Author: Vicky Lewis Thompson
Published: June 16th 2015
Source: Copy given by author for honest review
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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Caution: May contain spoilers
The lone cowboy…
Damon Harrison never gets too involved. A cowboy at heart, Damon has turned his commitment phobia into a living—flipping houses. The only exceptions to that rule? His foster family at Thunder Mountain Ranch. And now those "exceptions" have talked Damon into working on a new project with a carpenter named Phil…
Only, "Phil" is a nickname for Philomena Turner. She has a wicked way with carpentry and an even wickeder way of turning Damon's head. And the chemistry is like a lightning bolt of lust. But Phil wants a family and a home, and no hotshot cowboy—even a tantalizingly sexy one—will change that. All she can steal are a few nights of sizzling passion before she has to set this lone cowboy free…
When I step into a story, sometimes it pulls me in so deep that I feel like I'm there. That I want to be there, need to be. I've discovered, with this beauty of a story by Vicki Lewis Thompson, how that really feels. This isn't the first time I've been in this world--I read A Last Chance Christmas which has many of the same characters as Thunderstruck, so it was great to see them again. I love revisiting these places when they hold a special place in my heart, and I love meeting new couples.
Damon and Phil (Philomena is her full name) are working together at Thunder Mountain Ranch on a cabin. When Damon first meets Phil, he thought that she was a man from their communication via email. He's shocked at first, then impressed by her work ethic and skill, and, of course, can't stop his attraction. And she can't stop hers either. They indulge in a little fun at the end of the work day, but they both know that what they have won't last. Damon will be leaving and going back to his life in California flipping houses because it's what he enjoys, and Phil accepts that. But there's no denying the feelings that are developing, and it's only a matter of time before they have to decide what they really want.
Thunderstruck blew me away! I already want to read it again. I felt like I was there, with Damon and Phil, at Thunder Mountain Ranch. It's beautifully told, and the romance is perfection. You can sense the depth of their affections and can see them contain it to protect themselves. I just couldn't get enough and I wanted to stay in their world forever. Since this is a series, there are other books featuring my favorite people at my favorite place. I already know what some of my next reads are going to be already because I must read all the other love stories from the Thunder Mountain Brotherhood series!