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Kimberly K. (kmk) reviewed Real Men Last All Night: Cooper's Fall / Luring Lucy / The Edge of Sin / Wanted: A Real Man on
Helpful Score: 4
I really enjoy this book.
Cooper's Fall by Lora Leigh is the first that I read from this author. It was hot!!! Will read more from this gal.
Luring Lucy by Lori Foster is a story I've read before in Hot and Bothered, but still an enjoyable story.
The Edge of Sin by Cheyenne McCray is another first by this author. A pretty good read as well as sexy.
Wanted: A Real Man by Heidi Betts. Well this story could have had a little more punch to end. It was interesting, just needed more to the story.
Lora Leigh turned this one into a keeper for me though. 4**** read.
The problem I have about anthologies are that there are usually very little character development since it's so short. This is the case with these four stories but it was an okay read.
"Cooper's Fall" by Lora Leigh: Best story out of the bunch with interesting characters and kind of sweet storyline. It takes its time and with some hot steamy bedroom scenes. Great connection between Ethan and Sarah.
"Luring Lucy" by Lori Foster: This is a reprint and I found it a little boring. A lot of dirty talk and for some reason the serious discussions didn't bring Lucy and Bram closer. Not sure what's missing in the story. Just not put together well. It seemed like Foster just wrote a bunch of sex scenes and then tried to fit the story around them.
"The Edge of Sin" by Cheyenne McCray: Wish this one had more time to develop into a full story. Love the bathroom scene but the tale was just too short. The turnaround for Zane was too fast.
"Wanted: A Real Man" by Heidi Betts: This was the only author I haven't read before. I just didn't buy how forgiving Linc was after several bouts of good sex. What Claire did was pretty unforgiveable. Plus I guess Linc had a big enough ego not to question whether Claire was just using him since she didn't think about seeing him again until she was at the end of her rope. On top of that everything was too easy. Why would Clarie's ex go through all the trouble to keep the daughter only to give her up without a fight?
Not horrible but not the best anthology out there.
3.5 stars Luring Lucy and Cooper's Fall were both great stories with lots of steamy sex. I wanted to read more about Wanted; the story was too short to fully develop the very likable characters. However, I couldn't get into The Edge of Sin. I liked the hero, but I couldn't connect with the heroine, but the bathroom sex scene was quite entertaining!
Multi-author [semi] themed anthology. All stories were to OK good reads and I especially liked the Lora Leigh story as it had an interesting turn on the heroine. You've got to wonder though, this guy owns a bar which has a live band, employs his 12 ex-ranger buddies as bouncers, bartenders etc. This implies a pretty huge overhead - do bars where the clientele runs to thugs, bikers, and bad boys make that kind of money?
Below is from the Amazon listing:
Luring Lucy by Lori Foster
All Lucy was looking for when she went to her vacation home was in innocent fling to quell the yearning she had felt since her husband died four years ago. She never expected her longtime friend Bram to lure her into a love affair so hot.
Cooper's Fall by Lora Leigh
Former ranger turned bar owner Ethan Cooper never expected to get an eyeful of prim Miss Sarah Fox from his attic window one hot summer afternoon. But now his blood is on fire for the delicious little minx.
The Edge of Sin by Cheyenne McCray
Zane Steele lives a life of extraordinary danger as a government agent and has never let anyone get too close. Then he sees the one woman who changes his life forever.
Wanted: A Real Man by Heidi Betts
Claire left her high school sweetheart Linc, in search of a better life. Ten years later she needs his help as a U.S. Marshal to find her missing daughterâ¦Linc's daughter. Reeling with the knowledge of a daughter he's never known, Linc sets out to claim what's his.