Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Loving Cara by Kristen Proby

Title: Loving Cara
Author: Kristen Proby
My Rating: B+

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Love Under the Big Sky #1
Main Characters: Josh and Kara
Release Date: January 2014
Publisher: Pocket
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Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
In this new Love Under the Big Sky series from a USA TODAY bestselling author, Cara agrees to tutor her former classmate's nephew—and learns some lessons in love!

Josh King is an expert at running his family’s multi-million dollar ranch in Montana. (And all that outside manual labor has done wonders for sculpting his six-foot-three body, too.) But as sure footed as he is when it comes to the ranch, Josh doesn’t know anything about how to deal with an adolescent boy—so when his twelve-year-old nephew, Seth, is dropped off on his doorstep, looking scared and acting surly as hell, Josh knows he needs help in straightening him out.

Cara Donovan loves her quiet life as a teacher in her sleepy hometown, so she jumps at the chance to make a little money over the summer as a tutor. But when she learns she’ll be teaching Josh King’s nephew, Cara’s sweet summer job gets a little bit hotter. Cara tries to focus all her attention on tutoring Seth, but Josh proves to be a delicious distraction, while Josh’s memories of the shy girl he once teased in high school are nothing like the beautiful woman he’s facing now. Can he persuade her that there’s more between them than a summer fling?
My Review:
What a great set-up for a series...can we say hot, sexy, twins? Who just also happen to be cowboys. Oh yeah....I'm gonna like the King boys. This book is about Josh King. He runs the family ranch and when his 12 yo nephew shows up on his doorstep, he tries his hand at running him, too....with much less success. See, Seth is a 12 yo who's been abandoned by his mom who left him a mess of confused adolescent emotions. His dad (Josh's twin brother) is in Afghanistan so Josh is the one left to deal with him. After Seth fails out of school, Josh hires Cara to be his summertime tutor. 

And you can see where this story is going. Honestly, there's nothing new in the story line like so many of the contemporaries out right now, but it was light and entertaining. I enjoyed all the characters and this book definitely set up the story lines for the next two books. This is a great small town and circle of friends. I enjoyed it. There were moments when I giggled and moments when my heart hurt for the characters. Overall it was great for a reading escape and I definitely plan on picking up the other books in the series when they come out.

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

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