Thursday, April 3, 2014

Above Rubies

I thoroughly enjoyed this book.

An orphaned teen being beat up by a gang gets rescued in every way by a rodeo champion.

That's this story in a nutshell.

But there is so much more to it than that.

It takes place in the scenic mountains of Wyoming on a ranch of the most amazing family. I loved the family, especially Naomi. I'd like to be that kind of mom. Kit is in good hands and she and Rossen both nearly lose their minds over one another. Lots of twists and turns all the way through. I wasn't always totally sure where the book was going other than a hope of a 'happily ever after' ending.

This is a character driven book. Raw emotion and thought pours all over the pages through the solid writing. Good clean writing. There's very little kissing.

This is my first read in the Rockland series. I'll be reading the rest.

Would you pick Rossen or Nick?

His chivalry was strangling her.
He thought he was helping her—and in truth, he was. She was in desperate straits. But as honorable as he was, he was also breaking her heart.
Her attraction was drowning him.
When World Champion rodeo cowboy Rossen Rockland and his friends rescue a young runaway who has been abused by her foster father and take her home to his parents’ ranch, he expects her to turn out to be a pain in the neck. And sometimes she is.
It doesn’t take him long to figure out that she has way more than her allotment of troubles—and far more than her share of gifts. Lovely, talented, and ravingly brilliant, Kit Star is too young, unbelievably humble, and oh, so loveable. Knowing that she needs his protection and time to grow into her potential, Rossen also figures out that what she really is, is a pain in the heart.

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