His chivalry was strangling her.
He thought he was helping her—and in truth, he was. She was in desperate straits. But as honorable as he was, he was also breaking her heart.
Her attraction was drowning him.
When World Champion rodeo cowboy Rossen Rockland and his friends rescue a young runaway who has been abused by her foster father and take her home to his parents’ ranch, he expects her to turn out to be a pain in the neck. And sometimes she is.
It doesn’t take him long to figure out that she has way more than her allotment of troubles—and far more than her share of gifts. Lovely, talented, and ravingly brilliant, Kit Star is too young, unbelievably humble, and oh, so loveable. Knowing that she needs his protection and time to grow into her potential, Rossen also figures out that what she really is, is a pain in the heart.
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Praise for Above Rubies:
I absolutely could not put this book down. It had me laughing, crying, angry and pretty much every other emotion. I can not wait for the next one in the series to come out. Keep them coming!!! ~Addicted to Books
Kit Star has to get away from her abusive foster father, so she runs to the only place she thinks she can make any money for herself with her music, Las Vegas. But she finds more than she bargained for there, luckily she's rescued just in time by Rossen Rockland. But Rossen also found more than he bargained for, he thought that he was just rescuing a young girl being attacked by a gang, but he had no idea that he was rescuing a young girl that he would fall very quickly in love with. Kit is so young, she still needs to figure life out, so Rossen tries to step aside and allow her to live her life as a normal 18 year-old girl should. That is hard on his heart and on hers too. Will they ever be able to talk about their feelings for each other?
I was really excited to be able to read the second Rockland Ranch book! I think this book can stand on it's own, but there are a lot of things that make more sense if you've read Peace River first. I really enjoyed this book, the plot was original and intriguing. The characters are great, I really felt as though I got to "know" them. I loved that there was plenty of clean romance. I really can't wait to read the next book about Rockland Ranch!
Peace River (Book 1)
The police didn’t understand the danger, but she did. Her father had always been abusive, but now, with a ten million dollar Thoroughbred farm on the line, and a powerful bookie leaning on him, her father had become out of control. But how do you get away and take a world famous stallion with you? Carrie was getting desperate when a handsome and honorable but thoroughly cynical rodeo cowboy from Wyoming happened to show up with a horse trailer. He didn’t ride a white horse, but he was definitely a knight in shining armor.
He’ll protect her from the mob, but can she survive falling in love with a bull rider?
Praise for Peace River
“Give me a clean romance, humor and a good looking cowboy and I’m a happy girl. LDS fiction isn’t always my favorite but I really enjoyed the characters and adventure in this book.” ~Carol – Goodreads
“There was plenty of action, adventure and danger to keep me guessing just how everything was going to turn out. I didn’t want to put it down until I finished! Jaclyn Hawkes is one of my favorite LDS romance authors. You really can’t go wrong with any of her books that you pick up!” ~Cathy -Goodreads
Author Jaclyn M. Hawkes
Jaclyn M. Hawkes grew up in Utah with 6 sisters, 4 brothers and any number of pets. (It was never boring!) She got a bachelor’s degree, had a career and traveled extensively before settling down to her life’s work of being the mother of four magnificent and sometimes challenging children. She loves shellfish, the out of doors, the youth and hearing her children laugh. She and her fine husband, their family, and their sometimes very large pets, now live in a mountain valley in northern Utah, where it smells like heaven and kids still move sprinkler pipe.
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Labels: Jaclyn M Hawkes, LDS Romance, Rockland Ranch Series