|Riding for Redemption|
Desperate to find her place in the world, Sara Beth dreams of applying for the Miss Wrangler Montana competition that tours with the rodeo circuit. Riding horses has become her anchor until a near fatal accident takes more from her than she’d ever willingly sacrifice.
Determined to prove his business training, Johnny seeks out the Rourke family to call in an old favor. When he embroils himself in Sara Beth’s life, he has to prove they’re nothing more than friends. Seeking independence, both Sara Beth and Johnny lean on each other more and more, until love threatens their friendship. Will they seek out each other or be confused by their dreams? Can either of them leave their past and embrace their future?
Author: Bonnie R. Paulson
This is an interesting, quick read. It explores themes of healing, friendship, recovery from tragedy, and growing wiser. I love that the romance is founded on friendship and not on superficial things like appearance or money or being rescued (although those certainly play a part). Sara Beth is a strong character on her own and watching her grow and develop is a pleasure. The author uses dry wit and a subtle sense of humor to excellent effect in this story.
This is the second book in the series and I was a little worried because I had not read the first one. It was not a problem, though. I understood everything that was going on. I did go back and read the first book in the series, "Romancing Redemption" and some of the story made more sense, but I was fine without having read it first. That being said, the book is part of a series, and those seeking closure to the story will be wonderfully disappointed. There is a little profanity scattered throughout the book, but no smut.
I received a download of this book for my honest opinion.