Note from the Author
Meet the Rocky Mountain cowboys: protective, loyal, independent ranchers who work hard, play harder and love forever. In my Rocky Mountain Cowboys series, you'll follow the tumultuous lives and loves of two feuding Colorado ranch families, the Cades and Lovelands. Each book in this ten-book series can be read as a stand-alone as each focuses on one of the sibling’s happily-ever-after journey. In Book One, CHRISTMAS AT CADE RANCH, you met and fell in love with the tight-knit Cade family. They were still grieving the loss of their troubled youngest brother, Jesse, an opioid addict. Yet the unexpected arrival of five-year-old Javi Cade, Jesse’s secret child, and his mother, Sofia Gallardo, brings the magic of Christmas, healing, and love to this deserving family as well as to eldest brother James and Sofia.
Book Two, FALLING FOR A COWBOY, focuses on professional football playing, movie-star handsome middle brother Jared Cade to whom everything’s come a bit too easily in life. He’s back home nursing a sports injury and facing his first setback in his life. Yet that pales in comparison to his life-long best friend, Amberley James, a champion barrel-racer who’s lost her sight due to a rare genetic condition. Amberley wants to be left alone, but he won’t let the fiery athlete quit when he believes she’s a star and is determined to help her get back in the saddle and compete once more. He thinks he’s got it all figured out when he devises an ingenious plan, using walkie talkies, that allows him to guide and direct Amberley as she races around a barrel course. What he doesn’t have figured out are his disconcerting new feelings—romantic feelings—ones he senses Amberley may return. Do they dare risk their friendship, at a time when they need each other most, to take a chance on true love? I hope you enjoy this inspiring come-back story brimming with romance and uplifting values that reinforce the importance of overcoming challenges through strength of will and determination, never letting limitations stop you from achieving your dreams and how friendship is the strongest foundation upon which true and lasting love is built. Other themes include: disabilities, respect, self-worth and faith.
Falling for a Cowboy (Rocky Mountain Cowboys #2)
by Karen Rock
Paperback & ebook, 368 pages
January 1st 2018 by Harlequin Heartwarming
Doesn’t he get that she’s blind?
Barrel racer Amberley James wants to join the premier rodeo circuit more than anything, but she faces the ultimate hurdle when she loses her eyesight to a rare genetic condition. All she’d ever wanted seems out of reach. Giving up is the only option…until her best friend and local hero Jared Cade steps in. The last thing she wants is Jared’s help. But his persistence at encouraging her to get back in the saddle is ridiculously annoying. And undeniably inspiring…
BOOK REVIEW by VICKIE:
This is the perfect story! I love the Cade family and if I could, I'd like to join them. This book has a wonderful story about overcoming hardships and roadblocks in our lives and about true friendships.
The characters are all well-developed and fun to get to know. I could feel their emotions in every situation.
The setting is just right for the story and a place I would love to live.
The title is also very fitting for the story.
I highly recommend this book to other readers. I can't wait to read another story about the Cade family.
I give this book a literary rating of 5/5
written by vickie
Other Books in the Series
Christmas at Cade Ranch (Rocky Mountain Cowboys #1)
by Karen Rock
Paperback & ebook, 384 pages
November 7th 2017 by Harlequin Heartwarming
The Christmas they never had.
James Cade has one priority: keep the family ranch running smoothly in the wake of his younger brother's death. With Jesse's ex, Sofia Gallardo, and her young son, Javi, stranded at Cade Ranch over Christmas, this task just got a lot harder. The longer Sofia and Javi stay, the harder it is to imagine the ranch without them. James couldn't save his brother from his inner demons, but he can give his nephew a secure future. Maybe more—if he can figure out how to trust Sofia, and stop feeling like he's betraying Jesse. Because trying to stop thinking about beautiful, determined Sofia is impossible.
About the Author
In a quest to provide her ELA students with quality reading material, educator Karen Rock read everything out there and couldn't wait to add her voice to the genre. In addition to her work as a Young Adult romance novelist, she's now an author for Harlequin's Heartwarming line and thrilled to pen stories that moms can share with their teenage daughters. She's loved Harlequin books since she spent summers going through her grandmother's Presents books that she passed along in paper grocery bags each year. As half of the writing duo J.K. Rock, Karen also pens young adult romance. When she's not busy writing, Karen enjoys scouring estate sales for vintage books, cooking her grandmother's family recipes, reinventing her gardens to suit her moods and occasionally rescuing local wildlife from neighborhood cats. She lives in the Adirondack Mountain region with her husband, her very appreciated beta-reader daughter, and two Cavalier King cocker spaniels, who have yet to understand the concept of "fetch" though they know a lot about love. For more information about Karen's upcoming books, check out her website.
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January 20th: Grand Finale
Other Heartwarming Books by the Author
- 1 winner will receive a $50 Amazon gift card along with print copies of HIS KIND OF COWGIRL, A COWBOY TO KEEP, and CHRISTMAS AT CADE RANCH by Karen Rock
- US Only
- Ends January 24th