Sunday, May 11, 2014

An Unwilling Husband by Tera Shanley- Book Tour and Review

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Title: The Unwilling Husband
Author: Tera Shanley
Genre: Historical Western Romance
Release Date: May 5, 2014
Cover Art: Renee Rocco
Publisher: Lyrical Press - A Kensington Imprint

  Synopsis
For adventurous Margaret Flemming, arrived from Boston to be with her father, the Old West town of her childhood is a far cry from the drawing rooms and balls of the high society life she’s used to. Her fancy gowns and proper manners have no place in the dusty, cruel land inhabited by Indians and rough cowboys.And her fiercely independent streak constantly gets her in trouble. When tragedy strikes, there’s only one person she can turn to--her childhood friend, Garret Shaw--but he’s disgusted with her Society ways.
With his ranch under attack from the land-grabbing Jennings, the last thing Garret needs is to be saddled with a high-falutin’ lady. Even if she is his friend’s daughter and her kind ways tug at his hardened heart. Duty to her father forces them to wed, but he knows sure as anything, when the chance comes along, she’ll go back to Boston. No matter how much he wants her, loving her is not a risk he can take.

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 My Review:
An Unwilling HusbandAn Unwilling Husband by Tera Shanley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Margaret Flemming is returning to the old west town of her childhood after a forced period of years in Boston society. She returns to her father, only to find herself in a tough spot after a tragedy occurs. After making a promise to a dying friend, Garret Shaw marries Maggie against his will. He wants nothing to do with a high society lady who will no doubt flee back to Boston at her first opportunity. Maggie has loved Garret since childhood, and has no intention of leaving her home even though it seems he clearly wants nothing to do with her.

I was surprised by the emotional intensity of this book. Maggie was a character that was incredibly easy to connect to and care about right rom the start. She is very independent and feisty, but is incredibly caring and tries to make sure that everyone around her is taken care of and included. Garret has obviously been very hurt throughout his life, and it is hard to watch him struggle with his own emotional pain while he tries to be an honorable man. Even when he is being hurtful to Maggie with his emotional distance, it is nice to see him displaying small acts of kindness towards her and appreciating some of her wonderful qualities. Watching their relationship develop as they start to really get to know one another was wonderful. Maggie and Lenny's friendship was also a delight to experience. The way they formed a family out of their friends and this who worked with them on the ranch was really touching. Despite the variety of issues Garret has, he was a sexy man who felt worth waiting for. Maggie continued to amaze me with her strength and compassion in the face of a variety of dangers, and attacks. I stayed engaged in this story throughout and would highly recommend this to people looking for a good historical romance.


*An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review


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About the Author
 photo authorpicsmall_zps0e5f8402.jpg Tera Shanley writes in sub-genres that stretch from Paranormal Romance, to Historic Western Romance, to Apocalyptic (zombie) Romance. The common theme? She loves love! A self-proclaimed bookworm, she was raised in small town Texas and could often be found decorating a table at the local library. She currently lives in Dallas with her husband and two young children and when she isn’t busy running around after her family, she’s writing a new story or devouring a good book.Any spare time is dedicated to chocolate licking, rifle slinging, friend hugging, and the great outdoors. For more information about Tera and her work, visit www.terashanley.com.

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$50.00 Amazon Gift Card
2 E-Books of An Unwilling Husband
 
 
 

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