martedì 21 ottobre 2014

Review: Fall in Love at the Bar V5 Dude Ranch

Bar V5 Dude Ranch Series
by Melissa McClone



Three couples. Three stories, where you can follow one pair from meeting to wedding day!

1. Mistletoe Magic – short story – $0.99 for Kindle and Nook, FREE at Smashwords
2. Kiss Me, Cowboy – eBook novella — $0.99 on Kindle Oct 17 - 22
3. Mistletoe Wedding — eBook novella — New Release! Only $2.99

Mistletoe Magic

Spending a quiet Christmas housesitting and reading novels about hot cowboys sounds perfect to Caitlin Butler. Until a stray kitten brings her face-to-face with Noah, her crush from college. Watching the handsome vet in action melts Caitlin's heart and brings back long forgotten emotion. She would be safer back at the house lost in the pages of a book. But a toe-curling mistletoe kiss tempts her to stay. Maybe she won't be spending this Christmas... alone.

Veterinarian Noah Sullivan isn't a Scrooge, but the Christmas Eve tradition of hanging mistletoe in the clinic's waiting room annoys him. Kissing doesn't belong at the Copper Mountain Animal Hospital. Noah rethinks his position when Caitlin arrives with a stray kitten she found freezing in the snow. All he wants now is to maneuver the pretty preschool teacher under the mistletoe. If he's not careful, he'll wind up on Santa's naughty list.

My Review
The cover of this novel is really adorable: I was immediately made ​​me want to read it. It 's a short story but very romantic and sweet, and especially full of the Christmas spirit: Christmas trees, colored lights, decorated houses, snow, mistletoe ... 
Caitlin Butler is a kindergarten teacher who loves her job very much, will spend Christmas alone doing homesitting for some friends. Noah Sullivan is a veterinarian who has put his career ahead of everything and does not have much spirit Christmas. 
Eve Caitlin located between the snow a kitten who is dying of cold and takes it immediately to a veterinary clinic where Noah is on duty. Noah e Caitlin were engaged at the time of the university: she was a freshman he was a senoir, and just before graduation, Noah broke her heart leaving her. Now meet after seven years, they are both changed. It is Christmas Eve and they're under the mistletoe: the magic of Christmas and a kitten heal their hearts? 
I loved everything about this short story: the plot, the characters, the Christmas atmosphere, the kitten ......

Kiss Me, Cowboy

She didn’t mean to kiss him…

When dude ranch wrangler Charlotte – aka Charlie – Randall kisses Zack Harris in an act of empathy, she falls hat over spurs for the handsome military veteran turned cowboy. Zack has too many demons, however, and refuses to get involved. A year later, he's still stonewalling, and Charlie needs to move on with her life so she can find a fulfilling relationship, not frustrating unrequited love. Putting distance between them seems the best way to get Zack out of her head and heart...but that means quitting the job she loves and accepting a position in Colorado.

He didn’t mean to kiss her back…

Growing up, Zack longed for a real family, and had one with his squad while deployed in Afghanistan. Now, he's back in the States and doesn't want anything messing up his new ranch family, no matter how much he's attracted to the sexy, hard-working Charlie. She could break his heart and ruin the comfortable working relationship they and the other wranglers enjoy. Besides, her friends claim she's looking for the perfect guy, and perfect he's not.

A kiss is just a kiss…or is it?

When Zack learns Charlie's thinking about leaving the ranch, he decides to find her a boyfriend — someone so good, so perfect, she has a reason to stay in Montana. Until he realizes too late that the only cowboy he wants her kissing is him. Can he commit to love and convince Charlie not to leave? Or has she made up her mind to put the past, and the kiss that started it all, behind her and move on without him?

My review
It's the third novel in the series Montana Born Rodeo but you can read very well as standalone 
Charlotte aka Charlie Randall has always worked in Bar V5 since she graduated and has managed to be considered by everyone else at the same level as the boys. Zack is a veteran of the army. His family are his army buddies. Work at the ranch with Charlie. One day after learning of friend's death in Afghanistan, Charlie kiss him to confort. Charlie is very much in love but Zack does not want a story, it is against his rules having an affair at work. Charlie decides to leave the V5 because it can no longer work with the man she loves. Zack does not want to lose her and try to find someone to hang out to keep her from leaving. Charlie accepts, but every man compares it to Zack and loses the comparison. 
Will Zack to face his fears and his past and live fully his feelings? 
The two protagonists are two strong and very nice characters. Zack grew up with parents  that were thieves. When he enlisted in the army he found his very family. Even at the ranch has found a true friend and do not want to ruin his stability. Charlie is a woman who has neglected his female aspect to demonstrate its value as a cow-girl, has never been Charlotte.
It 's a sweet romance, on the value of friendship and the power of love. 
I enjoyed the environment of the ranch: horses, cowboy, rodeo, cowboys, cowboys ...... 
Among the characters we find also the protagonists of Mistletoe MAgic with their kitten: it's nice to see them again.

Mistletoe Wedding

Longer: Event planner at the Bar V5 Dude Ranch, Meg Redstone is dreaming of a white Christmas with twinkling lights, sparkly decorations and strategically placed mistletoe. She loves making dreams come true for others, whether planning a holiday wedding or giving her young daughter the best Christmas ever.

Ranch foreman Tyler Murphy loves the holidays, but his newest employee has taken over his barn with her over-the-top decorations. He admires Meg’s desire to give her daughter the perfect Christmas while planning a winter wonderland wedding, but he wants to show her that a Montana Christmas is more than glitter and lights.

After raising his younger sister, an instant family is not on Ty's Christmas wish list. But he finds himself falling hard for the single mom and her little girl. Meg, however, is not interested in a romance with a cowboy like Ty, or any man. Getting her under the mistletoe is going to take a Christmas miracle . . . or a little help from Santa.

My Review
Meg Redstone is a single mom of a wonderful 6 year old girl, Brooklyn. Meg is an organizer of events and evidence in the Bar  V5 in Marietta, Montana. She have to decorate the ranch for Christmas and organize a special wedding. It's the wedding of Caitlin and Noah, the protagonists of Mistotloe Magic. 
Ty Murphy is the owner of Bar V5, is a sexy guy but very sweet and has grown from just her sister. He was immediately attracted to Meg but does not want a story. But  Broklyn's weet will conquer and bring it closer to her mother. 
With these three books I'm completely in love with Marietta, the city in which play the three stories and Bar V5. A ranch decorated for Christmas, what I'd give to see it ........ 
All the characters are adorable: the sweet Brooklyn will captivate you from the very first meeting, an angel in the midst of many cowboy. Meg is a strong woman but sweet, a wonderful mother who dearly loves her job. Ty is a cowboy really sexy but is also a sweet man, especially with the small Brooklyn. And then the legendary Noah and Caitlin .... 
A wedding. A ranch decorated for Christmas. The snow. The lights. A beautiful little girl. A romantic and realistic love story and realistic. How can you not love the stories of McClone..




The clinic’s front door opened.

A woman in a puffy powder blue down coat entered. Her hat pushed long strands of brown hair over her face. She carried something bundled in a black and white checked fleece blanket. “Please help me.”

The crack in her voice and pale complexion sent him into action. Two long strides, he was at her side. “I’m Noah. A vet.”

Worried green eyes met his. Familiar eyes, except these weren’t as young and innocent as the ones he remembered. These eyes were wary and concerned. But they still reminded him of that girl he’d just thought about, the freshman with cute freckles and twinkling jade-green eyes.

Her gaze widened with recognition. “Noah. It’s you.”

His heart crashed against his chest. His world tilted.

“Caitlin.” His arm reached forward, as if touching her would assure him this —she—was real. That of all the vet clinics in Montana, she’d walked into this one. “I can’t believe it.”

“Me, either.” She gave her head a shake, then lifted the blanket toward him. “I found a kitten in the snow. Something’s wrong with him. Or her. I don’t know which. Can you help?”

Noah remembered where he was, what he was. He took the bundle, ignoring the million questions racing through his mind. Talking could wait.


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

With a degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford University, Melissa McClone worked for a major airline where she traveled the globe and met her husband. But analyzing jet engine performance couldn’t compete with her love of writing happily ever afters. Her first full-time writing endeavor was her first sale when she was pregnant with her first child! Since then, she has published over thirty romance novels with Harlequin and Tule Publishing Group. She’s also been nominated for Romance Writers of America’s RITA® award. When she isn’t writing, you can usually find her driving her minivan to/from her children’s swim practices and other activities. She also sends care packages to deployed service members and fosters cats through a local no-kill animal shelter. Melissa lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, three school-aged children, two spoiled Norwegian Elkhounds and cats who think they rule the house. They do!

Twitter: @melissamcclone

Buy links:

1.         Mistletoe Magic


Mistletoe Magic is FREE on Smashwords:

2.         Kiss Me, Cowboy

3.         Mistletoe Wedding

3 commenti:

  1. Thanks so much for hosting a stop on my Super Book Blast tour! I really appreciate the reviews and so happy you enjoyed my Montana stories :)

    If people prefer Kindle format, Mistletoe Magic, is available for free on Amazon at the link you have above. Thanks so much !

    1. Thanks for the chance to read these sweet books!!!!


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