http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=wwwveranihave-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=1935600192&fc1=000000&IS2=1<1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrAs soon as I opened Give the Lady a Ride, I knew I was in for a treat. A big treat—big as Texas. From the rollicking chapter headings to the barbed wire section breaks, this book promised good-natured romantic fun and it delivered.
The well-crafted story reads with a definite western drawl. Pure pleasure. The author did a wonderful job of setting the scene and pulling the reader in. She described the rodeo bull-riding scenes so perfectly (not too much) my senses kicked in. I was there.
New Yorkers Patricia Talbert and her friend Marie Lambeau land in Texas, smack dab in the middle of a working ranch, which Patricia has inherited from her uncle. The plan is to check out the place and get it ready to sell. But these two city slickers soon find reasons to delay their departure. Two good-looking reasons. Cowboys. Bull-riding cowboys.
Patricia, campaign manager for her senator father, falls in love as much with Texas and ranching as with Talon Carlson, foreman of the Circle Bar Ranch. But it’s not all fun-in-the-sun, as Patricia quickly learns. There are a few barbed wire fences to cross along the way. Sometimes strength and determination are not enough. Sometimes it takes faith. And when you follow your heart, it’s almost always worth the journey.
If you’re looking for a good summer read to take to the beach, this is a great choice. I’ve got only one warning. Once you start it, you won’t want to put it down. You may have it read before you ever get to the beach.
I’m keeping this one. I want to read it again, but more slowly this time. Maybe.