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A Texas Ranger, a lady blacksmith, a fierce passion, a dangerous game.Caleb Graham has spent the last four years in too many dangerous situations to count. As a Texas Ranger, he knows no fear, or at least he never shows it. When he’s sent to force a blacksmith off government seized property, he runs face to face into the woman who will change his life.Aurora Foster grew upA Texas Ranger, a lady blacksmith, a fierce passion, a dangerous game.Caleb Graham has spent the last four years in too many dangerous situations to count. As a Texas Ranger, he knows no fear, or at least he never shows it. When he’s sent to force a blacksmith off government seized property, he runs face to face into the woman who will change his life.Aurora Foster grew up on the very land the obnoxious Ranger is trying to throw her off of. Her parents and her husband died for it and there is no chance she would leave without a fight. A lady blacksmith might be an anomaly but she has the strength of the steel she forges and the courage to fight for what she believes is right.When Aurora is inadvertently injured by Caleb, he seeks medical help from a neighboring ranch. The sprawling hacienda is full of the finer things in life and the one person Caleb never expected to see again… his youngest brother Benjamin. Forced to flee from a man who has kept the boy captive, the trio become traveling companions in a deadly game where no one wins.Life turns upside down and sideways for Caleb and Aurora, caught in a game neither of them expected while they desperately try to save the boy who was lost to his family. Pursued and hunted, the three of them ride for the Circle Eight ranch. The unlikely pair of rescuers fight their attraction and for their lives....

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Caleb Reviews

  • Jen
    2018-09-30 16:12

    This is the third installment of the Circle Eight series, and it is the best one to date! I thoroughly enjoyed it, and was blown away by the excitement and everything that went on in one story! Not only was I on the edge of my seat in the second half of the book; but there was a lot that brought on my tears as well. I had happy and sad tears while reading this one, and if I hadn't of been hooked already by this series; this book would have captivated my attention immediately. It was just awesome! I can't wait to see what else is in store for these passionate and loyal Grahams.Caleb is the second oldest brother in the Graham family, and he has grown up to be a Texas Ranger like his Brother in Law use to be. He is dedicated to his job, and tends to stay away from his family and ranch as much as he can. He has forgotten how important family is; but it the midst of him isolating himself, he is starting to feel lonely.He gets sent on a job to remove a blacksmith from his property, as the government owns it now. To Caleb's astonishment, he finds Aurora Foster. The blacksmith he's hunting turns out to be a woman...and a woman that Caleb becomes 'smitten" with right from the get go!!Rory Foster is extremely strong willed, feisty, and not like a woman at all!!! Underneath her gruff exterior though, is a caring and loving gal. Even with that though, she refuses to be scared away by she puts up an extreme fight, until she ends up severely wounded...and the man who takes her and Caleb in ends up to have so many evil secrets that he is one will ever be the same...This is a huge journey, and it is full of heart, adventure, and let us not forget about the steamy sex!!! We are even treated to that...and believe in a tree ends up to be very interesting...LOLAnother must read by Emma Lang!!

  • Trish R.
    2018-10-15 07:49

    This is an erotic read.. This is really not my kind of book but I’m going to try to finish it. I think when a woman’s body part is referred to as a pu$$y it’s utterly disgusting. I know a lot of you don’t and I’m happy for you but this will be that last book I read of this author’s.Caleb spent way too much time thinking about sex, even going as far as sending his little brother out into the night saying Rory needed a bath and not to come back in until Caleb said so then proceeding to have oral sex with her. WTH kind of brother does that. I skimmed some, especially the sex parts. I don’t read books without sex but I don’t read dirty sex. I happen to like romantic sex and if these books had been that I would have read all of them. I’m having bad luck with books for the past few days. Yesterday I read another book that used that horrible word but it was only used once so I was ok with that. This book felt the need to use it when it really wasn’t necessary. Like “the shadow of her pu$$y hair came into view.” Really? Even if I wrote those kinds of books I would have had to ask myself if that sounded right. And I would have said NO. AND she was unconscious and badly hurt and that’s where his mind was. AND this book was taking place in 1840 and the word pu$$y didn’t come into play until 1875-1880. See for yourself, use a dictionary, that’s more than this author did. All that being said it was a really good storyline. I loved Caleb and Aurora, love, love, loved that she was a blacksmith. Loved Hannah, Matt, Eva, Elizabeth, Catherine, Eloise, Olivia and Brody. But most of all I loved Benji and absolutely hated Garza. It’s too bad about all these books.

  • Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)
    2018-10-13 08:00

    There are two parts of this book for me. There’s Caleb and his story and romance, then there’s Ben. Lets talk about Caleb first. At the beginning of the book I thought Caleb was sexy, in a dark and brooding kind of way. He’s a Texas Ranger, willing to do everything to serve his country, even when that requires that he’s away from family.He is tasked with kicking a “person” off government owned land. He was not expecting to get there and find a woman, let alone a lady blacksmith who has been running her shop from that location for years since her husband’s death. Aurora is not a girly girl, at times she can be worst than a man. But she’s tough and she’s a survivor. She’s probably the best thing that could’ve happened to Caleb to push him out of the funk he was in mentally. A girly girl couldn’t have done that for him, since he kept pushing them away. I can’t say these were my favorite characters in the series, because Brody is still #1, but they are both strong characters and fighters. I love that about them. Caleb was also caring and tender. It was so great to see them both have a chance to take care of each other. Caleb and Aurora are not instant combustion, they are a slow burn.Then there’s the fact that every step of their relationship and what happens in this story leads them to Ben. And as much as Aurora and Caleb’s romance was great, my heart was all about Ben. We’ve been reading about this poor little boy who was taken from his family home and basically sold into slavery. I’m overjoyed that he is back with his family and that he can start his healing process. At times he broke my heart, and others he gave me hope. I can’t wait to “see” him smile again.My only complaint about that was that I expected even more emotion when he reunited with his family, but I understand they have to give him time. I can’t wait now for the next one, both because I want to read Elizabeth’s story, whom I love, but to see Ben’s progress.*ARC provided by author

  • Jewels ♥ My Devastating Reads
    2018-10-02 09:04

    Originally reviewed at My Devastating Reads. I love a good western romance, especially the stories in this sizzling series by Emma Lang. They are riveting and I love the characters and their adventures. In the third novel of the series, Benjamin was finally found and taken home and it was a heart warming, moving story as well as a gripping one.Benjy's story is one that has yet to fully be told. I'm sure that will come in later novels, but I was very happy that he was found and brought home. He's still a young boy, but older in spirit than a boy of ten ought be because of his experiences, and I'm glad he's strong and smart as I'm sure it will help him adjust to living free again.Benjamin is found quite by chance by his older brother Caleb, and Caleb's romance with Rory, a woman blacksmith is one that will make you laugh and groan. Both of them are stubborn characters, both of them tell the truth a little too baldly--as well as crudely!--and they certainly made this adventure interesting. I liked Rory a lot, she is one of the strongest heroines I've run across in my reading, and I love strong female characters in romance. Strength comes in many forms, but it's nice to see a heroine who can throw around her weight and her opinions the way Rory does.Caleb is often described as a jackass throughout the novel, and I while he wasn't a hero I fell in love with, he was one I respected and liked a lot. And I thought he and Rory were incredible together, so that made this reader very happy to see this couple end happily ever after. And, I liked seeing Caleb grovel a little too.A fun read, filled with quick wit you'll find yourself turning the pages to the heartwarming end of this great western romance. I certainly did.

  • Vallsykes
    2018-10-11 14:04

    2.5 stars for romance and characterization3 stars for storyline and unique heroineThis book should have been calledFinding Benjy! Benjy is the lost Graham brother who Matt, and especially Olivia had been trying to find over the course of the first two books in this series. Benjy's reunion with his family, after five years of being captive, was heartwarming and poignant. On the other hand, the love story of this book's MC was cursory, kinda of sloppy, and sort of painful to read, even while it still held a unique charm. The hero and heroine were adequately characterized separately. Separately, they were at least intriguing, but together, their characters suffered and so did the romance. This is because the heroine was way more interesting than the hero(who seemed too tepid one minute and then miraculously %100 sure he about his love & future the next). The author dropped the ball on building their relationship more, which is something she did a better job of in book 1 & 2.Another thing the author failed to follow through on was how Benjy came to be captive. It was great that he was found, but I was very curious as to what really happened the day he was taken on to how he got where he came to be. Putting it together from the last book and the bit of flashback that Benjy has in this one, I got the gist of it. However, perspective of this major conflict is never achieved. Yet, the gang that is the Graham family are all included, with some specific characterization of certain siblings who we know will get a story soon.The thing is...I like these characters as a family. When they are together, it's great. With this theme of family struggle, heartache and togetherness, the dropped in sex scenes and attempt at eroticism is kind of out of place. This was especially apparent in this story. Nevertheless, the potential is still there for this series.

  • Mia Catherine
    2018-10-01 10:55

    A Texas Ranger, trying to escape what he feels is the prison of home and family, is assigned the task of evicting a squatter from a piece of property the Republic of Texas has determined theirs in the old west. Imagine this Ranger's surprise when the squatter turns out to be a woman. Add in the discovery of a long lost brother and you have the makings for an interesting story.I didn't dislike this book, but it just didn't pull me in. Some parts felt rushed, (view spoiler)[when Rory fell from the tree and is critically injured, things happened so fast I didn't get to feel the urgency of the moment. Or when Caleb suddenly realized what he wanted was to quit the Rangers and move back home - the realization came out of nowhere. No build up. (hide spoiler)] and some just lacked depth, (view spoiler)[ the first time they made love, they just took their clothes off and went at it. No emotion or anything - it felt hollow (hide spoiler)].What I was most disappointed in was the Benjy story. I assume, since this is book 3 of a series, Benjy's disappearance was discussed earlier. It was great he was found, but why was Benjy there? What happened to bring him there? (view spoiler)[ And why was a notorious criminal so determined to have him as his "son?"(hide spoiler)] I can appreciate Benjy not wanting - or not being able to - discuss things with his family, but we had several parts in Benjy's point of view. We could have perhaps gotten glimpses as to what had happened through memories or something. I'm not sure if that will be revisited in the future titles, but the Benjy storyline felt incomplete.I just didn't connect with these characters and felt the love story was somewhat superficial. But, I will say this. The historical references and the way the author set the stage for the story was excellent. I was consistently reminded where - and when - we were. That was very well done.

  • Helyce
    2018-10-14 12:00 Graham didn’t want to be a rancher. Not after he’d met Brody Armstrong, the Texas Ranger assigned to the case when his parents were killed and his youngest brother Benjamin was kidnapped. Now, five years later, that’s exactly what he is, a Texas Ranger. He rarely gets home to the Circle Eight. Though he misses his family, all they do is grumble about how he never comes home even when he does. So he keeps to himself, preferring the often solitary life of a Ranger. When he’s assigned the task of removing a squatter on some land that the Republic of Texas has seized, he was in no way prepared for the woman he would meet and everything that followed that meeting.Aurora “Rory” Foster is a blacksmith and she is talented and damn good in the forge. An only child, her father saw nothing wrong with teaching her his trade when she showed a talent in it. When her parents died, Rory and her husband took over the homestead and Rory took over the forge. Nobody cared that she was a woman doing a man’s job. So much so, that when her own husband died, she continued on just as she always had.When Caleb shows up to remove Rory Foster from the now government owned land he is shocked to find that Rory Foster is a woman; a stubborn woman who is not going to give up her home and everything she owns just because he says so. She’s prepared to fight and fight she does. When Rory gets hurt and Caleb is forced to find a doctor, he could never imagine the series of events that would follow. Caleb is book three in this series that follows the lives of the eight Graham children who struggle to manage their ranch after the horrific death of their parents and the kidnapping of their youngest brother Benjamin. It is about five years later, and Caleb has become the Ranger that he wanted to be after meeting Brody Armstrong, the man who would become his sister Olivia’s husband. He’d always looked up to Brody and when he realized he wanted to be a Ranger, he left the farm and his family to do just that. When he’s sent to remove Rory Foster, her injury begins a chain of events that he had never imagined.This one started off a bit slow for me, but that changed very quickly once Caleb arrives at Rory’s homestead. Rory was a complete surprise and I loved her immediately. She’s only in her early 20’s but her own life tragedies-losing her parents and her husband-have made her a very strong and self sufficient woman. When Caleb arrives to tell her that the government has seized her property because women cannot inherit land, she’s furious. She has no intention of leaving her forge, her only way of making money and supporting herself. She puts up a great fight, and when she’s injured Caleb takes her to the only doctor in town.This is where the story really takes off! In getting Rory help, Caleb inadvertently stumbles upon his missing brother Benjamin and his once simple task of removing a squatter becomes a rescue mission. Trying to figure out how to escape with Benjamin and an injured Rory is a daunting task, but he refuses to leave her behind because he knows what Garza will do to her if he does.Caleb, Rory and Benjamin make their escape, but they are in no way out of the woods. They will all deal with so many obstacles along the way, the least of which is Caleb and Rory’s blossoming attraction to each other. They are 200 miles from the safety of the Circle 8 ranch but they are determined to get there. The original story arc of Benjamin’s kidnapping is tied up nicely in here and I was so glad that he was found this early in the series and that the author didn’t drag it out making it the source of constant pain for the family over the course of several years. As it is, he’s 10 or 11 now, so he’d been missing for five years. What does not come out is what he actually went through over that time. He’s mute when Caleb finds him and doesn’t start speaking again till much later in the story and even then he doesn’t say much. I assume at some point, we’ll learn what he’s been through and at this point I’d rather not speculate. I loved that the author paired Caleb with a woman like Rory. From the outside, she looks like a tomboy-short hair, trousers, and she’s stick thin without any curves-but she’s tough and from the moment they meet Caleb sees her as a woman even when she’s doing her worst. Caleb, of course, is the hot gorgeous muscular cowboy and those attributes do not escape Rory’s notice. But no matter what is thrown at her, Rory perseveres. It’s a fight for them to find that place where they can be a couple because Rory is so not a typical woman of this time. She’s lived like a man for years and I really enjoyed watching Caleb fall for her as she is and not try to change her.This installment is filled with much more action and adventure than the previous books and the ride is fast paced and enjoyable once we get going. Finding Benjamin will go a long way in helping this family heal from their loss and I really look forward to watching the remaining siblings grow up and to see where the author plans to go.

  • Sophie [at] Book Suburbia
    2018-09-23 13:09

    This review is posted @ If a few years back someone would have told me that I would learn a great deal about history, home remedies and ranch life just by reading a romance book, I would’ve laughed. But sure enough I did learn, and instead of laughing I loved this book so much I CRIED.I had a wonderful and exciting trip to the very (old) Wild, Wild West through the pen of Mrs. Lang; and I must say It was a very heart melting one. “Caleb” is the third installment of the “Circle Eight” series. We learn the story of Ranger Caleb Graham who years before had left the Circle Eight in search of the thrill of becoming part of the high authority of the recently freed Republic of Texas. I have a confession to make: I had NO idea Texas was ever a Republic. I know, I know, but please forgive my lack of knowledge of American History. My whole education was directed towards Latin American History, so this was absolutely marvelous for me since it kicked my curiosity and made me want to learn more about this fact. I’ve been reading and doing my own research on the topic ever since. I can say that those bits and pieces of history I read, only made me love this book even more.Caleb is a fearless Texas Ranger, who joined the forces in search of his real purpose in life, after his parents had been murdered. While in service to the Republic he seldom stops by the Circle Eight to visit his family anymore, but manages to do so while on a mission for which he must travel more than 200 miles north in search of a stubborn blacksmith who not only knows her way with steel, but also with Caleb’s temper.We also meet Aurora “Rory” Foster who works as a blacksmith, occupation she learned from her late father and that has kept her afloat after her husband Horatio died. In fact, her flawless work with a forge and anvil has made her famous in the region and it’s been through this art that she’s been able to survive after losing her husband. I believe Rory Foster has been one of the greatest female characters I have ever read about. Not only is she a strong and determined woman, but also stubborn and fearless, something that inevitably caught Ranger Graham’s attention. Rory is that kind of woman capable of defying any and all obstacles to achieve her goals. For example, smearing a urine poultice over Caleb’s would after making it in front of his brothers.Yep, that’s Rory:“What the hell?” Matt stepped back as if she was going to hurt him.“I need to make a paste with the ash and piss. It’s a good way to stop the blood. My father taught me when I was a girl.” She forced herself to piss enough to make the paste the right consistency. After she’d yanked up her trousers, she mixed the ingredients together until it was ready.The two Graham’s stared at her while the other two men stood behind with the horses. All of them were silent and motionless.“Someone peel back the shirt so I can smear this on him.”Nobody moved.“He’s going to bleed to death.”Matt moved closer and put his hand on his pistol. Rory’s fury knew no bounds. She growled at him and removed the blood-soaked shirt herself. The sound of the pistol clearing leather was loud in the forest. “I won’t let you smear piss on my bleeding brother. Move away.”I don’t really care what you say or do right now, Matt Graham. The only thing that matters is Caleb. I won’t let you stop me from saving him.”She got to her feet and shook the bloody shirt. “He’s dying and you’re letting it happen.” She threw the shirt at him. “Now, are you going to help me stand there showing me your dick is bigger than mine?”When Caleb and Rory meet it’s definitely not in the right circumstances or time, but nonetheless the attraction is felt since the minute they laid eyes on each other. After a quite bumpy nap on a tree, a very nasty cut and the urgent trip to the nearest doctor available, Caleb ends up taking Rory to the last place on earth he ever thought he would find the missing piece of his family’s puzzle: his brother Benjy.Benjy’s character is remarkable. He is the greatest example of bravery in the worst situation possible. He captivated my heart and made me realize that you can be small, but extremely courageous. For those who have followed the series, you will remember what happened to Benjy; so imagine Caleb’s amazement and joy to have found him when he was least expecting it. And it is through Benjy’s courage and strength that Caleb finally agrees that it is time he must return to that one place he is more missed from: the Circle Eight. As all three run for their lives and hide from the bad guys, we learn that this is a story of awakenings, an exciting adventure through a vast land, the pleasure of freedom, the unforgettable beauty of the Old West and the feeling of home and love only an amazing book like this can deliver.

  • Kimberly Rocha~ Book Obsessed Chicks
    2018-10-11 14:10

    Texas 1840, Caleb Graham's next assignment as a Texas Ranger, is to remove blacksmith Rory Foster from government owned property. Caleb thinks it's going to be a simple job, until he meets Rory and all sense goes out the window.Caleb Graham has been a Texas Ranger for four years now since leaving the bosom of the ever growing Graham family holding, the Circle Eight. The second son in the family of six, Caleb needed to break out of the confines of his family, make a name for himself and possibly find clues as to the whereabouts of his youngest brother, Benjy, who was kidnapped five years ago after his parents were murdered. Benjy's disappearance has left a rift in the family that Caleb is determined to heal.Before Caleb goes off on his assignment, he stops by the Circle Eight to see his family, but guilt wracks his very being when he see how his siblings have grown and his sister-in-law pregnant with her third child. Yes, Caleb stays away for long periods of time from the family, using his Ranger work as his excuse.When Caleb arrives to evict the blacksmith, he is stunned to discover Rory Foster is not a man, but a very stubborn woman who is not going to stay quiet and allow Caleb to evict her. Rory Foster AKA Aurora, is a widowed blacksmith trying to survive on the land her father left her. A bit awkward, Rory is the best at what she does, her work is coveted by all those in the surrounding area. When Caleb attempts to complete his mission he is met with Rory's resistance and then the roller coaster of events, from injury to discovery, from elation to romance rolls on.The Circle Eight: Caleb is the culmination of years of struggle with the Graham family and their loved ones. How one family attempts to continue on when so much tragedy has befallen them and rise once again in the midst of the country even better than before is a gift, and only can be told as such my Emma Lang AKA Beth Williamson. Caleb proves that family overcomes all adversity. With Emma Lang's strong and colorful characters, the Graham legacy promises to continue on, and excitedly so. I love the Grahams, they are gutsy and enjoyable and always a pleasure to meet. I loved The Circle Eight: Caleb and I know you will all as well.~KIMBERLY~

  • Eileen
    2018-09-23 10:12

    4.5 stars. What a great heroine for this story. Aurora, Rory, was one kick ass girl. I loved her and her sassy mouth. The great part here is that Caleb gave it right back. It has been 4 years and Caleb has been a Texas Ranger, taking assignments, and trying to find his brother Benjy. Things happen and they are the run. It was great to see all the Grahams again on the Circle 8 ranch. I liked this story very much. This is a good series and I look forward to more.

  • Marcella
    2018-09-27 13:06

    Loved this story and the change in the main characters as they learned about love

  • Karen L
    2018-10-11 10:06

    I liked this story a lot! Caleb comes from a family of 8 children who parents were killed by outlaws who then kidnapped his younger brother Benjy as he was the only one home with his parents. As Caleb grew up and he decided to become a Texas Ranger and continue the family search for Benjy while doing his job.On the other hand Aurora, AKA Rory, had parents her parents but her father wanted a son to inherit his blacksmith business. However, when Rory showed an interest in blacksmithing he decided to teach her and she inherited the business when they passed on. Rory married but her husband died and she meets Caleb at her homestead.

  • Margo
    2018-10-22 14:49

    This story had me until the end. After having read so many books in the last few years I can honestly say that few do any more. Caleb, a Texas Ranger is sent to force a blacksmith off state lands. Turns out the blacksmith is a woman. While trying to hide from him she gets injured and he takes her to a neighboring rancher for help. Thats when things get really complicated and it is a roller coaster ride from there. I would give this book a 4.5 stars but it needs a good editing and nothing infuriates me more than stumbling over missing words, or too many words, or incorrectly spelled words. Didn't anybody proof read this work?

  • Tracy Sylvester
    2018-10-12 15:05

    Caleb Graham is a ranger sent to remove Rory (Aurora) Foster off the property that the Texas government sees as theirs. By law women aren't allowed to own property during these times. Once Rory's husband passes away the state wants to take the land and business from her. She isn't willing to go down without a fight. When she becomes injured Caleb takes her to the Hacienda to see the doctor. This book has some steamy romantic moments, some mild romantic moments, intrigue and action, all rolled into one. A great 5 star read!

  • Michelle Duhon
    2018-09-24 14:54

    Wow!! I want to read it again!!What a awesome story. Caleb and Rory are both fun characters. This book is full of adventure and sass. I laughed so hard at times and wanted to jump in the story other times. I liked that Caleb's siblings appeared in the story. It made me want to learn more about them and their stories. I truly enjoyed this book and highly recommend. This is my first book by Emma Lang. Looking forward to more of her adventures with The Circle Eight.

  • E_bookpushers
    2018-10-04 09:54

    Review originally posted here: Self-PublishedPublish Date: Out nowHow I got this book: ARC from the authorA Texas Ranger, a lady blacksmith, a fierce passion, a dangerous game.Caleb Graham has spent the last four years in too many dangerous situations to count. As a Texas Ranger, he knows no fear, or at least he never shows it. When he’s sent to force a blacksmith off government seized property, he runs face to face into the woman who will change his life.Aurora Foster grew up on the very land the obnoxious Ranger is trying to throw her off of. Her parents and her husband died for it and there is no chance she would leave without a fight. A lady blacksmith might be an anomaly but she has the strength of the steel she forges and the courage to fight for what she believes is right.When Aurora is inadvertently injured by Caleb, he seeks medical help from a neighboring ranch. The sprawling hacienda is full of the finer things in life and the one person Caleb never expected to see again… his youngest brother Benjamin. Forced to flee from a man who has kept the boy captive, the trio become traveling companions in a deadly game where no one wins.Life turns upside down and sideways for Caleb and Aurora, caught in a game neither of them expected while they desperately try to save the boy who was lost to his family. Pursued and hunted, the three of them ride for the Circle Eight ranch. The unlikely pair of rescuers fight their attraction and for their lives.This blurb came from the author’s website.I was browsing around last summer and discovered Emma Lang through her Heart series. I enjoyed them so I looked for other books written by Lang and stumbled upon her Circle of Eight series. I found myself intrigued by the premise so I started reading the first one, paused to buy the second one and finished them both. Unfortunately that meant I had to wait for Caleb. I am glad to saw that the wait was worth it because Lang provided adventure, danger, spirited arguments, the power of family, and character growth.The Graham family was extremely close and with the murder of their parents and the associated kidnapping of their youngest brother they grew even closer with the exception of Caleb. He took his grief and shock over what happened channeled it into anger and self-centeredness. As a result as soon as he could, Caleb left the Circle Eight ranch and joined the Texas Rangers. Since becoming a Ranger he had gone from assignment to assignment without much of a break. The only thing that bothered him about not pausing was the fact that he had also been correspondingly short on female companionship. So when he received orders to clear a blacksmith off of land claimed by the Republic of Texas he wasn’t exactly in the mood to do that gently.Aurora wasn’t what Caleb expected. Even though his sisters were all independent and determined he never really dealt with them and especially not as an adult. Aurora was determined, independent and she was a good blacksmith, which meant she was comfortable doing things most women wouldn’t consider doing. She also felt strongly that since the land had belonged to her father and then her husband since they were both dead the land and business should be hers. Not to mention it was situated in a very nice area that would be worth a lot of money in the future. She was so determined to keep her land and business that in the midst of getting away from Caleb she got hurt. After her injury the Caleb that no one ever saw emerged. He spent a lot of time and effort to nurse Aurora back to health and refused to leave her behind after they discovered Benjamin.Their ability to put aside their enmity towards each other to work together to rescue Benjamin was amazing to see. The things they went through as they fled back to Caleb’s family were a true test of stamina and will. All of them ended up needing help from the others before they were safe. I will admit that I was worried that Aurora’s character had made a very abrupt change during the early days of their time at the Circle Eight ranch but thankfully Lang continued to keep her characters true. Aurora’s feistiness never left her as she deals with Caleb’s family and it quickly returned to her dealings with Caleb as he returned to his usual self-centered grouch. He had to learn some rather pointed lessons and get the help of his family before he was able to convince Aurora to stay and marry him. For her part, Aurora had to learn to value herself and how to deal with having a family again.I ran the gamut of emotions while I was reading Caleb. There were times when Aurora and Caleb made me laugh as they argued. I was also very touched with Benjamin’s reunion and how finding him didn’t magically fix everything but the family still had to work to complete their circle. I was concerned and worried not just about Benjamin, Aurora, and Caleb on their journey but also for the other members of the Circle Eight if Caleb’s enemies found them. I also wanted to alternately shake some sense into Caleb and then Aurora as their stubbornness put their HEA in doubt. All in all I enjoyed reading Caleb. I know Lang has at least one more coming out in this series and I find myself curious about the external conflict since the one of the driving themes in the series to date has been solved.I give Caleb a B

  • Tj Walker
    2018-09-27 10:46

    Loved this familyAs brass as he is, Caleb will win your heart. Rory is as far from feminine as they come. She was just trying to survive. Her land was all she had and the state of Texas did not allow women to own land. When her daddy died, the state took ownership and she was not giving it up!This is a great story!

  • Dee Doyle
    2018-09-23 10:08

    CalebEnjoyable. Life is nothing but twists and turns. Caleb joined the Texas Rangers in order to find himself and his purpose in life. While trying to evict Rory Foster from government land, he found love and his long lost brother, Benji. As well as solving an old case regarding a war criminal.

  • Dalia Parson
    2018-10-07 14:50

    Fun and exciting read!This book was so much fun to read. I loved the adventure that Roy and Caleb went through. It was filled with excitement, emotions and love. Mustvof all filled with laughs!

  • karen price
    2018-10-02 13:44

    Intense drama!I gave this book 5stars. I liked how the story unfolded then just by chance they found the brother! I also love Caleb and Rory's love. I love this series. I recommend the series to Romantics (like myself)

  • Rosalie Gammon
    2018-10-21 13:49

    An EXCELLENT read.A masterpiece in its own right. A great story line. Wholesome, hilarious, heartwarming, tearjerker, heart wrenching. A nice family story.

  • Elizabeth Earleywine
    2018-09-23 15:08

    Not to say I did not enjoy the book. It was decent enough. However, the author relied on the same basic descriptions for everything.

  • Kim Tagliaferri
    2018-10-02 15:51

    Great Book!This book has some crude language, is if you get offended easy, don't read it, otherwise I would recommend it!

  • Sherri T. Milgroom
    2018-09-25 13:06

    Enjoyed this story.

  • Lisa Jo
    2018-09-23 07:53

    CALEB, the third installment in Emma Lang's Circle Eight series is a sexy western romance! Together, this large family of characters makes for an entertaining journey of love, danger and adventure in the Wild West! Texas Ranger Caleb Graham has spent the last four years serving his government. He lives an isolated life, involving danger at every turn, which is exactly what he wants. His next assignment involves removing the blacksmith Rory Foster off government-owned property. Anticipating a challenge with little difficulty, he's shocked when he meets the blacksmith—Mrs. Aurora Foster. Recently widowed, Aurora will do anything to keep Texas from taking away her parents' property. Since her husband died, this land and her job are the only things she has left to claim. If she has to fight a Texas Ranger to keep it, she will. Unfortunately, she is inadvertently injured in the midst of their disagreement and Caleb immediately seeks help to save her. Yet another shock is waiting for Caleb when they reach the neighboring ranch. Forced to flee the place that saved Aurora's life, they are now on the run from an evil and vengeful man. Along the way, the two grow closer than they ever expected to and realize home may have a whole new meaning for them both. Ms Lang creates an absolutely fantastic pair with Aurora and Caleb. After reading the first two installments of this series, you realize what a kind and strong man Caleb is, but how stubborn and obnoxious he can be too. Who better to pair with him than the spitfire lady blacksmith with guts and strength? These two went toe-to-toe plenty of times and it clearly demonstrated their fabulous chemistry. It was hard not to love their banter that demonstrated that they were such strong, yet compatible characters. As the book moved on, it was interesting to see how their relationship showed their vulnerabilities and demonstrated their emotional and sensitive sides. After arriving at book three in the Circle Eight series, I am falling hopelessly in love with the Graham family. This family is made of strong, unique individuals and together they are a force to be reckoned with. As with most large families, each member adds great character and a different dynamic to the mix. Of course I love the sexy cowboys, strong heroines and the romance, but I adore this family just as much. They become even more endearing with each installment of the Circle Eight series. Each novel can be read as a standalone, but I encourage anyone and everyone to read every installment just because they are great novels and sexy love stories. They all have their own unique brand of craziness that is just enjoyable to read. CALEB is not as steamy as Ms Lang's previous novels, but manages to still pack a punch. The story line moves fairly quickly and really doesn't allow for much intimacy but even so, the novel doesn't lack for anything a fan of Emma Lang or Beth Williamson has come to expect. There are still plenty of toe-curling moments to leave readers panting. There are also a few shocking twists in this novel that affect everyone in the family and add plenty of emotional drama. The villain of this novel plays a major part, but is rather more of a shadowed threat than physical presence until the very end. It worked well for Caleb's story because it allowed ample time to strengthen the romance between the two protagonists. As always, I am left pleasantly satisfied after reading another superb Emma Lang novel. CALEB is a great western romance with a sultry cowboy and a fierce heroine that take you on one wild adventure. Readers must be prepare to fall in love not only with a great hero and heroine, but a family that cleverly welcomes you into their lives and welcomes you home. Ms Lang's latest installment in the Circle Eight series, CALEB is a fantastically fun ride from the first page to the last. Buckle up and prepare yourself for a novel with a great cast of characters, witty dialogue and a passionate romance. You will certainly be happy you took the time to get to know this crazy, wonderful family.Lisa Jo @ The Romance Reviews

  • Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
    2018-10-18 15:07

    Slick's review posted on Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews4.5 StarsSo, anyone who reads my reviews knows I’m not a big fan of historical romance. However, there are a few authors I make an exception for and Emma Lang (AKA Beth Williamson) is one of them. I have read and loved her Malloy Family series as well as her Devil’s On Horseback series. I haven’t read anything she’s written under the Emma Lang name so when her assistant contacted me and asked me if I’d be interested in reading and reviewing Caleb, I jumped on it. I’m so glad I did because it reminded me of why I love her writing so much and now I need to go back and read the first two books in this series. Let me stress though, you can absolutely read this book without reading the first two. I’m pretty bad about having to read in order but I couldn’t wait to start this one, and I had no trouble keeping up or knowing what was going on.Strong female characters are something I always adore in a romance book and it’s something that Emma (Beth) always provides. She really outdid herself with Aurora (Rory) Foster and I found myself laughing out loud at her mouth and antics one minute and identifying with her completely the next. Rory is a blacksmith by trade, a pretty uncommon occupation for a woman back in the 1800′s but her father was one of the best and he taught her well. I love how she sees herself as an artisan of her craft, which proves even though she’s had to be tough and make herself more “manly” in order to gain respect and survive in a man’s world it proves she has a feminine and sensitive side. She’s a widow who married at 16 following her parent’s untimely death. She’s had a hard life and when a Texas Ranger comes to evict her off her land, she’s taken aback by the immediate attraction she feels for him but she’s also not going to go down without a fight.There is just something about Caleb Graham. He takes his work as a Ranger seriously but you get a sense right off that he’s not truly happy in his life. He struggles between wanting the freedom being a Ranger provides and longing to fit in with the family he’s left behind. I admire the fact that he didn’t try to bully Rory and that he respected the work she does. He doesn’t belittle her and although he’s there to do his job, you can tell he’s conflicted about what the right thing is to do. I like that despite Rory’s outward appearance he sees beneath that and appreciates the woman that she is, strong muscles and all. It’s hard not to love a man who risks it all to make sure a woman he barely knows doesn’t suffer for his actions.I loved the interaction between these two from the start. Caleb trying to be professional and Rory just giving him hell, it was fun to watch. The fact that they both were experiencing such intense sexual feeling s for one another when they are on opposite sides just made their joining so much better. In addition the perilous situation they were in added intensity to their already unusual pairing.I can’t finish without saying a few words about Caleb’s wild family. It’s obvious there is a closeness which comes from losing their parents at a young age and the struggles that followed. I love that through it all they realize that family is the most important thing and it becomes obvious as this book goes on that Caleb begins to realize that as well. There are some very distinct personalities in this group and I can’t wait to get to know them better!Emma Lang has given us another great family to enjoy in her Circle Eight series. With strong female characters, hunky alpha males, the backdrop of Texas in the 1800′s, and some hot and heavy love scenes this book is one you don’t want to miss and one I’ll read again and again!Review copy provided for an honest review.

  • Anna's Herding Cats
    2018-10-14 16:04

    So, the Graham family? LOVE. Them. Lang does an amazing job of creating characters and a family you really just can't resist. They're one of the few fictional families that as soon as I've finished the book I'm reading I'm craving the next one because I just want to keep myself surrounded by them.This family has been dragged through hell and back after the murder of their parents and the kidnapping of their youngest sibling years earlier but has found the strength and courage to rebuild and beat back anything and everything that's thrown in their path. The men are honorable and drool-worthy and the women so incredibly unique and feisty. Watching them all find their matches and falling in love is really such a treat. The added bits of humor and heart stopping action and adventure keep me coming back again and again too.So, Aurora and Caleb. Whew. Yeah they were pretty awesome. Aurora may be one of the more unique, bold and brassy women I've ever read. She's a blacksmith, a little hard, completely outspoken and make-your-jaw-drop-frank. She does what needs to be done and never backs down from anything. Basically she's the perfect match for Caleb Graham who is one sexy as hell Texas Ranger and just as stubborn as she is.Oh yes, he had been granted more than his share of gorgeous maleness. She swallowed hard, knowing she probably looked foolish with wide eyes and quite possibly drooling. "Like what you see?" He grinned, unrepentant and full of pride. "As a matter of fact, yes." Her response knocked a bit of the cocky out of his expression. "I'd like to experience it up close though."I really enjoyed their relationship. He's been sent on a mission to evict her from her land which the government has claimed and she is one chick hell bent on staying right the heck where she is. I loved that she wasn't one bit willing to back down or let him and his bad-ass Ranger self push her around. Either off her land or in their relationship.Heat-wise the little bit of sex that's involved is pretty damn good and the tension and chemistry between the two is fantastic. I loved how the two of them really pushed each others buttons and could frazzle each other. It could be frustrating and entertaining and utterly charming all at the same time."I have trouble showing appreciation." Her confession surprised him. "I noticed." "You would mention it too." She closed her eyes. "Thank you." "You're welcome." He smoothed her limp hair off her forehead. "Now first thing we're going to do is get you clean, because woman, you stink." "Jackass." "I aim to please." The corner of her mouth twitched. "I think I'd like to get clean. I can smell myself." Caleb barked a laugh. "I guess that's when you know you need to find soap." He missed sparring with her. It was good, better than good, to have her back.There's a good bit of danger and action involved with Aurora and Caleb's journey and I think some great suspense that they sort of stumbled on. Part of that involves one of the series arcs of his younger brother being kidnapped years earlier and being found. I think Caleb can be read as a stand alone but really it's so much better with the rest of the series because you really get that family connection and the emotion turmoil they've all been through. Each story is amazing and unique and definitely worth the read. If you haven't picked this series up now is definitely the time to jump in and meet them.~~*~~*~~And just a quote I thought was so damn funny. Couldn't fit it in up above but this is when she's a bit injured and a little, um, out of her head. Made me snort and fall a little bit more for Aurora.She giggled, startling him. "Your lashes are ridiculously long, did you know that? Do you feel a breeze when you blink?"

  • Dee
    2018-10-10 12:47

    CalebThe Circle Eight Series Emma LangMay 1840, Caleb Graham was a Texas Ranger for the Republic of Texas and he had not been home since Christmas. He had orders but thought that he would swing by for a quick visit and see the family on his way. He loved his family but ranching was not for him but it did offer a chance to sleep in his old bed at the Circle Eight. After his parents had been murdered and his youngest brother kidnapped he decided to leave the ranch 4 years earlier to join the rangers. Even as devoted as he was the luxury of sleeping in a bed sounded real good. His orders were to evict some blacksmith named Rory Foster that had refused to vacate government-owned property. It seemed like an easy job as far as they went not like some of the others he had had; he’d been shot, stabbed and almost hung.Arriving at the blacksmiths he found that Rory was short for Aurora and she was like no one that he had ever seen before. He was distracted and impressed not only by the way she looked, spoke but by everything she did. He decided to appeal to her logical side and convince her to leave. She decided she would make him leave her property as she felt that after her parent’s death in a freak fire that it belonged to her. At an impasse she decided to show him that she was not leaving by continuing her work on the tool order. He could only stand and watch her but he couldn’t tell her that he had an admiration for her as she was good at what she did having skills that were better than some men he had seen. She was a true artist.He told her that she had to stop or he would have to force her, things went from bad to worse when she fell out of the tree that she was hiding in and one of the broken branches speared her side and with blood pouring out she knew she was in trouble.What did I like? I grew up with horses and my granddad had a ranch in Colorado along with many of my other relatives too. So I already loved the story before I started. The author really did her homework and it shows in the details and descriptions. I really liked how Caleb felt about his horse, Justice, and the way that he took care him. Men from that era depended on their mounts and took care of them just like a baby. In Caleb’s job his life would sometimes depend on his horse getting him out of a bad situation. I also loved the involvement of family life and how it affected the outcome of the story.What did I dislike? Nothing about the book but just the fact that the life back then, murdering people and kidnapping young children was real and happened more than any of us would want to know about. Outlaws did their best to hide from the law and it was not uncommon for them to do it just the way the author described. It was not right but that was the way things were.What will you like? This story has all the twists and turns to make it a great story. The author did a marvelous job with her research and her descriptions and vivid details bring the story to life. You can smell the air, feel the horse under your legs, feel the pain from the bullets and experience the joy from the ending. With all the action and emotions playing over you it will be really hard to lay it down and stop reading. This series has other books in it and I’m definitely ready for more from this author; she knows how to develop a story into a work of art. You too will find this an amazing read and will laugh, cry and shout for joy. Be aware this does have some sex and foul language.

  • Ni_kii
    2018-09-22 09:47

    I love, love, LOVE this series. In this book, Emma Lang (AKA Beth Williamson) has blended the perfect amount of American Frontier plotlines with sexy romance and it kept me hooked from the start. It is a series which should be read in order as the overarching series arc is vital to the sub-plots within the individual tales.Caleb has decided that serving the state of Texas and searching for his little brother is more important than living with his family. When he goes to “evict” Rory from her forge (because women couldn’t own property at this time so the land had defaulted to ownership of the state of Texas), he doesn’t expect to find someone as feisty, or female, working as a blacksmith. I loved the fact that she amused him rather than shocked him. She wore trousers, did a man’s job and swore like a sailor but he didn’t bat an eyelid as he saw the woman that she felt she had to hide to succeed in her career. He seemed to understand, and even respect, her lifestyle choices. When she got hurt, and had to be taken to the baddies ranch to be treated, he didn’t baby her or treat her as a lesser being. He cajoled and supported her in such a way that she was able to help herself as much as she could and I swooned. JWriting strong heroines is something that Emma Lang is very good at and Rory is amazing. She is larger than life without becoming a cartoon character. She portrays herself in a way that she feels she needs to, but has had to suffer the consequences because of it. I felt that she didn’t know how to feel like a woman and I adored that Caleb made her feel slightly more feminine. Throughout the tale, she was strong and compassionate when she needed to be and it made me want her to get her happy ever after. I knew her home was gone (stupid laws) and I got so angry that she was forced away from everything because of gender; it made her HEA even sweeter.The romance was well fleshed out and completely satisfying. As Caleb and Rory transitioned from enemies to lovers, I was willing the story on at every step of the way. I loved the way that Caleb complimented her character without ever belittling her choices and I loved the way she made him softer. They made such a dynamic couple I wanted to keep reading about them. There were no real obstacles to them getting together as the conflict come more from the external storyline. I enjoyed the fact that I could sit and relax into the budding romance, content in the knowledge that these two wouldn’t fall foul of any communication issues. The sex scenes were scorching hot; neither of these two was shy about getting pleasure from the other. They were a fascinating couple to read about in a brilliant storyline....I do adore this series.Overall this was a compelling story just like I knew it would be. With a dreamy cowboy hero, who just wants to make his family whole again, and a heroine who just wants to do the job she loves inspite of her gender, this was bound to keep me interested! I would highly recommend this book.

  • Julianne
    2018-10-07 08:05

    I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review. I rated it 5 out of 5 stars.Reviewed for For Whom The Books Toll5 stars, SpicyA Texas Ranger, a lady blacksmith, a fierce passion, a dangerous game.Caleb Graham has spent the last four years in too many dangerous situations to count. As a Texas Ranger, he knows no fear, or at least he never shows it. When he’s sent to force a blacksmith off government seized property, he runs face to face into the woman who will change his life.Aurora Foster grew up on the very land the obnoxious Ranger is trying to throw her off of. Her parents and her husband died for it and there is no chance she would leave without a fight. A lady blacksmith might be an anomaly but she has the strength of the steel she forges and the courage to fight for what she believes is right.When Aurora is inadvertently injured by Caleb, he seeks medical help from a neighboring ranch. The sprawling hacienda is full of the finer things in life and the one person Caleb never expected to see again… his youngest brother Benjamin. Forced to flee from a man who has kept the boy captive, the trio become traveling companions in a deadly game where no one wins.Life turns upside down and sideways for Caleb and Aurora, caught in a game neither of them expected while they desperately try to save the boy who was lost to his family. Pursued and hunted, the three of them ride for the Circle Eight ranch. The unlikely pair of rescuers fight their attraction and for their lives I am so enjoying The Circle Eight series by Emma Lang. The series can be read in order and also each story can be read as a stand alone. But be careful, you'll truly want to catch-up and read all the books.Caleb is now working as a Texas Ranger and his life is full of traveling and adventure and no ties to home or a family. He loves his family, even though eventually they can grate on his nerves. Caleb is confident, strong, hard-headed, handsome as heck and a loner. He figures settling down isn't for him, he doesn't like to be pinned in. I so totally enjoyed how Ms. Lang introduced Caleb and Aurora. Their banter is fantastic and made me laugh so many times. Aurora is just trying to stay afloat. She takes any black-smithing job that comes her way. Caleb has a lot of adventure, some bad luck, some good luck and a surprise no one sees coming, including the reader. Ms. Lang is so very good and picking characters that are so right for each other, they just have to work at it first. You can almost feel the moment Caleb knows Aurora is the woman for him.So far all the Grahams are very strong characters and endure much in their lives on their ranch. If you like handsome, sexy cowboys who never have a dull moment in their lives, and gets their life turned upside down, with lots of emotions and surprises, you'll love The Circle Eight series.