Book Title: Ryan's Love
Author: CA Harms
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Hosted by: Book Enthusiast Promotions
The second hardest thing would be watching my 12 year old daughter fall to her knees as they lowered her mother into the ground to rest.
A heart wrenching vision that will forever be etched in my mind.
Claire was my best friend, she had been since we were barely old enough to talk. I always knew, one day, I would marry her. I think I may have even told her that a few times while we were growing up.
Never did I think I would lose her so suddenly.
I knew at that moment…
Our life would never be the same again…
“Climb up,” I said from behind her as she stood staring up at the horse only a few feet from her with a look of panic on her face. I was more than positive this was the closest this city girl had ever been to one.
She peered back over her shoulder, and I almost laughed at how overwhelmed she looked.
“I’m from the city,” she said with wide eyes, emphasizing her loss at what to do. “Ryan, you do understand that we have subways and taxis, right? We do not have horses that are the size of SUVs. I’m going to need a little help if you expect me—” She pointed toward her chest, then spun around to point at the horse. “—to get up on that thing.”
Now I did chuckle. It was impossible not to. She was damn near panicking at the thought of how she would mount and then ride the horse.
I stepped up behind her, my chest fitting flush against her back. Gripping her hips, I leaned my head closer and grazed my lips over her ear. Her body relaxed against mine, and she tilted her head to the side, opening up her neck to me.
As I placed a kiss at the base of her neck, she shuddered in my arms. “You have to put your foot in the stirrups,” I whispered before kissing just below her ear. “I’ll lift as you pull yourself up.”
She nodded with her eyes closed as her chest moved up and down in small pants.
“Go on,” I urged.
I lifted her as she gripped the saddle, and she yelped when I firmly placed her atop Storm, my father’s Oldenburg stallion. Jackson held him steady as I pulled myself up and took my spot behind Amber. Our bodies were so close together I could feel her ragged breaths as she shifted against me with each one.
Author C.A. Harms is like any other addicted reader.
I enjoy happy endings in my love stories. Loving those scenes that give it the needed angst and heat to keep you hooked and wanting more. Just enough drama
to make her heart race and your stomach flutter. I haven't always been a lover of Romance and had once been addicted to a good Mystery. Just recently I have
taken on a new liking and now I am addicted to Romance Novel.
I am a Limitless Publishing Author and love sharing my stories with my great fans. Feedback is great and I really enjoy interacting with my readers.
I live in Illinois and enjoy spending time with my husband and two children.
You will always find me with my kindle or paperback in hand as it is my favorite pass time.
And I never leave home without a small notebook. You never know when an idea for a new story will strike.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I have to start off by thanking the author and the tour host for allowing my request to go through and for me to read this. I don't often read blog tour hosts books, I just tend to promote them as I am not sure I can schedule them into my reading matter, but this one I just had to squeeze in as I was attracted to the opening words. I am a sucker for a sad story.
Ryan is left with his twelve year old daughter to bring up. His wife, the love of his life, his forever love and soul mate had died tragically. A gallbladder operation that left fatal complications.
He mourns his wife along with his daughter.
Olivia his daughter and him have a GREAT relationship and there are some really crazy fun moments when they are "messing around" and teasing, but there is equally some proper Father and daughter chats that are there, especially the teenage rebellious times.
I thought Ryan a great fantastic Father, he did his job well.
Amber moves into town, she takes over her Grandmother's bakery.
When Amber meets Ryan, just watch out that spark that ignites from the pages doesn't burn your fingers as you turn the pages, WOW, instant........sex appeal.
This story shows, that you can find love after loss, eventhough you may not feel that possible.
When Ryan's world collapsed at the loss of his beautiful wife, leaving him with their daughter, who knew what life would have in store for him and his daughter.
Many a tear can be shed, many a lump and hard swallow in your throat and many a 'pass me the tissue' moments.
I loved this style of writing and I do believe this is the first book I have ever read by this author.
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