Friday, April 1, 2016

review || MORE THAN A FEELING { blog tour } by Sara Richardson

Forever | March 29, 2016 | Contemporary Romance
Heart of the Rockies, book 3


"Charming, witty, and fun. There's no better read. I enjoyed every word!" --- Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Times bestselling author on No Better Man


For Ruby James the Walker Mountain Ranch is her safe haven. Here in Aspen, Colorado, she can finally build a quiet life for herself without fear of her old one rearing its ugly head. Or so Ruby thinks. Any single woman would be happy to indulge a tall, dark, and curious cop-but the closer Ruby gets to him, the closer she gets to losing her newfound peace.

Police officer Sawyer Hawkins is no stranger to secrets. He's ready to leave town for good until a security threat brings him back to Walker Ranch, and Ruby's gorgeous green eyes soon have him second-guessing his decision to go. Her kindness and quiet strength awaken feelings he'd thought long buried, even as her reluctance to talk about her past worries him. The cop in Sawyer only wants the truth-but the man in him wants Ruby in his arms forever...

{ about sara richardson } .

Sara Richardson grew up chasing adventure in Colorado's rugged mountains. She's climbed to the top of a 14,000 foot peak at midnight, swum through Class IV rapids, completed her wilderness first-aid certification, and spent seven days at a time tromping through the wilderness with a thirty-pound backpack strapped to her shoulders.

Eventually Sara did the responsible thing and got an education in writing and journalism. After a brief stint in the corporate writing world, she stopped ignoring the voices in her head and started writing fiction. Now she uses her experience as a mountain adventure guide to write stories that incorporate adventure with romance. Still indulging her adventurous spirit, Sara lives and plays in Colorado with her saint of a husband and two young sons.

{ excerpt } .

“Sawyer…” There was so much she couldn’t tell him. So many reasons she should ask him to leave, to leave her alone. But the ache tightening inside of her would never go away if she didn’t touch him, if she didn’t feel the generous hunger of his lips against hers, the thrilling sensation of his hands reading every curve of her body. So instead of saying anything, instead of casting him out of her life, she scooted to her knees so she could reach his lips, first touching them lightly with her fingers. “You’re a good man, Sawyer Hawkins,” she whispered. And though she knew he couldn’t have her forever, she could give herself to him now. He could have her for this one moment.

His gaze fused with hers, the mesmerizing blue of his eyes smoldering like the center of a flame. His large hands settled on her hips and tugged them until she straddled him.

The swing pitched forward and she wrapped her arms around his neck to keep from losing her balance.

“This isn’t why I came here,” he informed her hoarsely.

“That’s disappointing,” she breathed against his neck. The stubble made her lips tingle.

Sawyer sighed in a helplessly delicious way and took her chin in his hand, bringing her lips to meet his, brushing them lightly in teasing preview.

Oh, lordy, lordy, lordy…the man could kiss.

He pulled back to look at her, but what good was that? She wanted to feel him against her, solid and safe and warm. So she wrapped her legs all the way around his waist cinching them tighter until the hard bulge of his desire for her pulsed between her legs. It was blinding the way he made her lungs pound, the way he sent her dizzy heart twirling in circles. His touch brought her somewhere else, made her feel like someone else. Someone whole and unbreakable. The person she’d always wanted to be.

{ review } .

If you haven't already read one of these books, and you enjoy small-town feeling contemporaries? Be prepared to enjoy Ms. Richardson's take on it.

If you haven't already read one of these books, be prepared to be immersed in the beautiful scenary Ms. Richardson paints of the area. Her descriptions aren't over done; they don't feel over-used. They're simply beautiful.

A new day. Fresh, clean air, a blank slate of possibilities. Each morning for the past year, she had been the first one to greet it at the Walker Mountain Ranch. And for the first time in her life, she started to understand freedom. It manifested itself in the expance of mountainous space, in the stillness of a world still asleep, in the opportunity she'd been given to take care of herself, to pursue a life she wanted, instead of one that had been thrust on her by a broken system...
-Chapter One

Earlier in the series, Ruby showed up on the ranch, running from her past. Just like these things happen, her past is threatening to ruin the friendships and such that she has made since finding a place on Walker Mountain Ranch.

Sawyer needs a change, and getting close to Ruby isn't going to do that for him.

Oh, but getting close to Ruby is exactly what this man needed. Both had been burned in the past, and both were in need of someone to show them that love is possible after the heartache both endured. This was a sweetly written romance with a good underlying theme of "whodunit?"

It's safe to say this is my favorite of this series!

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