Wednesday 30 March 2016

Review - More Than a Feeling by Sara Richardson

Title: More Than a Feeling 
Series: Heart of the Rockies #3
Author: Sara Richardson
Release Date: March 29, 2016


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 . . .

Love couldn’t have a more beautiful backdrop….

Where is the Walker Mountain Ranch and how can I get there as quickly as possible? I’ve only been to Colorado once, too many years ago to count, but any memories I have seem to have crawled into the pages of this series. Solid, dependable people who are real—loving, compassionate and as flawed as anyone as they struggle with all that life can throw at them. 

Sawyer Hawkins embodies all of those wonderful qualities even as he fights to overcome loss and guilt by planning to leave his family and home. Ruby James, on the other hand, has run to Walker Mountain to escape a past she can’t run far enough away from. Hurting but determined, they both are running. When they start looking at each other in a different light, love makes their decisions even harder…

As their stories unfolds, Ruby and Sawyer keep finding more and more to like about each other, even as their secrets are slowly strangling any hope of a relationship between them. Ruby is mired in fear even as she finds the first peace she’s had in a long time. Sawyer shakes her up and forces her to step outside of the boundaries she had set up for herself. Sawyer, on the other hand, has this calm façade that truly hides a whirlwind of pain. Ruby, with a gentle and loving hand, forces him to face his loss and guilt head on.

Watching them come together in love and healing made my heart happy over and over again. Sigh… sniffle… 
~ Review by Diane

More Than a Feeling is a classic love story. 

Boy meets girl. Enter family shenanigans, lost dog, amazing scenery and more. This is the perfect book for a sweet romance lover who is smitten with love and needs a happily ever after to be content. 

Ruby James and Sawyer Hawkins both have secrets in their pasts. His include heartache and running from the past. Hers are the same—but different. When they meet at Walker Mountain Ranch, the chemistry is off the charts. But Sawyer recognizes the hurt in Ruby’s eyes. He feels the need to comfort her and take care of her. 

This was a simple and quick read. It ticked all the boxes of a classic, fun, HEA romance book for me. It’s more what my mother would read (yeah, I know) but it allowed me escape my everyday life for just a few. The words flowed fast from the pages. I enjoyed the story and may read more like it. 
~ Review by Heather

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.

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