Love Again by Kelly Elliot
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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.Love Again (Cowboys and Angels Book 4) by Kelly Elliott
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Jonathon Turner is going to be the death of me.
Maybe not the death of me...but my panties for sure! They seem to disintegrate the moment he touches me. Looks at me. Smiles at me. Talks to me.
It's more than physical. He's breaking through an impenetrable wall.
There's a problem though-he's younger than me.
Six. Years. Younger.
Let's not forget he's also one of my brother's best friends.
Oh, the other problem I forgot to mention...
I never wanted to fall in love again.
But you know what they say....never say never.
“Do y’all know what you want to eat or should I give you a few minutes?”
When the waitress handed me the sample of wine, I downed it. She tried to hide her chuckle but failed. “Yep, it’s good. Now pour me a big glass.”
“I think we need a few minutes, Evie,” Jonathon said.
“Sure! No problem. I’ll leave you lovebirds alone.”
I choked on the wine as Evie spun walked to another table. Setting the glass down, I glared at Jonathon. “What in the hell was that?”
He shrugged. “Evie being hopeful, that’s all.”
“Hopeful of what?”
With a knock-my-panties-right-off-of-me smile, he replied, “Us.”
Leaning closer, I whispered, “You say that like we’re an item.”
He poured a glass of wine and held it up. “I hope by the end of dinner we are.”
My eyes closed. “You drive me insane, Turner.”
With a grunt, he put the wine glass down. “No, you drive me insane. It was your flirty little text that had me in my hotel room with my hand around my cock.”
A lady behind us cleared her throat.
“Shut up!” I whispered loudly.
Frustration bubbled inside every time I looked at him. Was sexual frustration what got him in that fight? A small part of me hoped it had been.
“You told your family about me?” I asked, changing the subject.
Jonathon half shrugged. “I might have mentioned you at a family dinner.”
“What did you say?”
A mischievous smile played across his face. “Well, I didn’t tell them I got caught fucking one of my clients.”
My stomach dropped. “Stop being crass,” I said before adding in a lower voice, “Save that shit for the bedroom.”
His brows rose. “You like the dirty talk, do you?”
It was my turn to shrug. “I don’t know. I’ve never experienced a man talking dirty to me in bed before.”
“Is that a challenge, Waylynn?”
Taking a sip of my wine, I replied, “Do you want it to be?”
He leaned forward, his eyes full of hope. “Do you want it to be? I think you already know how much I want you.”
My teeth dug into my lip as I let the corner of my mouth rise into a slight smile. “I mean, it would be a shame for me to have gone panty-less for nothing.”
Jonathon hooked my chair with his foot and pulled me closer. When his hand touched my leg, I let out a gasp. “A little jumpy there, babe?”
“Don’t call me babe.” I looked around the restaurant. Not a single person was looking in our direction. The long black tablecloth was hiding the fact that Jonathon’s fingers were moving up the inside of my thigh.
“Spread your legs open…babe.”
“Promise me you won’t be reckless with my heart.”
I have to start by saying that Love Again made me a bit of a rule-breaker. (Such a rebel, haha!)
First, I have NEVER read a book in a series out of order. I just don’t do it. I have a fear of being lost or missing something important because I don’t have all the background information. I’ve also never read all the books in a long series that branches off following supporting characters. I tend to lose interest in trying to keep up with stories and characters I’m not invested in.
However, I definitely wasn’t completely lost by blindly jumping into the 4th book in the Cowboys and Angels series. To my surprise, Jonathan and Waylynn’s story in Love Again made me want to go back and read the first three books so I could learn everything there is to know about the Parker family. There’s just something I love about Kelly’s down-home Texas romance novels. They always keep me coming back for more. I love her talent for writing these down-to-earth, country guys and girls.
In Love Again, Kelly’s portrayal of Waylynn as the older woman dating a younger man, especially in a small, rural town, was spot-on. She really captured the emotional aspect of that dynamic. The fears, the reservations, the self-doubt – those are all very real insecurities when you’re an older woman dating a younger man.
The events in Love Again move at the speed of light and send you on a roller coaster of emotions. But in the end, it’s a sweet and steamy romance with lessons about accepting love and everything life throws at us even if it’s not exactly what we’d wanted or planned. It’s that second chance romance we all love to get lost in. Kelly even gives you a playlist to add some musical inspiration to the story and I loved the songs she chose. So whether you’ve read the first three books in this series or not, I recommend adding Love Again to your TBR when you’re in the mood for a good second chance romance.
Have you read Love Again by Kelly Elliot or any of the other books in the Cowboys and Angels series? Drop me a line and let me know what you think!