Series: Small Town #1
Author: Sienna Stapleton
Publish Date: 02.15.14
Publisher: Sienna Stapleton
Category /Genre: Contemporary Romance
Recommended for: 18+ due to sexual content
Grammar/editing: C – average writing, additional editing needed
Received from: Sienna Stapleton (in exchange for an honest review)
Goodreads link: Price of Love
Date completed: 03.21.14
Description from the publisher:
Vanessa Beaumont is on a mission…a mission to protect her beloved horse Ransom from her ex-husband’s clutches. When her vehicle collides with deer during a violent summer storm, she finds herself stranded and lost in the back roads of Ohio. Forced to rely on the kindness of a stranger, Vanessa is both wary and grateful. What she didn’t count on was her attraction to said stranger or the ease with which she fits into his life.
Sheriff Riley Whitaker thinks nothing of the consequences when he opens his home to Vanessa and her horse. However, it’s not long before he realizes his attraction for the lush little blonde. A dinner here, a movie there and several nights of making love leave Riley facing an entirely new problem. Before long he can’t picture his life without Vanessa in it, but how can he convince her to stay.
When Vanessa’s vindictive ex-husband discovers her whereabouts, placing her life in danger, Riley knows he’ll puts his own life on the line to protect the woman he loves.
Author's Note: This story is a re-release and was previously titled Ransomed Heart.
This is the first book in the Small Town series. It is a stand-alone contemporary romance.
I enjoyed this story of finding love, unexpectedly, quickly, and knowing it is eternal. I know one couple that married after one date. Thirty-three years they’re still together. Sometimes, that’s what love is. It’s a fire that flares to life quickly and is sustained with faithful feeding.
I found this book to be one of those comfortable romances with a dash of suspense that relaxes me. There was just enough drama to keep me glued and involved, but not stressed.
I do wish the author had maintained the BBW aspect alluded to during the first chapter or two. She also needs to invest in editing services (or make friends with a grammar Nazi willing to assist).
I do look forward to reading more from Ms. Stapleton.
Also from Sienna Stapleton:
- Curves Series:
- Reckless Curves
- Reckless Curves 2
Originally posted 05.25.2014 on my previous website
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