Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Winter's Embrace (Cowboy Seasons Book 3) by Kathleen Ball with Giveaway, Excerpt & Review

Western Romance
Published: April 29, 2014

Ten years ago Winter’s heart was broken beyond repair by Stone McCoy. Now she is a travel agent ready to lead an Alaskan Cruise and to her surprise Stone McCoy is on her tour.  A long ago phone call shattered her trust and her self-confidence. She never planned to see Stone again.

While at college, Stone McCoy woke up, after a fraternity party, to find a girl in his bed. Weeks later she told him she’s pregnant. Calling Winter to break things off was the worst night of his life. Now he’s hoping for a second chance at happiness.

The chemistry is electrifying but old issues lead these two on a merry chase. Can they put old hurts aside and begin again? Join Rancher Stone McCoy and Winter Gavin as they try to find happiness from Alaska to Texas and finally on his Montana Ranch.

Ten years ago Rancher Stone McCoy broke Winter Gavin’s heart. Now he turns up hoping for another chance. Will one too many surprises shy Winter away?


My Review: 4 stars
This was a pretty good book. The first I've read by Kathleen, and it kept me interested in what was happening to the characters. I really liked both Winter and Stone, but man are they both hard-headed. Stone comes back into Winter's life 10 years after dumping her over the phone. I understand why she doesn't trust him, and am confused as to why he would think that she would just automatically fall into his arms after what he did. Yes, he did come back and declare that he still loved her, but he didn't explain for a long time why he had done what he did. Winter, for her part, kind of pissed me off. I think she truly didn't know what or who she wanted, and being around Stone only made things worse, in my opinion. Granted, he was there to offer her a job and a place to live after she lost everything. By the time these two actually sat down and talked about what had happened in the past and tried to deal with that, I was glad that Winter finally said that she needed time. Stone wanted to give her that time, but he also didn't. He wanted her right now, and wasn't afraid of staking claim to her, even though she hadn't said what she wanted. I did like the ending, and loved the way that Winter treated Rachel from the beginning. When Stone finally realized that he hadn't been asking Winter all that time, but telling her - that's when he finally got somewhere. I really wanted to slap both of them upside the head a few times. I would be interested in reading more books by Kathleen, and I am interested in going back and reading the beginning of this series to see what's happened in the past, and how the other characters connect. 

Kathleen Ball

Sexy Cowboys and the women that love them...Finalist in the 2012 RONE Awards. Top pick, 5 star series from the Romance Review. Kathleen Ball writes contemporary western romance with great emotion and memorable characters. Her books are award winners and have appeared on best sellers lists including Amazon's Best Sellers List. There's something about a cowboy.
Dawson Ranch Series--- Alice's Story, Texas Haven, Ryelee's Cowboy
Lasso Springs Series- - Callie's Heart, Lone Star Joy and Stetson's Storm
Cowboy Season's Series -- Summer's Desire, Autumn's Hope, Winter’s Embrace


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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for hosting me and taking the time to read and review my book