Thursday, March 31, 2016

A Passion to Pursue by Kelsey Browning

Title: A Passion to Pursue
Author: Kelsey Browning
My Rating: A

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Prophesy of Love #2
Main Characters: Greer and Alex
Release Date: March 2016
Publisher: Kicksass Creations
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Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
What if a pair of cowboy boots could foretell true love?

For years, Texas girl Greer Maddox waited to inherit her legacy as the next prophecy bootmaker. But that day never came. Now, instead of living out her rightful destiny, she's lost, restlessly jumping from one art project to the next.

Until the day leather tooler Alejandro Villanueva strolls into town looking like ten kinds of sexy trouble.

After surviving his dark and dangerous past, all Alex wants is a quiet future. Alone, where his former life and mistakes can't hurt anyone else. Even casually screwing around with a girl next door like Greer--whose dulce de leche voice and curvy body make him sweat--is a bad idea. But when she gets involved in his attempts to win the Prophecy Boot Company's tooling contract, waving adios is the last thing on his mind.

Their attraction flares hot and undeniable. He wants her, and even knowing he shouldn't have her can't stop him from indulging in the temptation she offers. But when his past comes calling, he is forced to choose between hiding from his sins, or saving the woman he loves.

Warning: The Prophecy of Love series features sizzling sex, hot Texas heroes, hard-headed heroines, and custom cowboy boots.

My Review:
I'll be honest, I adored the first book in this series and that's always worrisome because that can set expectations for the second too high. But I loved this one almost as much. 

This book is about Greer. Her family legacy is the Prophesy Boot Company and she was devastated when she didn't turn out to be the next boot maker. Since then, she's been floundering trying to find her place in the art world. She's artistic, but none of the mediums she tries ever seem to truly fit. She can't find her passion. 

Alex is in Prophesy, Tx trying to get the job as Prophesy's new leather tooler. He's incredibly skilled and desperately wants this job, but he needs to secure it and get back to Montana before anyone realizes he's in Texas...a place he should never revisit. He can do his leather work long-distance. But that isn't what Greer and Delaney (the boot-maker) have in mind. 

The chemistry between Greer and Alex is immediate, but he knows that he should have nothing to do with her. His past is a serious issue that he's embarrassed about and he works to try desperately to hide it. And can I just say I adore his tattoos? Alex works to hide them, but they cover half his body, so that's not the easiest thing in the world to do. And Greer is obsessed with them...and his piercing. I totally agreed with her. They were incredibly hot and hearing the story of who gave them to him and his whole history with was bittersweet, but it didn't take any of the innate sexiness away from them. 

Like with the first book, this one was a great journey into the boot-making world. I've dabbled a bit into leather carving and imagining Alex's gorgeous creations were some of my favorite parts of this story. And my town has an art coop so I loved what Greer is creating too. And then there was the side story happening with Alex's little brother. I loved getting to see the different aspects of that story unfold. It truly was a perfect ending for the story line happening there. 

I love the idea behind the series...the Prophesy boots. And I loved that Greer got her pair in this book. The whole gambling theme especially with where she is at in her life was incredible and I thoroughly enjoyed it. 

I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.

About the Author

Kelsey Browning writes sexy contemporary romances that readers describe as funny, sassy, and full of sizzling chemistry. She also co-authors humorous Southern women’s fiction with a sprinkling of mysteryOriginally from a Texas town smaller than the ones she writes about, Kelsey has also lived in the Middle East and Los Angeles, proving she’s either adventurous or downright nuts. These days, she makes her home in Athens, Georgia, with her tech-savvy husband, her smart-talking son, a rescue dog from Qatar, and her (fingers crossed) future therapy pup.

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