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Broken Paperback – May 17, 2012
I loved this one and can't wait to get my hands on more from this expressive and talented author! ~ Nikki @ Ramblings From A Chaotic Mind
I absolutely enjoyed this book and look forward to reading more from Ms. James. ~ Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
A solid, satisfying and well-written romance story. ~ Seleena's Book Reviews
About the Author
Multi-published and bestselling romance novelist, Maddie James, trips between contemporary, historical, and paranormal worlds, as she pens stories within, and frequently crossing, a variety of romantic genres. With over three dozen published titles, written under two (and soon three) pen names, she feels fortunate to work with some of the quirkiest characters around—those in her head, and in her life. She lives with her muses—who most days manifest themselves as four-legged furry creatures—and often laments that her cats have become her children, and she has become her mother. Que sera, sera. Learn more about her work at www.mjnovelist.com
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Rilla however has moved on with her life and is interested in her barrel racing and obtaining the title she has trained for. Yet, can she trust Garth to stay this time or will he run off back to his bull riding days again.
This book is a quick read with a lot of questions being answered after all their years of being apart. Great job again by Author, Maddie James.
Rather than rehashing the story's plot, which is solid and well-paced, I thought I'd touch on the points brought up in a previous review.
I felt like Brandon's giving Garth land (48 land-locked acres) was his way of leaving Garth with something more than rodeo. Having been a bullrider himself, Brandon knew the drifter lifestyle that Garth led. He wanted to give Garth a place he could call home near the only family he'd ever known. He wanted Garth to have roots, because even great cowboys get too old to ride bulls at some point.
I do agree, I think I would've liked to have heard Garth's version of the fight with Brandon. We only get Rilla's version, and she didn't really hear the argument, so she was left to speculate.
The age difference didn't bother me. Yes, 28 is too old for 16, but no one in the book argues otherwise. And when Garth was remembering 12-year-old Rilla, it wasn't in any kind of sexual sense.
It is made clear in the story that Helen had loved Brandon. I would have liked to have known what was special about those 10 acres that he left her, but Helen never says. I guess I was satisfied, but I'm feeling a prequel might be in order! *Hint, hint, Ms. James!*
Although the story had a good pace and was solid, I was missing things.
The Main plot is about Rilla and Garth.
Garth had lost his parents and spends a good portion of his life with Rilla and her father Brandon. The Old man teaches Garth all he knows about the rodeo and becomes a father figure. At 28 He kissed the 16 year old Rilla and takes off after a fight with Brandon. The story plays in "now" 10 years later, Brandon had died and left Rilla to handle the Farm. Garth comes back to pay his respect. Rilla and Garth love story begins.
*Spoilers but my personal concerns and problems with the book!
The lawer gives them letters after the Will is read- We never understood why Brandon gave Garth land - I have my guesses- Sure but I would of loved to at least have a little more than "he wanted us together"
I also wanted to know why Brandon and Garth had the fight the last night before he left 10 years earlier. Maybe because he was 28 and kissing his daughter or about the rodeo? ummm???? How was the fight so bad that would keep him from coming back and making amends to a man that meant so much.
Ok, So i have read lots of books where men love "kids" and wait till their grown. But 16 and 28--- Yuck. So once she was 26 it didn't seem so bad, but in the back of my mind I keep seeing a 16 old with a man- At some points of the book "old stories" are brought up were she was 12.. I keep thinking "you 24 year old perv.."
Then there is Hellen- Where she go? I will give the author that she was not important for the main plot, but she had a solid present in the first half of the book. I liked her.. but question like why did she get 10 acres, what was her roll in Brandon's life. Garth had some thoughts on this, but you never found out for sure.
ALL IN ALL
The book was solid- Missing a few things (in my opinion). Its worth being read.