Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Spring's Delight by Kathleen Ball

Title:  Spring's Delight
Series:  Cowboy Seasons #4
Author:  Kathleen Ball
Published:  October 3/14 by Secret Cravings
Length:  155pgs
Format:   ecopy
Genre:  contemporary western romance
Shelf:  review
Rating: ★★★★

Back Cover Blurb:

The last thing cowboy Colt O’Malley needs is another busybody intent on curing him of his grief.

Deeply bitter, Colt finds it almost impossible honoring his brother’s last act of kindness.

Spring Reed grew up in the foster care system and when she finally ages out, she relies on her protector and friend, Billy Jack to help them make a life together. To her horror, Billy becomes an abusive bully.

Her rescuer arrives in the form of a coffee drinking, hard studying, college student, Caleb O’Malley. With a promise of a new job, he buys her a bus ticket from Texas to his family ranch in Montana with the plan to meet her there in a week. Unfortunately, no one met her.

When Old Ed tries to drop Spring off at the O’Malley ranch, Colt tells him to take her back. One glance at the pain in her eyes and he couldn’t send her away. She reminds her of the abused horses he rescues and he had to try to honor Caleb’s wish.
Can two people with scarred souls learn to love again or will bitterness and doubt drive them apart?
My Review:

Ball develops her world in a very vivid and easy to picture way. Her smooth and inviting writing allows her readers to visit Montana alongside her characters. She tops this all off with a very captivating and unforgettable storyline that combines romance with real life in a very snow-covered way. She also delves in to many less than savoury aspects of life in a real way, while still remaining tactful and approachable. This story was the best of many worlds. Throw in a handful of danger and a dash of suspense and you have yourself a novel that will hold its own.

The characters in this novel definitely made me laugh more than once. Take a cranky, hurting rancher and cross him with a scared and hurting city girl in the middle of a Montana winter and you’re bound to have some tense situations arise. Add a pair of golden hearted, burly ranch hands and you have yourself a winning cast. Ball develops everyone very well. As a reader you really feel like you get to know each of them individually. I feel like I’ve really met them.

As a whole, this was an intriguing & captivating novel that kept me on my toes.
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About the author:

Sexy Cowboys and the women who love them...Finalist in the 2012 RONE Awards. Top pick, five star series from the Romance Review. Kathleen Ball writes contemporary western romance with great emotion and memorable characters. Her books are award winners and have appeared on best sellers lists including Amazon's Best Sellers List, All Romance Ebooks, Bookstrand, Desert Breeze Publishing and Secret Cravings Publishing Best Sellers list. She is the recipient of eight Editor's Choice Awards, and The Readers' Choice Award for Ryelee's Cowboy. There's something about a cowboy....

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for hosting me and taking the time to review my book!!