Thursday 11 October 2018

✪ Sir Loin of Beef (Grade A Beefcakes #1) ✪ Vanessa Vale

Grade-A Beefcakes - Book 1

They might call me Sir Loin of Beef, but when I see Kaitlyn for the first time, stick a fork in me, I'm done.

But I won't claim her alone. Jed Cassidy and I share everything, and that includes her. If the sweet little librarian isn't ready to be wrangled by two rodeo champs, we'll just have to break her in nice and slow. She's ours. We will win her over—body and soul—and when we do? Well, let's just say we'll give her a hard ride...and it'll last a hell of a lot longer than eight seconds.

Kaitlyn Leary takes one look at the sexy cowboys and can't remember the last time she was so eager for a double helping of... big beef. But giving in to desire might ruin everything. Because the truth is that this small town librarian isn't all she seems. Landon Duke and Jed might be talking about a future of picket fences and making babies, but the past could destroy it all. Still...two cowboys?

Who could resist?

Remember: With a Vanessa Vale book, one cowboy is never enough. In this smokin' hot series, each heroine gets an extra helping (or two) of Grade-A Beefcake.

ARC received for an honest review

I have to be honest with you - I only requested this book because of the name - it amused me and I thought why not.

And whilst I liked it, I didn't love it.

I was after a menage story, however it felt like more of the Duke show, it was all about him and Kaitlyn, and Jed was an afterthought.  Which bugged me, because Jed was a lot nicer character IMO than Duke - but this could just be me.

For a short story, there was a quite a bit of back story, which I liked.  It helped me get into the head of Kaitlyn.  However I did want to know more about Duke and Jed before we met them today.  I wanted to know more about his time on the rodeo circuit.

However, short stories can sometimes feel rushed, and that was how I felt with Sir Loin of Beef.  Our characters went straight from Hi to I Love You in a heartbeat, and it made it feel a bit eyeroll-worthy to me.  Sure, insta-lust I can get down with, but this trios instalove was just a little too much - again, this is probably just me.

My review has made it sound like I didn't like this at all, but that's not how it is.  Sure, I had my issues with it, however the characters were enjoyable enough, and I will be going on to read more books in this series as it progresses.

Vanessa Vale is the USA Today Bestselling author of over 30 books, sexy romance novels, including her popular Bridgewater historical romance series and hot contemporary romances featuring unapologetic bad boys who don’t just fall in love, they fall hard. When she’s not writing, Vanessa savors the insanity of raising two boys, is figuring out how many meals she can make with a pressure cooker, and teaches a pretty mean karate class. While she’s not as skilled at social media as her kids, she loves to interact with readers.