Saturday, February 7, 2015

Romance Book Review: Amelia Rose's Learning To Love

Author: Amelia Rose
Series Connection: Carson Hill Ranch
ISBN: 978-1630227500
Genre: Cowboy Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Speedy Publishing

Purchase Link: Amazon

Running from her past Miranda takes Bernard Carson up on his offer to come out and marry one of his sons after meeting on an Internet dating service. At first when she finds out that her younger sister signed her up on the Cowboy Dating service she thought the idea was crazy, but when an abusive boyfriend goes to far she and her sister get on the next bus to see about the offer. 

Once she gets there she meets Casey, Bernard's oldest son. At first she thinks she made a big mistake, but soon get to know the young man and the two hit it off.

For the most part this isn't a bad cowboy romance. There are a few flaws, but nothing to fatal. I would have liked to have seen more development of characters together as a couple. There are two set conflict scenes that are handled rather quickly. Either would have made a good source of a longer conflict in the story and added to the plot. 

I did like that this story was a sweet romance and there were no overt sex scenes, although that didn't meant there wasn't something left to the readers imagination. An okay start for a long series. I'll give the series a second look and check out the next one in the series. 

This is book 1 in the Carson Hill Ranch Series 

For Miranda, Newark has nothing to offer except a dead-end job, a crummy apartment, and an abusive boyfriend. But when her younger sister signs her up for an online dating website to prove to her the kinds of guys who would be interested in her, she starts an online connection with the perfect guy. He's handsome, he's a real-life cowboy, and...he's in his seventies! 

Miranda steps off the bus to find the man of her dreams waiting for her, only he doesn't know it. His elderly father, concerned that his six sons are isolated on their highly prosperous 800,000-acre ranch signed up one of his oldest boys and did a little matchmaking behind their backs. 

Now Miranda and Casey have a choice to make, but will they be willing to put aside their mistrust and give this a shot, or go their separate ways?

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