Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Falling for a Cowboy (Rocky Mountain Cowboys #2) by Karen Rock {Blog Tour Review + Giveaway}

On Tour with Prism Book Tours.

Falling for a Cowboy
(Rocky Mountain Cowboys #2)
by Karen Rock
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 368 pages
January 1st 2018 by Harlequin Heartwarming

Doesn’t he get that she’s blind?

Barrel racer Amberley James wants to join the premier rodeo circuit more than anything, but she faces the ultimate hurdle when she loses her eyesight to a rare genetic condition. All she’d ever wanted seems out of reach. Giving up is the only option…until her best friend and local hero Jared Cade steps in. The last thing she wants is Jared’s help. But his persistence at encouraging her to get back in the saddle is ridiculously annoying. And undeniably inspiring…

Other Books in the Series

Christmas at Cade Ranch
(Rocky Mountain Cowboys #1)
by Karen Rock
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 384 pages
November 7th 2017 by Harlequin Heartwarming

The Christmas they never had.

James Cade has one priority: keep the family ranch running smoothly in the wake of his younger brother's death. With Jesse's ex, Sofia Gallardo, and her young son, Javi, stranded at Cade Ranch over Christmas, this task just got a lot harder. The longer Sofia and Javi stay, the harder it is to imagine the ranch without them. James couldn't save his brother from his inner demons, but he can give his nephew a secure future. Maybe more—if he can figure out how to trust Sofia, and stop feeling like he's betraying Jesse. Because trying to stop thinking about beautiful, determined Sofia is impossible.

My Review: 5 Stars

I love cowboys! Jared is a unique one because not only does he work on his family's ranch, but he's a NFL football player, recovering from an injury. I love how hardworking, competitive, and passionate he is and even though he's a bit indecisive and dense at times, I absolutely adored him. I especially love the loyal friendship he shares with Amberley. 

I can't even imagine the uncertainty and devastation that Amberley must have went through, but that woman is as tough as nails! She's more stubborn than a mule and when she wants something, she's all in--whether it's for her family, her career, or her love interest. It's so hard to let your faith be stronger than your fear and that's exactly what Amberley has to learn.

My favorite part was the romance, which is no surprise. The anticipation shot butterflies straight to the pit of my stomach and I enjoyed watching the gradual realizations progress amid the sparks. Very well done, as it's both heartwarming and swoony.

Karen Rock does a really amazing job at bringing these two broken characters together in a way that gives them strength in many facets. She's a very good storyteller and I felt right at home in Carbondale, Colorado and could picture the rodeo circuit/life pretty vividly. I loved seeing more of the characters from her previous books and I can't wait to read more about this family, as each book is centered on one of the siblings.

Content: very mild violence; very mild language; mild, swoony romance (kisses)

*I received a copy through Netgalley, which had no influence on my opinions*

About the Author

In a quest to provide her ELA students with quality reading material, educator Karen Rock read everything out there and couldn't wait to add her voice to the genre. In addition to her work as a Young Adult romance novelist, she's now an author for Harlequin's Heartwarming line and thrilled to pen stories that moms can share with their teenage daughters. She's loved Harlequin books since she spent summers going through her grandmother's Presents books that she passed along in paper grocery bags each year. As half of the writing duo J.K. Rock, Karen also pens young adult romance. When she's not busy writing, Karen enjoys scouring estate sales for vintage books, cooking her grandmother's family recipes, reinventing her gardens to suit her moods and occasionally rescuing local wildlife from neighborhood cats. She lives in the Adirondack Mountain region with her husband, her very appreciated beta-reader daughter, and two Cavalier King cocker spaniels, who have yet to understand the concept of "fetch" though they know a lot about love. For more information about Karen's upcoming books, check out her website.


Other Heartwarming Books by the Author

Tour Giveaway

- 1 winner will receive a $50 Amazon gift card along with print copies of HIS KIND OF COWGIRL, A COWBOY TO KEEP, and CHRISTMAS AT CADE RANCH by Karen Rock
- US Only
- Ends January 24th

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  1. I love the covers on all your books Karen.

  2. Fabulous cover - GREAT book! Thanks for spreading the word about FALLING FOR A COWBOY. <3
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  3. Thank you so much for your beautiful review and hosting FALLING FOR A COWBOY, Katie <3