Tuesday, January 28, 2014

***Blog Tour Stop and Giveaway*** Loving Cara (Love Under the Big Sky novel) by Kristen Proby



In her sizzling new series, USA Today bestselling author Kristen Proby sets the stage for a passionate reunion under the breathtaking Montana sky.

Cara Donovan’s summer tutoring job is turning out to be a challenge—and not just because of her troubled twelve-year-old student. It’s his uncle Josh who’s the real problem. If problem is the word for an irresistibly cocky, muscle-bound rancher with a taste for tight Levi’s and shameless flirtation. . . .

Cara is nothing like the wallflower Josh King remembers good-naturedly teasing in high school. This Cara is gorgeous, confident, fun. From the moment the fiery teacher steps foot on his family’s Lazy K Ranch, the stubborn playboy is determined to corral her. So what happens when his luscious lover takes over the reins?

The first in a steamy trilogy, Kristen Proby’s enthralling novel is filled to the brim with one hardworking family’s triumphs and challenges, all the wild adventure of the modern West, and a whole lot of titillating fun.

Sandy B's Review:

Josh to Cara “You’re so sweet,” he whispers. “You’ve been drinking wine.”  I grin and nod.  He chuckles softly against my skin, making me tingle even more.  “Can I pour you a glass?” I ask, my voice trembling.  “No, I’m drunk enough on you sweetheart.”

You gotta love a guy that says stuff like that – right?  What if said guy is a hot as hell cowboy, with a body that you want to climb like a monkey would a tree?  What is you knew said guy all your life and knew he was a good guy?  Would you let your insecurities of the supposed nerdy fat girl you were as a kid stop you?  Would it be too far fetched to believe that he’s as wonderful as he seems?  Could you trust yourself to believe that you two together are the real deal?  Or would you run away from the best thing that’s ever happened to you? 

First I want to say that I am a big of Kristen Proby’s With Me In Seattle series.  I own and have read ALL of her books.  This was the first one that I’ve had the pleasure to review for The Book Blog.  I was very very excited to do so.  Honestly, I had a little trouble getting the fangirl thing under control.  Once I opened Loving Cara, I was in hook, line and sinker. 

Cara is a small town girl.  She’s also a teacher – a job she loves and school is out for the summer.  She’s offered a tutoring job for the 12 year old nephew of Josh King.  Seth (son of Josh’s twin brother Zack) is dumped at the family ranch by his good for nothing mother Kensie.  Zack is serving in the military and this poor kid’s head has been filled with all kinds of garbage about his Dad. 

Cara takes one look at Josh and decides he’s even yummier than she remembers.  Josh takes one look at Cara and whether he likes it or not – his body and heart have decided that she is everything that he needs.  Some people may not like the instalove.  Personally, I bought it!  It’s not like these two met last week. 

We get angst here, but personally, I like a little more angst in my reads.  However, in the first of what is going to be a trilogy, Kristen has given us sweet sweet love, sweeping beautiful romance with a hawt sexiness that is her trademark and frankly irresistible. I’d been reading a lot of heavy/dark stuff lately so this was just what the doctor ordered.  Kristen also gives a very nice mix of interesting characters which will make up the other two books in the trilogy. 

The Montgomery boys will always be near and dear to my heart – for sure.  However, I can make room for Josh, Zack and Ty.  We get a sneak peak at Seducing Lauren (Book 2 in the Series).  It tells the story of Lauren (a former mean girl with lots of money and a troublesome ex-husband) and Ty (Josh’s best friend and the town lawyer). I can tell you right now that I am going to be all over it!  Ty just might give those Montgomery boys a run for their money.  ;-)

About Kristen Proby:

KRISTEN PROBY is the USA Today bestselling author of the popular With Me in Seattle series. She has a passion for a good love story and strong characters who love humor and have a strong sense of loyalty and family. Her men are the alpha type—fiercely protective and a bit bossy—and her ladies are fun, strong, and not afraid to stand up for themselves. Kristen spends her days with her muse in the Pacific Northwest. She enjoys coffee, chocolate, and sunshine. And naps. Visit her at KristenProby.com.


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