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- Print Length: 237 pages
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- Publisher: Ashley Bostock (December 26, 2016)
- Publication Date: December 26, 2016
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B01M2AGY76
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By: Ashley Bostock
5 out of 5 stars
The story Wet: A Small Town Romance (Love in Lone Star Book 1) by Ashley Bostock is a contemporary romance book. This is the story of Miranda Phillips and Ryan John. Miranda has grown up an outcast in the town of Lone Star. She has a reputation that the town will not let her forget. She also has fallen hard for Ryan John a farmer and member of the city council. Ryan knows that he can’t fall for Miranda. He has his reputation and his younger brother and sister to protect. However, he can’t get her out of his mind so he proposes a deal. One night with him in exchange for her investigative skills into who is after his shares of water rights. What will Miranda find out about the mysterious company and their motives? Will one night be enough for both Miranda and Ryan or will it touch off a fire that is too hard to put out?
This is the first story that I have read by the author and can say that it won’t be the last. She has a wonderful way of weaving a story that keeps your interest all the way through and has written characters that you care about. This story does have some twists to it and I would find myself thinking that I knew what was going on and then something else would happen that would lead me down an entirely different path. This is also a story about small towns and the way that some people are treated. Everyone in this world makes mistakes and no one should have to go through what Miranda does. I found myself frustrated with the townspeople who have such closed minds. Miranda is a very strong and smart woman. She has to be in order to keep living in Lone Star. Miranda has a large heart which beats for one man, Ryan John. Will Miranda find herself in Ryan’s arms or will her status in the community stamp out any chance of a romance?
Ryan is a man that has a lot of responsibility. A farm, a spot on the city council, and his younger brother and sister to raise. He is very attracted to Miranda, however, her past and how the town sees her is all he can see. I knew that they both are crazy for each other from the beginning and was always rooting for them to get together. He also has a situation that he needs Miranda’s help with and soon finds himself spending more time with her. He begins to question choices that he has made in his life and starts to wonder about the future. Will Ryan find that he wants Miranda as part of his future? Will he find out who is trying to buy his stock of water rights? Is there more going on than meets the eye? Read this story to find out if Miranda and Ryan get their happy ending. This story does have adult situations which include some very steamy love scenes. It would be recommended for those 18 years of age and older. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series.
Miranda is the only reporter/photographer for their small town newspaper. Growing up she was a party girl with loose morals. She was looking for attention in all the wrong places. She grew up and changed her ways but the townspeople won’t look beyond her past to see her now.
Ryan is guardian to his 13 year old siblings. He runs the family farm and is on the city council. He’s been interested in Miranda for a long time, but due to her reputation and the town’s opinion of her, has never acted on it. Until he needs her help.
I didn’t like either character. Miranda seemed only interested in jumping Ryan’s bones without wanting anything else. Ryan supposedly didn’t like how the townspeople treated her but he didn’t treat her any better. It takes Ryan more than 70% of the book to decide to treat her right and bring their relationship out in the open. And who puts 13 year old twins in a cabin by themselves two cabins from yours so you don’t have to be quiet while you have sex with your girlfriend?! And if I had to hear one more time how wet Miranda was or him asking her how wet she was or guessing how wet she was! Eye roll
I found myself skimming pages. At 25% I skipped to the last chapter to see if I even wanted to finish the book. I still wasn’t convinced. I went to the reviews on Goodreads and saw where several people said the second half of the book was better, so I trudged on. It did not get better in my opinion.
I voluntarily reviewed an ARC provided by Netgalley.
But now being Lone Star one and only reporter Miranda has made a lot of changes in her life, coming along way from being that troubled girl making the wrong decisions, but still the town still judges her for it. But Miranda won’t let the judgement or the comments get her form getting what she wants, that includes Ryan John. Finally getting him in the corner so they can finally succumb to the sizzling attraction between them but she is fully aware she is playing with fire.
Ryan has managed to avoid her for two months, but he still hasn’t forgotten how she tastes or what she feels like in his arms. But after receiving a mysterious letter regarding his thousand shares in water rights, he knows there is only one person equipped enough to help him find out who is behind it all. With this letter, it gives Ryan the reason to spend one night with Miranda, but only one night. Because being the guardian to his younger brother and sister he can’t have them around trouble, and that’s exactly what Miranda is trouble.
Wet is book 1 in the Love in Lone Star Series, from author Ashley Bostock and my first book from this author, and I cannot wait to see what other great stories I can read from this author, and what else she will bring to this series.
This was a great book, and a brilliant start to a series that I know will continue to get better and better. This book had various themes throughout it from love to mystery with trying to figure out who the letter came from but this book also had a great deal of emotions from the characters that as the reader I could truly feel, such as; jealousy, love, passion and heartache, sadness, loneliness and sometimes the feeling of not belonging. You can also tell that one characters is also unhappy without realising it, as they are just settling for what would make others happy. I’ve laughed, smiled, been sad. This book had some great scenes between the two main characters and I loved reading their interactions with each other. Even if it was all in secret, you could tell that what these two characters had is real they have an undeniable connection that was passionate, sexy and heated, inside and outside the bedroom.
This book did have some scenes in which I was disappointed with a way a character reacted or their actions but they more than made up for them through this book.
This book also has some great secondary characters that I’d love to read about their story, and if they find love.
Another great thing with this book is that it was written in dual POV’s. I love reading it from the characters POV’s as we get to really see their thoughts and feeling from them rather than the other person. I also think it helps connect with a character as you get to understand some of their reasons of their actions!
Miranda wasn’t the greatest growing up. With a mother who is nowhere to be seen and a drunk father, Miranda never had rules to follow or punishment for her actions. When all Miranda wanted was attention and the only ones to give it to her were willing guys. But becoming a woman and changing her ways she tries many ways to redeem herself. Now working as Lone Star’s only reporter, people still continue to judge her for mistakes in her youth. People continually bad mouth her, and knowing that she rightly deserves what she is given she also knows that the past should be left in the past and give a person a chance to prove themselves, so the harsh comments and harsh stares makes her take everything with a pinch of salt and turn a blind eye. Miranda is fiercely independent, loves her job and wants nothing more than to prove herself, but what’s more is she wants to belong, belong in the town, belong to a family, and someone to love and to love her back and she knows the right guy is Ryan and she will do anything to show him that. She is strong, Stubborn, and has walls of steel that only one person can break down.
Ryan wants nothing more than to make sure the twins grow up somewhere safe, where they belong and where they can be happy. But with this deep-down Ryan had put his life on hold and is just stuck. Meeting Miranda and finally succumbing to the sizzling connection they have breaks down all his wall. She is the only person who can see him, the real him. He can see the real her, but reputation and the twins’ life matter more than being happy with Miranda, her history and past will cause more havoc than happiness for all involved. But as feelings grow stronger, Ryan knows Miranda past never bothered him, and he shouldn’t care what others will think as long as he is happy. He supports her, sticks up for her and can still continue to be the father figure the twins need, just with extra love. Ryan can be just as stubborn as Miranda if not more, but he is also caring, loving.
These two have an undeniable connection that is sizzling from the start. They may fight their feelings one more than the other but it doesn’t take long for them to realise together is where they belong.
This is a great story of love, second chances, family and new starts. This isn’t one to miss and I am looking forward to Book 2 Wild
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