Reese's Cowboy Kiss: Witness Protection - Rancher Style: Blake's Story (Sweet Montana Bride #1)by Kimberly Krey Published 14 May 2014
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Texan pageant winner, Reese Taylor, has a former classmate who wants her dead. Now she must leave her friends and family to enter a protection program on Emerson Ranch. A group of good-looking cowboys awaits her, but Reese has her eye on Blake Emerson, the one man too busy with the ranch to give her a chance. Blake Emerson has no time to go lookin' for love. He's got a ranch to run, positions to fill, and an ache in his heart from love gone wrong. So when he agrees to harbor a witness to help on the ranch, Blake assumes his first two problems are solved. But he never dreamed his new guest would be a woman. One he was destined to lose his heart to. With sparks burning hot and danger around the bend, one question lingers in his mind: Has he only added to his list of troubles, or has Blake just found the woman of his dreams?
"Reese's Cowboy Kiss: Witness Protection - Rancher Style: Blake's Story (Sweet Montana Bride #1)" Reviews
I really enjoyed Reese's Cowboy Kiss. Life has been a bit hectic and crazy lately so it was nice to disappear into a book and get a much needed break from reality.
This series has been on my TBR list for a few years now so I decided it was time to read them! I loved Reese and Blake! I did want to knock Blake up side the head of few times but thank goodness he finally came to his senses! Him and Reese are perfect together! *dreamy sigh*
I do have to say that the stalker was definitely a creeper! I did not see that twist coming. My brain went in an entirely different direction so I was like... wait, what?! The man definitely earned the title CREEPER!
I am looking forward to reading the other books in this series!
I want to thank Kimberly Krey, author and Goodreads First Reads Giveaway for the eBook Kindle copy of Reese's Cowboy Kiss: Witness Protection ~ Ranch Style: Blake's Story ~ Sweet Montana Bride ~ Book 1 that I won in the Giveaway.
It all started for Reese Taylor that night she was to give up her title at a beauty pageant. The new winner is shot by mistake and Reese goes into witness protection far from her Texas home.
Blake Emerson, Montana rancher has helped with witness protection before and was looking for hands when his uncle called about Reese. He expected a man instead of a beautiful woman. She was to live in a house with him and his three ranch hands and the fun starts.
As they get to know one another he makes a comment about kisses feeling like a bit of heaven. Reese's Cowboy Kiss feels just like heaven. The romance is sweet including a good batch of mud.
The killer is still after Reese and in Montana dressed as a woman when the story turns dangerous. You will just need to read it to find out if the killer gets what he dreams of or does Reese???
I enjoyed this read, but there were flaws along the way. It is a nice concept, but the story feels slow mid-way through. The reason for he need of protection seems to be forgotten, often. Then suddenly the danger pops up again.
Reese is sweet, too sweet at times. I generally like her, it's just the pageant girl stuff. She is also shockingly naive at times. Oh, and I am not even going to get into the TSTL(too stupid to live) moments at the end.
Blake tends to run hot and cold, it was hard to really get a bead on him. I just kept thinking he was acting like a jerk, why would she like him? He does mellow out towards the end, but you miss a lot of it because the story fast forwards.
It is a mixed narrative, giving both leads POV, which kind of put you in their shoes. It goes a long way for keeping Blake out of my doghouse.
This romance is geared more for the clean readers. That is right kids, no ding ding, until there is a wedding ring. Then the bedroom door is shut in your naughty face!
I listened to the audiobook narrated by Lesley Ann Fogle, who does a great job. She does a Southern twang on Reese that I was not always fond of. It made her feel whiny. Other than that, she has a great pace and tone throughout the read. She makes it a comfortable listen, after you get used to that sugar sweet accent.
Overall, I enjoyed this read and would be interested to see what happens with the rest of the series. I think the others are his brothers. Could be intriguing reads.
Disclosure – I received this audiobook in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts opinions and ratings are my own. I was under no obligation to post a review or give positive feedback.
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Reese is adorable! She is so sweet and naturally happy, that even a scary situation with a stalker doesn't keep her down for long. I loved the way she would interact with Blake and the ranch hands, having fun in the midst of tense times. She's a very likable girl, with her beauty shining through, both inside and out.
Blake is such a traditional man. He's very kind and caring, almost taking his role of protector too seriously, all the in name of being honorable, hard-working, and supportive. He's gruff and ruggedly handsome--I would even be intimidated by him! The battle he fought with himself over his feelings for Reese was very entertaining. Who could resist his charms?
I loved watching the romance blossom and the suspenseful element was fantastic! I was on edge reading through those parts--very romantic and very creepy. The author did a great job in drawing me completely into the story.
This is exactly the kind of story that I love to escape in. I absolutely adore a story that shows the way two people meet and fall in love! I especially love it if the book if filled with tender glaces, smoldering looks, sizzling kisses, and that's all. This book does have some passionate kissing, but everything beyond that is saved for marriage and after that, it fades to black and is left behind closed doors.
Content: a few mild expletives; mild violence (talk of murder, stalking, attempted murder, but none of it is really graphic); passionate kissing.
Romances are something that I typically enjoy, but all too often, they are forgettable. I can honestly say that my favorite romance, "Sierra" by Taylor Dean, is one that resonated with me, and since that time, no other book has gotten close to the euphoria I felt as I read that book. Until now. This book is everything I love--clean romance, mystery, comedy--all rolled into one. And I can honestly say that this book is just a notch below my favorite.
When I call this a clean romance, I mean that the profanity is nothing to speak of--extremely mild. And there are no bedroom scenes. In fact, those Reese and Blake refuse to be intimate while not married. Very rare in today's culture. While I wouldn't necessarily classify this book as Christian, there are several references to God and prayer.
The romance described within this book is some of the most swoon-worthy I have ever read. All too often, I had to set the book down and just recover my breath! Can a guy as wonderful as Blake exist? Well, he does in the pages of this tale! And although this follows the typical romance formula, the author does add a bit of spiciness here and there. If you enjoy romances, this book is for you!
I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.