Friday, September 18, 2015

Rough Road Home

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HARDERS, AUDRA
ROUGH ROAD HOME

Rachel Hill, a burned out stockbroker, realizes she’s sacrificed too much for her career and is searching for God’s direction in her life. Champion bull rider, Nick Davidson, reasons God abandoned him first, so what’s the point of seeking Christ’s will in his life? When Nick suffers a concussion, the road trip to the next rodeo becomes the ride of a lifetime for Rachel and Nick. Secrets revealed; lies exposed. Can the power of love heal even these deepest wounds?

My Review:

Take one brash (and injured) cowboy, add one burnt out stockbroker, put them in the cab of a pickup truck and send them on a road trip with a few catastrophes thrown in for good measure and what do you get? The perfect recipe for an amazingly funny, feisty, feel-good crazy kind of read. I LOVE Rough Road Home!

Have to admit to being partial for a good stick-foot-in-mouth first meet -- especially when it's at the expense of the hero. And this one is a doozy. Nick just keeps chomping on that foot making the first time he meets Rachel one gigantic comedic mess. When she's finally had enough she neatly puts him in his place: "Forgive me, I forgot I was talking to a bull rider who couldn't tell the difference between a come-on and a come-along if it jumped up and bit him in the seat of his Wranglers."

Nick is  truly swoonworthy -- in that macho, know-it-all, ornery, proud, COWBOY kind of way. We'll give him some grace since he's just been bested by a crazy bull and is worse for wear and stupefied on painkillers. Snort. There are so many great lines in this book, I could quote the whole thing.

Rachel isn't about to let Nick cow her. She maintains that bull riders have mush for brains. No two people are less suited for each other than Rachel and Nick. Let the games begin!

She's just spent some time getting her priorities straight, including her faith. He's given up on God and doesn't set much stock in hope and trust either. They both have gross misconceptions about the other based on erroneous snap decisions which leads them to constantly leap to wrong conclusions. The result? Snappy dialogue that zips this story along at such a fun pace.

A touching, funny captivating read.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

Please note: this book is only available in ebook format.

If you would like an opportunity to win an ecopy of Rough Road Home 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 September 20 2015. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

26 comments:

  1. Sounds like an interesting book. I love a book with a good sense of humor to keep it lively and maybe not so intense.
    Thank you for sharing.

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    1. This has it all -- lively, funny, intense, heartwarming...the perfect mix. Good luck, Amy.

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  2. If there's a cowboy involved, I want to read it. Thanks for another great review, Kav.

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    1. I know -- what is it about cowboys?! Good luck, Cindy!

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  3. Gotta love a cowboy. For me its an escape for a bit. kamundsen44(at)yahoo(dot)com.

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    1. And oh what a lovely way to escape!!!! Good luck, Kim.

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  4. Gotta love me a good cowboy story ! Just something about them !
    Deanne
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  5. I often identify with Rachel's searching for God's direction in her life. This sounds like a really good book. I really enjoy when an author uses comedy between characters.
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    1. This is why I love Christian fiction so much -- there's such an inspiring takeaway you can apply in your own life. Good luck, Heather.

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  6. After reading your review, I love this book already! :)

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  7. Oh, Kav, this one sounds great! I love bull riding and I would certainly love to know more. Thank you for the opportunity!

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    1. You're welcome, Melanie. Good luck.

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  8. Oh, this sounds wonderful! Add me please. :)
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  9. I'd love to be a fly on the wall in that truck cab.....sounds like quite the conversation! Rachel sounds like my kind of gal, feisty and not afraid to put Nick in his place :-)
    I love to read a book that touches on the characters faith, this one would fit the bill! I bet by the end, Nick will get it right with God again. What a delightful book from your review, Kav. Thanks for the chance to win "Rough Ride Home"

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    1. Loved the strong faith thread for sure. Good luck, Trixi.

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  10. I'm always up for a fun and feisty book with cowboys involved!
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  11. Sounds like an interesting read. rrwalter34ATgmailDOTcom

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    1. It definitely is, Becky. Good luck.

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  12. Sounds very interesting, and funny too.
    God bless you too
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  13. Wow, it sounds fabulous!
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