Thursday, May 28, 2015

ARC Book review: No Better Man (Heart of the Rockies #1) by Sara Richardson

Available May 26th 2015
eARC provided by publisher through Netgalley

When it comes to business, Avery King always comes out on top. So after a very public breakup, work is the perfect excuse to flee the Windy City for the gentle breezes of Aspen, Colorado. Her mission: acquire the land of a rundown mountain ranch. Avery expects an easy win . . . until she meets the rugged and irresistible rancher who won't give up his property without a fight.

Bryce Walker is stunned by the stubborn beauty determined to get what she wants. But what she wants is his last connection to the life he used to have. Bryce has plans to return the ranch to its former glory and no way will he sell his family home. Yet the more time he spends with Avery, the more her sweet touch makes him forget his painful memories. Now Bryce must decide whether living in the past is worth losing his future . . 

This is Sarah Richardson's Debut book. I didn't realize this until after i read the book and checked out here website. This is a classic contemporary romance with a lot of drama and likable characters. Avery King comes to Aspen, Colorado to secure a multi million dollar ranch for her dad. Bryce Walker is the owner of said ranch and is on the brink of losing it because he is to far behind on payments.  That's the situation in this story but in reality it's just the tip of the ice burg. There is a lot of pain that the characters in this book have to deal with.  The personal tragedies of the main characters and their families play a big part in this story. They are covered well without it being shoved down your throat and that could easily have happened in this book. I was glad to see how the author dealt with all of it without it being uncomfortable for the me as the reader. Avery and Bryce had chemistry from their fist appearance in the book. Both were hurting but both fought to get past it and do what was right for each other and themselves. It wasn't a easy road. Loved the secondary characters and chapter one for the next book in the series is at the end of the book so you can see what's coming next. I enjoyed No Better Man and admire how the author had the character's work through their issues and the strength it showed in them getting there.

Find out more about Sara Richardson and her work here

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