The Bride Wore Denim
(Seven Brides for Seven Cowboys #1)
by Lizbeth Selvig
Published by Avon Impulse
When Harper Lee Crockett returns home to Paradise Ranch, Wyoming, the last thing she expects is to fall head-over-heels in lust for Cole, childhood neighbor and her older sister’s long-time boyfriend. The spirited and artistic Crockett sister has finally learned to resist her craziest impulses, but this latest trip home and Cole’s rough-and-tough appeal might be too much for her fading self-control.
Cole Wainwright has long been fascinated by the sister who’s always stood out from the crowd. His relationship with Amelia, the eldest Crockett sister, isn’t as perfect as it seems, and with Harper back in town, he sees everything he’s been missing. Cole knows they have no future together—he’s tied to the land and she’s created a successful life in the big city—but neither of them can escape their growing attraction or inconvenient feelings.
As Harper struggles to come to grips with new family responsibilities and her forbidden feelings for Cole, she must decide whether to listen to her head or to give her heart what it wants.
About the author
Lizbeth Selvig writes fun, heartwarming contemporary romantic fiction for Avon books. Her debut novel, The Rancher and the Rock Star, was released in 2012. Her second, Rescued By A Stranger was a Romance Writers of America RITA® Award nominee. Liz lives in Minnesota with her best friend (aka her husband Jan) and a gray Arabian gelding named Jedi. After working as a newspaper journalist and magazine editor, and raising an equine veterinarian daughter and a talented musician son, Lizbeth entered Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart® contest in 2010 with The Rancher and the Rock Star (then titled Songbird) and won the Single Title Contemporary category. In her spare time, she loves being a first time grandma to Evelyn Grace as well as to hike, quilt, read, horseback ride, and play with her four-legged grandbabies, of which there are over twenty, including a wallaby, two alpacas, a large goat, a mammoth-eared donkey, a pot-bellied pig, three sugar gliders, and many dogs, cats and horses.
This is the first time I’ve raed any of Lizbeth Selving’s works and you can be certain that I’ll be digging around to read more! I’m glad that I managed to get the first book in the Seven Brides for Seven Cowboys series and I’m looking forward to getting to know the Crockett family a little better. They’re an interesting lot, to say the least!
The heroine left home to follow her dream, all the while feeling left out and misunderstood by her family. She also left behind her childhood friend, who was the only one who seemed to ‘get’ her, but who took up with her elder sister.
Now she’s back home for her father’s funeral and meets her old friend, who is now her elder sister’s ex. If that wasn’t a bagful of emotions to deal with, her family now faces a struggle to keep their land. How she deals with these emotions, makes sensible choices and attempts to avoid her feelings of love for her old friend, makes an excellent read.
The author has done a great job with the characters and as I said, I’ll be looking out for #2 in this series soon.
Disclosure: ARC received through Edelweiss from Avon Impulse Publishing in exchange for a honest review.