Wednesday, November 30, 2016
What I'm Reading Wednesday
I've been reading Between Hope and the Highway by Charissa Stastny. With all the snow we've had in our neck of the woods lately, a romance was just the thing I needed to cozy up by the fire with.
This story is told from three perspectives: Liz, who is running away from painful memories and her critical mother, Bentley, a young man who was crippled in an accident that also killed his brother, and Rawson, the older brother of Bentley, who is fighting demons of his own from that same accident. So far, there have been a lot of emotions between the three as they navigate getting to know one another and deal with all their internal struggles. The sparks are just starting to smolder between the hero and heroine, though, so I'm getting to the part that keeps every romance reader turning pages!
I think the author has done a good job with the ranch setting in Montana. She really brings it to life with her descriptions, which added to the story. The characters are likable and it's a slower-paced romance that sneaks up on you the longer you read. With everyone's past holding them back, I think it's going to be a long, twisty journey to happily-ever-after. I'll let you know what I think of the end!
Here's the back copy:
Sometimes things get so messed up you have to pick up and get the heck out of Dodge. That’s what Liz Ruthersford does. Memories can be weapons, and hers have become incoming missiles. Fleeing home and her parents’ pity, she seeks refuge on a remote ranch in Montana where no one knows her tragic past. When she meets Bentley and Rawson Law, brothers with wounds of their own, life veers off course from her plans. Embers of hope and love flicker to life, but will Liz let them burn bright enough to warm her heart? Or will she hit the highway and run once again? A clean, heart-pounding romance and redemption story.
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