A man hiding from his past and a woman running from hers.
Two people from different worlds who know one another only from what they have shared in Facebook messages. They've never heard the other's voice, or seen a photo.
Analise Becke writes romance with western heroes, men she has dreamed up by combining the looks of her favorite western actor with the qualities she discovers in her online chats with the Texas rancher, Riley Morgan. She's cooked up more than a few fantasies about Riley over the last year, but knows them for what they are - fantasies of a lonely woman whose marriage is falling apart.
Riley looks forward to the online chats more than he is willing to admit but has never considered asking what she looks like. She's just an online friend. Yeah, they have a connection, but certainly not enough to even consider that a face-to-face meeting will spark anything other than a solidification of their friendship.
Riley Morgan and Analise Becke are in for a big surprise - actually a series of surprises. Their lives are about to be turned upside down as passion and danger come to Cotton Creek, Texas.
And they say nothing ever happens in Cotton Creek.
©2015 Ciana Stone (P)2016 Ciana Stone
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"Not your typical cowboy romance!"
I thought I was going into a Cowboy Romance and was surprised that this book had a twist of the abnormal kind. I enjoyed the story line but that twist didn't really fit in to the story. It wasn't really explained well. I also enjoyed the characters but this book was average to me. I do not mean that as a bad thing, I just mean that nothing really stood out to make this book better than all the others just like it. Kind of a cozy read. I will continue with the series.
The best part of this audiobook was the narration. His voice fit perfect for this story.
I loved the story, the characters, the fun and the romance as the two come together. It was great to see an older couple find the happily ever after, from their past unsettled lives. A very sweet love story.
"Sweet Southern Comfort"
Yes most definitely, I loved everything about this audiobook
Cody, hope that's how you spell her name, she was funny and her conversations very entertaining
No I have not, this was my first audiobook with J.Scott and I loved it, very talented man. I can't wait to listen to the rest of the books in the series.
Yes, Annie comfirmed what she always thought about her husband as right. Not giving anymore info as I don't want to spoil it for others
This books was gifted to me by the narrator in exchange for an unbiased review.
"Lonely Lady Meets the Man of Her Dreams"
This book is definitely in my top twenty of most liked audio books. I just really enjoy stories about middle aged couples.
Analise is my favorite because she is such a wonderful person who truly cares for people and has had a rough life.
I have listened to J. Scott Bennett before and this is one of his best performances of all. He has such a sexy smooth tone and does all of the character's voice so well.
I was moved by the moment when Analise realized her son was in danger and she accepted Riley's offer to bring him to the ranch. She totally trusted Riley to keep her and her son safe.
This book offered many happy moments showing the love between two people who thought they could never love again. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of this story.
"Deep in the heart of Texas"
Southern people are known for their politeness & their giving hearts. They will give you the shirt off their backs if you need it. Annie been living in New York for 20 years but was born & raised in the hills of Georgia. When she decides to divorce her cheating husband, she also is smart enough to take 1/2 of the money in all of their accounts. This causes problems for her ex & puts her & David on the mobs hit list. Ryan & Cotton City to the rescue.
"Hot Cowboy Romance with a pinch of Supernatural"
I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review. The story is well written in a series for more backstory of other characters, or as a stand-alone. I enjoyed the twists and turns, mystery/suspense content and characters and their world so much that I purchased/pre-ordered the 5 & 6th ebooks in the series and can't wait for the same narrator to perform the correlating audiobooks. Each story has a pinch of supernatural elements that brings a unique touch to these romantic cowboy stories. There are cross-over characters from other series that I am now interested in reading/listening to their stories for more insight to their back stories. The stories are well written and the narrator did an awesome job bringing the characters and stories to life. I highly recommend this series and encourage looking into the other series by this author.
"Not bad for the first in a series."
The story was pretty good, however, it did have a couple of 'what the heck' moments, but nothing too bad. I enjoy cowboy romance novels, and this one was just that. It is set in modern times, not the old west, though, which is not a problem for me, just noting that for information. I will mention that I have listened to all four books in this series, and the writing improves as the series goes on. I don't mean that it is bad, just a little shaky in the first book. The characters are all likable, people you could imagine being friends with, and I love that it is a stand-alone book, even though it is part of a series. I just hate cliffhangers, and absolutely refuse to buy another book just to learn what happens in what is actually an incomplete book. I did enjoy the story, and the narrator is great with an excellent voice for cowboys! Oh, and I received this audio book free or at a reduced price in exchange for an honest review.
One of the best I have listened to.J. Scott Bennett does a wonderful job narrating and transporting you to the places the book takes place in. You could feel you were in the south by the way he narrated the different residents of Cotton Creek, and you could tell you where back in the big city by the different conversation flow.The narration was engaging to the point I didn't want to stop listening to the audiobook.
I enjoyed Analise's character the most.I love books that show strong woman. In Southern Comfort I got that and Scott's narration enhanced the story even more. Not many male narrators do justice to female characters, but Scott managed to convey Analise's strength in the face of so many troublous in her life. She never came across as whiny or immature. She faced problems head on, when things started happening she did all the right things to protect herself and her son. She was a mature character who made mature decisions. I loved seeing her grow, go on with her life, take a second chance with love and finding her HEA.And I enjoyed her reaction after discovering who Riley really is (or was in a different life)
I haven't listened to Scott's other works, but I will definitely do so in the future.I love books set in a small southern town. Its not easy transporting you there and Scott managed to do that.
There were quite a few:I loved seeing Analise grow as a woman.I loved seeing the female friendships between her and Katie and later on wth Codie.I loved the secondary characters of Codie (I would love to read her story), Boby and Katie.
"Great story and then- BAM, an angel?"
I thoroughly enjoyed this audiobook and in no small part due to the narrator. This guy was perfect for a western themed audiobook and really added to my enjoyment. I would definitely recommend his voice in this and future audiobooks.
The story itself is complex in that I truly was pleased with the characters and plot developments. Analise is a writer and is a penpal with a guy named Riley who lives in- of course, Texas. Complete with spurs, horses, and ranch hands, this story has it all. If the author had stuck with the western theme I would have given this the whole 5 stars but she had to go and insert some supernatural into the mix and I was stupefied. Cowboys and angels are an odd combo and while I didn't agree with that addition it did end up working out for the story. In looking back over the book as a whole I would have to say that this part would not have made me reject the story, so I'm gonna gloss over it and only deduct one star. Overall, good book- worth it.
A copy of this audiobook was given to me in exchange of an honest review from audiobookblast.
"Totally enthralling western romance"
I really liked this book. Though I started the series out of order by beginning with book #3, I'm glad I got to come back and read this one. One of my complaints in book #3 was that I didn't really understand the "angel" aspect, and this book explains is more. Though in all honestly, the angel aspect isn't even really needed in the series because the main story line is so enthralling. I had such a hard time putting this book down. The characters are interesting, both their current personalities, as well as their back stories. I like how the characters are still present in other novels in the series, so that you really become immersed in the town of Cotton Creek, almost like you're there. I listened to the Audible audio version of this book narrated by J. Scott Bennett. He is just so perfect for this series, and I enjoyed every minute of his narration. He gives a unique voice to each character, and performs both male and female voices really well. I highly recommend this series for fans of western romance.
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