Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Book Review: At Bluebonnet Lake

At Bluebonnet Lake (Texas Crossroads, #1)Author: Amanda Cabot
Publication Date: October 21, 2014
Publisher: Revell
Series: Texas Crossroads # 1

Marketing maven Kate Sherwood’s world is fast-paced, challenging, and always changing. The last thing she wants to do is slow down to a crawl at Rainbow’s End, a dilapidated resort in the Texas Hill Country. But she cannot deny her ailing grandmother’s request to visit the place where she and her deceased husband spent one glorious week (albeit fifty years ago). There Kate meets Greg Vange, the resort’s handyman. But there’s more to Greg than meets the eye–billions more, in fact, as he recently sold his successful software company and is at the resort in search of what’s next for his life.

Kate isn’t looking for romance, but she can’t deny the sparks of attraction that fly every time she and Greg are together. She even starts to see potential in the rundown resort. Could there be a future there? Or will Kate’s long-sought promotion take her back to the big city?

The smile she gave him was so bright you’d think she’d just been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

The truth was, Greg defied categorization. That must be the reason she found him so intriguing.

“They’re mighty proud of their peaches – even put them on their license plates.”

“I know you think you’re happy with your life, but I wish you’d chase rainbows. Just once. Promise me you’ll do it.”

Amanda Cabot is an author that I have followed for years and will continue to follow because she is such a vivid writer and she creates characters that stay with me long after I have finished reading the book. I immediately felt a strong relatable connection with Kate and Greg, our main characters. They are both at a “crossroads” in their lives, just like many of us have been at one point or another. Kate’s journey to Rainbow’s End, the resort she is visiting with her grandmother, was just what both she and Greg needed. Their attraction to each other is immediate and constant and you will be rooting them on from the sidelines from the very first page.

Rainbow’s End was an exciting place for me to venture in the short day and a half that it took me to read this story. Kate isn’t the biggest fan of Rainbow’s End when she first arrives, but she soon realizes that she is on a journey and was ultimately headed down the wrong path until her trip there. I loved watching Kate, most of all, coming to the realization that her own life needed a few changes. The two main characters quickly find and realized how much of a connection they truly do share. Their romance is not rushed or forced and I can really appreciate that from any author.

***A free copy of this book was provided to me by the publishers at Revell in exchange for my honest review***

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for taking the time to read and review my book. I'm so glad you enjoyed it.