Beauty and the Brit: Love from Kennison Falls

Beauty and the Brit: Love from Kennison Falls

by Lizbeth Selvig

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ISBN-13: 9780062370174
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/02/2014
Series: Love from Kennison Falls , #3
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 560
Sales rank: 412,642
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Lizbeth Selvig lives in Minnesota with her best friend (aka her husband), a hyperactive border collie, and a gray Arabian gelding. After working as a newspaper journalist and magazine editor, and raising an equine veterinarian daughter and a talented musician son, she won RWA’s prestigious Golden Heart® Contest in 2010 with her contemporary romance The Rancher and the Rock Star. In her spare time, she loves to hike, quilt, read, horseback ride, and spend time with her new granddaughter. She also has four-legged grandchildren—more than twenty—including a wallaby, two alpacas, a donkey, a pig, a sugar glider, and many dogs, cats, and horses (pics of all appear on her website She loves connecting with readers—contact her any time!

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The Beauty and the Brit 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it! 317 pages
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very compelling story. It grabbed you from the start. The struggles Rio had to go through to watch out for her sister and brother were real every day things everyone looks out for. Having David help her was a big struggle to over come but she needed to keep her sister safe from the gang members she was hanging out with. David also had his own struggles to deal with. Coming from different backgrounds they saw a lot in each other that other people didn't. Both strong intelligent characters with room for improvement. I loved how around each other they felt sure and safe but put on a tough front around other people. A must read to get caught up in romance and struggles to get to the HEA. A stand alone read but once you read this work you want to read all the books she writes.
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CrisConquers More than 1 year ago
When Rio Montoya and David Pitts-Matherson's paths collide, all their preconceived notions are trampled by their attraction to one another. David seems light-years away from the denim-clad, shirtless cowboy Rio idolizes on her bedroom wall. With his British accent and his kind, thoughtful nature, he's unlike anyone she has ever encountered. Having had to scrape and struggle just to support herself and her family, experience has taught Rio that nothing in life comes "free". She has always had to manage everything on her own, be the pillar of her family, without complaint, even when the weight seemed unbearable. And when the life she has worked so hard to build literally lies in ashes, it irks her to have to allow David to shoulder the burden. David states quite clearly that he doesn't find tattoos appealing but there is just something about Rio that changes his perspective. Although he has been through his own share of family drama and has had to relocate and rebuild his life in America, being around Rio shows him that he isn't as self-reliant and independent as he thought. By not trusting his own judgement, and allowing his family to dictate his life, he is losing a piece of himself and putting the future of his farm at risk. Throughout the novel Rio and David each learn to be a little more like the other; She becomes more trusting and allows others to help her with her struggles while he learns to trust himself and not let his past dictate his future. I loved the give and take between the two of them. Their banter ranged from combative to playful and definitely made for some of my favorite moments. I also loved Rio as a heroine. She was a tough cookie who had always dreamed of escaping her life of concrete and diner grease for the fresh air and saddle leather of a country existence. But she wanted to do it all on her own merit, which I highly admire, even if she was often stubborn and defensive. Much like Rio, I didn't think a British cowboy could be so sexy but David has that witty, self-deprecating charm going for him, along with all those hard-earned muscles. I mean, logistically it makes sense. Sexy British Accent + Sexy Cowboy Body = Super Sexy Hero. Who doesn't love a man that will close-line someone for you and still be sweet enough to plan you a picnic? I think Kim said it best: "Western is awesome. But if you try English, you'll never want to do anything else." Beauty and the Brit had me hooked from the very beginning. It's safe to say that I heartily enjoyed this different take on a cowboy romance and I look forward to much more from Lizbeth Selvig. Disclaimer: As an Avon Addict, I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions shared are my own.
sbart84 More than 1 year ago
I am still swooning over David Pitts Matherson, British ex-pat now horse rancher in Kennison Falls Minnesota, as reading this book I can hear is British accent. He takes in refuge Rio Montoya, tough, use to living on her own, had to grow up at a young age to take care of her younger siblings, beauty and tats, and her younger sister Bonnie when they loose their house to a gang. Rio has always loved the openness and cowboys. This English bred cowboy is a little different than accepted, but the chemistry between them start to sizzle immediately. They have both had heartbreaks in the past, and to see them grow together makes this a wonderful story. I received ARC from Edelweiss for an honest review.
AReaderLivesa1000Lives More than 1 year ago
***I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*** Let me get this out of the way first. I giggled when I first saw this cover. I must tell you "David" on the cover looks like Neil Patrick Harris. Tee Hee Hee... Now on to the review!  I loved this book. Full of intrigue, family, romance and a British accent. *Insert One Direction Tween Fangirl worthy SWOON here* You meet Rio, Bonnie and Paul. A family of siblings who are living in the gang filled streets of Minneapolis. While running into some trouble, Rio takes her younger sister to the community center ran by a friend, Chase. At the Crossroads, Rio is taken aback by David.  "You're Br-" "Bruised up?" David cut her off with a teasing wink. :I'm not, though. Honestly. Please don't worry." "Worry?" She scoffed although her eyes remained wide. "I'm trying to figure out what the Duke of Edinburgh is doing in a place like this." David Pitts-Matherson is not your typical American cowboy. David has his secrets and his faults. Rio can't see them through his kind gestures and sultry accent. Bonnie and Paul find themselves in the middle of some gang-related trouble which may or may not lead to an arson, and the next thing you know Rio and Bonnie are heading to Chase's place until things can get figured out. That is until some pipe related issues claim Chase's house and she has no other choice than to take up the offer of David.  Relief slowly takes over Rio as Bonnie makes friends and seems to be starting a life in Kennison Falls. Relief is quickly replaced by confusion, lust and many other emotions as Rio figures out what she wants in life - and if David is apart of that plan. I love his attempts at "courting" her, and the difference in their understandings and backgrounds. The snark and laughter exchanged between David and Rio just might be my favorite thing.  "You didn't really say that!" She laughed. "Not many girls could come up with lines like that in the middle of a conversation. Did you learn poetry in Scouts, too?" "Did you know your accent gets heavier when you start talking faster?" The lightness returned to Rio's eyes.  "Sorry. I try not to let that happen, but I don't hear it." "It's-" "If you say sweet I'll clock you." "Sexy.: "Do you use it for anything?" "Only my trysts and illicit liaisons?" She whipped her head around to stare at him, and he made a face. "Dork," she admonished.  Other than the obvious love story, you also fall in love with Kennison Falls. I want to eat at the Loon Feather and buy a hot dog to support the library. I want to meet the new sheriff and see Dawson make all the high school girls swoon. Heck, I wouldn't even mind getting to know David's mum and his ex, Kate. (If I was bored and had nothing to read! LOL) Rio described the town best when she said "I swear this place is covered in pixie dust or something. It's like having coffee in Cinderella's Castle."  This was a first read for me from Lizbeth Selvig, but it DEFINITELY will not be my last. This was a well written love story full of mystery and suspense. I was eager to unfold all the layers of the back story, find the why's behind the what's and see the deserving people find their HEA.  Lizbeth knows her way around a romance. This is the EXACT reason why I am so grateful for being an Avon Addict this go around! I am sure I would have found Ms. Selvig in my weekly window shopping of books, but with the help of Avon - I didn't have to wait, and now I am hooked!  FOUR STARS for 'Beauty and the Brit'