Published by Tulip Romance on April 11th 2015
Genres: Contemporary, romance
Source: Free for Review
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"Sheriff's Department! Raise your hands above your head and don't move."
SheÂ’s a runaway bride who left her two-timing fiance at the altar. HeÂ’s a county sheriff determined to keep the peace in his country and leave city girls alone after his own fiance left him for the bright lights of the city. Neither of them planned on running straight into each other...over a burning wedding dress.
Ellie and Lucas planned on never trusting their hearts to love again. When danger follows her from the city, the sheriff must do his duty to protect her. However, it isnÂ’t long before he discovers the real danger may be to his heart. Ellie just might teach him that even a city girl can be a country girl at heart.
I have a confession to make. I read a lot of genres. I’ve never met a genre I 100% dislike. I’ve read and enjoyed horror, sci fi, fantasy, mystery, thriller, romance, even erotica. There is one genre that I call my guilty pleasure. This genre I love and I read pretty much every book I’ve ever seen in this genre. I just don’t talk about it much because it’s a little silly.
I LOVE COWBOY ROMANCES. I don’t know why. Set a book in Wyoming and put the man in jeans and a flannel shirt and I will read it. It’s a flaw but not one I’m willing to change.
Hannah offered His Country Bride up for review and I knew I wanted to read it. I don’t review romances very often because They are hard for me to wrap my head around how but I wanted to give this one a try. Especially because its my genre!
I love romances because the are familiar. They are soft, warm and like coming home. This can also construed as being predictable. They do tend to follow a pattern or a formula. It’s not necessarily a problem, they use what works. However if you want a book that new and suprisingly unique, I wouldn’t grab a romance.
This book is no different. I really like Ellie and Lucas as characters. Ellie is strong but vulnerable. She doesn’t fall prey to being to helpless or sappy. I love how she fights when Lucas oversteps the boundaries she’s set. Lucas is the strong silent type but supportive and dependable. He has a history and that makes him cautious with his heart. I also loved Deacon. He’s my favorite.
There were some parts where I just thought, “Now, that’s just silly.” As unlikely as some situations seemed though, they drove the plot and I was willing to suspend my disbelief because it made for a good story. For me a romance doesn’t have to make perfect sense. Especially because when strong emotions are involved people don’t always think as clearly as they should. I’m willing to make some concessions.
This is a really cute contemporary romance with cowboys. I would rate it PG13 if you are worried about it being to adult for you. Give it a try and you might find yourself with a new genre obsession!