It Happened in the Idaho Desert
The rodeo clown:
Brody wants the thrill of bullfighting and the wind at his feet.
Rita doesn't want anything to do with a busted up cowboyand odds are, Brody will be.
Socrates understands humans. And love, even if humans don't.
Can Socrates lead Brody to Rita's heart?
Will Rita let herself take the biggest risk of all?
Jacquie Rogers gives us an excellent romance guided by Socrates' comments, plans, and ingenuity. Living up to his name he uses his wit and wisdom to get around all the road blocks his two humans seem to put between them. He's an escape artist who can get out of any trailer, barn or shed he's put in. These animals are the stars of the book. Any of us who've ever had four legged friends of our own can easily relate and marvel at the lengths they will go to in order to get Rita and Brody together. . . The author does a great job with the human characters, too. . . This is a well told story that will keep you interested and smiling throughout. Dee Dailey, The Romance Studio
Without a doubt, I fell in love with this storyline from the very beginning. I absolutely loved how Ms. Rogers created a comical story and did a superb job of holding the readers attention right to the very end. I loved the characters she created and couldn't help falling in love with Brody myself. The author had me laughing so hard throughout the story that my sides were hurting from all the antics Socrates and his friends were constantly up to. I honestly didn't want the story to end . . . I will recommend this story not only to my fellow animal loving friends, but also to anyone that would love to read a lighthearted love story that will entertain you for a few hours. This is definitely a keeper in my library and I look forward to reading many more stories from this talented author in the months to come. You've done a fantastic job, Ms. Rogers. Diana, Night Owl Romance
A light-hearted and hilarious romp into a world of rodeo clowns, family values, and romance, this story kept my attention glued tighter than a cowboy to the back of a crippled bucking bronco. Whether you enjoy fast romances with big business or the slower pace of a laid back western, this tale is for you. The menagerie kept me chuckling with delight throughout the entire story. Socrates is the main one in the animal spotlight, but the skunk just cannot help but outshine the mule often and the dog is a delight to behold. All-in-all, a perfect book to cuddle up with during the colder months of the year. Excellent! Detra Fitch, Huntress Reviews
I am so thrilled to discover this book, and the author who wrote it. I adore romantic comedy. Rarely do I locate a story with as much humor, joy, and downright lust spread so thickly on the pages that I am surprised that I could turn the pages. Down Home Ever Lovin' Mule Blues is a treasure not to be missed. Thank you, Ms. Rogers, for all of the laughter, and joy that you bring to the reader of your fabulous book. Major Kudos to you! Now, when is your next book published? I am ready for more... Susiq2, SingleTitles.com.
Jacquie Rogers, author of Faery Special Romances has really outdone herself with Down Home Ever Lovin' Mule Blues. I could not help laughing at Socrates' plans and antics, I was love struck by the way her characters truly wanted each other . . . It was so touching, heartwarming, and very well written that I could not put it down. . . Jacquie Rogers has a way of writing fantasy romances that puts the city girl with the cowboy in a most spectacular way with this novel. Crystal, Book Reviews by Crystal
... if you're an animal lover you'll definitely fall in love with this one, if not, let's say you will be after giving this book a try...Jacquie delivers laughs and some happy tears through adventure, one you'd definitely want to read over and over again...You will definitely want to hold this book close to your heart; Miss Jacquie sure knows how to bring a story to life, especially through unimaginable humor. Mark, Book Cove Reviews
Down Home Ever Lovin' Mule Blues is a highly entertaining read . . . well written and thoroughly enjoyable. SkyWalker, GhostWriter Reviews
He opened the pickup door and grinned at her. She wished he wouldn't do thathe knew very well what his smile did to most women. Not her, of course, but most women. "It's never hard on a man's ego when a woman thinks he'd be good in the sack."
Rita rolled her eyes. "Well, it was the drugs talking, not Mom."
"You think so?" Instead of getting in the rig, he strode toward her and put his hands on her waist.
She gazed into his eyes, darker in the evening light. "I know so. I've never heard her say such things." She knew she should pull out of his grasp, but somehow her body didn't obey her mind.
"Doesn't mean she wasn't telling her real thoughts." His face drew nearer hers.
"Don't believe what she said about how I feel about you." Her voice breathless, she knew she should escape, but somehow she couldn't.
"No?" His hands tightened on her waist and his eyes darkened.
She held still, hoping he wouldn't kiss her, but not able to resist staring at his lips. "Lord, help me."