RISKING HER HEART
Sloane Hartley is deeply rooted to her family’s ranch in Blue Falls, Texas. So she isn’t about to risk falling for a tempting tumbleweed like Jason Till. To Sloane, Jason is a handsome heartbreak waiting to happen. Like all rodeo cowboys. If she ever let herself love again, she certainly wouldn’t pick someone like him!
Jason only has eyes for one prize – the steer-wrestling championship. And he can’t afford any distractions. Certainly not a blond beauty with trust issues like Sloane. She represents everything a cowboy on the circuit can’t have anyway – home, family, a real relationship. Everything he thought he didn’t need. But when he’s with Sloane, Jason can’t remember why winning at the rodeo seemed so important…
I have really enjoyed seeing the Hartley siblings falling in love and finding their partners for life. There is something so heartwarming and outright fun about the family, the caring, the protectiveness, the banter, the teasing, the bond they have and how they are with each other - it was impossible for me not to fall for them!
Sloane has from the start been the most brickly sibling in the bunch, she keeps people at the arm's length even though it is obvious she has a heart the size of Texas, and she truly cares for the people surrounding her. Her camp for the foster kids is something she burns for, has a great passion for, to create lasting, happy memories with those whose everyday life is more challenged than most kinds lives ever will be.
The foster kid aspect of the story and the adopted siblings in the family are told about in an inspiring and encouraging way. I find myself wanting to support the cost and to make a difference after each book I have read in the series. That is a rare occasion that a story speaks so strongly to my heart, an admirable accomplishment for sure!
Jason Till is a true cowboy hero. He is kind, generous, considerate, handsome, and good with kids. He captures Sloane's attention, yet it takes a true effort on Jason's part and the whole family's help, to get Sloane to trust her instincts and her feelings. Thankfully, Jason has patience, good intentions, and his heart is true as enticing Sloane is not easy and it takes time for her to open up and trust both Jason's and her own feelings.
Then life throws a curveball and the budding relationship is put to a test either of them could not have foreseen.
A tender and sweet romance in a charming tale of rodeo cowboy on the road, falling in love with a woman whose trust and love is as challenging to win, as the national rodeo championship.
~ Four Spoons
MY GRADING SCALE:
5 Spoons - Amazing, memorable story that I loved and want to read again. The best of the best and not given lightly
4 Spoons - Fantastic, entertaining story that I enjoyed and connected with and will gladly recommend to readers
3 Spoons - A good story, not much that stood out but I was engaged enough to spend the time to read it through
2 Spoons - A story with some issues, that were a problem to me
1 Spoon - Not for me