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Once Upon a Groom

by Karen Rose Smith

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Jenny Farber and Zack Decker find themselves thrown back together after several years of being apart and following their own dreams and aspirations. Together they must tend to the medical needs of Silas, Zack's father, and the Rocky D, the family ranch. They both have had totally different outlooks on how and where life should lead them til now, but lingering secrets from the past and a deep underlying passion for each other makes them look at what is really important in their lives. Will being given this second chance make them see what is right and where they need to be? Come follow their wonderfully romantic tale as they try to deny their passionate attractions but fail as love prevails in the end.

I love second chance love stories and this one is definitely not an exception to the rule. Karen writes a very sharp and descriptive story from the very first page, making me a very big fan of her writing style. The dialogue is wonderfully written throughout and makes the story move at a very nice and smooth pace. This was just an all-around good read.

I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys contemporary, second chance romance novels.

This book was kindly provided to me by it's wonderful author for my honest review. ( )
  TracyS45 | Sep 30, 2011 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0373656289, Mass Market Paperback)

     New contemporary ranch romance from award-winning author Karen Rose Smith with family subplots. REUNION BRIDES series, Book 2

The Rocky D Ranch crackles with the chemistry between Zack Decker and Jenny Farber as these high school sweethearts reunite!

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     Zack was leaning toward her slightly, one hand over the back of the stall, the other free to do whatever it wanted.  She suddenly wanted his arms around her.  She suddenly wanted a lot more than that.
     As if he was reading the message in her eyes, he did put his arm around her--and he bent his head to hers. 
     The first touch of Zack's lips wasn't anything like Jenny expected.  She'd expected hard, possessive and arrogant.  His lips were firm as if he knew what he wanted.  But they were coaxing, too...encouraging her to respond.  If she had thought further than that, she might have saved them both a lot of trouble.  But she didn't, because all of her concentration was on the feel of his mouth, the touch of his tongue against hers, the strength of his arms as he pulled her closer, enveloping her fully in his embrace. 
     She couldn't fall in love with Zack again.   She couldn't let her future be affected like that again.      
     She wouldn't.
     Wrenching away, she looked up at him and shook her head.  "No.  You're not going to make me want you and then turn around and leave again.  It won't happen, Zack.  I won't let it.  I deserve more than that."
     Without waiting for a response from him, she returned outside to watch Dusty.  If Zack built any sense of trust with this horse, it would be broken when he left.
     Neither of them needed Zack Decker, and she'd better not forget that.

Watch for Books 3 and 4 in Karen Rose Smith's REUNION BRIDES series in 2012!

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:18:07 -0400)

A family crisis rekindles an old flame between a former Rancher and his one time love.

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