ARC Review: Two Times As Hot by Cat Johnson

ARC Review: Two Times As Hot by Cat JohnsonTwo Times As Hot by Cat Johnson

Series: Oklahoma Nights,
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Military Romance, Western Romance
Published by Kensington on September 24, 2013
Pages: 320
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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four-half-stars  

I found myself really enjoying Cat Johnson’s blend of military, cowboy and city girl in her first book of this series, One Night With A Cowboy. In the first story we meet Emma, Becca’s sister, who drags Becca to Oklahoma for a one night stand with a cowboy and a job interview. Back in New York, Emma misses her sister but also notices her love life and life in general are pretty boring. She also got left behind by Jace in the first story when he runs off to help his ex-girlfriend. Back in Oklahoma for her sister’s wedding, Emma wants to have fun, get laid and figure out how to get out of the dreary life her existence has become.

The synopsis tends to lead us to believe Logan is a playboy military guy, when we really know he is just invested everything in to the military and has little time for a love life. He grew up babysitting his brother and friend, Tuck, Becca’s love interest. Now he is Tuck’s commanding officer as well. Part of the wedding party, he sees Emma and knows he has to get to know her. Constantly cock-blocked by everyone from Jace, Tara (Tuck’s little sister) and a wedding party, these two have a Hell of a time getting together.

But when they do get together after the wedding, they have one explosive night of passion and Emma flies home, while Logan takes care of a tragic family matter and never calls…just like Jace. But some set of circumstances lead them both back together where there are secrets, pasts, and family matters to attend to and these two have to figure it all out.

This story is short and long at the same time making it a perfect read. It takes a while to get through the wedding, but then the aftermath takes up the latter half of the book. These two have a short and explosive relationship and when they try to take it slowly, nothing works in their favor. It’s not like they have any huge issues to overcome, just ones that are hard to explain without giving the story away.

While the love was sweet, the bedroom scenes were naughty, dirty, sweaty, and knock your socks off lusty! Family flows in and out of the story and you know the support system of family and friends is important. I also love how we don’t have to beg for more about Tuck and Becca, they get their time from the wedding and after the honeymoon…yeah a long honeymoon. Logan’s parents as well as Tuck’s parents play a big part of the story. Emma’s parents are mostly in the background, not that they are bad, they just don’t play a huge roll in the story.

Truthfully, I loved all the cock blocking attempts because when these two get together, they don’t mess around with niceties, they get down and dirty and that’s the way I like my stories!

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Shari is the Delighted Reader. Married to her Prince Charming and mother to two Princesses and one Prince. When she is not slaving away as Cinderella she loves to get lost in the pages of a good book. Never without a reading device and a few good paperback books, because she never knows when she might get 5 minutes to read!
  • Sophia Rose

    LOL! Sounds frustrating for them! Oh well, builds up the sexual tension.