Monday, June 10, 2013

On Tour with Above Rubies by Jacyln M. Hawkes + a Giveaway!

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His chivalry was strangling her. He thought he was helping her—and in truth, he was. She was in desperate straits. But as honorable as he was, he was also breaking her heart. Her attraction was drowning him. When World Champion rodeo cowboy Rossen Rockland and his friends rescue a young runaway who has been abused by her foster father and take her home to his parents’ ranch, he expects her to turn out to be a pain in the neck. And sometimes she is. It doesn’t take him long to figure out that she has way more than her allotment of troubles—and far more than her share of gifts. Lovely, talented, and ravingly brilliant, Kit Star is too young, unbelievably humble, and oh, so loveable. Knowing that she needs his protection and time to grow into her potential, Rossen also figures out that what she really is, is a pain in the heart. Watch for more of the Rockland Ranch Series!

I was really looking forward to reading this book. I read the first book in this series, Peace River, not too long ago and really enjoyed it. Being able to follow Rossen's story was just too good to pass up. This is an LDS fiction book so there are references to the LDS faith.

In the afterwords of this book by the author, she explains how her mother thought this book was too forward.  It made me laugh because it was seriously the last couple pages of the book before we even got a kiss!  I ended the book wishing there were more kisses in there, more smoldering, and then I read what her mother thought.  It was just funny to me.  To each their own with romance books though, I guess.  I do appreciate how clean and above board Jaclyn keeps her books.  There was for sure a frustrating build up of emotions between the two main characters.  

In the book, Rossen is called a bonehead more than once.  I'd have to agree.  I could think of so many ways to accomplish what both he and Kit wanted and still have the romance.  But, alas, it wasn't to be and instead I got to be just as frustrated as Kit the whole way through the book.  Rossen is a straight arrow for sure.  No hint of bad boy in that man.  He is kind and caring and definitely puts the welfare of others before his own.  #overboardknightinshiningarmour 

As a reader I always appreciate when my feelings become involved because I know I'm invested in the story.  I felt that in this book because I wanted the best for Kit and I wanted that happily ever after to happen for her.  My frustrations were high.  See?  Invested.  :)  I'm looking forward to more by this author and more in this series.  


Author Jaclyn M. Hawkes

Jaclyn M. Hawkes grew up in Utah with 6 sisters, 4 brothers and any number of pets. (It was never boring!) She got a bachelor’s degree, had a career and traveled extensively before settling down to her life’s work of being the mother of four magnificent and sometimes challenging children. She loves shellfish, the out of doors, the youth and hearing her children laugh. She and her fine husband, their family, and their sometimes very large pets, now live in a mountain valley in northern Utah, where it smells like heaven and kids still move sprinkler pipe.

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    1. Nastya, this is a shared rafflecopter between many blogs and I wasn't the hosting blog for this one so I'm not sure of the winner. I Am A Reader was the host and should be handling the winner. Thanks for checking back though and asking. :)


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