Monday, April 2, 2018

Bad Boy Rancher (Rocky Mountain Cowboys #3) by Karen Rock {Blog Tour Review and Giveaway}

On Tour with Prism Book Tours

(Rocky Mountain Cowboys #3)

by Karen Rock

Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 368 pages

April 1st 2018 by Harlequin Heartwarming


He’s not the only one who needs saving…



But maybe they can save each other?



Dark, brooding, dangerous…and possibly suicidal. Renegade rancher Justin Cade was exactly the kind of man former army chaplain Brielle Thompson needed to avoid after escaping the horrors of Afghanistan with an honorable discharge—and PTSD. The whole point of moving to the remote Rocky Mountains of Colorado was to leave the darkness behind, not fall back into it. But falling she is…




My Review: 5 Stars

I've read these series from the start, and while the books don't necessarily need to be read in order, they do tell the stories of each member of this family and the backstory does help. But it can be read as a standalone. 

From the toe-tingling romance to the larger-than-life characters, Karen Rock does a fabulous job of delivering this story! I was completely captivated from the very first chapter. I've wondered about Justin throughout the earlier books of the series. Why is he a loner? Why is he so bent on defying death...or life? What makes him tick? Rock brought all kinds of emotion to Justin's story and my heart could hardly handle it.

Justin is the ultimate definition of dark and brooding and his dangerous edge is not what Brielle wants or needs. But sometimes there is an attraction that can't be denied. Their connection is hotter than hot and I loved watching it develop through trials, issues, and time. 

There are so many challenges that so many of these characters face in this series, but in this book especially, and Rock deals with them in a way that is engrossing and touching, without all of the mopey depression. This is a book that is full of hope and connections and I loved every minute spent in this small Rocky Mountain town.

Content: mild language; mild+ romance (swoony, kissing, some very light innuendo); mild violence and moments of peril
 
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.





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…





About the Author


Award-winning author Karen Rock is both sweet and spicy—at least when it comes to her writing! The author of both YA and adult contemporary books writes sexy suspense novels and small-town romances for Harlequin and Kensington publishing. A strong believer in Happily-Ever-After, Karen loves creating unforgettable stories that leave her readers with a smile. When she’s not writing, Karen is an avid reader who also loves cooking her grandmother’s Italian recipes, baking and having the Adirondack Park wilderness as her backyard, where she lives with her husband, daughter, dog and cat who keep her life interesting and complete. Learn more about her at http://www.karenrock.com or follow her on twitter at http://www.twitter.com/karenrock5.



Tour Giveaway



- 1 winner will receive print copies of CHRISTMAS AT CADE RANCH and FALLING FOR A COWBOY by Karen Rock, WISHES AT FIRST LIGHT by Joanne Rock, A SKY FULL OF STARS by Samantha Chase, WHAT IT TAKES by Shanon Stacey, and FAMILY TREE by Susan Wiggs (US only)

- 1 winner will receive a $50 Amazon Gift Card (open internationally)

- Ends April 11th

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16 comments:

  1. Love all the covers and love Karen's books as well.

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  2. love karen's books and her! peggy clayton ptclayton2@aol.com

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    1. She's darling and her books are amazing!

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  3. All are good reads and good authors.

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  4. the excerpts of these books sounds wonderful. I like the book covers.

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    1. I'm so glad you think so! You'll have to read them. :)

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  5. Love me a Bad Boy and love me a Beard! You hit my target! Congrats on your book release and tour!

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    1. Amen and amen! I completely agree with you, Renee!

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  6. I enjoyed the post the book sounds really good and thank you for the review too..

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    1. Thank you and you're welcome! Thanks for stopping by, ShirleyAnn!

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  7. Thanks so much for hosting me today and especially for your gorgeous review, Katie πŸ’—πŸ˜ŠπŸŒŸ

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    1. You're so welcome, Karen! Thanks for writing such great stories.

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  8. Thanks for hosting. I already follow the author.

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    1. You're welcome! I'm so glad to hear you're a follower too.

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