Review & Giveaway: Double D Ranch Tales by C.R. Moss & R.M. Sotera

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Review & Giveaway: Double D Ranch Tales by C.R. Moss & R.M. Sotera

I received this book for free from Silver Dagger Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Review & Giveaway: Double D Ranch Tales by C.R. Moss & R.M. SoteraWild West Weekend by C. R. Moss, R.M. Sotera
Series: Double D Ranch Tales #1
Published by Evernight Publishing Format: Digital
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: Silver Dagger Book Tours
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three-half-stars
Series Rating: four-stars
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Two people scared to love again. Two others hesitant about commitment. A
weekend in Nevada will change all that.
 
Bristol Ashcombe is swearing off men and taking a vacation with her friend,
Cassie. Damon Dougan is packed and ready to leave the ranch for a
trip, that is, until a long-legged, sexy woman steps out of a vehicle
and he decides to stay. Will one sex filled weekend be enough for
either of them?
 
Cassie Harding travels to the Double D ranch, to meet Bristol and looks
forward to seeing her old friend, Dakota. Dak’s excited when
Cassie, his former sweetheart, returns. Cassie and Dakota, though
they’re heating up ‘the sheets’ in and out of the bedroom, have
fears about commitment after years of being single. Will they find
it’s better to dance together than apart?
 
Wild West Weekend—Double D Ranch Tales (Book 1), a contemporary,
chick-lit, erotic romance story set in Nevada.
 

Western romance.
This is in reality two novellas in one book.
Both stories happens at the same time, in the same setting, but each novella tells the story of one couple The epilogue ties-up all the loose end!
First novella is Damon and Bristol’s story. He is a laid-back cowboy and she is a New York star. This story is sexy and funny.
Second novella is Dakota and Cassie’s story. This is a second chance love. They were teenagers lovers, but it didn’t work out. Twenty years later, they are giving each other a second chance. Very believable!
  • Addictiveness: Medium addictiveness. Both stories are fast reads. In fact you can read the book in one sitting.
  • Character: hero 5/5, heroine 3.5/5, secondary characters 3/5, growth 4/5, real 4/5  All four main characters are easy to like, connect and understand. I’ve really liked both heroes. Damon is great! He is so laid back and caring. Bristol gave me some LOL moments. That girl was funny. Dakota was the one who stays behind. Now, is he willing to give love a second chance? His doubts felt real. Cassie’s insecurities were also believable.
  • Freshness: Unique! Really how the authors created this overlapping stories and gave them an epilogue that tied it all together felt fresh.
  • Plot: believable 3.5/5, conflict 4/5, dialogue 4/5, ending 5/5, enjoyment 4/5, opening 4/5, pace 3.5/5, setting 5/5, subplots 3/5, twists 4/5  Good opening and wonderful ending. Interesting conflict and good dialogues. The stories felt a bit rushed, specially the first one. A good twist at the epilogue that turn this ending into fantastic.
  • Romance: believable 4/5, chemistry 4/5, description 5/5, development 4/5, steam 4/5 The first romance was fun. Not very believable, but I had some good LOL moments. The second one felt real. I truly felt their love for each other. Both couples had good chemistry.
  • Writing Style: It was good! Interesting plot, great characters and good romance.
  • Character: I still don’t understand why/who/what , really the reason to have the stranger in the plot of the second novella.
  • Cover: art 3/5, title 5/5, subtitle 3/5, color-font 3.5/5, buy 3/5 I’m obsessed with book covers and I love to find snippets of the stories on the cover. This one is just ok. First, by looking at it you would never guess this has 2 novellas and 4 major characters. I also don’t like the use of some subtitles. I wouldn’t buy this book without reading the  blurb first.
  • Plot: The pace was a bit rushed, specially on the first story. On the second story the strange subplot was confusing and irrelevant.
This was my first read by the authors and I’m interested to read more from them.

26.5/35 STARS –  3.5 STARS (3.5 stars between 24.5 and 27.5 stars)

Addictiveness: 3.5 Character: 4.5  Cover: 3  Freshness: 5  Plot: 3.5  Romance: 3.5 Writing Style: 3.5

  • Action 0/5
  • Angst 2/5
  • Darkness 0/5
  • Humor 3/5
  • Romance 5/5
  • Suspense/Mystery 0/5
  • Would I recommend? I would recommend this book for everyone that enjoys fast reads.
  • Would I re-read this book?  I think so.
  • Would I re-read this series?  I will read the series.
  • Would I read more from the author? Yes, I will.

You MAY read this because you like western romance; you SHOULD read this because you enjoy fun, short reads; you MUST read this because you like a bit of heat into your romance.

DOUBLE D RANCH TALES #2

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This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Review & Giveaway: Double D Ranch Tales by C.R. Moss & R.M. SoteraWild West Hauntings by R.M. Sotera
Series: Double D Ranch Tales #2
Published by Evernight Publishing Genres: Paranormal Romance
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four-stars
Series Rating: four-stars
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In life and the afterlife, on the Double D Ranch one belief holds
true—the power of love changes lives.
 
With cowboys, ghosts, modern day women, hot dreams, pre-wedding relations
and a bit of sexy time travel, life promises to be one wild time on
the ranch again.
 
Rachel Star has met the man of her dreams … literally. Too bad he’s a
ghost. When true love crosses boundaries from dreams to reality and
across time, the Double D ranch is the place it happens. It takes the
love of a man from the past, Dalton Dougan, to bring love full circle
in the present for Rachel.
 
Bristol Ashcombe, soon to be Dougan, is ready to have her baby … and so is
a poltergeist. Can the love of a woman for her man and child sustain
her during the most horrible of terrors? Can the love between family
and friends really dispel the evil haunting them?

Western, paranormal romance.
This is book #2 of the series, and is not a stand-alone. Characters from book one and their story continue in this book.
In this one, Marianne’s (a secondary character in both books) sister, Rachel comes to the ranch and meets Dalton, a Dougan ghost. There is also Bristol pregnant here and Damon (both from the first book). Cassie and Dakota. There is baby coming, a wedding happening and Marianne wanting a Dougan man.
  • Addictiveness: Medium addictiveness. The beginning was a bit slow, but then it became really good. Another easy, fast read.
  • Character: hero 4/5, heroine 5/5, secondary characters 4/5, growth 5/5, real 4/5  In this book, as opposed to the first one, I prefer the heroines. Rachel was a good addition to the story, and even though Marianne annoys since the first book, she is important to the story. Dalton was fun!!! 🙂 Even though totally unrealistic.
  • Cover: art 4/5, title 5/5, subtitle 3/5, color-font 5/5, buy 4/5 This cover is better than the first one. I still don’t like the black border on top, but I love seeing Dalton on the back ground. But which one is this main couple? Is this Dalton and Rachel?
  • Freshness: This is another unique story from the authors. FRESH and CREATIVE!!!
  • Plot: believable 3.5/5, conflict 4.5/5, dialogue 5/5, ending 5/5, enjoyment 4/5, opening 3/5, pace 3.5/5, setting 5/5, subplots 5/5, twists 3/5  Slow opening and great ending. Interesting conflict and good dialogues. Good pace with enough subplots to enhance the story. Dalton was a fun, add-on to the main plot.
  • Romance: believable 3/5, chemistry 5/5, description 5/5, development 5/5, steam 4/5 Is it believable? Of course not. But is fun and sexy!
  • Writing Style: Interesting plot with good character development and fun new romance!
  • The pace was a bit slow. Also the secondary characters sometimes felt irrelevant.

 

I’m enjoying this ranch and I’m looking forward to what comes next.

28.5/35 STARS –  4 STARS (4 stars between 28 and 31 stars)

Addictiveness: 3.5 Character: 5  Cover: 4  Freshness: 4.5  Plot: 4  Romance: 3.5 Writing Style: 4

  • Action 1/5
  • Angst 2/5
  • Darkness 0/5
  • Humor 5/5
  • Romance 5/5
  • Suspense/Mystery 1/5
  • Would I recommend? I would recommend this book for everyone that enjoys fun, sexy romance.
  • Would I re-read this book? Yes.
  • Would I re-read this series?  Sure.
  • Would I read more from the author? Yes, I will.

You MAY read this because you like the authors; you SHOULD read this because you followed the series; you MUST read this to some fun, sexy times!!!

DOUBLE RANCH TALES #3

 

I received this book for free from Silver Dagger Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Review & Giveaway: Double D Ranch Tales by C.R. Moss & R.M. SoteraWild West Promise by R.M. Sotera
Series: Double D Ranch Tales #3
Published by Evernight Publishing Source: Silver Dagger Book Tours
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three-stars
Series Rating: four-stars
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Times are wild on the Double D, and one ranch hand is in for the ride of a
lifetime.
 
Maggie O’Hurley doesn’t know her life is about to change. When visiting
the ranch to attend a friend’s bachelorette party, she meets a
wrangler named Kent. Her immediate attraction to him revs up her
libido, and she plans to do what’s needed to snag the sexy
cowboy…including making a decision she never thought she would
again.
 
Kent Samuels hasn’t been with a woman in ages. When a bewitching redhead
steps into his path, his world tilts. She’s all he can think of. He
doesn’t know if he’s able to give her forever, but he will give
her what time he has. Once he does, he knows he can’t let her go.
 
Past experiences war with ideas for the future, but can the pair make
promises they can keep?
 

 

Erotic Romance. Short-story.

Book #3 of the Ranch series. I would recommend this series to be read in order.

All of the books end with a bit of unresolved plot.

 

  • Addictiveness: Little addictiveness. This is a sexy short story. A very fast-paced read.
  • Character: hero 4/5, heroine 4/5, secondary characters 5/5, growth 5/5, real 4/5  Because this is story is so short. We don’t have time for great character development and I didn’t see enough of my favorite characters here.
  • Cover: art 4.5/5, title 5/5, subtitle 5/5, color-font 5/5, buy 5/5 This is my favorite cover of the series. I can totally see the couple here. I also really liked the colors used here. I would buy this book without reading the blurb.
  • Plot: believable 3/5, conflict 3/5, dialogue 3/5, ending 4/5, enjoyment 4/5, opening 3/5, pace 5/5, setting 5/5, subplots 4/5, twists 2/5  Ok opening and good ending. Ok conflict and good dialogues. Fast-paced and sexy. Is a fun, sexy read.
  • Romance: believable 4/5, chemistry 4/5, description 5/5, development 3/5, steam 4/5 This is sexy and fast! The couple had great chemistry and the scenes have a good description.
  • Writing Style: Short-story. Good characters, ok plot and good romance.

 

  • Freshness: This story didn’t bring anything new to the series. I mean, there is a new romance, but everything predictable.

This was my least favorite of the three books. It just felt like an afterthought. It was ok, but didn’t add much to the plot arch of the series.

23/35 STARS –  3 STARS (3 stars between 21 and 24 stars)

Addictiveness: 3 Character: 4  Cover: 4  Freshness: 3  Plot: 3 Romance: 3 Writing Style: 3

  • Action0/5
  • Angst 0/5
  • Darkness 0/5
  • Humor 3/5
  • Romance 5/5
  • Suspense/Mystery 0/5
  • Would I recommend? I would recommend this book for everyone that is following the series.
  • Would I re-read this book? I don’t know.
  • Would I re-read this series?  Sure.
  • Would I read more from the author? Yes, I will.

You MAY read this book because you like the authors; you SHOULD read this book because you want a fun, sexy read; you MUST read this book because you are following the series.

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About C. R. Moss

Hi everyone, my name is Casey, and I write under the names C.R. Moss for
erotic and mainstream romance and Casey Moss for mainstream dark
fiction (horror, suspense, urban fantasy) and sometimes the stories
have an erotic flare to them. My professional bio for C.R.: An
eccentric and eclectic writer, C.R. Moss pens stories for the
mainstream and erotic romance markets, giving readers a choice of
sweet, savory or spicy reads, usually within a sub-genre or two —
paranormal, sci-fi/fantasy, time travel, or western flare. The bio
for my other persona: Casey Moss delves into the darker aspects of
life in her writing, sometimes basing the stories on reality,
sometimes on myth. No matter the path, her stories will take you on a
journey from the light-hearted paranormal to dark things unspeakable.
What waits around the corner? Come explore…

 

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