Tuesday, July 25, 2017

A Bride for the Bronc Rider by Liz Isaacson

Series: Brush Creek Brides # 3
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: AEJ Creative Works
Released: July 25, 2017
134 pages
About the Book:
Ted Caldwell has been a retired bronc rider for years, and he thought he was perfectly happy training horses to buck at Brush Creek Ranch. He was wrong.
When he meets April Nox, who comes to the ranch to hide her pregnancy from all her friends back in Jackson Hole, Ted realizes he has a huge family-shaped hole in his life. April is embarrassed, heartbroken, and trying to find her extinguished faith. She's never ridden a horse and wants nothing to do with a cowboy ever again.
But as she and Ted spend more time together, she begins to question her decision to put her baby up for adoption. Can Ted and April create a family of happiness and love from a tragedy?

My Rating & Thoughts:    🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟  (4 stars)
“The fact was, his life had changed the moment he’d laid eyes on April Nox.” 

Ted was content with his life until he met April. After spending some time with her he begins to have new dreams for his future, if only he could get April to accept what he is offering. April has come to Brush Creek as an escape and to try to make it through the next few months as smoothly as possible. She didn’t expect to be attracted to someone so quickly, especially a cowboy, considering her situation. April has some huge decisions to make and with the influences of certain characters learns to turn to God. Ted also learns to turn to God and to be patient letting God work things out as he intends. I was surprised at how quickly the relationship formed at the beginning considering the circumstances, but I liked both characters and quickly wanted Ted’s hopes to be fulfilled. There were quite a few entertaining moments, especially how Ted treated his dogs, their breed and the way he babied them was not expected from such a cowboy type guy. I do wish there had been a bit more depth to the story and less of the large time period jumps, but with it being a novella this was kind of expected. Overall it was a quick and enjoyable read that brought a smile to my face.  

“Be positive. Be happy, even if today feels like the darkest day of your life.
Trust in God, and have faith that He knows what He’s doing.”
(I received an ARC of this book from the author; opinions expressed in this review
are my honest opinion and completely my own.)
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