Abby Clark, vegetarian punk rock singer gets kicked off the band tour bus in the middle of nowhere. With nothing but a talent for coking and the singing voice of an angel, she manages to disturb a very cranky, cold-hearted bear, um, Baer.
Joe Baer, a sexy Wyoming beef rancher. He has a ranch mortgage that's due, and a past that even he never suspected.
Snow, tractors, country superstars, and unforgettable rodeo and a tornado named Abby, will bring these "baers" out of hibernation.
Sometimes you get to keep your books, sometimes you got nothing left but your spurs, and sometimes, neither one is as important as staying true to your soul.
|Publisher:||Desert Breeze Publishing, Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.49(d)|
About the Author
I have been a freelance writer for a very long time. My work has appeared in national magazines, newsletters, blogs, webpages, and press releases. One of my favorite writing jobs is working as a scriptwriter for Circle of Seven Productions. They provide book trailers for authors! So I get lots of books and get to meet many of my favorite authors.
I have two almost perfect daughters, (so like their mom) and an amazingly handsome husband (who after reading this should feel obligated to fix dinner for a few weeks), a neurotic Eskimo dog who hates the cold and a pound puppy named Diesel, who will 'tinkle' at the slightest provocation.
Desert Breeze Publishing will publish my first novel, a romantic comedy, Baer Truth, in August of 2011. The book has cowboys, Indians, funny sidekicks and the most amazing setting this side of heaven, Wyoming.
During the day I leave my black boa and stilettos at home, don sensible shoes, intelligent looking eyeglasses and work as a mild-mannered librarian.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Abby Clark finds herself way out of her element in Wyoming after having a fight with a lead band member and being left to trudge through the snow to find shelter in the small town. The McIvey's, owners of the diner she wanders into take her under their wing and give her a job as a cook. This book had me laughing at all the mishaps that seem to follow that poor girl. It seems she can't get a break, from burning things down, to driving a tractor into a pond. The one thing she has going for her is that she can sing, but even that is not helpful because she has terrible stage fright. When Joe Baer meets the purple haired punk rock city girl, the first thing he feels is dislike. On the brink of losing his family ranch because of a woman, the last thing on his mind is any type of attraction. Ms. McMaken brings these two polar opposites, he's a cattle rancher, she's a vegetarian, he's a cowboy, she's a rocker, he's country, she's city, but they have an instant chemistry and a lot in common one they begin to get to know each other. A last curve ball comes and both of their lives are impacted in a way that will change their destiny, I could not put the book down at this point because I had to see how they would come through. And wow, the twists and turns come to a smooth ending that made me smile. Great read!!
A great time was had by all! Want to laugh, smile, cry a little and sigh happily a lot? Then you need to read the debut novel by Linda McMaken, The Baer Truth. I love an "opposites attract" story and this one delivers. Abby and Joe are nothing alike, but when they get together, be it to love, fight, or just share the same page, the sparks fly! The writing flows well. Once I started this book, I couldn't put it down. I had to know what would happen and how much Abby would manage to get under his skin. I loved the sprinkle of mystery and the loads of laughter in these pages, too. Abby is a back-up singer. She's used to being in the back, but dancing to her own tune. She's not going to fall for a...cowboy. I almost fell out of my seat. How could she not? I loved how Ms. McMaken worked out the details. Abby is strong and carefree. I thought about her long after I closed the book. Then there's Joe. Tall, yummy and wearing faded jeans and cowboy boots. Who could ask for more? Not me. I loved his slow but sure attitude and his frustration with Abby. I could feel the attraction even when he wasn't sure he could love a woman like her. The combination of Abby and Joe is sparkling and I'm glad I got to read this first installment. If you want a book with an accident prone ex-rocker, a sexy cowboy and a little intrigue, look no further. Baer Truth is the book for you! Originally posted at The Long and Short of It Romance Reviews
I love a yummy cowboy... and it's even better when the story is good, too. Come on... an accident prone punk rock vegetarian cum short order cook country singer falls in love with Wyoming beef farmer. What could be more intriguing than that? And after meeting his brothers, and learning there are more of the Three Baers to come... I can't wait for the next book.
I absolutely loved this book! I loved Abby from the beginning of the book, punk rock and all. The chemistry between Abby and Joe was fun and made me laugh out loud. I love how the author added a little mystery to the book and brought her villains to life. Plus it doesn't hurt that I LOVE cowboys! This made me want to move to a ranch!!
I really enjoyed this book. The characters are believable, and the story moves along at a nice pace. It has some twists to the plot that keep you interested all the way through, and builds to a satsfying ending. I will definitely buy the next two installments, and hope to see even more from this author.
The Baer Truth is one of those delightful reads you finish and then set on the special shelf that holds the books you intend to read again. The story gives you a hero and a heroine who are down on their luck and a twosome you can really root for. Mix in a fast-paced story line, liberally doused with humor and animation, and you have the recipe for success. I'm a huge fan of slapstick, and experts have often said slapstick only works on film and it loses its punch in the written word. Ms. McMaken not only makes her slapstick work, she does it with skill and finesse. Many authors have made me smile over their stories, but only three authors have made me laugh out loud and laugh really hard -- Jennifer Cruzie, Janet Evanovich, and Linda McMaken. The fun was over way too soon, but luckily Ms. McMaken wove threads of two more Baer stories -- and Baer brothers -- into the Baer Truth and will keep us coming back for more. What a fabulous ride!