Friday, August 13, 2010

Review: Rodeo Redemption by Teri Wilson

A decade ago, rodeo queen Josie Turner was jilted at the alter.

These days she shuns her rodeo queen title, has sworn off men, and lives by the motto "I'd rather be a beggar and single than a queen and married."

With the help of the faithful pug she named Remedy- as in the remedy for a broken heart, Josie pieced her life back together. Now she runs a successful pet grooming business in her hometown of Angel Springs, Texas.

But when the man who left her at the alter returns, Josie finds everyone's willing to forgive and forget, including her parents. With the whole town trying to play matchmaker, is Josie the only one who can't get past the past?

Rodeo Redemption is the best romance I've read all summer. It was an absolute joy to read. The romantic tension was perfect and the author's voice sparkled with sass and humor. Once I started reading, I couldn't stop until I was finished (which was around 2am).

Turns out the hero had very important reasons for being away so long, and when he finally conquers his demons, it really tugs at your heart. I wouldn't call it a tear jerker, but this book definitely had its tissue worthy moments.

And the romance actually gave me butterflies in my stomach. Isn't that what every girl wants when she reads a love story? Well done, Teri Wilson. I'll be back!

(I received a review copy of this book in PDF format from White Rose Publishing, but I think I might have to buy the print version. This one belongs on the keeper shelf.)

Want more information? Here's the publisher's blurb:
A Former Rodeo Queen

Josie Turner spends her days at the local dog grooming shop pampering the pooches of Angel Springs, Texas. When rodeo season rolls around again, the townfolk are excited about who their new Rodeo Queen might be. Josie, on the other hand, finds herself reminded all too often about a night she'd just as soon forget.

A Former Rodeo Cowboy

Luke Anderson lived for three things - riding, roping and rodeos. Until the day he met Josie Turner, the girl who gave his life meaning, and whose heart he was destined to break. Now, ten years later, he returns to Angel Springs to find the town hasn't changed much, but the girl he left behind has become a stranger he hardly recognizes. What, he wonders, will she think of him, and the man he's become?

A Rodeo Weekend

Determined to break through the wall Josie has erected around her heart, Luke must face his demons while at the same time helping Josie overcome hers. With the whole town cheering them on, can Luke mend Josie's heart and can one rodeo weekend help them both find redemption?
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