Wednesday, April 6, 2011

A Rancher’s Promise

Title: A Rancher’s Promise
Author: Marie Rochelle
Publisher: Phaze Books
Publisher URL: http://www.phaze.com/
ISBN: 978-1-60659-598-5
Genre: {M/F} Contemporary, Interracial
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Amethyst Nymph

Kyle Houston is a man who cherishes the peace and quiet on his secluded ranch. Life taught him how deceptive people can be, and Kyle has vowed to never forget that again. Having his heart stomped on once was enough. When his brother shows up begging for help, Kyle doesn’t exactly welcome him with open arms. His attraction to the breathtaking beauty with his brother was unexpected and unwanted. Anyone affiliated with his brother was obviously up to something questionable and Kyle wanted no part of it.

A sticky situation has lead Amerie Palmer to Kyle’s doorstep with his brother, Stuart. The moment she lays eyes on Kyle, Amerie is drawn to him, despite the fact that he had been nothing but rude and nasty to her. When Stuart disappears, Amerie has no choice but to accept Kyle’s less than hospitable offer to stay as his houseguest. The more time she spends with him, the more convinced Amerie becomes that she can never tell Kyle the truth about why she is running. It will only put him in danger and she couldn’t deal with having his blood on her hands.

Lust turns into love between Amerie and Kyle, but things are far from perfect. The danger that Amerie is hiding from catches up to her and threatens to destroy her relationship with Kyle. Kyle’s brother and Amerie’s mother are in danger, as well. Amerie only has two choices to save everyone. Either she gives herself up and breaks Kyle’s heart by walking away or she divulges everything and prays that Kyle can protect them all.

I love a strong woman who isn’t afraid to speak her mind and Amerie definitely fits this description. Her mother’s situation is a sad, common one, that I know will hit home with the readers and make them think. I understood her hesitance in asking Kyle to get involved, but part of me wanted her to ask for his help. Kyle is a great guy who puts on a cold front. His true friends and brother know how deeply he really feels things and, for the most part, they try not to push his buttons. There is a scene where Kyle reminds Stuart of his dislike for being touched that left me yearning for more explanation. The link between Amerie’s mother and Stuart was a surprise that I didn’t expect. My curiosity over Stuart grew by the time I finished this story. Although readers discover a major issue that put a strain on the brother’s relationship, it seems that there are several more. I would definitely be interested to go deeper into Stuart’s past. A Rancher’s Promise is a sweet happily ever after story, with a suspenseful side story added in. Readers will enjoy this dramatic love story from The Queen of Tease, Marie Rochelle.

1 comment:

Marie Rochelle said...

Thanks for such an excellent review.