Friday, October 6, 2017

The Rancher's Mistletoe Bride

GIVEAWAY
KEMERER, JILL
THE RANCHER'S MISTLETOE BRIDE

Coming home for Christmas

Wedding planner Lexi Harrington needs a manager for her inherited Wyoming ranch. Clint Romine is the perfect man for the job, but the ruggedly handsome cowboy soon presents a new dilemma - distraction. Lexi can't fall for the small-town rancher when she's planning to return to her big-city career after the holidays. Home has always been elusive for former foster kid Clint. Working alongside Lexi at Rock Step Ranch feels too cozy -- and too risky. Opening up to her means revealing a secret about his past that could jeopardize everything he holds dear. This Christmas, can Clint learn to trust Lexi with the truth...and with his heart?

Wyoming Cowboys: Following their hearts home

My Review:

How on earth is the only the first book I've read by Jill Kemerer?! This is her sixth book with Love Inspired and I'm just getting on  board now? I need to hand in my avid reader card and go sit in the corner and think about what I've done...or not done...as in read the first five books by this author.

Absolutely love this cowboy-centric love story! And it's really has a huge modern-day cowboy focus which is divine. As is cattle dog, Banjo! He knows hero material when he sees it and he sees it in Clint even though Clint wouldn't agree. This cowboy hero really touched my heart. And this story is a powerful illustration of how our own doubts about our self-worth can stand in the way of God's greater plans for us.

Clint comes from a rough background and he tries to compensate by holding himself to unrealistic standards that he has no hope of ever meeting. He's positive that he's not good enough for Lexi so, even though he's attracted from the get go, he makes a concerted effort to not do anything about that attraction. Talk about a slew of almost toe-curling moments. I was on romantical tenterhooks the whole read.

And Lexi isn't much better because she's got her whole life mapped out and that's happening in Denver not Wyoming so she's got to nip this crushing on her new ranch manager in the bud. Gotta love two stubborn people who are obviously good for each other digging in their heels while trying to prove they are not!

A delightfully frustrating love story that kept me glued to the page until I heaved a big sigh of satisfied relief when I reached 'the end.'

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like a chance to win a copy of The Rancher's Mistletoe Bride, leave a comment or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you leave your email in a comment, remember to use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in order to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email, please add the title to the subject line so that it's easier for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday October 8 2017. Offer open to International Readers. Good luck!

27 comments:

  1. Kav, this is the first story in a new series so you haven't missed out on this one anyway! Her stories always delight me, warm my heart, and make me happy sigh at the end. I'm loving this new cowboy theme she's onto :-)

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    1. Ah the name of this series is Wyoming Cowboys and I can't wait for the next one to come out! I'm on her review team so that makes for double anticipation. What bugs me about LI lately though, is they've stopped putting the series on the covers so you can't tell. A couple of authors have mentioned that they've tried to get LI to change that but alas it may be a fruitless effort!

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    2. I know -- love the premise of this cowboy series too. I'd heard that LI doesn't put the series title on the front cover until it's a really established author -- and in their continuity series. But at least they put the series title at the end of the back blurb and they list the titles in a series in order inside the book. I'd love it if they numbered them so it's easier to follow a series but they must have a reason to do things the way the do.

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  2. Sounds like a great book and I love the cover. Who wouldn't love a wedding couple where the groom is wearing his Stetson?

    Blessings
    Cindy W.
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    1. Very good point, Cindy! Good luck!

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  3. She is a good author! lattebooksAThotmailDOTcom

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    1. I've just discovered that awesome fact. Good luck, Susan.

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  4. Sounds like a fun christmas theme book. cheetahthecat1986ATgmailDOTcom.

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    1. Definitely a must read of the season! Good luck, Kim.

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  5. Looks like a great book 📓
    I love 💘 Christmas 🎄 books 📚
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    1. I love Christmas books too -- this is my second one of the season with more to come. Good luck, Linda.

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    2. My Favorite Holiday Reads are Christmas but that's probably because I think that's the most popular Holiday that I find books wrote about
      Thanks :)

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  6. A new author to me as well. Thanks for the opportunity to read it!

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  7. So, I have a couple of Jill's books on my shelf, but haven't had the chance to read them, yet. Your excitement made me grab them from my shelf and put them in view so that I make point of reading them soon. I'm happy to have your recommendation.
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    1. Ohhhh -- you'll have to let me know what you think. I'm going to hunt down her earlier books. Good luck, Terrill.

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  8. cozy and risky sounds like a great combination. this sounds like a fun book.
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  9. I haven't read any of her books either! Wow, this looks good!!
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    1. Here's the perfect place to start. New series and all. Good luck, rubynreba.

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  10. I can hardly wait to read another of Jill's books! It sounds like Lexi will have to change a few of her plans. Thanks for your review and giveaway.
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    1. Sounds like you are already a Jill fan -- good luck, Donna.

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  11. What an adorable cover. Thank you for the chance.
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    1. You're welcome, Lucy. Good luck.

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  12. This one looks super special! Thanks Kav. paulams49ATsbcglobalDOTnet

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  13. Haven't heard of her either, this one looks like a good one to start with tho'. becci43atgmaildotcom

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  14. Good luck, Paula and Becky.

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