CANDYLAND THUNDERDOME!!!! Stealing West by Jamie Craig

Leon Stroud is wanted for robbery and a murder he didn’t commit. On the run to California with his partner-in-crime, Kenneth, he spots the relentless bounty hunter, Thomas Grady, on the train. The only way to protect Kenneth is to create a distraction, and that’s what Leon does when he flees the train at the top of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. He forces Thomas to chase him, but nothing can prepare him for what it means to be caught.

Thomas Grady always gets his man, and Leon Stroud is no exception to that rule. But almost from the moment Thomas touches Leon, he wants the outlaw for something besides his bounty. Driven by desire he doesn’t understand, Thomas repeatedly claims Leon’s body on the long journey from Soda Springs to San Francisco—and Leon only begs for more. An even bigger threat, with a larger bounty, could be the very thing they need to drive them together...or tear them apart.

Why do I think Jet picked Stealing West for me? That's easy. Because cowboys, duh! Also because of the dirty, filthy sexy times and she knew I would need the 'aww' factor and this one is so very 'aww' worthy. Of course, she knew the ending would get me reeeaall good too.

Now, I love me some cowboys and I've been meaning to read this book since Jet first told me about ages ago but for some reason I just never got around to it. Thank the gods for CANDYLAND THUNDERDOME 'cause I could kick myself for not reading this delicious filth sooner!

Let me just tell you.  This book is dirty y'all.  Like down-in-the-actual-dirt, screaming-obscenities-while-being-pile-driven, got-scratches-from-tree-bark-on-my-dick dirty.  It. Was. Awesome!

We first meet Leon on the train with his partner in crime Kenneth and Kenneth's new family.  Leon's feeling a bit out of sorts and like a fifth wheel ever since Kenneth married the love of his life and decided to settle down.  He decides to take a walk down the length of the train to try and calm his mind.  Unfortunately, (or fortunately, however you want to look at it it) he spies the last person he wants to see, the best bounty hunter in the West, Thomas Grady.  So, doing what outlaws do best, Leon makes his getaway the moment the train stops.

And the adventure begins...

I honestly didn't expect to love this book as much as I did.  Now, I like me some dirty, raunchy sex as much as the next person but for me to really enjoy a book it needs to have an actual story.  For some reason I had it in my head that this was nothing more than PWP with some cowboys thrown in.  So imagine my surprise and delight when I discovered this not only had a plot but was a well written, sweet story.  And it had feels.  Oh, did it have some feels!

The cat and mouse game these two men (and they were men - not boys) played made me squirm.  The sexual tension was delectable and the sex!  The sex was absolutely divine.   All the manhandling, the tying up, the holding down... guh!  And that bathtub scene!  If you read this for nothing else, read it for that bathtub scene.  Gives me the good shivers. 

Throw all that in with a plot and loads of emotions and I was hooked.  The only reason it doesn't get a full five hearts is 'cause it's too damned short!  I could have read a 100 more pages of this story.  I fell in love with both of these men but Leon especially.  Leon now has a pocket reserved just for him.  He was so adorably snarky I could just eat him up.

So thank you Jet for making me read this.  You really do know how to pick 'em.
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  1. I KNEW you would love this one - YAY! Filthy feels and the best feels of all :D

    Another completely successful CANDYLAND THUNDERDOME!

    1. I loved it! Thanks for making me read this. :)