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5+ stars for Every Thorn has a Rose by Rhonda Lee Carver #westernromance #romance #ku #bookreview

Title: Every Thorn has a Rose

Author: Rhonda Lee Carver

Genre: Contemporary Western Romance


Book Blurb:


The solution is marriage, so we have a reason to dislike each other…


Handsome, billionaire Cruise Thorn—and his brothers—has always lived life doing what he wanted and who he wanted. If money didn’t get him what he wanted, his blue eyes and big smile always did.


When their father’s last bit of patience unravels, things are about to get real.The Thorn brothers have a year to marry, set some roots, or they will be cut off from the family riches.


After spending most of his life searching the bottom of whiskey bottles and entertaining soft curves in rotating beds, Cruise is ready to turn a different leaf. But marriage? Nah. He’ll pass.But he meets Rose Lee. Every Thorn needs a rose, and he has a hankering for the sassy brunette who isn't impressed with his money or looks. She's independent, strong, beautiful, and looks at Cruise like he's day-old bread. Is he up for the challenge? He just might have to marry her and see…


My Review:


Sassy Rose Lee doesn’t care one bit about Cruise’s family money and that suits him just fine. Every Thorn has a Rose is wonderfully written western romance with serious themes and characters you’ll fall in love with. The narration is rich in emotion and very detailed. Sparks fly and emotions clash in this unputdownable read.


Let’s start with the characters. Cruise is a hero with a big problem. He’s sexy as hell and has tons of money. He’s got an ego the Montana. He needs a woman who’ll challenge him. He finds her and thus the chase begins. I really enjoyed reading from Cruise’s viewpoint. He’s arrogant but likable. He’s a hero most women will swoon over.


Rose Lee is my kind of heroine. She’s smart, beautiful, and full of sass. She’s got layers and her emotional scars run deep. She’s a relatable heroine and I connected with her right away. Rhonda Lee Carver does a fantastic job with her character arcs.


The writing is superb, from the narration, plot progression, romance, to love scenes. I read later into the night because I couldn’t put it down.


My Rating: 5+ stars


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Author Biography:


Rhonda Lee Carver is a bestselling author of contemporary western and romantic suspense, but she loves to write other genres too. She's known for writing stories that keep readers laughing, crying, gripping the edge of their seats, and screaming all in one riding a virtual roller coaster. Whether she's creating sexy cowboys or tough guys, or sassy, independent heroines, readers are sure to find strong, powerful, memorable characters that are relatable.


By day, she taps into her creative, fictional world but at some point she transitions back into reality where she's a volleyball-stands cheerleader, homework virtuoso (at least she thinks so), amateur nurse to skinned knees, mediocre chef with some awesome microwave skills, pet-guru (all the strays show up at her house), and a Jackie of all trades for her kids who are the loves of her life. Yoga and chocolate keep her sane. Hallmark movies require cuddling up with tissues because she can be emotional. She adds a sprinkle of her own real-life adventures in each story she spins because a little truth never hurt anyone. She wouldn't give up one thing in her crazy, chaotic, ever-amusing life, except, she might do magic tricks for the bungalow on the beach she's had her eye on (GOALS).


Writing for Rhonda is like falling in love and finding a new best friend over and over again. Her characters will find a place inside your heart too.


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Reviewed by: Nancy


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