Includes makeover, photo shoot with Lady Fair magazine…and a shot at happily ever after.
As a college librarian in Wyoming, shushing students and tending the family cattle ranch is about the most excitement Annie Cornell can count on. So when Annie wins an all-expenses-paid shopping spree at a high-end department store in New York City, she's thrilled to trade wide-open spaces for fast-paced Fifth Avenue. But she never expected to be swept off her feetleast of all by an overconfident, horse-mounted police officer…
Sergeant Bart Hardin is instantly attracted to Annie. He's not sure if it's the way she handles his trusty horse or the way those angelic hazel eyes held his gaze during that rowdy protest outside the UN. Whatever it is, Bart quickly learns that this clueless tourist in need of his protection can handle herself just finein fact, she might just teach him a thing or two on these mean Manhattan streets…
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The synopsis is what prompted me to want to read this story. Small town girl on the trip of a lifetime to one of the greatest cities on earth finds more than she bargained for when she falls for a mounted officer. Sounds cool, right? Aside from the romance, there was the contest Annie won that took her to New York and gave her a $50,000 shopping spree. Everything about this synopsis spoke of adventure, excitement, and possible romance. But the story itself wasn't as exciting as I'd hoped. I liked Annie. I sorta, kinda liked Bart. Separate, they were incredible characters, each with their own strengths and weaknesses that either complimented or irritated the other. Their first meeting was totally movie-worthy: Bart, a mounted officer, sweeping Annie out of harm's way when she gets caught up in a protest. The attraction is there; I just struggled to feel it, you know? It was hard for me to wrap my brain around their relationship. I couldn't connect emotionally with either and it's why I didn't understand how they were even into each other. There wasn't any constant fighting, abuse, drug use, or anything that's seen as detrimental to a healthy relationship. There just wasn't any...magic. Bart rubbed me wrong with his highhandedness. Annie didn't really rub me wrong at any given point in this story except how her attraction to Bart didn't make sense. The few kisses they shared were mild while the disagreement that drove them apart provided more fireworks. While the characters didn't do it for me, I enjoyed Ms. Bronston's writing style. It's descriptive, clear, and quick. Not just the narrative but the dialogue as well. I just wish the passion displayed in those parts carried over into the characters and their emotions. A decent read, one that may or may not leave other readers feeling the same as I am, but it won't deter me from reading another novel by Ms. Bronston. For me, it might just be this one that doesn't make me say, "Aw!" For you, it very well may. Received from NetGalley via Pump Up Your Book for an honest review
Wyoming Librain wins an all expense paid trip to New York + a 60,000 dollar spending spree at a Macy's style too! Annie is happy, likable character that gets drawn into an adventure when she is trapped in a protest and rescued by Policeman Bart and his horse. Bart is attracted to Annie and immediately asks her on a date. They enjoy themselves, but things start to go wrong when a villains decided to horsenap Bart's horse and target Annie next. Can Annie and Bart rescue his horse and find a happy ending? This was a cute book and while i liked the main characters, I didn't like the overly complicated horse/kidnapping plot. I was given a free copy for an honest review by netgalley.com
This is a delightful book that I just loved. Annie wins a trip to New York City with a shopping spree at a high-end department store. While exploring the city on her first day, she gets caught up in a demonstration and is plucked out from the middle of it by Bart, a mounted police officer. Annie shares his love of horses and the two begin dating. Between the rescue and the press surrounding Annie's prize, she quickly becomes a media darling. What follows is a charming and clean romance. This will appeal to all ages - complex enough to keep your interest, yet clean enough to let your teens read. This one is a winner that will leave you smiling.