Thursday, August 21, 2014

Kiss a Cowboy by Deanna Lynn Sletten and a Giveaway!


Kiss a Cowboy

Kiss a Cowboy by Deanna Lynn Sletten 
Kiss A Cowboy Series Book One
Kindle Edition (Print coming soon)
Published August 5th 2014 by Deanna Lynn Sletten

Andi Stevens drives away from her home town of Seattle and says goodbye to her sister to begin a new life with her fiancé in Buffalo, New York. When her car breaks down in the mountains of Montana, she reluctantly knocks on the door of a cabin for help. What she finds is Luke Brennan, the most handsome man she's ever met, who appears annoyed by her bothering him and is also downright rude. He takes her up to the main ranch house where his mother welcomes her warmly, opening their home to her for as long as she needs to stay. Andi quickly falls in love with the ranch and its occupants, and the beauty of Montana. And no matter how hard they fight it, she and the brooding cowboy form a bond that becomes stronger by the day. Andi soon finds herself struggling with her promise to marry one man and the attraction she feels for another.

Luke Brennan isn't interested in having his heart broken again. He's loved and lost once, and he's hardened his heart against ever falling in love again. But when a beautiful woman with the most tantalizing green eyes shows up at his door one night, he is taken by surprise. As hard as he tries to stay away from Andi, he finds himself drawn to her time and time again. But she's a city girl, and engaged to another man. She's off limits. Yet, he finds his heart slowly giving itself away to this woman. Should he bet against all odds and tell her how he feels before it's too late?

Does fate hold all the cards for the cowboy and the city girl, or will they choose their own destinies?

  

My thoughts about Kiss a Cowboy ~~

I just love it when I know I have a new Deanna Lynn Sletten book to read! I absolutely adore her stories! Kiss a Cowboy was a wonderful escape from my hectic, crazy, busy life. 

Andi is traveling cross country to start a new life in New York with her fiancé. Then... her car breaks down. Can she trust the nearest stranger to help her out? And that stranger, Luke isn't sure what to make of this 'city girl'.
'He may be good looking, but that didn't mean he wasn't a serial killer.'
As Andi is stuck out in the middle of nowhere, on this ranch, waiting for her car to be fixed, she learns a lot about herself and what she wants and needs out of life. Maybe what she has isn't what she needs, but is just convenient. 
'Suddenly, guilt crept over Andi for comparing the two men. It wasn't fair. Derek was a good man who worked hard at this job and was successful, and he wanted to share that success, and his life, with her. She should be proud that such a man loved her, yet here she was, comparing him to Luke. It was apples and oranges. There was no comparison. They were two different types of men living two very different lifestyles.'
I loved how Luke's family embraced Andi and took her in as one of their own when it becomes evident that she is stuck there for awhile. I felt the love and warmth that they extended to her as I read the story. What a wonderful family!  

I have to admit, I find myself staying away from books that are classified as 'Romance'. I always think of that genre as the 'bodice-ripper' type of book. I know, I know, this genre has so much more to it than that. But Deanna wrote this story and since I love all of her stories, I was not going to miss out on one of her books, romance or not. 

Kiss a Cowboy has so much more to it than what I would expect to find in what I think of as a typical romance novel. Typical romance = lots of tension and angst among the main characters, so much that is almost hurts to read it and be a part of it. In Kiss a Cowboy, the reader witnesses the main character's friendship and love develop and grow, even though there are some rough spots along the way. Those rough spots are just things that the character have to work through. I guess I need to open up my mind to this wonderful, fun genre called 'Romance'.

As a side note: it seems like there are always facts in Deanna's stories that I can connect with. For example, in Kiss a Cowboy, the main character, Andi, leaves Seattle. My hubby and I are embarking on an Alaskan cruise in September, leaving from -- you guessed it, Seattle. She is driving a 2001 Ford Escape. My son drives a 2001 Ford Escape, which we helped pay for. And Andi considers stopping in Superior for the night but decides to travel on to Missoula. I grew up in Superior, granted in a different state but still... Making these connections so early in the story really makes me feel like I have a bond with the characters and the author.

Kiss a Cowboy is book #1 in the Kiss a Cowboy Series. Yay!! There is more to come from Deanna about these wonderful characters whom I came to know and love. And there are some great side characters that will be showing up again in the upcoming books of the series so we will get to know them even better. I can't wait for book #2 and I can't wait to go back to this world again. 

'Enjoy the ranch, and be sure to kiss a cowboy for me.'

Now, be sure to head on down the page to enter the giveaway for a $25 Amazon gift card from Deanna. 

Isn't she awesome!! 

About the author 


Deanna Lynn Sletten is a bestselling and award-winning author. She writes flirty, fun, and heartwarming romances and women's fiction novels with characters that will touch your heart. She has also written one middle-grade novel that takes you on the adventure of a lifetime.

Deanna's women's fiction novel, Widow, Virgin, Whore, made the top 100 bestselling books on both Amazon and Barnes & Noble in March 2014. Her romance novels Memories and Sara's Promise both won semifinalist in The Kindle Book Review's Best Indie Books of 2012 and 2013 respectively. Sara's Promise was also a finalist in the 2013 National Indie Excellence Book Awards.

Deanna is married and has two grown children. When not writing, she enjoys walking the wooded trails around her northern Minnesota home with her beautiful Australian Shepherd or relaxing in the boat on the lake in the summer.

Connect with Deanna

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Deanna has graciously offered a $25 Amazon gift card for one lucky person! Think of the books you could buy with that!! 

Thank you so much, Deanna! 



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32 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for this wonderful review Susan! I'm happy that you enjoyed it. I loved these characters and hope other readers will fall in love with them too.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Deanna! You know I love all of your books and am so honored that I get to be one of the first people to read them. Good luck with this cowboy series!

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  2. What a great synopsis! I hope I win so I can get reading it soon ! Good luck all!! :)

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  3. What a captivating novel. This book sounds captivating and would be enjoyable and wonderful. Best wishes and much happiness. thanks for this great giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  4. Kiss a cowboy sounds like a romantic story I would love to read this Thank you

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    1. Hope you get a chance to read it. Thanks for stopping by.

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  5. I am always up for a good romance and the events in this book seem to be the ones that allow interesting things to happen! I would really like to get my hands on this!

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    1. If you get a chance to read it, I would love to hear your thoughts on it. Thanks for commenting.

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  6. Great review, I can't wait to read the book.

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    1. Glad you liked it, Rita! Thanks for stopping by.

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  7. Sounds like a great book! I love cowboy love stories! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. thank you so much for the chance to win!

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  9. I love cowboys! Sounds like a great storyline

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    1. Hi Shannon. You're sure to love these cowboys! Thanks for dropping by.

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  10. Thanks for the giveaway! I love the cover and cowboys. <3

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    1. Happy to hear you love the cover. I love it too! Thanks for entering. Good luck.

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  11. Sounds like a great book, and what a cute cover!

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    1. Thanks Danielle. I have a wonderful cover designer! Thanks for dropping by!

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  12. Thanks again for hosting such a generous giveaway! ^_^

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  13. Sounds wonderful! Thank you so much for the chance :)

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  14. This title book sounds like a book after my own heart. I hope to get a chance to pick it up and read it. Thank you for the opportunity to enter.

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  15. Haven't read a book by this author yet but look forward to it! :)

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  16. Sounds like an awesome book! Thanks for the giveaway.

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  17. Thanks everyone for stopping by and leaving a comment. Good luck!

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  18. Hi all - sorry for the delay in picking a winner. I meant to do it before we left on our cruise and time just got away from me with everything that had to be done before we left. I will be picking someone soon and will notify the winner this evening. Good luck everyone! And a big "THANK YOU" goes out to Deanna!

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