D. F. Krieger

Monday, June 4, 2012

Must Read Monday: Ride A Cock Horse

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Musician Hunter Blake returns to Banbury Cross to win back his true love, Kate. Will they find a way to make beautiful music again?

Not even a cock horse could bring musician Hunter Blake back to Banbury Cross, yet here he stood, ten years after leaving, to make amends for his past behavior and win back his true love, Katherine Banbury. Their relationship was in perfect harmony until Hunter's excessive drinking tore them apart. Now sober, he's focused on doing whatever it takes to prove he's worthy of her love.

Kate spent the last ten years determined to forget Hunter. With a developer intent on turning her ancestral home into tract housing, Kate had her hands full. When Hunter returns, vivid memories of their passionate history stoke the flames of desire between them. Will Kate fight the attraction or will she open her heart to love once more?

There is one very important thing I have to say about this story...I love the title. I love, love, love how dirty minded people are when this is actually the name of a children's rhyme. Don't believe me, look it up! When the author contacted me asking if I'd be interested in this story, all I could say was, "Yes!" I mean, c'mon, I know what it's based on and I still giggle like a teenage girl.

That aside, I loved the realism here. The man did some pretty bad stuff, and the heroine didn't flop into his arms the minute she saw him while begging, "Say you'll stay forever!" Heck, I totally identified with her when she jumped to conclusions. To the people out there who do bad things, you can't just disappear and expect your loved ones to wait around for you. To the people who've been hurt, this book shows us that expecting people to never, ever change can sometimes bite us in the butt. It was a very enjoyable read, from the title to the last word, and that makes it a Must Read Monday! ~ D. F. Krieger

1 comment:

S.B. said...

Many romance novels sort of blow off everything but the sex. Woman meets man, they do it, that's about it. This is totally different. I love the way the characters live, breathe, find real reasons to hang bank. Thank you for writing about real people with real love.