Thursday, April 07, 2016

Blog Tour: His Country Bride Review

 Hi all! I'm really excited today to have Deb Caletti on my blog today for the Essential Maps for the Lost tour! I really enjoyed the book (so look for my review in a few days) and I hope you all enjoy this guest post! 

Release Date: April 19, 2016
Publisher: Tulip Romance  
Source: Publisher via Blog Tour 
Sheriff's Department! Raise your hands above your head and don't move.'

She’s a runaway bride who left her two-timing fiance at the altar. He’s a county sheriff determined to keep the peace in his country and leave city girls alone after his own fiance left him for the bright lights of the city. Neither of them planned on running straight into each other...over a burning wedding dress.

Ellie and Lucas planned on never trusting their hearts to love again. When danger follows her from the city, the sheriff must do his duty to protect her. However, it isn’t long before he discovers the real danger may be to his heart. Ellie just might teach him that even a city girl can be a country girl at heart.
If you've been around my blog for long enough, you know that I love reading books like this. There's something this kind of romance that just makes me happy. Sounds a little morbid I guess especially because Ellie's life is in danger and all but it's something I like. 

So, I clearly enjoyed this book. However, I wasn't sure how much I'd like Lucas to be honest. Since this is set in Texas and I got the "strong Texan alpha male" vibe from him--not really my thing I've come to learn--I wasn't sure how I'd like him. But I was so wrong to be worried because I loved Lucas! He's very silent, almost brooding and because both of our characters have had a past, he's guarded with his heart. Ellie, too, has to come to terms with everything that happened to her and what her future is going to be like and I liked that Debra Holt wasn't scared to push her characters. 

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. There were moments where I didn't think the plot would work but Holt made me a believer. I loved seeing Lucas and Ellie open up to each other. Lucas became less reserved and Ellie gained more of the confidence she had been faking. 
Born and raised in the Lone Star state of Texas, Debra grew up among horses, cowboys, wide open spaces, and real Texas Rangers. Pride in her state and ancestry knows no bounds and it is these heroes and heroines she loves to write about the most. She also draws upon a variety of life experiences including working with abused children, caring for baby animals at a major zoo, and planning high-end weddings (ah, romance!).

Debra's real pride and joys, however, are her son, an aspiring film actor, and a daughter with aspirations to join the Federal Bureau of Investigation. (more story ideas!) When she isn't busy writing about tall Texans and feisty heroines, she can be found cheering on her Texas Tech Red Raiders, or heading off on another cruise adventure. She read her first romance...Janet Dailey's Fiesta San Antonio, over thirty years ago and became hooked on the genre. Writing contemporary western romances, is both her passion and dream come true, and she hopes her books will bring smiles...and sighs... to all who believe in happily-ever-after's. Debra invites you to visit her website at www.debraholtbooks.com. She loves to hear from other aspiring authors or readers via email at debraholtbooks@gmail.com.


And here's the tour schedule:
Week 1:
4/4: The Irish Banana Review
4/5: Emily Reads Everything
4/6: In Wonderland
4/7: Life According to a Bibliophile
4/8: Emilie's Book World

Week 2:
4/11: Kimberly Faye Reads
4/12: Polished Page Turners
4/13: Books Are Love
4/14: Silk & Serif
4/15: Who R U Blog

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