More Than a Feeling
Author: Sara Richardson
Publisher:Grand Central Publishing
Genre: Romance | Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 29th 2016
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“Charming, witty, and fun. There’s no better read. I enjoyed every word!” — Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Times bestselling author on No Better Man
STOP RUNNING . . .AND START FALLING
For Ruby James the Walker Mountain Ranch is her safe haven. Here in Aspen, Colorado, she can finally build a quiet life for herself without fear of her old one rearing its ugly head. Or so Ruby thinks. Any single woman would be happy to indulge a tall, dark, and curious cop-but the closer Ruby gets to him, the closer she gets to losing her newfound peace.
Police officer Sawyer Hawkins is no stranger to secrets. He’s ready to leave town for good until a security threat brings him back to Walker Ranch, and Ruby’s gorgeous green eyes soon have him second-guessing his decision to go. Her kindness and quiet strength awaken feelings he’d thought long buried, even as her reluctance to talk about her past worries him. The cop in Sawyer only wants the truth-but the man in him wants Ruby in his arms forever . . .
From More Than A Feeling by Sara Richardson:
“Sawyer…” There was so much she couldn’t tell him. So many reasons she should ask him to leave, to leave her alone. But the ache tightening inside of her would never go away if she didn’t touch him, if she didn’t feel the generous hunger of his lips against hers, the thrilling sensation of his hands reading every curve of her body. So instead of saying anything, instead of casting him out of her life, she scooted to her knees so she could reach his lips, first touching them lightly with her fingers. “You’re a good man, Sawyer Hawkins,” she whispered. And though she knew he couldn’t have her forever, she could give herself to him now. He could have her for this one moment.
His gaze fused with hers, the mesmerizing blue of his eyes smoldering like the center of a flame. His large hands settled on her hips and tugged them until she straddled him.
The swing pitched forward and she wrapped her arms around his neck to keep from losing her balance.
“This isn’t why I came here,” he informed her hoarsely.
“That’s disappointing,” she breathed against his neck. The stubble made her lips tingle.
Sawyer sighed in a helplessly delicious way and took her chin in his hand, bringing her lips to meet his, brushing them lightly in teasing preview.
Oh, lordy, lordy, lordy…the man could kiss.
He pulled back to look at her, but what good was that? She wanted to feel him against her, solid and safe and warm. So she wrapped her legs all the way around his waist cinching them tighter until the hard bulge of his desire for her pulsed between her legs. It was blinding the way he made her lungs pound, the way he sent her dizzy heart twirling in circles. His touch brought her somewhere else, made her feel like someone else. Someone whole and unbreakable. The person she’d always wanted to be.
*ARC provided by Publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review*
More Than A Feeling is an emotional read, particularly at the beginning, with my heart absolutely breaking for Ruby and what she’s had to go through in her life. It’s no wonder she’s lost her belief in magic (and love), with what she’s experienced. But even as afraid and hurt as she is by her past, she still has the ability to hope, she still has the ability to pick herself up and try to build herself a better life. I admire her strength in that, because it isn’t an easy thing to do and yet she does it. Because she’s a survivor, even if she doesn’t always think of or present herself that way.
I really loved this book. It’s well-written and heartfelt, and it was so easy to connect with and root for Ruby and Sawyer. The deep characterization and vivid setting details not only pulled me into the story, but it also made me feel for the characters and their situations, both past and present. This was a story that draws readers in and doesn’t let them go.
Ruby is a strong female character, with a lot of pain and hope inside of her, and Sawyer is an amazingly good man for her because of that. Loyal, kind, and endearing, patient, understanding, and observant, Sawyer is the kind of man who can read her and then act accordingly. He was exactly the guy Ruby needed at the exact moment she needed him, and vice versa.
Sawyer and Ruby have both been hurt and disappointed by their pasts, and yet they build something truly remarkable with each other in this book. Something real, natural, and passionate, something emotionally gripping and honest, too.
I truly enjoyed every word of this book. It had everything I love to read in a romance: deep emotion, a bit of danger and suspense, a good mix of fun, and powerful lessons about life and love and hope, and a strong showing of renewal of self. It made my psychology loving heart jump for joy. Excellent, excellent romance read.
Rating: 5 “must-read” Stars
*Okie Dreams Top Pick*
Five (5) Print Copies for More Than A Feeling
Sara Richardson grew up chasing adventure in Colorado’s rugged mountains. She’s climbed to the top of a 14,000 foot peak at midnight, swum through Class IV rapids, completed her wilderness first-aid certification, and spent seven days at a time tromping through the wilderness with a thirty-pound backpack strapped to her shoulders.
Eventually Sara did the responsible thing and got an education in writing and journalism. After a brief stint in the corporate writing world, she stopped ignoring the voices in her head and started writing fiction. Now she uses her experience as a mountain adventure guide to write stories that incorporate adventure with romance. Still indulging her adventurous spirit, Sara lives and plays in Colorado with her saint of a husband and two young sons.
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