The Virgin’s Revenge by Dee Tenorio (Rancho Del Cielo #4)

Available: Now Amazon/B&N

Type: Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Samhain 

My Copy: Sent

If you can’t beat ’em…seduce ’em

Amanda Jackman’s love life is the stuff dreams are made of…which is fitting, because it’s all in her head. Thanks to six oversized, overbearing brothers who treat her like the family jewel, she’s lived in a padded little box.

Determined to get a life before she needs a padded little cell, she sets out to throw off the yoke and live on her own terms. Except she seriously underestimates the lengths to which her brothers will go to keep her safe and sound.

Cole Engstrom’s life might just be at an end. Cornered by all six of the massive Jackmans—men he normally considers his friends—he learns he’s their choice to marry their sister…or else. Make that first choice, but not the last.

Rather than watch Amanda’s brothers club their way through potential mates, Cole figures it’s best to just play along for a while and buy her some time to find a man of her own. It’s a good plan. Until Amanda figures it out—and decides he’s the one to relieve her of her “sheltered little virgin” status. One seduction at a time…

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What a quirky fun read! The Virgin’s Revenge is a wonderfully wrote contemporary romance heavy on the light-hearted homespun family values. Ok, ok, maybe that is a bit overboard. Dee Tenorio is a incredibly talented author who can make you feel as if you are there though. Make you laugh and giggle at the realness and make you cry at the sweet nature of her characters.

Poor Amanda, the only female in a sea of overbearing, hard headed (not to mention hot headed) brutish brothers. Intent on marrying their virgin sister off they corner the only man at the top of the list – Cole. Amanda thought she was doing a good job of hiding her crush on Cole but apparently her brothers have noticed. Overhearing them trying to marry her off  she sets out on her own scheme to seduce Cole and then leave him shaking his head in her dust. Unfortunately she isn’t prepared for the guy Cole really is – sweet, good natured and intent on saving her from her brothers.

He may not want to be pushed into marrying anymore but it’s not like Cole wants Amanda thrown at every good looking male in the city either. He does try to valiantly tell her about her brothers but these hilarious situations kept happening and before he knows what hit him, he’s in love with the blonde haired beauty intent on freedom from her family. He was just a fun character, a lot like a boy next door type of deal. Not to say that this wasn’t exactly what he wanted but was afraid to go after. He just needed a push….or shove in the right direction. Amanda keeps ending up half naked around him…what guy can resist a girl wearing peacock lingerie?

I loved how Amanda kept telling herself she wanting her freedom, then would constantly not be able to do what she wanted to do. It’s a wonder she ever managed to move into her own house. The underlying tension between her and her oldest brother was palatable and something I think a lot of families deal with over the years. But in the thick of it, and even though it was gone about in a total bonehead manner, her brothers do have her best interest at heart. Too bad she is HORRIBLE at seducing Cole and every time she tried it ended with me laughing my butt off at her failures.

There isn’t a abundance of sex so I think this one will hit the mark with a wide spectrum of romance readers. It’s told like a heartfelt conversation with a friend. It felt real, everything from the characters and situations to the settings. I even got a bit misty eyed when Amanda and her brother, Locke had their final show down that had been brewing for awhile. I want to read that guys book…wowie wow wow! Locke can be a mean ass or a total teddy bear. I want that man to come completely undone. I think maybe he needs to do that with Amanda’s boss at the towns sexy lingerie store. He seemed way to horrified she posed for her own catalog. 🙂

I really enjoyed this one….I think you might too. 🙂

I give The Virgin’s Revenge by Dee Tenorio 4 stars! 

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