Saturday, April 3, 2010

THE COWBOY & THE COUGAR The Cougar Club Series by Helen Hardt

Publisher: Aspen Mountain Press
Date published: December 2009
ISBN: 978-1-60168-261-1
Contemporary Cowboy Erotic
Reviewed by Dawn
Obtained by Publisher

Forty year old Holly Taylor was trying to find a way to forget the news she got that day when a hot young stud bought her a drink at the bar. With his piercing eyes and lean, hard body, this cowboy is just what the doctor orders. After a night of exquisite passion, Holly leaves without saying goodbye. Six months later, Jack Sherwood, “Cowboy”, is thrilled and a bit angry when he finally finds the one woman who gave him that one night months ago. Can he convince Holly that they are so right together even as she fights the attraction between? Can the new club she stumbles upon the internet, The Cougar Club, help her decide to either let Jack into her life completely or cut him loose even as her heart tells her otherwise, even as she keeps a big secret from him?

I have never read one of these stories before and I have to say Ms. Hardt’s was a powerful story that wound itself around your heart. It tells of an older woman getting the worst news of her life, drowning her sorrows and finding a stud to dilute the pain. Except this time Holly finds a man who stirs her passion to heights she has never experienced before and even as Jack is younger than her, she still craves him even after six months apart. This is an author who is a fantastic storyteller. The reader gets to see the vulnerabilities of both Jack and Holly, the strength Jack has to accept that maybe Holly isn’t the one and the secrets she hides may just tear them apart among her insecurities. Ms. Hardt definitely keeps the reader captivated by her character driven, sexually explosive story and the reader is left smiling in the end.

is a great story that will appeal to those who enjoy an “older woman/younger man” scenario, strong chemistry between the main characters, and some really explosive sex that had me panting in the end. Add in some wonderful secondary characters to keep the story flowing smoothly, this author does a great job in capturing all the inner turmoil, vulnerabilities and hearts of her characters perfectly. I am looking forward to more from Ms. Hardt in the future. If you enjoy a really hot, sexy book that will leave you breathless then grab THE COWBOY & THE COUGAR. I do recommend having a bucket of ice or your significant other nearby to help ease the ache after reading this one. Truly a spectacular read and one I plan to enjoy again. I look forward to more Cougar Club books in the future.


1 comment:

Helen Hardt said...

Dawn, thank you for taking the time to read and review The Cowboy and the Cougar. I'm thrilled that you enjoyed it so much :).