Series: Heart of the Rockies #3
Published by Forever on March 29th 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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STOP RUNNING . . .AND START FALLING
For Ruby James the Walker Mountain Ranch is her safe haven. Here in Aspen, Colorado, she can finally build a quiet life for herself without fear of her old one rearing its ugly head. Or so Ruby thinks. Any single woman would be happy to indulge a tall, dark, and curious cop-but the closer Ruby gets to him, the closer she gets to losing her newfound peace.
Police officer Sawyer Hawkins is no stranger to secrets. He's ready to leave town for good until a security threat brings him back to Walker Ranch, and Ruby's gorgeous green eyes soon have him second-guessing his decision to go. Her kindness and quiet strength awaken feelings he'd thought long buried, even as her reluctance to talk about her past worries him. The cop in Sawyer only wants the truth-but the man in him wants Ruby in his arms forever . . .
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Leave it to me to ┬áfall head over heels in love with a series and new to me author on book three in the series. More Than A Feeling (Heart Of The Rockies#3) is one of those contemporary romance books that reminded me why I┬álove the genre so much. Every element of a great story is tucked in the pages of this book. There’s a bit of mystery, some angst, a second chance at love, and the ability for two people to help to mend themselves and each other. Add a Colorado mountain town as the setting and the romance element is suddenly magical.
I noticed immediately that I love Sara’s writing style. I relaxed right into the story and found myself reluctant to put it down. The story centers on Ruby James, a transplant by necessity. She has some good fortune when she ends up in Aspen Colorado at The Walker Mountain Ranch. Her backstory is that of a severe life; growing up in foster homes,a mother in prison, ┬áseparated from her brother, and on the run from an abusive fiancee. She’s hiding a lot and no one seems to bother about it. Until they d0.
The they is one Sawyer Walker. He’s in a similar (yet completely opposite) situation. I know, makes no sense. But it will when you read the book. See Sawyer is also running. ┬áHe’s primed to make the escape from a town filled with both good memories (a near idyllic childhood & the presence of family), ┬áand the bad memories (an ex-wife that cheated on him). ┬áSawyers suspicious nature (he is a Police officer after all), puts Ruby’s life at Walker Ranch at risk, leaving Ruby feeling maligned. ┬áHurt feelings set aside, Ruby begins spending time with Sawyer, with the natural attraction they feel for each other slowly building to something more. ┬áSawyer really starts to shine as his ability to show his compassionate side comes through. It’s actually a very prominent trait in him, but he often needs facts first.
She inhaled, trying to grasp the courage she always wanted but found so hard to hold on to. “I don’t talk about my past because there’s a lot I’d rather not remember.” Hi slips folder, poking a shallow dimple into his right cheek. “Understood.”
And finally, Sawyer absolutely melted me with how sentimental he is. He describes his┬áheartbreak and realizes he still has plenty to live for
Every time he saw Kaylee he remembered what he’d lost. But Ruby’s touch had reached out and pulled him from the past. And now he remembered he still had a future to gain.
There are so many charming aspects to the story. ┬áWhat brings Ruby and Sawyer together is the Walker family’s┬áwork with foster children. I loved this little group of secondary characters. They are the catalyst for change between Ruby and Sawyer.
I started noting how many times I felt tears in my eyes and thought I might just be feeling extra sensitive. But it dawned on me this book TUGGED and every single heart string. ┬áSure there’s the angst I mentioned, but mostly it’s just sweet moments with “good people” characters. The story is very well plotted and the flirting between Ruby and Sawyer is fun and will make you smile.
I happen to already have the first book in this series, No Better Man, on my bookshelf and I’m picturing myself reading it on one lovely Colorado summer day. I’m excited to go back and get to know the Walker family members that I met in More Than A Feeling. This is such a great feel GREAT┬ástory! ┬á4.5┬ástars and recommendation!
~Review by Cyndi
PREVIOUS BOOKS IN THE SERIES
NO BETTER MAN (Heart of the Rockies, #1)
SOMETHING LIKE LOVE (Heart of the Rockies, #2)