Saturday, January 31, 2015

A visit with Gabe Moriarty, hero from Return of the Bad Girl (Rock Canyon Romance #4) by Codi Gary

Welcome to an extra special event here at Crystal Blogs Books. We have none other than Gabe Moriarty visiting with us today. He is the hero from author Codi Gary's newest Rock Canyon Romance Return of the Bad Girl, which comes out in paperback on February 3rd. Sit back and enjoy as our interviewer tries her best to wrangle some answers out of the elusive Gabe...

He sits across from me, his coffee and cream skin stretched over hard muscles I can see beneath the fit of his t-shirt. His dark eyes miss nothing as he watches me, and I can feel my face heating up. I can’t let him see how he affects me, or he’ll tease me…I know his type.

Interviewer: Hi there. I’m just going to jump right into these questions, since we are on such a tight schedule. What is your name for the record?

Gabe: Gabriel Moriarty, sweetheart, but you can call me anytime. *he winks* I prefer Gabe, though.

I ignore the fluttering in my chest at the endearment and try to stay focused.

Interviewer: And you’re the hero of Codi Gary’s Return of the Bad Girl, is that correct?

Gabe: I wouldn’t call myself a hero, no.

Interviewer: What would you call yourself?

Gabe: I’m just a man trying to make up for my past. Nothing more.

His eyebrow arches, as if he’s daring me to argue, but all I can think about it the little silver bar pieced into his eyebrow, making him look roguish, dangerous.

What kind of dirty deeds did he have to make up for?

Interviewer: How long have you had your eyebrow pierced?

Why did I ask that? It wasn’t relevant.

Gabe: Since I was sixteen. Do you want to touch it?

I shift in my chair, resisting the urge to fan myself. Touch his face? Smooth my thumb across the smooth skin of his brow?

I swallow. Hard.

Interviewer: Let’s move on. Why did you move to Rock Canyon? Do you have any family or friends in town?

I can tell he’s guarded by the way he crosses his arms and leans back, distancing himself from me.

Gabe: My friend, Chase Trepasso lives here.

Interviewer: No family?

Gabe: I have a sister, but I’m not going to talk about her to you. Move on.

The sharp command is a complete one eighty from his original charm, and my interest spikes.

Interviewer: Is there some reason you don’t want to-

Gabe: We’re done here.

Gabe stands up and starts heading for the door. I can’t let him leave. I have one more question.

Interviewer: Wait.

Gabe doesn’t slow.

Interview: How do you really feel about your roommate, Caroline Willis?

He stops, and turns to face me, his expression a hard mask, warning me I couldn’t keep crossing the line with him.

Gabe: I think she’s a giant pain in the ass.

I watch him walk out the door, and grin.

Interviewer (aka Caroline Willis/Pain in the ass): You haven’t seen anything yet, Gabriel.

Return of the Bad Girl
Rock Canyon Romance #4
Codi Gary
Avon Romance
February 3, 2015
(Paperback Release)

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Bad girls don't forgive.
Bad girls don't forget.
Bad girls don't fall in love.

Caroline Willis may be known for causing trouble, but she is NOT about to become homeless. So when she learns that her perfect apartment has been double-booked—to a dangerously hot bad boy—Caroline's bad-girl reputation comes out in full force. He may be sexy as sin, but she's not afraid of him … or his panty-melting smile.

Rock Canyon's got room for only one bad attitude—and Gabe Moriarty was here first. Still, starting over means playing it smart, so while sharing his new apartment is less than ideal, it's worth getting his dream business off the ground. Not to mention that it means shacking up with a sexy wild child. Caroline may be giving him the cold shoulder, but Gabe always was good at starting fires …

Caroline vows to keep things professional with Gabe, but as close quarters begin to ignite the sizzling chemistry between them, she's left wondering: Bad boy plus bad girl equals nothing but trouble … right?

Welcome to Rock Canyon, Idaho!
**Click on the cover image and you'll be taken to Codi's website.**

The Trouble with Sexy
Re-releasing as a stand alone novella. 
It originally appeared in the Kiss Me anthology.

Things Good Girls Don't Do
Rock Canyon #1

Good Girls Don't Date Rock Stars
Rock Canyon #2

Bad Girls Don't Marry Marines
Rock Canyon #3

An obsessive bookworm, Codi Gary likes to write sexy small-town contemporary romances with humor, grand gestures, and blush-worthy moments. When she's not writing, she can be found reading her favorite authors, squealing over her must-watch shows, and playing with her children. She lives in Idaho with her family.

Quotes from Monica Murphy and Tessa Bailey about ROTBG.

New York Times bestselling author Monica Murphy
“Sassy, sexy and sweet, RETURN OF THE BAD GIRL is an absolute must read!”

New York Times bestselling author Tessa Bailey
“A take-no-crap heroine and a sexy, delicious small town vibe - I loved this book!”

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Friday, January 30, 2015

Review of Her Highland Fling (Second Sons #2.5) by Jennifer McQuiston

"You play a dangerous game, lass. I'm a man who wants you fiercely. It is not easy to remain a gentleman when you look at me so." - William MacKenzie

Her Highland Fling
Series: Second Sons #2.5
Author: Jennifer McQuiston
Publisher: Avon Romance
Release Date: January 27th, 2015
Source: Edelweiss

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Let the Games Begin…

William MacKenzie has always been protective of his Scottish village. When Moraig’s economy falters, he has the perfect solution to lure wealthy Londoners to this tiny hamlet: resurrect the ancient Highland Games! But for this to work, William knows he needs a reporter to showcase the town in just the right light.

A female journalist might be a tolerated oddity in Brighton, but newly minted reporter Penelope Tolbertson is discovering that finding respect in London is a far more difficult prospect. After receiving an invitation to cover Moraig’s Highland Games, Penelope is determined to prove to her London editors just how valuable she can be.

Penelope instantly captures William’s heart, but she is none too impressed with the gruff, broody Highlander. However as she begins to understand his plans, Penelope discovers she may want more from him than just a story. She’s only got a few days...but maybe a few days is all they need.

I can't tell you how excited I was to finally read Penalope's story. I loved her in Summer is for Lovers and I've been waiting for her book ever since. When it was announced that Her Highland Fling was Pen's novella, I giggled happily and tried to wait as patiently as I could for it to appear on my Kindle. Jennifer, you slay me. I love the witty and hysterical banter that flows between her characters. I love that she's not afraid to write a strong heroine that wants to experience life in a time where it is frowned upon. Jennifer's heroes want the best for their heroine, but are quick to throw their best intentions out the window at a moment's notice. William and Pen were perfection. If I could be a historical romance heroine, I'd want to be Pen. She's smart, funny, and not afraid to venture out on her own. William... Poor William... He had me cracking up the entire time. The man's brain was befuddled and he's clearly in love. *swoon*

Jennifer... Thank you for such a fun little novella. As with every other McQuiston book, I devoured it and went back to re-read a couple passages. If you want something that'll make you laugh on the first page and fall in love on the last, you need to read Jennifer's books.

A veterinarian and infectious disease researcher by training, Jennifer McQuiston has always preferred reading romance to scientific textbooks. She resides in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband, their two girls, and an odd assortment of pets, including the pony she promised her children if mommy ever got a book deal. Jennifer can be reached via her website at or followed on Twitter @jenmcqwrites

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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Review of Dreaming of Love (The Bradens #11) by Melissa Foster

"Let's see what tomorrow brings." - Dae Bray

Dreaming of Love
Series: The Bradens #11 (Love in Bloom # 19)
Author: Melissa Foster
Publisher: World Literary Press
Release Date: January 20th, 2015
Source: author for review

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Emily Braden is a leader in architectural preservation, a pillar in her small hometown, and successful in everything she does—with the exception of finding true love. She’s watched several of her brothers fall in love, and she needs this trip to Tuscany to get away from it all and to stop focusing on what she doesn’t have.

Dae Bray doesn’t do flings, and he never stays in one place for very long. As a demolitionist, he goes where jobs take him, and the more often he travels, the better. His trip to Tuscany is all work—until he meets smart and sexy Emily, who makes him reconsider his fear of settling down, his no-fling rule—and just about everything else he’s ever believed about himself.

Passion sizzles as Dae and Emily explore the history and beauty of Tuscany. Their romance moves beyond tourist attractions to the bedroom, blossoming into a deep connection neither can deny. But their worlds collide when Emily wants to preserve the property that Dae is there to demolish. Can a woman who sees the beauty in preservation and a man whose life is spent tearing things down find a solid foundation for their love?

As I continue to read more of Melissa Foster's books, it can get a little difficult to review them because, let's face it, I have loved each and every one of her books. So, instead of doing a normal review, I'm going to pick a word that I feel best describes the book and use that word to discuss/describe my feelings. The word I picked for Melissa's Dreaming of Love is magical. First off, there is the Tuscan countryside. Just imagining the beautiful colors, gorgeous landmarks, and the breathtaking stories and folklore that add to the romance blossoming between Emily and Dae. As much as I loved Emily and Dae together, I had originally wanted Emily to be with someone else. When I first heard that Dae Bray was going to be her hero, I was a bit sad, but it took me maybe five chapters to come to the conclusion that Dae was the perfect hero for her. As cliche as it sounds, they complete each other. I love that Dae makes Emily stop and look at the beautiful things in life. It goes both ways as Emily teaches Dae that some things are meant to be saved and cherished. To meet each other in a little Italian Inn in Tuscany, the most magical aspect of Dreaming of Love is the fact that it was truly fate that brought Emily and Dae together. Just perfect...

Melissa Foster is an award-winning, International bestselling author. Her books have been recommended by USA Today's book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the Women’s Nest, a social and support community for women, the World Literary CafĂ©. When she's not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success. Melissa is also a community builder for the Alliance for Independent Authors. She has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine.

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Review of Bringing Home the Bad Boy (Second Chance #1) by Jessica Lemmon

"Wasn't in your bed one night and I hated it. Not gonna give you a break until you know I'm here for good. Here wanting you, wanting us, wanting this every single day." - Evan Downey

Bringing Home the Bad Boy
Series: Second Chance #1
Author: Jessica Lemmon
Publisher: Forever (Grand Central Publishing)
Release Date: January 27, 2015
Source: Netgalley

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The Bad Boy Is Back

Evan Downey needs a new beginning. Since the death of his wife five years ago, the brilliant tattoo artist has shut himself away in a prison of grief that not even his work can break him out of-and what's worse, Evan knows his son Lyon is bearing the brunt of his seclusion. Moving back to the lake town of Evergreen Cove where he spent his childhood summers is his last chance for a fresh start.

Charlotte Harris knows she owes it to her best friend's memory to help Evan and his son find their way again, but she can't stop her traitorous heart from skipping a beat every time she looks into Evan's mesmerizing eyes. Charlotte is determined to stay strictly in the Friend Zone-until a mind-blowing night knocks that plan by the wayside. Now, if they're brave enough to let it, Charlotte and Evan might just find a love capable of healing their broken hearts . . .

Jessica Lemmon dares to cross a fine line between love lost and love found in her new book Bringing Home the Bad Boy. Charlotte "Charlie" Harris has been in love with bad boy Evan Downey for as long as she can remember. Much to her dismay, Charlie's best friend, Rae, saw him first. Destined to live in the friend zone, Charlie sat back and watched the two of them marry, have a son, and lived what appeared to be a happy life until Rae's death. Now, years later, Evan decides to move back home. As they see each other more and more, Charlie and Evan's attraction grows. Evan is ready to move on, but can he convince Charlie to take a chance and find her own happiness with him? 

I know that I've been saying this a lot lately, but the emotional rollercoaster this book took me on was a-ma-zing. I loved every moment of Bringing Home the Bad Boy so much that I devoured it in one sitting. However, it took me a week to digest the beauty that is this book. I loved both Evan and Charlie. They were each other's rock. They helped each other deal with the loss of Rae in two completely different ways. For Evan, his body moved on after her death, but his heart never fully healed until Charlie helped him deal with the guilt and the anger of losing his wife at such a young age. As for Charlie, she needs Evan to show her that it is okay for the two of them to move on together. He shows her that there is a place for Charlie in his life and Evan needs her beside him. Evan takes his time pursuing Charlie, showing her the pleasures and happiness she can find with him. He shows Charlie that no matter what other people might say or think, the only thing that matters is what is in their hearts. Together, they are ready to take on the world and show everyone that second chances are worth it.

As my first Jessica Lemmon book, I have to say that I'm hooked. I loved Bringing Home the Bad Boy. I loved the characters and the slow-building romance. And, of course, I love that it is the first book in a new series! The group of characters that make up Charlie and Evan's friends have a lot of possibilities and even some history. I have a feeling that this is going to be a magical series and I'm so glad that I get to go along for the ride.

Jessica Lemmon has always been a dreamer. At some point, she decided head-in-the-clouds thinking was childish and went out and got herself a job. …And then she got another one because that one was lousy. And when that one stopped being fulfilling, she went out and got another …and another.

Soon it became apparent she’d only be truly happy doing what she loved. And since “eating potato chips” isn’t a viable career, she opted to become a writer. With fire in her heart, she dusted off a book she’d started years prior, finished it, and submitted it. It may have been the worst book ever, but it didn’t stop her from writing another one. Now she has several books finished, several more started, and even more marinating in her brain (which currently resides in the clouds, thankyouverymuch), and she couldn’t be happier.

She firmly believes God gifts us with talents for a purpose, and with His help, you can create the life you want.

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Coming May 2015

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Release Day Spotlight & Excerpt from Sweet Surprise (Sweet, Texas #4) by Candis Terry + Scavenger Hunt

Sweet Surprise
Sweet, Texas # 4
Candis Terry
January 27th, 2015
Avon Romance

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Playing naughty or nice . . .

Fiona Wilder knows all about falling in lust. Love? That's another story. Determined not to repeat past mistakes, the single mom and cupcake shop owner is focused on walking the straight and narrow. But trouble has a way of finding her. And this time it comes in the form of a smoking hot firefighter who knows all the delicious ways to ignite her bad-girl fuse. Can lead to heartbreak . . .

Firefighter Mike Halsey learned long ago that playing with fire just gets you burned. He's put his demons behind him, and if there's one line he won't cross, it's getting involved with his best friend's ex. But when fate throws him in the path of the beautiful, strong, and off-limits Fiona, will he be able to fight their attraction? Or will he willingly go down in flames? Or a sweet surprise!

Sweet Surprise
© 2015 Candis Terry

Lightning never strikes twice.


On a stormy, sleet-driven afternoon, Fiona Wilder sat pinned between the steering wheel and the driver’s seat of her once-pretty-cool little Ford Focus.

If anything had to happen to her more than once, she’d prefer something fabulous like winning the lottery, trips to Hawaii, or even free groceries at the Touch and Go Market. At the very least, she’d appreciate a double-dip victory from the Bubble Buster Car Wash.

But nooooooo.

Thanks to someone else’s road rage, she got to be the unlucky recipient of a car accident on San Antonio’s busiest highway.

For the second time.

From the moment she’d merged from the on-ramp, she’d watched the van and pickup truck play a dangerous, aggressive game. She’d even changed lanes to get out of their way. Instead, she’d lucked out. Judging by the van attached to the hood of her car and the SUV tucked into her rear bumper, she’d become the cheese in a three-car collision road-rage sandwich.

Last time she’d escaped with minor bruises. This time, the pain charging through her head and left leg signaled the fate factor had flipped her a fully extended middle finger.

Though her current situation had her packed in like a sardine, she thanked God Izzy hadn’t been in the car. Nothing in the world meant more to her than her little girl. And that little girl would start to worry when her mommy didn’t show up on time.

Fiona sighed. With her car currently jam-packed between two heavyweights, the likelihood of going anywhere for a while seemed slim.

A wave of dizziness spun her head while she blindly reached for her purse to grab her cell phone. When her searching fingers came up empty she realized the impact must have flung her bag to the floor. Anxiety twisted through her stomach. Someone else could dial 911; she needed to get a call to her babysitter.

Through the sleeting mist, she heard the oh-too-familiar wail of emergency vehicles and tried to remember if Jackson was on duty. Ironically, her first accident was what had brought them together. He’d been the hunky fireman to rescue her. And she’d found love.

Sort of.

Now, as the sirens grew closer and louder, and the familiar flash of red lights cut through the storm-filled sky, Fiona tried to take a deep breath to stifle the pain. Just more of her good fortune that her lungs weren’t willing to cooperate without making it feel like her chest was caving in. She shoved panic aside and settled for the quick shallow breathing pattern she’d used giving birth to Izzy. In the meantime she waited for San Antonio’s finest to show up and pry her out.

“Ma’am?” A big fist rapped on the driver side window. “Are you okay?”

With another hee-hee-who, Fiona lifted her groggy gaze up past the big khaki coat with yellow and reflective stripes, to the handsome face and intense dark eyes staring back at her from behind the rain-streaked glass.

Her heart played a quick game of hopscotch.

Apparently, even pressed in the car like a ravioli, she could appreciate a handsome face.

A wicked bolt of lightning struck not far beyond the massive fire engine. From beneath the yellow helmet, the most perfect masculine mouth she’d ever seen lifted in a reassuring smile, even as the slash of brows over those dark eyes pulled together. The fireman said something she couldn’t hear over the drumming of rain, the shriek of sirens, and the ringing in her ears.

Squinting, she tried to identify him, but the aftermath of the collision had other ideas and sent another wave of vertigo tilting through her head. This time, everything went black.


Each host will have a different letter placed within their post for the SWEET SURPRISE Release Blast on Jan 27th. Readers will have to visit EACH tour stop to find the letters, and then they can enter ONE WORD EACH DAY into the Rafflecopter for more entries!!


Candis created the perfect playlist to go along with Mike and Fiona's story. 

Gasoline and Matches—LeAnn Rimes
T-R-O-U-B-L-E—Travis Tritt
Whatever She’s Got—David Nail
See You Tonight—Scotty McCreery
Firework—Katy Perry
Everything—Michael Buble
Mama’s Broken Heart—Miranda Lambert
Fastest Girl in Town—Miranda Lambert
It’s Your Love—Tim McGraw, Faith Hill
Raining on Sunday—Keith Urban
Little White Church—Little Big Town
Don’t—Billy Currington
Bonfire—Craig Morgan
Young Love—Kip Moore
All My Rowdy Friends—Hank Williams Jr.
Beer Money—Kip Moore

Candis Terry was born and raised near the sunny beaches of Southern California and now makes her home on an Idaho farm. She’s experienced life in such diverse ways as working in a Hollywood recording studio to chasing down wayward steers. Only one thing has remained the same: her passion for writing stories about relationships, the push and pull in the search for love, and the security one finds in their own happily ever after.

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Review of Worth the Risk (The McKinney Brothers #2) by Claudia Connor

"We could do a lot with chocolate mousse." - Stephen McKinney

Worth the Risk
Series: The McKinney Brothers # 2
Author: Claudia Connor
Publisher: Loveswept
Release Date: February 3rd, 2015
Source: Netgalley

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When a McKinney brother falls in love, powerful emotion and overwhelming desire are never far behind.

Two hearts locked away . . . Hannah Walker spends her days coaching children through injury and trauma, one therapeutic horseback ride at a time. She knows all too well how violence can change a child and leave scars that never heal. It’s easy for her to relate to the kids; what isn’t easy is the thought of facing her own harrowing past.

Millionaire playboy Stephen McKinney could use a little coaching himself. Five years ago he encountered his most horrible nightmare—and the nightmare won. No matter what he achieves, nothing can make up for that awful night . . . or so he believes.

Both desperate for a second chance . . . Stephen is used to getting what he wants. And he wants Hannah. So when she turns him down, he’s intrigued. What he doesn’t know is that her secrets will lead him to a place he never wanted to go again . . . to a side of himself he’s tried to forget . . . a side that would scare Hannah away from ever loving him. Now his only chance to win her trust is to bare his soul, risking everything he tried so hard to protect.

Holy Hannah! To say that I loved Worth the Risk would be the understatement of the month. I freaking loved every freaking moment of this book. Claudia Connor knows how to write a romance that packs quite a punch. The emotional roller coaster Claudia takes you on is amazing. You experience the ups and downs, the joys and sorrows, the lust at first sight to the final "I Love You." 

Worth the Risk, the second book in Connor's McKinney Brothers series, is the story of Stephen and Hannah, two very wounded characters. Five years ago Stephen lost the love of his life to a horrific crime. If Stephen is being honest with himself, he lost a lot of his soul that day as well. He went on a dark path that tore him apart from his loving family. With the recent marriage of his brother, Stephen finds himself starting to mend the fences with his family. Hannah knows all about a person finding themselves again after a horrific event. She too experienced a brutal crime and continues to carry the scars with her to this day. After a tearful goodbye, Hannah and Stephen share a fate encounter. They are inexplicably drawn to each other from the first moment their eyes meet and are thrown together on a whirlwind romance that not only allows them to heal, but also gives them hope for a bright future together.

I loved Worth the Risk so much that I finished it in less than a day, which is quite a feat since I'm still in a bit if a reading slump. I couldn't sleep the night before and decided to read a couple chapters. Rather than keeping me up, it actually put me to sleep. Go figure! I picked it back up the following morning and spent the day stealing moments to read a chapter or two at a time until I gave in and finished it that night. Phew! I loved both Stephen and Hannah. They were soul mates that needed each other, both physically and emotionally. Stephen had moments where I questioned his actions, but when I stopped to think about what his character went through, I was more understanding with him. I loved that he was Hannah's first for so many important events in her life. To me, that just solidified their bond. There is no one else for them and they fought through the scars and the walls built around their hearts to keep their love alive.

Claudia... I don't know whether to hug you or send you a bill for the Kleenex I went through while reading the first two books in your McKinney Brothers series. Claudia's writing is flawless. The emotion her characters feel jumped off the page. You want to cry with them, cheer with them, and give them a standing ovation when they finally have their happily ever after. I know whose book I would love to read next, but at this point, I'll take any one of Claudia's brooding heroes. Stephen and Matt aren't the only McKinney brothers that are in need of their own happy ending. And when they are all paired off, I know of some Walker men I'd love to get to know better... *wink*

Claudia Connor is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of heartfelt contemporary romance. Claudia attended Auburn University, where she received her undergraduate and masters degrees in early childhood education, and completed her studies in Sawbridgeworth, England. Always a lover of happy endings, she enjoys movies, reading, and travel, but spends most of her time typing out the love stories of the almost real people that live in her head. Claudia lives near Memphis, Tennessee, with her husband and three daughters.

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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Review of Runaway Cowboy by T.J. Kline

"I've missed you, Jen. You have no idea how much." - Clay Graham

Runaway Cowboy
Author: T.J. Kline
Publisher: Avon Romance
Release Date: February 3, 2015
Source: Edelweiss

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"You had your chance, and you threw it away …"

Five years ago, Jen woke up with a ring on her finger and her fiancé nowhere to be found. She swore she'd gotten over the betrayal, but when Clay unexpectedly hires on with the rodeo for a week, she finds herself torn between passion and regret.

Clay left intending never to see Jen again. He's been running from his troubled past for far too long, and it's not a life he wants for her. But it's hard to run from the past when the past is your own family, and Clay finds himself thrown back into the chaos he thought he'd finally left behind.

Will the truth drive Jen away, or is there a second chance at happily-ever-after for this runaway cowboy?

After reading - and loving - The Cowboy and the Angel and Learning the Ropes, I had wondered if there was a story behind Jennifer and Clay. Imagine my surprise when I started Runaway Cowboy! I had no clue that it was Jen and Clay's story. After a few moments of confusion (seriously, I double checked the previous books), I was ecstatic and went on to devour this adorable novella in record time. I normally have a love/hate relationship with novellas, but Kline's Runaway Cowboy was the perfect length. Since we already know what happens to them after they get married, finding out how they made their way to the alter was just icing on an already lovely series. Not only do we get Jen and Clay's story of reunited love, we're also treated to fun glimpses at younger Scott and even younger Derek. Fun times packed in a fun little novella.

T.J. Kline is quickly becoming a favorite author. I absolutely adore the Rodeo series... Although I have yet to read Rodeo Queen. One day! It is pretty high up on my TBR. In the meantime, I can't wait to see what she has in store for her characters next. Maybe...possibly...Candie? *hint*

T. J. Kline was raised competing in rodeos and Rodeo Queen competitions since the age of 14 and has thorough knowledge of the sport as well as the culture involved. She has written several articles about rodeo for small periodicals, as well as a more recent how-to article for RevWriter, and has published a nonfiction health book and two inspirational fiction titles under the name Tina Klinesmith. She is also an avid reader and book reviewer for both Tyndale and Multnomah. In her spare time, she can be found laughing hysterically with her husband, children, and their menagerie of pets in Northern California. 

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