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Book fourteen in the Cattle Valley SeriesAsa Montgomery is a hard man to figure out. He's got millions of dollars in the bank, a host of men vying for his bed and he's still miserable.When a tragedy leaves him broken and battered, Asa quickly finds out who his real friends are. Left alone with only his household staff to nurse him back to health, Asa realizes he wants more Book fourteen in the Cattle Valley SeriesAsa Montgomery is a hard man to figure out. He's got millions of dollars in the bank, a host of men vying for his bed and he's still miserable.When a tragedy leaves him broken and battered, Asa quickly finds out who his real friends are. Left alone with only his household staff to nurse him back to health, Asa realizes he wants more than just a pretty man to adorn his bedroom.Mario Benta was fooled by a rich man in the past. They may say you're the only one for them, but what they really mean is, you're the only one until something younger and sexier comes along.Despite Mario's growing attraction to Asa, he'll be damned if he'll allow himself to be another man's arm candy.When Asa sets out to change Mario's mind, he'll discover it takes more than money to gain the heart of the ex-Army Ranger.


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Book fourteen in the Cattle Valley SeriesAsa Montgomery is a hard man to figure out. He's got millions of dollars in the bank, a host of men vying for his bed and he's still miserable.When a tragedy leaves him broken and battered, Asa quickly finds out who his real friends are. Left alone with only his household staff to nurse him back to health, Asa realizes he wants more Book fourteen in the Cattle Valley SeriesAsa Montgomery is a hard man to figure out. He's got millions of dollars in the bank, a host of men vying for his bed and he's still miserable.When a tragedy leaves him broken and battered, Asa quickly finds out who his real friends are. Left alone with only his household staff to nurse him back to health, Asa realizes he wants more than just a pretty man to adorn his bedroom.Mario Benta was fooled by a rich man in the past. They may say you're the only one for them, but what they really mean is, you're the only one until something younger and sexier comes along.Despite Mario's growing attraction to Asa, he'll be damned if he'll allow himself to be another man's arm candy.When Asa sets out to change Mario's mind, he'll discover it takes more than money to gain the heart of the ex-Army Ranger.

30 review for Arm Candy

  1. 5 out of 5

    Gabis Laberladen

    Darum geht's: Bei dem Unglück der "Cattle Valley Days" wurde auch Asa Montgommery schwer verletzt. Nur langsam erholt er sich und vermisst es auch, zu Mario ins Fitnessstudio zu gehen. Seit dem Unglück hat er Mario nicht mehr gesehen und sein erster Versuch, wieder Kontakt aufzunehmen, verläuft nicht gerade glatt. Meine Meinung dazu gibt’s hier Darum geht's: Bei dem Unglück der "Cattle Valley Days" wurde auch Asa Montgommery schwer verletzt. Nur langsam erholt er sich und vermisst es auch, zu Mario ins Fitnessstudio zu gehen. Seit dem Unglück hat er Mario nicht mehr gesehen und sein erster Versuch, wieder Kontakt aufzunehmen, verläuft nicht gerade glatt. Meine Meinung dazu gibt’s hier

  2. 4 out of 5

    Erotic Horizon

    Asa Montgomery has not been in contact with Ex Army Ranger Mario Benta since “the Accident” in Cattle Valley and Mario is pissed if truth be told. No matter how he acts as if he doesn’t care he is not pleased that his offer of friendship has been rebuffed time and time again. Asa is caught in his own downward cycle as well – with more money than he knows what to do with, he has lived the life that this sort of money comes with and thereby attracted the type of friends that goes with the life styl Asa Montgomery has not been in contact with Ex Army Ranger Mario Benta since “the Accident” in Cattle Valley and Mario is pissed if truth be told. No matter how he acts as if he doesn’t care he is not pleased that his offer of friendship has been rebuffed time and time again. Asa is caught in his own downward cycle as well – with more money than he knows what to do with, he has lived the life that this sort of money comes with and thereby attracted the type of friends that goes with the life style. Now that he was hurt and out of action – lets just say all his so call friends have shown their true colours. One person that has always accepted him for who he is was Mario – but he has not been around since the accident – however, Asa needs his speciality now even if he has to pay him, because Asa has to pay for everything. Mario was not taking the bait and he is prepared to pay whatever it cost – but it looks as if Mario is not for sale. Mario is mad at Asa’s offer and he makes it known the first chance he gets. What he find not only shocks him but surprises him and when one thing leads to the other Mario knows he must help Asa but only on his terms. Both men begins a journey that see’s them opening up like that have never done before, sharing secrets that they have never told before and taking on each other’s baggage that pushes what's they are trying to build to the limit of how much they are willing to bear. Carol Lynne is one of my guilty pleasure authors, no matter what she writes I am going to read it. I will honestly admit that I was cautious about this books for two reason – I have been tease by Asa and Mario’s story for about two books now and the last time that happened in this series – it was not as gratifying as I would have hoped, secondly the last book in the series was just not worth it so I was reading this one and thinking please let it be good – and it was really, it really was. Some of it is definately stereotypical and of course the big misunderstanding was there – but real issues were dealt with in ARM CANDY. Issues that surprised me if truth be told and as much as this book was about Asa and Mario getting together it wasn’t the whole book – so a decent amount of time was spent on side stories and matters that had reached a boiling point in both men’s live. The normal support cast of Cattle Valley were kept to a minimum and Ms. Lynne even stepped outside of the insulated area of Cattle Valley for apart the book which was the best bit for me. Anyhow Asa and Mario are good together – I was pleased they didn’t muck about with the cold shoulder and the would have, could have mindset, they were clearly set on building something special and they were honest and up front on so much level that it was actually refreshing for one of Ms. Lynne’s book. A whole new set of angst builds in the background of this book and it’s anyone guess who will have their day next in the Cattle Valley series. A surprisingly good addition to this series…

  3. 4 out of 5

    Elisa Rolle

    Reading a book in the Cattle Valley series is pretty much like meeting with an old friend and remembering all the common acquaintances. Plus, most of the time, the two men in centre stage are already known name to the reader and also their interaction, so, when the story starts, we are ready to see them going down to the core of the story. Sex usually arrives pretty much on chapter 1, but the nice thing of Arm Candy is that Mario, the arm candy, doesn’t want to put out so soon for Asa, the multi Reading a book in the Cattle Valley series is pretty much like meeting with an old friend and remembering all the common acquaintances. Plus, most of the time, the two men in centre stage are already known name to the reader and also their interaction, so, when the story starts, we are ready to see them going down to the core of the story. Sex usually arrives pretty much on chapter 1, but the nice thing of Arm Candy is that Mario, the arm candy, doesn’t want to put out so soon for Asa, the multimillionaire who will be more than willing to have him as boy toy since he doesn’t believe someone else could want him as lover without all his money. Both Mario and Asa have prejudices against each other not for something they did, but for what people can think. Mario is young and handsome, and he has a bad past experience with his very beautiful mother who always used man for money, and so now he doesn’t see himself being only a boy toy for a rich man. He has prejudices against Asa even if the man has never treated him like a pretty Arm Candy, and Mario is always ready to think the worst about him. On the other hand, Asa doesn’t see himself interesting past his money; he is 43 years old, of average looks and not so much experienced in the fact of love. Asa’s strength is his brain, but that is not something you can expose, above all not with someone that doesn’t speak with him. Anyway the disagreement between Asa and Mario has short life, and they are soon living like an old established couple; they don’t disagree on anything, and they pretty much think alike. The age difference is there but it’s more or less only a number, without any real consequence on their relationship: Mario grew up sooner than his age, and instead I have the feeling that Asa lived in his own world, and his emotional development got interrupted. Arm Candy is a nice addition to the series, and being also a Thanksgiving story, it has the usual abundance of good feelings; it’s a nice and good love story. http://www.amazon.com/dp/1907280758/?...

  4. 4 out of 5

    Alina

    Awesome book! I'm addicted to Cattle Valley people ))) Loved both Asa and Mario - they're so sweet together! Awesome book! I'm addicted to Cattle Valley people ))) Loved both Asa and Mario - they're so sweet together!

  5. 4 out of 5

    Risa

    Zu langweilig Statt mehr als gedacht wirkte die Story auf mich eher wie weniger als gedacht. Leider ist der Autorin offenbar zu dem Paar nicht viel mehr eingefallen, als eine Bettszene nach der anderen. Die übrige Handlung ist eher dürftig und das Ende wirkt unfertig. Der Handlungsstrang um Marios alkoholkranke Mutter hätte durchaus Potenzial für die nötige Spannung und ein wenig Drama gehabt. So wirkt er leider ziemlich emotionslos auf mich.

  6. 5 out of 5

    andrea moran

    Cattle Valley Both of the men featured in this instalment have problems with family using them and they have trust issues to work out because of it but that only makes them stronger in the end

  7. 5 out of 5

    Joanne Minna

    Mario, a person that hates arm candy and that whole way of life, and Asa, the guy that is used to the way of only having "friends", family and lovers be with him for his money, crash and burn while trying to live through Asa's recovery from the Cattle days' accident. Mario, a person that hates arm candy and that whole way of life, and Asa, the guy that is used to the way of only having "friends", family and lovers be with him for his money, crash and burn while trying to live through Asa's recovery from the Cattle days' accident.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Sarina

    3.5* Review written for Love Bytes Reviews. After the disaster that happened during Cattle Valley Days, people are still healing, Asa Montgomery included. Badly injured, his time laid up has opened his eyes to some harsh truths about the people he surrounds himself with and with hope (and maybe a little desperation) he turns to his friend Mario for help with his rehabilitation. Mario has always distrusted men with money and despite his attempts to keep himself separate from Asa, he still can’t ke 3.5* Review written for Love Bytes Reviews. After the disaster that happened during Cattle Valley Days, people are still healing, Asa Montgomery included. Badly injured, his time laid up has opened his eyes to some harsh truths about the people he surrounds himself with and with hope (and maybe a little desperation) he turns to his friend Mario for help with his rehabilitation. Mario has always distrusted men with money and despite his attempts to keep himself separate from Asa, he still can’t keep himself away. While some miscommunication and ill spoken words make things difficult between them in the beginning, things soon smooth out and as their relationship progresses both men find themselves changing for the better. There were things I liked about this book and things I didn’t much care for, to be perfectly honest. I really liked the main characters; both men had been seen in previous books and I enjoyed both of them whenever they’ve showed up. Over the course of the story you get to see that neither man is really all they appear to be on the outside and I liked that a lot; Mario’s issues with rich men are addressed and (at least semi) dealt with while Asa is shown to be much less self confident in his personal life than he is in his professional one. I enjoyed seeing both men try and help the other with their various issues and there was real progress made by the end of the book, which was great. On the other hand, the initial set up between Mario and Asa made me believe that I was going to see a slower progression to their relationship while Mario helped Asa with his therapy. Alas, that was so not the case; despite Mario’s declarations that he wanted to take things slow and not jump into sex right away, what happened? There was sex. Pretty much right away. Maybe not penetrative sex but sex all the same. So, that was a huge disappointment to me. The book didn’t really touch on Asa’s work towards regaining his mobility and you barely get to see the two men together without there being some sex involved so I really wasn’t a fan of that too much. I liked the story in a general kind of way, more for the characters themselves than anything else, and I may read it again in the future but I couldn’t say when. If you’ve read the rest of the series, this would be a good read to continue the overall recovery from the Cattle Valley Days accident but I don’t think it added anything to the overall series plot.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Eyre

    Still hurting from Asa's rejection after the Cattle Valley Days tragedy, Mario is refusing to answer Asa's calls now that Asa has a job offer for him. Mario finally agrees to talk to Asa, and their attraction for each other is still there. As Asa works to recover from his injuries, the two grow closer and share some sweet, sad, and intense moments. I liked this story, but I think I would have enjoyed it more if it were longer. Asa and Mario's issues with each other and themselves were resolved ra Still hurting from Asa's rejection after the Cattle Valley Days tragedy, Mario is refusing to answer Asa's calls now that Asa has a job offer for him. Mario finally agrees to talk to Asa, and their attraction for each other is still there. As Asa works to recover from his injuries, the two grow closer and share some sweet, sad, and intense moments. I liked this story, but I think I would have enjoyed it more if it were longer. Asa and Mario's issues with each other and themselves were resolved rather quickly in this 91 page book. What I liked about the book: I enjoyed the way Lynne portrays Asa's vulnerability and insecurity. He's a billionaire, but that doesn't mean that he has an over-inflated sense of self-worth. In fact, the opposite is true. He's so used to having to buy friends and family, that it's difficult for him to come to terms with the fact that someone as sexy and nice as Mario would want him. He knows that Mario isn't after his money, but he honestly can't see that there's anything else about him that would attract someone. I also liked getting Mario's backstory. His childhood and dealing with his mother gave the book a bit more depth. I hope that Lynne will revisit this in a later story. What I wish had been done a bit differently: The book was too short. I love the people of Cattle Valley, but I didn't get to spend enough time with them and/or with this couple. Also, Mario tells Asa that he doesn't want to be friends with benefits and that they need to take things slowly. Then, that same day, the oral sex begins. That seemed inconsistent. To me, taking things slowly doesn't mean only waiting an hour or two to unzip your britches. These two men had some serious hurt to deal with, and it just didn't make sense to have them move so quickly--especially after having them agree to go slowly. What I am dying to know: I need the next book, and it had better be about Jay/Erico. Lynne keeps teasing us with these two characters, and the curiosity is driving me crazy. How will Jay deal with Erico's stronger personality? How will Erico handle Jay's fears? I need to know.

  10. 4 out of 5

    H.A.

    Perfect! A billionaire and a man afraid of being used for his looks alone. Asa may have all the money in the world, but from the start you can tell that the one thing he wants more than anything is for someone to love him for who he is. Mario wants the same thing but being a product of"Arm Candy", his biggest fear is ending up the same way. It's easy to see how much both characters wNt each other and their love is written across the sky for all but themselves to see. It takes some time but their Perfect! A billionaire and a man afraid of being used for his looks alone. Asa may have all the money in the world, but from the start you can tell that the one thing he wants more than anything is for someone to love him for who he is. Mario wants the same thing but being a product of"Arm Candy", his biggest fear is ending up the same way. It's easy to see how much both characters wNt each other and their love is written across the sky for all but themselves to see. It takes some time but their faith in the sincerity of each other grows and allows them to have what they've always wanted, true love. This book was an enjoying read from start to finish, and the sex scenes were always HOT!! even when they were sweet and touching. Another great one from Carol Lynne!

  11. 5 out of 5

    Serena Yates

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. This was a great story where the main characters had been unable to really bridge the gap of their (perceived) differences in the past. And then Carol adds another misunderstanding and suddenly they're not even talking to each other anymore. I loved the way she then had them gradually reapproach each other (very carefully) because the underlying attraction proved to be too strong. Interestingly the relationship got started even before all the misunderstandings were cleared up - showing the capaci This was a great story where the main characters had been unable to really bridge the gap of their (perceived) differences in the past. And then Carol adds another misunderstanding and suddenly they're not even talking to each other anymore. I loved the way she then had them gradually reapproach each other (very carefully) because the underlying attraction proved to be too strong. Interestingly the relationship got started even before all the misunderstandings were cleared up - showing the capacity to forgive has more power than any grudges held. Both Asa and Mario had their own personal issues as well, making for a rich and emotionally satisfying story. I loved it!

  12. 4 out of 5

    Melissa

    Mario and Asa's book may well be my favorite so far! They had a rocky start based on some miscommunications but they quickly got it figured out and made a wonderful couple! They both brought out the best in each other and supported the other in what needed to be done. Asa finally found someone that he didn't have to worry about his money around and Mario found someone who loved him for more than just his looks! There was a great introduction into the next book and I can't wait to see what happens Mario and Asa's book may well be my favorite so far! They had a rocky start based on some miscommunications but they quickly got it figured out and made a wonderful couple! They both brought out the best in each other and supported the other in what needed to be done. Asa finally found someone that he didn't have to worry about his money around and Mario found someone who loved him for more than just his looks! There was a great introduction into the next book and I can't wait to see what happens between Erico and Jay... Jay is one of those characters that I think I'm going to love a lot! Off to read their book!

  13. 5 out of 5

    Jenny Wood

    I loved loved loved Mario... I'd been seeing him pine over Asa for books and books now it seems... And even though Asa did eventually grow on me, I couldn't stand the way he treated Mario. To me, Mario deserved so much better. He even had me tearing up a time or two... maybe cuz I'm tired lol maybe I'm just emotional but sigh.... I just loved him. This one was a little angstier for me tonight for some reason.... I still loved it though! I'm so glad they worked it out and go their HEA, if anyone des I loved loved loved Mario... I'd been seeing him pine over Asa for books and books now it seems... And even though Asa did eventually grow on me, I couldn't stand the way he treated Mario. To me, Mario deserved so much better. He even had me tearing up a time or two... maybe cuz I'm tired lol maybe I'm just emotional but sigh.... I just loved him. This one was a little angstier for me tonight for some reason.... I still loved it though! I'm so glad they worked it out and go their HEA, if anyone deserved it, it was Mario!

  14. 5 out of 5

    Shelby P

    It was nice to get a good story after the train wreck that was the last book. I really liked this book. I like that Mario wasn't just a pretty face and body. I enjoyed his backstory and his issues with his mom. Asa was surprisingly likable as well. Things happen quickly in Cattle Valley but I didn't feel that Maria and Asa's connection was insta-love, nice change of pace. I also liked that some of the sex was off page. The sex was just right. It was nice to get a good story after the train wreck that was the last book. I really liked this book. I like that Mario wasn't just a pretty face and body. I enjoyed his backstory and his issues with his mom. Asa was surprisingly likable as well. Things happen quickly in Cattle Valley but I didn't feel that Maria and Asa's connection was insta-love, nice change of pace. I also liked that some of the sex was off page. The sex was just right.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Chappy

    This instalment didn't really do it for me. I liked Mario well enough but he never really addressed his "need for a little pain with his pleasure". Asa seemed wimpy, lonely and lacked self-confidence. I find it hard to believe that he could be so successful in the business world with such a weak image of himself. Mario is helping Asa recover from his injuries sustained during the big grandstand crash. There wasn't enough emphasis put on this...I couldn't feel Asa's pain or frustration. This instalment didn't really do it for me. I liked Mario well enough but he never really addressed his "need for a little pain with his pleasure". Asa seemed wimpy, lonely and lacked self-confidence. I find it hard to believe that he could be so successful in the business world with such a weak image of himself. Mario is helping Asa recover from his injuries sustained during the big grandstand crash. There wasn't enough emphasis put on this...I couldn't feel Asa's pain or frustration.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Roxy

    Another great instalment in the series with plenty of heat and emotion like all the others. The only thing is..., I was expecting more. Previous books have hinted that Mario was into leather and dominance with some kink but this book, focusing on his relationship, had fairly simple vanilla scenes. Still an enjoyable cattle valley read though.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Traci

    Sweet story with a nice normal ending. I do love Asa and Mario. There is not anything exciting that goes on into the story, but this story has been building through the last several stories.. They actually have a normal healthy relationship.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Donna

    Just to think Asa's so called friends kept Mario and Asa apart was unbelieveable and for poor Mario to think it was Asa as long as he did was just wrong, I am glad they finally sorted it and found their happy place. Brilliantly written lovely story Just to think Asa's so called friends kept Mario and Asa apart was unbelieveable and for poor Mario to think it was Asa as long as he did was just wrong, I am glad they finally sorted it and found their happy place. Brilliantly written lovely story

  19. 5 out of 5

    Taya

    This was an ok story from previous secondary characters finally getting the spotlight. I didn't buy this romance this time around. I found myself saying ew more than aw. The story lack substance and wish there was more interaction with their clothes on rather with them off. This was an ok story from previous secondary characters finally getting the spotlight. I didn't buy this romance this time around. I found myself saying ew more than aw. The story lack substance and wish there was more interaction with their clothes on rather with them off.

  20. 4 out of 5

    FloJ

    OK but disappointing.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Tracy

    Cattle valley series book 14

  22. 5 out of 5

    Mandy*reads obsessively*

    Not my favorite in the series, but as always a nice reliable read!

  23. 5 out of 5

    Tracy

    I love this book. Asa and Mario are my favorite couple of the Cattle Valley Series.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Maryann Kafka

    Great read. Asa and Mario are good for each other.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Tori Thompson

    Awww.... Asa deserved to get his own story and a happy ending! So did Mario. Yeah! Awww.... Asa deserved to get his own story and a happy ending! So did Mario. Yeah!

  26. 4 out of 5

    Mrs. Reader

    4.5

  27. 5 out of 5

    Bradley Mathis-Krone

  28. 5 out of 5

    Bryan

  29. 5 out of 5

    Marguerite Long

  30. 4 out of 5

    girltemporary9

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