Cowboys & Angels #3
By Kelly Elliott
Releasing January 30th, 2018
Can a woman actually make you feel like you’re losing your damn mind? Yes. If she is Corina Miller. The only woman who has ever made me long for something more, and let me tell you, that has me all kinds of messed up. After months of ignoring my feelings, it’s clear to me I’ve fallen for those piercing blue eyes and sexy smile. But is it too late? Have I pushed her into the arms of someone else? Hell no am I letting that happen. I’m on a mission to win the heart of the only woman I’ve ever cared about—and the only thing standing in my way is one stubborn and pissed off Corina. I always did like a challenge.
In Tempting Love (Cowboys and Angels #3) by Kelly Elliott, Mitchell Parker shared a fantastic night with Corina Miller, but ran scared when he realized how deep his feelings were for her. But now, he's determined to make things right between them, and when she becomes homeless, Mitchell offers her a place to stay because it's the perfect opportunity to get her alone in hopes she'll give him another chance. Will Corina give Mitchell a chance to make things right between them, or will the pair go their separate ways?
This is another fantastic addition to this series, even though I was left with unanswered questions when it came to a couple of things that happened through this story. Who wrote a certain message on the wall? What came of the murders that were talked about? However, in saying that, this story was very engaging; had me completely hooked from beginning to end due to the main characters back stories, their growing relationship and every interaction between the hero and heroine as well as between the main and secondary characters that has left me so looking forward to the next instalment of this series.
The way this story started with the prologue had me wondering whether Mitchell will realize how much Corina means to him before it's too late. However, it was from the moment the hero and heroine come face-to-face for the first time since their one-night together that had me liking that Corina doesn't make things easy for Mitchell, especially not after everything he's put her through. How long will it take Mitchell to win Corina over? W
Both the main characters are relatable, likeable and have such strong chemistry between them that had me reading quickly, determined to discover how long it would take for Mitchell to win Corina back since their chemistry seems impossible to ignore. Moreover, the heroine was strong and brave when it came to dealing with things that happen such as the loss of her home and things that the hero has to tell her in case the situation escalates. I also liked that she gave Mitchell a second chance, because he so deserves one after realizing that he can't go on like he's been going on. While the hero, he has some big decisions to make and I liked the ones he did make when it came to his job and his future with Corina. I also liked the little bit of competition the hero had in someone vying for the heroine's affections, because he deserved it after everything he's put the heroine through in running scared. However, what I liked most of all about the hero was the tight bond he shares with his family and that they aren't afraid to offer him advice when they think he's being stupid.
Overall, Ms. Elliott has delivered a wonderful read in this book where the dialogue between either main character and the secondary characters in the Parker siblings had me smiling or laughing because of many of the conversations; the very steamy sex scenes did justice to this couple's intense chemistry; and the ending had me loving that these two finally managed to get their happy ever after. All I'll say is - what an adventure their relationship has been and will continue to be. I would recommend Tempting Love by Kelly Elliott, if you enjoy second chance romances or books by authors Melanie Harlow, Vi Keeland, Penelope Ward and Katy Evans.
I followed him, my hands shaking as I grew angrier by the second. “That’s it? You’re going to let me move out?”
Mitchell reached for his keys, then turned to me. “I can’t force you to stay here, Corina. If you’re unhappy, then yes, you should leave. Do I want you to? No, I don’t. I know I fucked up, but if you’re going to throw it in my face every goddamn chance you get, then you’re right, this won’t work.”
He headed to the stairs that led down to his front door. My heart raced, and I knew I couldn’t leave it like this. Closing my eyes, I called out to him. “Mitch! You never asked me to the Pecan Street Honky Tonk.”
Stopping, he looked back up at me. “What?”
I swallowed hard and took in a quick breath. “The dance, you never asked me. And well, Lane asked me.”
Sadness swept over his face. “What did you tell him?”
Wringing my hands together, I answered, “I haven’t responded…yet. I was waiting for you.”
Mitchell rushed back up the steps and stopped in front of me. I don’t think I’d ever felt my stomach dip like it did when he raced toward me. He cupped my face and leaned in. My chest rose and fell with each breath as I waited for him to speak. His touch sent a flurry of butterflies through my chest.
“Corina, will you go with me to the street dance next weekend?”
My teeth sank into my lip, and I watched as his eyes filled with lust.
“Yes.” I smiled and added, “But only as friends.”
The corner of his mouth rose into a sexy smirk. God, how I loved that smile of his. “It’s a date, then.”
“As friends,” I added.
He leaned down and pressed his lips to mine. Before I could even process his lips, they were gone and he was stepping back. “I’ll take it. For now.”
Kelly Elliott is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling contemporary romance author. Since finishing her bestselling Wanted series, Kelly continues to spread her wings while remaining true to her roots and giving readers stories rich with hot protective men, strong women and beautiful surroundings. Her bestselling works include, Wanted, Broken, Without You, and Unconditional Love, to name just a few. Kelly has been passionate about writing since she was fifteen. After years of filling journals with stories, she finally followed her dream and published her first novel, Wanted, in November of 2012. Kelly lives in central Texas with her husband, daughter, and two pups. When she’s not writing, Kelly enjoys reading and spending time with her family. She is down to earth and very in touch with her readers, both on social media and at signings. To find out more about Kelly and her books, you can find her through her website. www.kellyelliottauthor.com