Saturday, August 22, 2015

Taming Rafe

 
GIVEAWAY
WARREN, SUSAN MAY
TAMING RAFE

Hotel heiress Katherine Breckenridge just wants to make a lasting difference in her world by running her late mother's charity foundation. But she fears she lacks the passion and courage to be as successful as her mother was--a fear that's realized when money from the foundation goes missing and Katherine's one shot to recover it is ruined by Rafe Noble.

Two-time world champion bull rider Rafe Noble is at the top of his game when tragedy hits. Guilt stricken over the loss of his best friend, Rafe accidentally drives his truck into the lobby of the Breckenridge Hotel during Katherine's fund-raiser. With a broken knee, a ruined reputation, and the threat of several lawsuits, Rafe goes back to his family's ranch--the Silver Buckle--to recover.

Desperate to save the foundation, Katherine heads to the Silver Buckle to talk Rafe into helping her raise the needed funds. But a few days under the bright Montana skies give her more than she bargained for, and Kat discovers there's more to both herself and Rafe Noble than she realized.

My Review:

Vintage Warren -- if you can call 8 years vintage since it was published in 2007. It's the second in The Noble Legacy series but I had no trouble reading this one first, though I'm definitely going to hunt down Reclaiming Nick! Love a series centered around brothers.

Taming Rafe is an emotional roller coaster of a read. There are plot twists galore, two romances and an unexpected 'book within a book' angle that was so much fun (and angsty) to read. To say this one packs a wallop would be a gross understatement.

Rafe's in a bad place when we first meet him and there's something about a hurting cowboy that pulls at my heartstrings every time. Kat thinks she's made of stronger stuff, but thankfully she isn't. They go from wary adversaries to cautious friends and finally reluctant attraction. A tenuous romance blossoms and then...well, you just won't believe what happens next. The story takes the kind of turn that makes you afraid to read further and afraid not to! The only solution is to read at breakneck speed until you reach the end when you can finally whoosh a big sigh of relief.

Awesome! Awesome!! AWESOME!!!!
 
GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Taming Rafe please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday August 23 2015. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

30 comments:

  1. Please don't enter me, Kav. I just wanted to say that I feel as though this is the best series Susan May Warren has ever written. I loved Reclaiming Nick and the rest of the books in this series were equally wonderful. I know you have books galore, but I hope you get the chance to read them all!

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    1. I'm determined to read them all. So grateful they are still in print. Really anxious to read Finding Stefanie next. I think that's a Rita Award winner.

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  2. Wow! What a great review! I love to read books that pack a wallop. LattebooksAThotmailDOTcom

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    1. You'll love this one then, Susan. Good luck!

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  3. Great review, oh and what a great cover. kamundsen44(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Thanks, Kim. And yes, that cover is a tad eye-catching, isn't it? Good luck.

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  4. SWEET! I've never heard of this book or this series! But bull rider, Montana, and angstiness?! I'm there! ;)

    Hugs, Amada
    amada_chavezATyahooDOTcom

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    1. I know -- great combination, right? Good luck, Amada.

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    2. So right! Excellent combo! :) Thank you!

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  5. Kav, don't enter me either. Susan May Warren is my favorite Contemporary Christian author. Her writing is so good. She doesn't have to take crazy leaps, twists, or any other tricks to capture the readers attention. Her writing alone is that compelling. Terrill :)

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    1. You're so right, Terrill. Just does real life so well. I just recently 'discovered' her so I get to do a lot of catching up to do. That makes me a happy camper.

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  6. Susan Mae Warren is one of my favorite authors! Her 'Heirs of Anton'series is one of my all time favorites in historical Christian fiction, & her 'Mission: Russia' & ' Team Hope' series are awesome thriller/suspense fiction. She is an amazing writer! Thanks for the opportunity of this giveaway!

    nj(dot)bossman(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Wait --she does suspense?! Must check that out. Good luck, agboss.

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  7. Sounds like an emotionally charged story. I like that a lot. Also love the authors' books I have already read. Please include me, thank you.

    freda.mans[at]gmail.com

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    1. You're included, fredamans...and yes you'll be on emotional tenterhooks the whole read. LOL Good luck.

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  8. I haven't read any of Susan's books yet but after all the great comments about her, I'm certainly going to look for her.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. Oh -- so much reading pleasure ahead for you, rubynreba! Good luck!

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  9. Love Susan's stories and I do want to read this one too. rrwalter34ATgmailDOTcom

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  10. I am excited to see this "vintage" giveaway for Taming Rafe. I have Reclaiming Nick. I remember when I read it I was wishing I could read the rest of the series, but then never tracked them down. I've read quite a few of Susan's books and have liked them all.
    pmkellogg56[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. I want to read Nick's story too. And Stefanie's. Good luck, Pam.

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  11. I've never read any of Susan's books.sounds like I'm definitely missing out. Please include me in the drawing. Thank you.
    Deanne
    cnnamongirl at aol dot com

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    1. Oh, you are indeed, Deanne. Good luck.

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  12. I've LOVED her Christiansen series but I haven't read many of her earlier books! Thanks for sharing your great review and giveaway!

    colorvibrant at gmail dot com

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    1. That was me too, Heidi, but I'm branching out. Good luck.

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  13. Well, Kav, another book that sounds right up my alley!! Epecially when you said "a story takes the kind of turn that makes you afraid to read further and afraid not to! The only solution is to read at breakneck speed until you reach the end when you can finally whoosh a big sigh of relief"....because that's exactly the kind I LOVE to read! :-) And vintage books are the best in my opinion especially ones by an author I know and love! :-)

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Definitely a book you should read then, Trixi. Good luck!

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  14. Maybe this is my lucky entry. Susie May Warren is a dandy! Thank you for the opportunity, Kav!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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  15. Sounds like my kind of book!

    Count me in, please.

    janka(dot)halcinova(at)gmail(dot)com

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