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December 1st 2016 by Harlequin Heartwarming
He’s got to save his career—and himself
Hitting rock bottom has landed country star Boone Williams in the middle of his worst nightmare: a recording studio on a horse therapy farm hours away from Nashville. He has no interest in dealing with his problems or writing a new album. And he’s definitely not interested in the gorgeous, feisty mom of one of Helping Hooves’s young clients. She doesn’t even know who he is! But his record label is one tabloid story from cutting him loose, and Boone can’t seem to turn around without bumping into Ruby and her daughter, Violet. Clearly, Boone’s not going to get what he wants. Could Ruby be just what he needs?
This book is easily the best Heartwarming book that I’ve read all year. And yes, I’ve read a lot of them. Many by authors that I have read for years. Ms. Vastine is a new to me author, so this came as a pleasant surprise.
Ms. Vastine wrote an emotional yet somehow funny book that tugged at my heart. Here are my reasons why:
- Teenage angst – Violet was a scream. I could actually “see” the eye rolling at her mother. And then we have Emma, Boone’s daughter. I totally understood why she didn’t want to have anything to do with him. But I also blame her mother, Boone’s ex for some of it.
- The dialogue between Ruby and Violet. Spot on and yes, I hope your daughter doesn’t get too upset with you later in life. 🙂
- Boone – as a whole I really did like him. I just wished that he had been a bit more assertive when it came to Dean and pushing the female singer on him. I did, however, love his interactions with Sawyer.
- Ruby – man, I wouldn’t want to meet her in a dark alley. The cute meet with Boone is priceless. Not to mention her thoughts afterwards. Especially when talking to her friend Holly at the paper.
- The secondary characters are well written and I can’t wait to see if Sawyer’s story is next. Dean, though: I might have to read his book to fully understand where he is coming from.
- I’m not a horse person but I liked the scenes at the competitions. I do like horses, though.
- The exes in this book are just awful people. They treat their daughters like complete crud and except their exes to bow down to them. Not in this book. Boone and Ruby finally have it out with their exes but it’s the teenagers that FINALLY get through to them. In actions…not words.
- The romance is a slow build and it’s realistic. Neither one of them wants to get involved but with the off-handed help of the teenagers…well, let’s just say, everyone is happy.
Overall, I can’t wait for other readers to find this story. It’s perfection when it comes to the Heartwarming line. It’s everything I want and surprised in the end.
Other Books in the Series
The past will always be between them
He swore he’d never return home. Then a flat tire lands Dean Presley back in Grass Lake, Tennessee, and he’s forced to confront the woman he left behind. Faith Stratton was once the love of his life. Now her gifted brother could be the rising Nashville star Dean needs for his struggling music label. But it means taking Sawyer away from the horse therapy farm that Faith’s so proud of. That won’t be easy, especially since those old feelings that started all the trouble… Well, let’s just say he can’t go back there, because he doesn’t want to relive the memories of the terrible accident that drove them apart.
Amy Vastine has been plotting stories in her head for as long as she can remember. An eternal optimist, she studied social work, hoping to teach others how to find their silver lining. Now, she enjoys creating happily ever afters for all to read. Amy lives outside Chicago with her high school sweetheart-turned-husband, three fun-loving children, and their sweet but mischievous puppy dog.
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December 19th: Grand Finale
– 1 winner will win a grand prize of The Girl He Used to Love, A Heartwarming Holiday anthology, winner’s choice of CD or MP3 of Tim McGraw’s album Damn Country Music, and a guitar Christmas ornament (US only)
– 5 winners will win an ebook of A Heartwarming Holiday anthology and a 20% off coupon for a Heartwarming novel of their choice from Harlequin.com (open internationally)
– 5 winners will win The Girl He Used to Love (paperbacks US, ebook international)
– Ends December 23rd