on 2 November 2005
Cougar McKinnely (or C-ooohh-gar as I've dubbed him) is one of the hottest heroes I've had the extreme pleasure to read.
When Mara Kincaid escaped from the bordello she had been sold to, she vowed that she would live her life on her terms regardless of the fact that she is looked down upon by the townspeople who regard her as a fallen woman.
From the moment Cougar saw Mara in the Pleasure Emporium, he knew that he had to make her his. Added to this is his guilt over the way that he became her first lover, even though Mara does not remember.
Mara is unnerved by the way that Cougar keeps popping up wherever she is, determined to protect her. Why is this big, wild man paying so much attention to her?
Ms McCarty has created a wonderful pair in Mara, with her fragile looks, but steely determination, and Cougar, the oh, so tender tough guy (ultra alpha alert here!), who captures her heart. Mmmmm.
We also got the opportunity to pay visit to old friends, Asa, Elizabeth and Clint.
Promises Keep is the second book in Sarah McCarty's Promises series, and if you thought that Asa from Promises Linger was hot, just wait till you meet Cougar. He'll melt the keys right off your computer and reduce you to a puddle of longing.