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4.5 stars for Knocked Up by the Country Singer by Rhonda Lee Carver #westernromance #romance #secondchanceromance #ku #bookreview



Title: Knocked Up by the Country Singer

Author: Rhonda Lee Carver

Genre: Contemporary Western Romance

 

Book Blurb:

 

He left her at the altar to pursue his dreams of becoming a country music star. Ten years later, he returns home and faces his high school sweetheart who has a child with his brother. Turns out, she has a secret of her own.

 

Single mother, Dr. Milani Vance, has stayed focused on raising her daughter and growing her career as a pediatrician. Her past is in the rearview mirror until he strolls back into the small town, Whiskey Fork, and sends her life into a vortex.

 

Joseph Wayne has it all. Career, money, freedom. What more could he want?

 

He’s about to find out because an old flame burns anew. She has a secret that’ll turn his life upside down and spurring him into asking her to marry him. After all, a cowboy takes responsibility for what’s his. Unfortunately, he has a few fences to mend before Milani will find forgiveness.

 

She’s never stopped loving Joseph. Even after he’d broken her heart. Will she marry him and risk having her heart broken a second time? Or does a single mother, small town doctor have no place in a star’s life?

 

My Review:

 

At the core of every good romance story is emotional tension. That lightning strike that sizzles between the hero and heroine keeps romance readers turning the pages. Knocked Up by the Country Singer meets the formula. Ms. Carver has penned a second chance love story with the added conflict of an explosive secret.

 

When Joseph leaves Milani at the altar in the prologue, it’s that moment when you want to slap the less than perfect hero in the face. A decade later, when the death of his best friend brings him home to Whiskey Fork, there’s a whole lotta angst, secrets, and misunderstandings to deal with. Thinking his brother is the father of Milani’s daughter has caused strife in his family and a certain amount of resentment toward the woman he still loves. When he finds out the truth, his reaction is gut deep and needs resolving.

 

Milani has become an independent, single parent and a doctor who has moved on. Or has she? How can she feel anything but anger and bitterness for the man who abandoned her at the altar? Even if he didn’t know she carried his child, she still blames him for not being there. But he’s back and there’s no avoiding the man who still rocks her world in this small town. He’s a famous country singer now who still wows her and not because of his star status. Their lives are intertwined. But how can they go back when his career and her life are miles apart?

 

They don’t.

 

But wait…it is a romance and by definition must end on happily ever after. You’ll have to read all the way through the epilogue to see how these soulmates finally solve the problem.

 

This is a sweet romance with a little sizzle and some very adult words. If you like straight up romance and a quick read, you’ll enjoy Ms. Carver’s book.

 

My Rating: 4.5 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 book...like 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: Brenda

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