"Hot and Heartwarming Contempory Romance"
Readers fell in love with teenaged Casey Hudson during the
course of Ms. Foster's Buckhorn Brother's series.
Having been raised by four eligible bachelors, both virile
and sinfully handsome, Casey learned a lot about
relationships over the years. His father and his uncles had
been hotly pursued, and finally caught when the right women
came along. Casey loved his stepmother Honey, and all three
of his aunts.
Now at twenty seven, he was beginning to wonder if the
right woman for him would ever come along. Not that Casey
wasn't as handsome or as hotly pursued as the older men had
been. In fact just the opposite, the acorn didn't fall far
from the tree. The problem was that he suspected he'd
already found the woman of his dreams, and she'd left him
eight years ago. Okay, maybe it was his fault that he'd
probably never see her again, but it was easier to blame
her. Emma Clarke had pursued him relentlessly when they'd
been teens. Like every guy with eyes, he'd wanted her, but
he'd resisted. She'd been a girl with a reputation, and he
didn't share. She'd also been his friend. She hadn't needed
another conquest and he had needed to be in control. So
he'd resisted. He wasn't about to let any woman change his
plans for the future. Funny that future had turned out to
be less than satisfying. His job was lackluster as was his
love life. He should have been settled by now, content,
with a wife and family, with her.
Emma had been dragged battered and frightened to his family
home by her father on that fateful night. He'd claimed that
Emma was pregnant, and that Casey was responsible. Both
Casey and Emma knew the truth of the matter, but she had
known that he would be the only one that wouldn't turn her
away. He hadn't disappointed her. The Hudson's had taken
her in, but she'd run away in the night. She hadn't been
pregnant, but he'd still wanted to help. She'd been gone
come morning, and it had hurt. It hurt a lot.
Now's she was back, more beautiful, and desirable as ever,
as he had discovered when he'd stopped to help a driver
whose car had broken down. She'd come back for her ailing
father, not for him, and he was beginning to suspect that
the conclusions he'd drawn all those years ago had been far
from the truth. Emma had covered something up back then,
something far more terrible. When he'd finally recognized
the motorist he'd stopped to aid, he'd promised himself
he'd have what he'd denied himself all those years ago.
He'd told himself he wouldn't trust Emma again, wouldn't
let her back into his heart. But she was hurting and needed
a friend, again.
Emma was no longer a helpless seventeen year old girl. She
was a very capable woman who had made a life for herself in
the Chicago, a life she would eventually return to. The
trouble was that he wasn't sure that when the time came he
could let her go.
CASEY didn't disappoint. The story was well worth the wait.
It had the added bonus of a secondary romance involving the
owner of the diner, Ceily, and Damon Devaughn a man, who
along with his father, had taken Emma in and become her
family, a man who definitely sets Casey's teeth on edge.
Nothing like a little jealousy to stir the fires! The
reader will be happy to know that Sawyer and his brothers
are still close, as are their latest progeny. Casey has a
younger brother, and a heap of cousins, so even though Lori
says this is the last story in the series, you never know.
CASEY was a hot and heartwarming read.
Copyright © 2002
Reviewed by Leslie Tramposch
Posted December 16, 2002
Remember Sawyer, Morgan, Gabe and Jordan? The sexiest brothers in Buckhorn County.
Now meet Sawyer's son, Casey . . .
Like father like son!
Emma Clark was back in Buckhorn. As a teen she'd been the girl with the bleached-blond hair, too much makeup and a bad reputation — and she'd tried everything she could to get Casey Hudson into bed. He'd been the cutest guy in town, and the only one who seemed to really care about her.
As a hot-blooded teen it had been hard for Casey to resist Emma. But now, eight years later, it was impossible. Emma's adult sensuality was more subtle, more beguiling. He had to have her. But Emma was dong her best to shut him out. Casey had to convince her the attraction wasn't just leftover teenage lust, but his real love for a real woman . . .