Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Review: With This Promise by Debra Clopton

Heidi Reads... With This Promise by Debra Clopton

My rating: 3 stars / I liked it


School teacher Lana Presley has sworn off cowboys. Which should work fine since she’s relocated from Texas and is happily adjusting to her new life in Windswept Bay. After a bad breakup-that involved her using her cheating ex as target practice for hurling chocolate covered cherries at…she’s happy to be single. And happy not to have her protective brothers and dad meddling in her business. Settling down on the coast permanently, miles away from Texas, is looking perfect.

Then the drop-dead gorgeous cowboy, Cam Sinclair, comes to her rescue…several times and sets all of her carefully made plans into chaos.

Rancher Cam Sinclair is just in town for a few days on business then heading home to his ranch in Texas. He’s got finding the right woman and settling down on his mind. And from the moment he meets spitfire Lana Presley she has his attention. But she’s made it clear that Texas and cowboys are not in her plans for the future. Can a road trip and Cam...and love change her mind?

My Review

This is a light contemporary romance set on the Florida coast. It was interesting that the main characters were a cowboy living in Texas and a cowgirl escaping Texas. Lana and Cam have an instant attraction, and their banter was fun. The dialogue overall was a bit stilted at times- the use of more contractions would have made it flow more naturally I think. There was a lot of telling instead of showing so I didn't feel a connection to the characters which I missed. I didn't feel like the emotions had much depth, everything was kind of surface level. Overall a cute story but I was left wishing for more character development.

(I received a complimentary copy of the book; all opinions in this review are my own)

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