Monday, July 6, 2015

Book Review and Giveaway!


Stick in the Mud meets spontaneity

I am so happy to be part of the blog tour for Rachael Anderson's new book, Stick in the Mud Meets Spontaneity. I really enjoyed her book Rough Around the Edges Meets Refinement and this romance is is the same vein.  

In Stick in the Mud, we meet Colton, a cowboy who loves what he does. What you see is what you get and he is as steady as they come.  He's also giving eleven-year-old Kasja horse-riding lessons (you might remember Kasja from the previous book) and when he meets Kasja's aunt Sam, he's intrigued by her approach to life. She drives a sunshine yellow bug, has a lime green fuzzy steering wheel cover and a summer bucket list that includes riding a bull and having a fling with a cowboy. They are definitely opposites!  At one point in the book, they are compared to a tree with roots (Colton) and the wind in the tree branches (Sam). It's pretty accurate!  

Of course they have an attraction to each other, but it's complicated.  Sam has a job offer in New York for her dream job. She's only home for the summer (hence the summer fling thing). But when things heat up between her and Colton, could she give up her dreams for a possibly forever relationship? Or will he just be a fun summer memory? Could Colton give up his staid way of living to meet her halfway? I really enjoyed reading to find out.  

I thought the author did a great job of building the relationship between the two characters. They felt realistic and I loved the ending. A great afternoon read! (Be sure to scroll all the way down to enter the giveaway!)

Here's the back copy:

Home from college for the summer, Samantha Kinsey steps into her role as nanny for her two favorite little charges. But when she finds herself playing chauffeur more than playmate, her summer outlook quickly turns from fun to bleak. That is, until she drives the girls to a family-owned ranch and meets Colten McCoy—a genuine, hard-working cowboy, who's as set in his ways as he is handsome. Although he claims he doesn't need any fun in his life, Sam’s determined to help him find it. But she'll soon discover that cowboys are about as easy to train as wild mustangs. Stick in the Mud Meets Spontaneity is about an adaptable girl and a not so adaptable guy. It’s about learning to accept people for who they are and realizing that sometimes who they are is exactly who they should be.

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Author Rachael Anderson USA Today bestselling author, Rachael Anderson is the mother of four and is pretty good at breaking up fights, or at least sending guilty parties to their rooms. She can't sing, doesn't dance, and despises tragedies. But she recently figured out how yeast works and can now make homemade bread, which she is really good at eating.

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1 comment:

Rachael Anderson said...

Thanks so much for the great review, Julie! You're awesome!