In rural Montana…
Wade Knowlton is a hardworking lawyer who’s torn between his small-town Montana law practice and a struggling family ranch. He’s on the brink of exhaustion from trying to save everybody and everything, when gorgeous Nicole Powell walks into his office. She’s a damsel in distress and the breath of fresh air he needs.
Even the lawyers wear boots…
Nicole Powell is a sassy Southern girl who has officially sworn off cowboys after a spate of bad seeds—until her father’s death sends her to Montana and into the arms of a man who seems too good to be true. Her instincts tell her to high tail it out of Montana, but she can't resist a cowboy with a slow hand…
Praise for Victoria Vane’s erotic romance:
“Erotic and sexy…absolutely marvelous.” —Library Journal on the Devil DeVere series, a Top Ebook Romance of 2012
“The Mistress of Sensuality does it again!” —Swept Away By Romance
“With Ms Vane’s trademark prose and touches of humor—this is once again a brilliant story by a gifted writer.” —Romantic Historical Lovers Reviews
Historical romance author Vane (Jewel of the East) takes a detour into contemporary settings with this red-hot cowboy tale. Wade Knowlton and Nicole Powell first meet briefly in the Denver airport, after he gallantly gives up his seat to her on an overbooked flight. When Nikki arrives in Montana to attend to her recently deceased father's funeral, she realizes she's lost her wallet and calls the lawyer handling her father's affairs who turns out to be Wade. While waiting for her replacement ID and credit cards, Nikki's forced to stay in the small town. She starts falling for the handsome cowboy lawyer, and their sexual chemistry crackles, but Nikki's given up cowboys after a string of awful relationships with them. How can Wade break through Nikki's defenses and convince her that happy-ever-after actually does exist especially after a conniving old flame of his appears on the scene? Well-paced, scorching scenes and witty banter move the story along while setting the stage for Wade's war-hero brother to find his own true love in the next installment.
Another Hit for Miss Vane!
This contemporary romance features Nikki (our heroine, leading a lackluster life in Georgia) and Wade (our successful lawyer hero in Montana). Nikki’s long-absent father’s death and a letter from a Montana law office causes her to fly to Sheridan, Montana to settle her father’s affairs. That’s when this story gets very interesting. Due to previous disappointing relationships with cowboys, Nikki is not favorably disposed to cowboy types and bristles at Wade’s too-friendly, “down home” flirty attitude. It is immediately apparent that a “slow hand” is exactly what Wade is going to need to gentle Nikki to his way of thinking. What follows is a steamy courtship, interspersed with misconceptions, volatile emotions and antics that caused bouts of hilarity for this reader. I thoroughly enjoyed this western-style romance.
Couple put through the emotional wringer but they braved the storm with great humor and dialogue.
Slow Hand was my first book by Victoria Vane, and now I’m hooked. Her writing style was fluid, she described the settings so well that I could picture them perfectly, the voices of her characters showed character development, they had realistic and often hilarious dialogues, and they were sufficiently put through the emotional wringer and allowed the necessary room to “find themselves”.
I liked Nikki, but my feelings for her throughout the story would end up looking like a sinus curve. In the beginning, I liked her vulnerability and seeing her at her lowest point. I was able to get a good feel for her character – cynical, lonely, crappy job, no father, estranged from her mother and a screw up for a sister. There was no mention of any friends or close ties to anyone or anything where she called home. In her personal life, she’d made numerous mistakes, six in total according to her. The last one was the most devastating. She’d been dating Clint for six months before she found out he had a wife and kids. When she met Wade, she acknowledged their instant and intense connection and chemistry, but learning to trust him ended up being the major hurdle of this story.
Wade. Sigh. I want him in the worst way. That charmingly sexy cowboy lawyer was pretty much the perfect male specimen. While he’d been dealt his fair share of disappointment in his love life, which also damaged his relationship with his brother Dirk, he did want to fall in love again and settle down. I loved his cheeky side the most. He was so good at making her feel at ease, lowering her defenses and making her laugh.
This couple had undeniable chemistry, and not all of it was purely sexual. Nikki managed to open up to Wade about her past, and when she didn’t think she needed comfort, he was always there for her. There were a few sexy times before their first time at the halfway point. Despite the amazing sex they shared, Nikki was of two minds about where they were headed, and her fear lasted up until around the 91% point. Their last sex scene broke my heart because it underscored the hurt, anger and frustration they were both feeling. My heart broke for them in that moment because they were both at fault and responsible for the impossible ultimatum. I was frustrated with her, but I understood the importance of their separation for a few months. The indecision, the heartache, the realizations, were all worth the wait for the ending. The person who made the first move towards reconciliation was perfectly chosen and executed. I look forward to grabbing a copy for myself and eagerly await the next book in this series.
*Complimentary copy provided via NetGalley for the purpose of an honest review*