- Paperback: 292 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (June 18, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1477456872
- ISBN-13: 978-1477456873
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,727,983 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Top Customer Reviews
There is the mystery of why Josephina left her home and family so suddenly, as well as the mystery of all the incidents that are suddenly plaguing the family ranch and her brother's recent accident. Jacob, himself, is a mystery; and she thought she knew him so well. Josephina is a tough cookie, but even she has some misgivings about keeping the family homestead.
Jacob is very intriguing, dark, and delicious, and Josie tries her hardest to ignore him. She is unsuccessful in that endeavor, thank goodness! Jacob keeps his true purpose for returning to the McCrea ranch to himself but he is determined to save the ranch for his best friend and Josephina's brother. When he and Josie do get together the pages ignite with their passion.
I truly enjoyed this book with all of its twists and turns. It brought out all the emotions you would expect and I love when a book does that to me. I look forward to reading more of Lisa's work.
At times Jacob came across as your typical alpha male and a bit of a jerk but he more than makes up for it. I like the fact that Josephine is a strong woman and the sexual tension between her and Jacob was off the charts. I was impressed at the way Lisa made the secondary characters, Esther and Calvin as well as the sweet dog Bo an intricate part of the plot line.
This is the first book of Lisa's that I had the pleasure of reading and I can't wait to read more. Perhaps Josie's brother Jackson may get his own story. If you love romance, suspense and mystery, I recommend this book you won't be disappointed.
Josie's Thorn grabbed me from the first paragraph. I found great characterization, conflict, and storytelling. The few areas of concerns with proofreading and continuity were surpassed by my enjoyment.
If you are a romance reader, this delightful and intriguing tale is a MUST read with its tastefully written passion. I highly recommend this read for everyone that enjoys good fiction wrapped around realistic circumstances and diverse characters.
Review: This was a fast read. The characters spring to life early in the book, and the tension ratchets up quickly, building between them. The secondary characters of Esther and Charlie were just as real as the main characters. The author does a great job of using the environment of the ranch and its problems to push the main characters Josephina and Jacob to their breaking point. And the sexual tension was terrific. These complex layers of tension propel both the plot and the romance forward with surprise twists and turns. A very sweet story. I enjoyed reading this book.
Lisa Vandiver has a gift for weaving a tale of love and adventure into one completely delightful read!
If you enjoy a story full of exciting twists and turns, and HOT, STEAMY sexual tension then Josie's Thorn is for you.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A freak accident and death forces Josephina to move back to Utah to settle her family's estate. But once there, she is faced with more than just having to save the family business. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Ica
This story was a little predictable and was just an OK read for me.Published 22 months ago by atabarac
“Lisa Vandiver’s stories are packed with romantic mystery that will intrigue anyone who appreciates a great spellbinding book, filled with characters that are delightful and... Read morePublished on July 16, 2014 by Ron Knight
Even with a lot of twists and turns, it is easy to tell where this storyline is going. Just for good measure the author threw in some lusty sex that did not contribute to the... Read morePublished on April 22, 2014 by Technonana
Well written for the most part, however, a bit too predictable for me in some parts. I enjoyed the book regardless.Published on April 6, 2014 by Darlene M. Cirinna
I enjoyed them very much. They kept me reading and didn't want to stop. I love this app for the free booksPublished on March 18, 2014 by midnight
I loved the story and was constantly wondering what was coming next.
was so glad things went well for Josie and the ranch.