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Book of the Year Contest!!!

Published January 9, 2014 by Lorraine Nelson - Author

Blessed Homecoming

I am so happy to announce that Blessed Homecoming, my one and only inspirational romantic suspense, is up for Book of the Month at the TBR Pile, a major review site. If it remains in the top three, it goes on for Book of the Year. I loved this story and hope you did too. Today is the last chance to vote on Round One. Please take a moment and vote. http://thetbrpile.weebly.com/

Blessed Homecoming became a bestseller on ARe and Bookstrand on release and has received several favorable reviews. 🙂

Blurb:

The hometown girl and the handyman both carry emotional baggage. Are they destined to remain friends, or is there room in their hearts for more?
***
Wendy Danforth is preparing to be a single mom, her ex-husband in jail for spousal abuse.  She returns home to Riverton, New Brunswick, only to be caught off guard by the handyman in residence. Attraction hits, swift and piercing, but she quells her unruly emotions. With one bad relationship behind her, she’s in no hurry to get involved in another. Besides, at almost nine months pregnant, she wasn’t exactly looking her best.

Jake Roberts, hired to renovate the Danforths’ house, took one look at his employer’s daughter and wanted to run far and fast. He hadn’t been around a pregnant woman in three long years, not since his wife and unborn son died in an auto accident.  But when her ex-husband escapes custody, he steps up to protect Wendy and her unborn child.

Reviews:

The TBR Pile, Rating: 5 stars – A Must Read. 04/20/2013 Reviewer: Amanda
Wendy Danforth is a very pregnant, newly divorced woman when she steps off the bus in her hometown to return to her parents’ home. Her past threatens both her emotional well-being and her life, but she is immediately attracted to her parents’ new handyman, Jake Roberts, a drifter with an emotionally fraught past of his own. Both Wendy and Jake fight the instant attraction between them regardless of the elder Danforths’ matchmaking attempts, but as Wendy’s ex continues to threaten, events conspire to drive them together.

I found both Wendy and Jake to be realistic, likable characters with real problems and a discernible development of their relationship. The instant attraction was not insta-love, which I appreciated in this story. It definitely made their push and pull believable. I also liked watching both of their pasts come out and be dealt with, together and separately. Rather than a “love cures all” type story, this one seemed a lot more like love encouraged each one to grow and heal. I especially liked the time where Wendy’s baby was born and what all precipitated from it. The suspense plotline also wrapped up satisfyingly.

This is the second novel by Lorraine Nelson that I have read, and I think her writing is well-done and she tells a masterfully crafted romance.

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Tara Chevrestt, July 13th, 2012 5 Stars

I’m not big on Christian Fiction. My blog followers will know that. However, when this manuscript hit my inbox, I saw a real good story. Even if you don’t go for God this or God that, there’s strong theme of forgiveness and letting go of your demons… because if you can’t let go of the past, how can you move on into the future?

Wendy is pregnant and alone. Her husband is in jail after beating her. She heads home to her parents to recuperate and give birth. She never wants to love again. That leads to a world of hurt.

Jake is the handyman just going house to house to escape his own past. He doesn’t want to be around a pregnant woman who reminds him of all he’s lost…but there’s something about Wendy, and there’s something about the Danforth family. Slowly his faith in people is restored.

Love blooms. But we all know that past comes back to haunt us and it does for these two. Wendy must escape her ex husband again, and Jake needs to forgive someone himself.

A sweet, clean read that explores love, learning to trust again, forgiveness, and the close bonds of family.
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Stacey Jo Siferd‘s review, 5 Stars, as posted on Goodreads and Night Owl Reviews, Jul 13, 2012

Blessed Homecoming by Lorraine Nelson is the ‘first’ of a few great things. Released July 13, 2012 by Breathless Press, this book is the first inspirational romantic suspense by Lorraine Nelson. It is also the first release in the new line ‘Blessings’ by Breathless Press. Blessed Homecoming also happens to be the very first inspirational based romantic suspense book I have ever had the pleasure of reading and reviewing. I am, as always, ecstatic to read and review another phenomenal book by Lorraine.

Honestly, I could go on forever, shouting accolades and praise for Lorrain’s talents! Every time I pick up one of her stories, I know without even reading the blurb…the book will be wonderful. She has the ability to weave tales that make you fall in love with her characters and her writing. Her stories are like that cozy nook you curl up in to read and relax, made for you and always warm and welcoming. I’ve often found myself thinking I’d been reading the words of a friend, telling me stories of her family and herself. Realistic tidbits, almost as if they are part of her history with a twist here and there. I always enjoy virtually travelling to Canada with Lorraine. Who could ask for a better companion?

Yes, this story of Wendy Danforth and Jake Roberts touches on and mentions God and faith. Both of which seem to be in short supply around the world as of late. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not an expert on religion or God and I am not the first person anyone would ask about either of those subjects. But, I do have my own views on faith and what it means to me. That should count for something, right? For now, let me tell you about this wonderful book.

Blessed Homecoming is a clean, sweet, non-violent, wholesome story that as Lorraine Nelson says; “This is a book that mothers can share with their daughters and women can share with family and friends without worrying about content.” I agree. Lorraine has combined a heartfelt story with just enough romantic suspense to keep even the ‘anti-faith/religion’ readers interested and loving it. Honestly, it was different from what I normally read and it was a welcome, refreshing change. This book gave a sometimes pessimist like me, a few moments of pause and reflection on my own outlook. Isn’t that what a great book should do?

I LOVED these new characters Lorraine introduced us to. Their inner and outer turmoil were realistic and believable. Immediately, I was hooked into the drama of this family. Their individuality and their voices were strong and made this normally smut-loving reader feel completely welcome in the Danforth story. The Danforth’s love for their daughter was inspirational and even made me a bit jealous. Who doesn’t want to have parents that love them unconditionally and always welcome them with open arms? Wendy’s family was picture-perfect. Jake Roberts was a man any woman would dream of falling in love with and his inner demons make him completely irresistible (in my opinion). The villain of this story resembled the many real-life, everyday villains many women have had the unfortunate opportunity to have cross their path. I’d love to hear more from all of them. The plot, characters, editing were all beautifully executed. All in all, it was a ‘blessing’ for me to read this book. Stories like this make my job a lot easier.

Let’s talk about what I feel is the main idea of this story: Faith
**Faith is defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary as follows;
1. a.): An allegiance to a duty or person.
b.) (1): fidelity to one’s promises (2.): sincerity of intentions
2. a.) (1): belief and trust in and loyalty to God (2.): belief in
the traditional doctrines of religion
b.) (1): firm belief in something for which there is no proof
(2): complete trust
3.: something that is believed especially with strong conviction

For everyone, faith means something different. It’s an individual opinion, belief and way of life. Some people only believe in the things they can see. Others believe with their whole hearts in the unseen. There are those who have no faith in anything or anyone. There is no right or wrong when it comes to faith, you simply have it or you don’t.

Blessed Homecoming pointed to faith in God quite often and everyone will notice that. But what I found to be the most inspirational were the inferences to the characters having faith in themselves. When these characters realized they could trust not only each other, but also themselves, they were able to embrace life with hearts full of happiness. Shouldn’t we all have that feeling? Honestly, I believe we all should trust ourselves and have faith in our own worthiness and abilities. Once you have that, it makes the rest a lot easier. You’re able to find all of the wonderful things in life whether they are sent by God (if you believe) or simply because you deserve them. To me, having faith in general is one of the most amazing gifts you can give yourself and the world.

If you need an uplifting, amazingly ‘real’ story with no fluff to brighten your day and inspire you…Blessed Homecoming is a must read for you.

I hope you agree that Blessed Homecoming is worth your vote. 🙂

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Blessed Homecoming Blog Tour

Published July 22, 2012 by Lorraine Nelson - Author

Hello to all my writing and reader friends. Just wanted to update you on a couple of great things. 🙂

As of today, Blessed Homecoming is topping the charts at Bookstrand…#3 in Inspirational, #4 in women’s fiction, #52 in contemporary, and #87 in Mainstream Romance. I am honored to have my book in the top 100 in all its categories.

Thank you for your support! ♥ you all!  http://www.bookstrand.com/blessed-homecoming

The virtual online blog tour for my latest release, Blessed Homecoming, ends today. Have you commented at each stop to increase your chances of winning? I’ll be picking one winner on July 31st. Will it be you? Here’s a recap of the blog hostesses and urls, just in case:

Date Host/Hostess Blog url
13  Lorraine Nelson https://lorrainenelson.wordpress.com
13 Tara Chevrestt http://wwwbookbabe.blogspot.ca/
14 Leigh Savage http://leighsavage.blogspot.com/
16 W Lynn Chantale http://wlynnchantale-decadentdecisions.blogspot.ca/
17 Isabella Olivia Ellis http://isabellaoliviaellis.blogspot.com
18 Krista Ames http://networkedblogs.com/A14vq
20 Krystal Shannan http://www.krystalshannan.blogspot.ca/
21 Pam Mongol Bitner http://kastil.wordpress.com/2012/07/21/pimp-my-book-blessed-homecoming-by-lorraine-nelson
22 Doris O’Connor http://thetardisscribbles.blogspot.com/?zx=764a701e81ce6f81

Reviews for Blessed Homecoming:

Tara Chevrestt‘s review, July 13, 2012 (Editor and reviewer)

I’m not big on Christian Fiction. My blog followers will know that. However, when this manuscript hit my inbox, I saw a real good story. Even if you don’t go for God this or God that, there’s strong theme of forgiveness and letting go of your demons… because if you can’t let go of the past, how can you move on into the future?

Wendy is pregnant and alone. Her husband is in jail after beating her. She heads home to her parents to recuperate and give birth. She never wants to love again. That leads to a world of hurt.

Jake is the handyman just going house to house to escape his own past. He doesn’t want to be around a pregnant woman remind him of all he’s lost…but there’s something about Wendy, and there’s something about the Danforth family. Slowly his faith in people is restored.

Love blooms. But we all know that past comes back to haunt us and it does for these two. Wendy must escape her ex husband again, and Jake needs to forgive someone himself.

A sweet, clean read that explores love, learning to trust again, forgiveness, and the close bonds of family.

Stacey Jo Siferd‘s review, Jul 13, 2012

 
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Blessed Homecoming by Lorraine Nelson is the ‘first’ of a few great things. Released July 13, 2012 by Breathless Press, this book is the first inspirational romantic suspense by Lorraine Nelson. It is also the first release in the new line ‘Blessings’ by Breathless Press. Blessed Homecoming also happens to be the very first inspirational based romantic suspense book I have ever had the pleasure of reading and reviewing. I am, as always, ecstatic to read and review another phenomenal book by Lorraine.

Honestly, I could go on forever, shouting accolades and praise for Lorraine’s talents! Every time I pick up one of her stories, I know without even reading the blurb…the book will be wonderful. She has the ability to weave tales that make you fall in love with her characters and her writing. Her stories are like that cozy nook you curl up in to read and relax, made for you and always warm and welcoming. I’ve often found myself thinking I’d been reading the words of a friend, telling me stories of her family and herself. Realistic tidbits, almost as if they are part of her history with a twist here and there. I always enjoy virtually travelling to Canada with Lorraine. Who could ask for a better companion?

Yes, this story of Wendy Danforth and Jake Roberts touches on and mentions God and faith. Both of which seem to be in short supply around the world as of late. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not an expert on religion or God and I am not the first person anyone would ask about either of those subjects. But, I do have my own views on faith and what it means to me. That should count for something, right? For now, let me tell you about this wonderful book.

Blessed Homecoming is a clean, sweet, non-violent, wholesome story that as Lorraine Nelson says; “This is a book that mothers can share with their daughters and women can share with family and friends without worrying about content.” I agree. Lorraine has combined a heartfelt story with just enough romantic suspense to keep even the ‘anti-faith/religion’ readers interested and loving it. Honestly, it was different from what I normally read and it was a welcome, refreshing change. This book gave a sometimes pessimist like me, a few moments of pause and reflection on my own outlook. Isn’t that what a great book should do?

I LOVED these new characters Lorraine introduced us to. Their inner and outer turmoil were realistic and believable. Immediately, I was hooked into the drama of this family. Their individuality and their voices were strong and made this normally smut-loving reader feel completely welcome in the Danforth story. The Danforth’s love for their daughter was inspirational and even made me a bit jealous. Who doesn’t want to have parents that love them unconditionally and always welcome them with open arms? Wendy’s family was picture-perfect. Jake Roberts was a man any woman would dream of falling in love with and his inner demons make him completely irresistible (in my opinion). The villain of this story resembled the many real-life, everyday villains many women have had the unfortunate opportunity to have cross their path. I’d love to hear more from all of them. The plot, characters, editing were all beautifully executed. All in all, it was a ‘blessing’ for me to read this book. Stories like this make my job a lot easier.

Let’s talk about what I feel is the main idea of this story: Faith
**Faith is defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary as follows;
1. a.): An allegiance to a duty or person.
b.) (1): fidelity to one’s promises (2.): sincerity of intentions
2. a.) (1): belief and trust in and loyalty to God (2.): belief in
the traditional doctrines of religion
b.) (1): firm belief in something for which there is no proof
(2): complete trust
3.:something that is believed especially with strong conviction

For everyone, faith means something different. It’s an individual opinion, belief and way of life. Some people only believe in the things they can see. Others believe with their whole hearts in the unseen. There are those who have no faith in anything or anyone. There is no right or wrong when it comes to faith, you simply have it or you don’t.

Blessed Homecoming pointed to faith in God quite often and everyone will notice that. But what I found to be the most inspirational were the inferences to the characters having faith in themselves. When these characters realized they could trust not only each other, but also themselves, they were able to embrace life with hearts full of happiness. Shouldn’t we all have that feeling? Honestly, I believe we all should trust ourselves and have faith in our own worthiness and abilities. Once you have that, it makes the rest a lot easier. You’re able to find all of the wonderful things in life whether they are sent by God (if you believe) or simply because you deserve them. To me, having faith in general is one of the most amazing gifts you can give yourself and the world.

If you need an uplifting, amazingly ‘real’ story with no fluff to brighten your day and inspire you…Blessed Homecoming is a must read for you.

 
I am so pleased with these reviews! To know that my writing has touched the hearts of readers is a blessing in itself. I so love hearing from my readers! It’s important to know what works and doesn’t work for you as I continue to craft stories of love and mystery. You can find me at the following locations:

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New Book Reviews!!!

Published June 25, 2012 by Lorraine Nelson - Author

 Her Unlikely Bodyguard

by Lorraine Nelson

Review by Tasha Turner

 

Blurb from Amazon.com:

A stalker who wants revenge…a past flame rekindled…Jemma Leigh’s summer just got interesting.

***

Jemma Leigh Harding has drawn the attention of an unknown stalker and returns to her hometown of Somerville, a safe haven—or so she thinks—on the east coast of Canada. Theodore Garrity is the last person she expects to see, considering how easily he walked away from her after graduation to join the army. Their past history involves secrets Jemma Leigh is hesitant to share. When it becomes clear the stalker has followed her home, Teddy becomes her unlikely bodyguard. Will the terror and past hurts separate them forever? Or will love blaze a fresh path for their future?

Right from the start the book pulls you in. So many secrets. You don’t know who to trust. The characters are believable. I was totally engrossed in the story. You have hot guys. Real-life situations. At first I struggled with the problem of Jemma being strong at some times and weak at others until I thought about how I’d feel if I were in her shoes and I realized I’d probably bounce up and down also. And this is what I love about Lorraine’s writing I lose all track of time, I can’t put the book down, I have to find out how it ends from the 1st chapter. And from the start she had me stumped. Who the stalker is came as a complete surprise. And stumping me is hard. My husband hates watching TV or reading books with me as even outside of my genre I usually figure out who done it very early on.

But this book was not only a good mystery. We also had some great kids in the book. Nothing I love more than single parents getting a 2nd chance at love. And kids at having a family. And extended family. And a community that comes together and helps each other. This is a book about hope and the goodness of people even while it has evil stalking the heroine. This book makes you yearn for a community like Somerville or if you are like me and live in such a community thankful that such places still exist.

If that was not enough we have a hot, steamy romance with just the right amount of sex. Hunky men who are not afraid of strong women but instead attracted by them. A woman who everyone wants because she is something special. Strong, sweet, loyal, beautiful, what normally we’d hate in another woman but instead we are rooting for her throughout the book.

I felt very privileged to have been able to read this before it was released and only wished that my health would have worked for the review to have been up on the day the book was released. If you love a good romance go get this book. I give it 5 stars. I can’t wait to read my next book by Lorraine and thank her for the honor and trust she put in me.

 

Zakia and the Cowboy by Lorraine Nelson

Guest Review by Rebbè Landers

“Right there and then, Zakia fell in love with him all over again. Once he’d used his pet name for her, she knew her arrogant, macho cowboy had been the right person to turn to after all. Zakia turned with a wide smile on her face, relieved and very much at ease for the moment, as she made a big scene over the ponies. ‘They’re adorable… and they’re twins! How can you tell them apart?’”

This story was an enjoyable read about a couple who marry young and after some misunderstandings that led to their divorce bring them back together once more during a crisis. Finding that love still lingers between the two, not to mention a little surprise for him, they can’t seem to stay apart.

You just know from the first moment they set eyes upon each other that the fireworks between the two of them were inevitable. The descriptiveness of the scenery in the areas is fantastic, as the characters come to life in the mostly rural setting. Family and life in the country are an important part of this story making one wish to be a part of the lifestyle even if only for a short time.

I enjoyed this story enough that I had to read it for a second time. I enjoyed it all over again. I’ve always loved a cowboy on horseback or off, and there is a great suspense to this story as well. While reading this story you can see how a hard working cowboy earns a living at the same time teaching his children about the peacefulness and quality of life on a farm or ranch. It made me wish to be able to go for a ride on a horse with the lead character myself. Giddy up go cowboy!

I give Zakia and the Cowboy 5 big ole Texas style stars, and sure do wish there were more of those kind of cowboys out and about here, droolworthy writing.

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Thank you, Tasha and Rebbe for such excellent reviews!

Review For Trouble Brewing in Thunder Creek.

Published February 12, 2012 by Lorraine Nelson - Author

I totally had to share this review with you! The reviewer ‘got me’ and what I intended for this series. I am so pleased! 🙂

Seriously Reviewed, February 12, 2012.
Story: 7/10    Presentation: 7/10    Total: 14/20

Review: In this second installment (actually 3rd) of the Thunder Creek series  we learn more about the older Mannings, Lucas and Winnie. It is a more in depth story of how they met and their life together. This continues from Zakia and The Cowboy immediately following Zakia’s kidnapping and the imminent arrest of Leroy Williams.

Leroy is actually Winnie’s son. A scoundrel to the highest degree, he is charged with kidnapping and currently sits in jail awaiting trial. Claiming he is innocent, Winnie believes him. A mother’s love will transcend even the most damning evidence. Who could blame her?

The love she has for her son starts to put a strain on her relationship with her husband, Lucas. Though they love each other deeply, we see the turmoil they both feel and it is heart wrenching. They are both torn between protecting their children and maintaining their marriage at the same time. To say it is a difficult situation is putting it mildly. The stress eventually takes its toll, but this family will not give up. The love they share is infinite and enables them to get through anything together.

Being the second book in this series, I am glad I had the opportunity to read the first one. Though it isn’t necessary to read them in order, it does help. Either way, once you arrive in Thunder Creek you won’t want to leave. This family is full of hard working, hard loving, no nonsense people. Their world revolves around family and they will do anything to protect each other.

Lorraine Nelson has given us a real ranch family. She shows their humor, heart and determination in every aspect. She even manages to make you feel a bit of compassion for Leroy, and he is truly no good. Lorraine captures the true essence of a mother’s love and shows us there are no boundaries to it. We have Zakia protecting her children and Winnie protecting her son, yet these women never clash. Winnie is filled with insecurity of her place in this family because of her son’s crimes, but the family emphasizes she will always be accepted. It wasn’t her fault, it was Leroy’s. It is a wonderfully well written book from all points of view.

Come on in, put your feet up and rest a spell. Winnie loves visitors and there’s always room for one more.

The next book in this series is Covert Mission and I cannot wait to read it!!

2011 Nominee for Book of the Year!

Published January 4, 2012 by Lorraine Nelson - Author

Zakia and the Cowboy won December’s Book of the Month and is now up for Book of the Year at The To Be Read Pile review site! Yahoo!!! Or should I say, “Yee Haw!!!

A sincere thank you for a fab review, TBR, and to all my fans who made this possible. It really is a dream come true for this newbie author and her debut novel. ♥ you all!

Please take a moment and vote!
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December Book of the Month at the TRB Pile!

HEA Reviews, Zakia and the Cowboy

Published December 6, 2011 by Lorraine Nelson - Author

Zakia and the Cowboy by Lorraine Nelson

HEA Reviews, December 2, 2011

Monica’s Review…4 Stars

Once you start this book, you won’t want to put it down. It’s filled with passion, suspense, happiness and a sense of finally being a family. One will do anything in order to keep their family safe from a crazy madman. Zakia truly had a friend in which she could trust her life with. When she needed to flee her home Sam was there to help her with anything she needed. There was only one problem what if her ex-husband had a wife, children and would turn her away and not help her.

When she left him she thought that he would come for her but he never went. She felt lonely in their home and felt that he did not want to share his ranch life with her. Then she wrote him a letter after she left to let him know what was happening with her but she never heard back. After time past she believed he did not care about her and the day came when she received the divorce papers.

Even if that was a long time ago she knew that he could protect her but she knew once he found out about her secret he could make her leave but maybe he could care for the others and she would go back and face the stalker on her own. When Luke sees Zakia he thinks he is dreaming but when she speaks he knows that she has come back but for what she is the one that left. When he learns of her kept secret he is enraged but cannot let her leave so he tries hard and acts somewhat civil to her.

After spending time with Zakia and the others he finally feels that he is whole. He admits to himself that he has never stopped loving Zakia and there was no way that he would let her leave when they found her stalker. Now as for the stalker he was smart, clever and not even her security system detected him. Then when he finds her at the ranch she is so frightened but she knows that Luke will keep her safe. Then he ends up entering Luke’s home and leaves her a nasty note on her mirror in her room. Anyone in there right mind would go into shock and that is what she did. But no matter what Luke was there to comfort her and tried to make her feel safe.

But Luke knew that they needed to do the cattle run and hoped that once they were out in the open he would strike and mess up somewhere but wrong again. The stalker was able to capture Zakia and take her on a ride she would never forget, underground.

When Zakia showed up at the ranch late one night it was time for the truth to finally come into light. It was a chance to start over and have a family if and only Luke could forgive her. This story tells of their journey in becoming a family and trying to leave everything in the past in the past. It was gripped with emotions as Luke comes face to face with the secret that  kept from him but he does not waste time in making memories with them. I felt so happy for them because you could tell that they still loved each other but it was going to take time for Luke to trust again.

Zakia and the Cowboy is a joy to read and it will take you on a guessing game. I loved how their HEA ended because this time things will be different. I can’t wait to read Blake’s and Sam story next.

4 Tea Cups!

TBR 5 Star Review for Zakia and the Cowboy!

Published December 2, 2011 by Lorraine Nelson - Author

This is such a fair and honest review. I couldn’t be more pleased, especially since they want to read more. 🙂 Stop in and leave a comment for your chance to win a free copy.

 

TBR reviewer: B.H.

 

Zakia is running from a stalker. She flees for protection to her ex-husband with the surprise that she not only had his child but twins. Can they rekindle lost love or will the stalker end any hope of a good future?

The beginning was hard to continue, it was telling and the story just starts. There’s the characters, there’s the scene with no gentle ease into the book. That said, KEEP READING! It gets so much better. The growing relationship between Lucas and his twins was beautiful. Then add the flames between him and Zakia, it makes for a dynamic read. I’m not a mother and usually kids in romance novels never end well but Ms. Nelson did a fantastic job
incorporating them without smothering the steam. There was sweet and romantic. That hay scene was something special. 

There are small paragraphs from the stalkers POV and they really did not work as well as they could have. He/she should have had a lot more violent and malicious thoughts to be a convincing psychopath. Some scenes were redundant, such as why she left. I must have read Zakia explaining it at least three times. If they were trimmed it would have really added to the story. Back to the stalker, halfway through I knew who it was, but I’m usually ahead of the game in these kinds of thriller books. The ending could have been flesh out and a real explosion of intensity, this just fizzled out but it was still very satisfying.

So why, do you ask, did it get 5 stars? Well, it was sweet, romantic and truly entertaining. I really enjoyed the blooming relationship between the twins, Lucas and Zakia. If you have kids I have a feeling you’ll love this book. I don’t have any and I still really loved this book. I can’t wait to read the next in this series!

Pick up your copy of Zakia and The Cowboy and prepare to swoon. 

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