February 26, 2015

Betting on Hope by Debra Clopton

I received this book in exchange for a fair and honest review

Betting on Hope by Debra Clopton
Four of Hearts Romance #1
ISBN: 9781401690496
Trade Paperback

Synopsis: A bet gone wrong. A small town's meddling. And a cowboy intent on saving his ranch.

Maggie Hope is an advice columnist whose background leaves her with little advice to give . . . and it's beginning to show. When Maggie fills in at an interview with champion horse trainer Tru Monahan, the on-camera chemistry between them is undeniable. Maggie's bosses know this is the opportunity she's been looking for to launch her career---and their bank accounts. In order to save her column, Maggie takes Tru up on the bet that he can teach her to ride a quick-stepping cutting horse like any cowgirl, despite the fact that she has never been on a horse. And in the meantime, she can get the scoop on the man under the cowboy hat.

Tru has been on the competition circuit for longer than he'd like, but he knows it's the only way he can afford to keep the Four of Hearts Ranch that means so much to his ailing grandfather. So when his sponsors see the opportunity for Tru's fans to get to know the star on a more intimate level, he knows he must oblige. To his dismay, Maggie not only invades his small town of Wishing Springs, but she also invades his heart, and that is something he cannot let any woman do-for her own good.

In Wishing Springs, Maggie finds what she has always been looking for: a community and a home. But when her past catches up to her, it threatens everything, even the tender hope that this town holds all of her heart's desires.
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My review: This a nice romance book without the romance overtaking the story. The characters in this book were easy to get to know and fall in love with. I also liked that there was some humor in this story as well as a few plot twists along the way. I think the settings were very well described as well, I felt as if I was there on the ranch. I have mostly lived in the country and love all things country so this book appealed to me. There are a couple of very real topics used in this story as well one is teen pregnancy and the other is dementia. I have dealt with dementia in my family so this hit home for me. This is the first book by this author that I have read and I will be looking for me. She grabbed my attention on page one and kept it all the way to the end. If you are looking for a nice clean romance than this is the book for you. 

About the author:

Debra Clopton
 is a multi-award winning novelist and has written more than 22 novels. Along with writing, Debra helps her husband teach the youth at their local Cowboy Church. Debra's goal is to shine a light toward God while she entertains readers with her words.

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1 comment:

  1. I love books about country life, this one sounds good! =)
    Thanks for sharing!