*High and Wild by O.A. Brand (The Bush Riders #1)

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3.5-4 stars****

Western erotica?? Sure! Why not... :) And, if you like western romances and erotica it's a nice blend of the two. Bear definitely has a fondness for a sexy woman and it doesn't appear to bother most women he comes across either.
This book has all the elements you expect to see in a typical western setting. Guns, saloons (along with a nice collection of saloon girls), good guys, bad guys etc... all wrapped around a pretty engaging story of two detectives working for a guy who may or may not be "right in the head".
Raven and Bear make a very humorous couple. They are asked to work together on a case of a missing person. They are both set in their ways and good at what they do and generally prefer to work alone. Their attraction for each other is pretty clear and they get up to some interesting steam sessions in the bedroom. Raven had me cracking up... her mouth... not what you would expect to hear coming from a woman of her "breeding"... :) I really liked Raven's character. She was tough, strong willed and smart.
Bear is definitely a womanizer... but, maybe he's finally met his match with 'ole Raven. I'll definitely continue with the series to see how things turn out between these two.

Thanks to the publisher for the complimentary ARC


The first exciting novel in a series of erotic westerns featuring two undercover agents, Bear Haskell and his sometimes sidekick, Raven York.

Bear Haskell is a rough and tumble Texan and veteran of the Civil War who fought on the side of the Confederacy. Raven York is a proud Yankee from a wealthy eastern family with aristocratic ties to Scotland. Dissatisfied with her life as a rich, well-traveled, and educated heiress, Raven headed West against her family’s wishes and went to work for Allan Pinkerton as an undercover agent.

As Pinkerton’s top agents, Bear Haskell and Raven York get all the toughest assignments: tracking down killers, kidnappers, con artists, bank robbers, and train bandits of every stripe throughout the West. But the two couldn’t be more different and are constantly at odds with each other. While they do not care for each other personally, they respect each other’s work. And, they hunger for each other in the bedroom.

Conflicted by their professional and ravenously sexual relationship, Bear and Raven do not confine their sexual adventures to each other. In fact, Pinkerton strictly forbids his agents from becoming personally or sexually involved with each other. Still, their paths are clearly intertwined, and the two must find a way to work together as they navigate—and trip over—the often humorous muddle of sexual temptation against the backdrop of the late-nineteenth-century West.

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