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Publisher's Summary

The 19th century. The Hell's Eight is the only family he's ever needed, until he meets the only woman he's ever wanted...

Caine Allen is a hardened Texas Ranger, definitely not the marrying kind. But when he rescues a kidnapped woman and returns her to town, the preacher calls in a favor. And Caine's honor won't let him refuse.

From the moment he beds Desi, Caine knows turmoil will follow. Desi might have the face of a temptress, but she also has a will of iron, and while she needs his protection, she's determined that no man will control her again. They establish an uneasy bond, but it isn't enough for Caine. He wants all Desi has to offer. He wants her screams, her moans, her demands...everything. Yet there's still a bounty on Desi's head, and keeping her sexually satisfied is proving easier than keeping her alive.

©2007 Sarah McCarty (P)2007 Audible, Inc.
All rights reserved including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form. This edition is published by arrangement with Harlequin Books S.A. All characters in this book are fictitious. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.

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  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars

Outstanding read!!!

This book is perfect for steaming up your long winter nights. I had a very hard time taking a break during the 14 hour read. Caine is a true knight in shining armour. He is the perfect man; strong, rugged, and true to his word. It was very touching how he handled Desi from the moment he met her. His passion for her was only equal to his love. I too am looking forward to more books about the "Hell's Eight."

18 of 19 people found this review helpful

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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Toni
  • San Dimas, CA, USA
  • 11-08-07

Wonderful! More like this!

Although I have been a fan of Sara McCarty for several years, this is her 1st book I have listened to in audio format. It is so good that I can't wait for the next in the "Hell's Eight" series. I wish the purchasing department of Audible.com would make available more unabridged reads in romance and erotica.

25 of 27 people found this review helpful

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Its in my top 20 for sure

Sensual, raw, action packed and disturbing.
This was my first erotic western in parts I was shocked my some of the content but I just could not stop listening. At times this is raw and sometimes you I thought Canie could be nicer to Desi. Yet I read on. I enjoyed the action scenes but what sticks in my mind is the SEX (there's a whole lot of it). This the best of the series ( I've read 4 of them).

13 of 14 people found this review helpful

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    5 out of 5 stars

Explicit with plot

I really enjoyed Caine's Reckoning, for several reasons. While it did have an awful lot of explicit sexual content (and I mean a LOT...in detail), it also had a plot that was substantially different from your typical historical romance. The narrator was simply perfect for this book, with a smooth southern accent that set the stage quite well.

12 of 13 people found this review helpful

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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Elyse
  • Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • 05-04-08

Can't Wait For The Next One

The story line was much more than I expected from Harlequin Spice. There was passion, intrigue and great sex. It combines erotic sexual scenes, with heart-twisting background stories, passion love and warmth, that left me wanting more. I can't wait until Sam's Creed comes! I'm definitely in love with the author and the Narrator did a great job. I wish audible carried more of Sarah McCarty's books.

14 of 16 people found this review helpful

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  • hack
  • Marietta, GA United States
  • 06-07-13

Graphic and not in a good way

What would have made Caine's Reckoning better?

The author needed to stop with the endless going on and on about anal sex. Also, I know she was trying to let us know how shellshocked the heroine was by her circumstances, but come on....it was tedious and drawn out. Like Bella's whining in Eclipse, I just wanted Caine to put her out of my misery already.

What do you think your next listen will be?

I have been putting it off, but I think I will have to listen to the LAST Sookie. I am not looking forward to saying goodbye to everyone in Bon Temps.

Would you be willing to try another one of Zoe Winslow’s performances?

The narrator was okay... I give her credit for being able to get through all that graphic, explicit language.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

I was disappointed. I used to really like historical romances, but more along the lines of a Johanna Lindsey or a Kathleen Woodiwiss...I didn't care for this at all.

Any additional comments?

I kept checking the author... I don't know many women who talk like that... I'd have sworn the author was a man, especially the fixation on anal sex. Never read a book by a woman where that was featured so prominently...

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Denise
  • Decatur, AL, United States
  • 10-09-12

Sex is a little to much

Where does Caine's Reckoning rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It is to Graphic in the sex department the most of the story is about sex, not the story There needs to be more story outside of the sexual scene and what is this authors fascination with sex in the wrong hole???? Just a little too much but the story line was good aside from that.

Which scene was your favorite?

When Desi fought with the Rooster

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

No

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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    2 out of 5 stars

Maybe it is just me...but

I read the reviews on this book and thought it sounded good but I just didn't like it. For me it was soooo drawn out. I like sex scenes but OMG 2 chapters long for one? I kept thinking "get on with it" geez! I think this is one in a series but I won't be listening to the others it just isn't worth it. For me, the story just wasn't that interesting to give it that much of my time. Another one where I was glad it was over.

11 of 14 people found this review helpful

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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Camille
  • Beavercreek, OH, United States
  • 03-27-08

Wanting More

I thought the book was really good. I got into all the characters of Hell's Eight. Can't wait for the next one. I thought the narrator was good, giving the characters good separate voices. It's a good romance. I didn't find it boring as some have stated. Obviously it's not a Pulitzer, but I stil found it a good book.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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    1 out of 5 stars
  • Philip
  • brevard, NC, USA
  • 11-07-07

wrong genre?

This book maybe listed under the wrong genre. If you are looking for a historical romance, you expect a good romance with some sex thrown in; this is a lots and lots of sex with a little romance thrown in. Of the 14 hours of book 10 are explicit, graphic, crude,possibly offensive to many readers, in your face sex (no pun intended). Romance readers usually want even the sex scenes romantic, even the wording is soft and modest. This books uses a lot of hard language to describe the sex and it does describe sex over and over and acts that I have never seen described in a romance novel. Definitely for a mature audience. I gave this one star to warn or entice those that are considering this choice. If this was under erotica I would probably have given it 4 stars but I don't buy erotica.

46 of 62 people found this review helpful