Lee feels used up. The beautiful man she married, and divorced, keeps coming back for money and like a fool she gives it to him. How pathetic is she? When she decides to take the Cougar challenge she sets her sights on Mike Running Elk, her handyman of 12 years. She’s always been aware of him, but does she really have the guts to grab her femininity and wield it against a 30-year-old hunk?
Mike has worked for Lee since he was 18. He saw the destruction of her marriage to the wrong man and how she has slowly drawn into herself. Unable to resist any longer, he decides to go after her with all he has and claim his woman. Now.
Guilty Pleasure Alert! Loved this latest addition to the Cougar Challenge series. Mike was determined and that was so hot. While Lee exhibited some signs of abuse syndrome, she wasn’t completely beaten down. When she gathers her courage to go after Mike, and his pursuit of her makes that a no-brainer, she finally finds the strong woman within. Not just scratching an itch, Mike makes no secret of his claiming of Lee and let’s anyone who looks askance know it. When Lee is the victim of abuse, he stands by her and declares himself to protect her further. Instead of reassuring her, this hurts Lee as she thinks he is just being noble. Anything but noble in his offer, Mike reverts to the old ways to convince Lee they belong together, forever.
Short but steamy, uncomfortable at times but also heartwarming, this is a book you don’t want to miss.
Lee Blackhorse is hardly Cougar material, no matter what her friends over at Tempt the Cougar say. A forty-two-year-old woman who lusts after her thirty-year-old weekend helper is just plain nuts. Or is she? Mike Running Elk is the sexiest thing ever to don tight jeans and a second-skin t-shirt. She’s secretly yearned for the man for years.
Mike has no problem seeing himself in the role of Lee’s lover. In fact, if he can just get the hot-as-hell woman to realize he’s plenty old enough to ring her bells, he plans to do more than just clean her barn and mow her grass. He’s waited for her long enough.
When Mike shows up at her door with an injured hand, he notices Lee can’t pull her eyes off his naked, ripped chest. Mike can’t believe she’s as oblivious as she acts. The ice has been broken and he intends to heat things up even more…
Reader Advisory: Our poor heroine endures some mild violence in a particular scene, but don’t worry—the hero’s got her back.
A standalone story in the Cougar Challenge series.