loved the time they spent together, learning more about each other. There were some pretty funny moments, when Casey's possessiveness gets a little out of hand. There are also some really sweet times, such as when he gets all protective of her when they run into some folks who aren't very nice to her.

I also loved seeing them open up to each other about their fears and hopes for the future. I loved Casey's sensitivity when he began to delve into Emma's past, as he could feel that there was more to her resistance of him than met the eye. I really loved his support of her throughout the book, and especially when her secret came out at the end. I also loved the way that she listened to his dream and encouraged him to go after it. The ending was great, as Casey is determined that he won't let her go again, and they find a way to be together.

I really loved seeing the brothers, how they are and what they are currently up to. I especially enjoyed the scenes with/about Gabe and his daughters and what the future holds. I also liked the secondary story that dealt with Emma's friend Damon. Seeing him go from uptight businessman to more relaxed Buckhorn convert was really fun.
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I never met a Foster man I didnt like.
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Emma Clark was back in Buckhorn. As a teen she'd been the girl with the bleached-blond hair, too much makeup and a bad reputation-and she'd tried everthing she could to get Casey Hudson into bed. He'd been the cutest guy in town, and the only one who seemed to care about her.
As a hot-blooded teen it had been hard for Casey to resist Emma. But now, eight years later, it was impossible. Emma's adult sensuality was more subtle, more beguiling. He had to have her. But Emma was doing her best to shut him out. Casey had to convince her the attraction wasn't just leftover teenage lust, but his real love for a real woman...
Sawyer, Morgan, Gabe and Jordan- they're the sexiest men in Buckhorn, Kentucky.
But meet Sawyer's son Casey...
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Emma Clark was back in Buckhorn. As a teen she'd been the girl with the bleached-blond hair, too much makeup and a bad reputation and she'd tried everything she could to get Casey Hudson into bed. He'd been the cutest guy in town, and the only one who seemed to really care about her.

As a hot-blooded teen it had been hard for Casey to resist Emma. But now, eight years later, it was impossible. Emma's adult sensuality was more subtle, more beguiling. He had to have her. But Emma was dong her best to shut him out. Casey had to convince her the attraction wasn't just leftover teenage lust, but his real love for a real woman . . .