Archive | May 2013

From me to you Friday – Tamara- Release Day Blitz- Not!

Today was supposed to be the release day for Roping LoveRopingLove_LRG(1)

But as many of you know, Roping Love released early, April 29, almost a full month early!
Reviews mean so much to us authors, they make us smile, preen and sometimes cry (both with joy and sadness)
So today I will give a look at some of the reviews Roping Love has received so far:

Kim at Read Your Writes gave it 4.5 stars
Ten years ago, Chance Ryan broke Carrie Stewart’s heart. Not because he didn’t love her, she’s truly the love of his life, always has been/always will be. But Chance’s life changed in a heartbeat and he didn’t think he had anything to give Carrie that was worthy of her love. So he stops taking her phone calls and never speaks to her again. But for Chance out of sight, out of mind isn’t true. He always knew what was going on with Carrie. This is a story that will truly bring a smile to your face.

Roping Love by Tamara Hoffa is a short story but it has everything you could possibly want. It has the love, the loss of love, the second chance, and the happily ever after. It’s a story where there really isn’t anything not to like. The characters will have you falling in love with them immediately.

Lalo La fleur said:
What a sweet romance! This is what I would call a short story and I seldom find romantic short stories. It was great. It is an adult story. The sex scenes were well done and did not get boring.

As you can guess, the story is about a cowboy and a cowgirl. Carrie has her own horse ranch and has done very well, but ten years ago, Chance broke her heart. She had fallen madly in love with him and thought he felt the same way about her. But the night after they first made love under the Fourth of July fireworks, he left.

Not only did he leave, but he refused her phone calls and never responded to her letters. But she’s over him now. At least she thought she was over him until she takes her nephew, Tyler, to a big horse show. And then she sees Chance again.

Chance tries to get her to talk to him. He thinks her nephew Tyler might possibly be his child. She tells him no and refuses to talk to Chance.
She returns to her ranch and tries to forget about Chance again. These two do finally get together with a little help with Chance’s brother. It turns out he had a valid reason for leaving her ten years ago and thought he was doing the best thing for Carrie by breaking off contact with her.

This is a very sweet and well written romance. I am amazed the Tamara Hoffa got so much information into this very well written romantic short story.

I also liked that the heroine did not just take one look at the hero and cave. I loved both the hero and the heroine and the glimpse I got of the supporting cast made me want to read more about them also.

This story is very well done and I recommend it highly to anyone who enjoys a good romance and especially to anyone who enjoys western style romance stories.

A solid five stars – wish it could have been more.

Sharon Buchbinder – 5 Stars
Carrie is an independent horse woman who has made a name for herself in the equine world. A family woman, she is a sucker for her nephew, Tyler. The story begins with said arm-twister running into her kitchen and breathlessly announcing he has permission from his parents to go to The All American Quarter Horse Congress with Carrie. His announcement leaves Carrie stunned. She hasn’t been to Congress in years. Sick of the politics, back-biting, and constant jockeying for position, she was content to stay home and work on her own horse breeding program. Now Tyler is begging for her to throw herself back into the world she left behind ten years before, largely because of one big hunk of a cowboy named Chance.

The last person Chance ever expects to run into at Congress is his first love, Carrie. Stunned when he sees the boy with her, he worries at first Tyler may be his son. Carrie, to his dismay, is even more beautiful than she was a decade ago. How could he have left her that day? On the other hand, how could have not? Still torn up by the fateful decision, Chance attempts to make amends with Carrie and rebuild their lost relationship. Will Chance be able to win her back? Will Carrie allow this man another opportunity to break her heart?

This is a well-developed story with true-to-life characters. They are not perfect, they are loving people and each has their believable motives for their behaviors. I highly recommend this lovely read and give it 5 bright and shiny stars.

I would love for each and every one of you to read Roping Love! In the mean time, would you please add Roping Love to your Goodreads list?

Chance felt like he’d been thrown from a bucking bronco. Ten years. He hadn’t seen her in ten years. And it was just like before. God, she was even more beautiful than she had been at eighteen. Time had matured her body, her curves a little fuller than they had been. Her hair was short now, almost boyish in length, but curling softly around her face it looked feminine and flirty. It was a deeper shade of blonde now too, a golden honey color that looked stunning against her sun-bronzed skin. What the hell was she doing here? And who the hell was the kid with her? Chance was busy doing mental math, the kid looked nine or ten. Carrie had called him several times in the months after he left. He’d never returned her calls. Could she have been trying to tell him she was pregnant? No it couldn’t be, she would have told him. Wouldn’t she have?
“I’d say small world, but since it really is a small world and we haven’t run into each other in ten years…”
Carrie arched one eyebrow, he always loved when she did that, it looked so haughty and hot.
“What brings you here?” Chance asked
“Same as you I guess, looking for some brood mares.”
“Actually, we’re selling this mare.” Nodding at the other, nearly forgotten man in the stall. “This is my brother, Chase.”
“Nice to meet you,” Carrie said, looking down at Tyler, “Well, we need to get to the Coliseum, Tyler wants to see the cutting.” Keeping her arm around his shoulders they turned to leave.
“We should talk,” Chance said
Carrie looked over her shoulder and stared him straight in the eye. “I think the time for talking is long past.”
The phrase she was so mad she could chew nails and spit screws ran though his mind at her look. Damn. He had really fucked things up between them. Why hadn’t he taken her calls again?
Oh, yeah, to give her a chance at a good life.
“I really need to talk to you.”
“There’s nothing left to say.”

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