Friday, February 25, 2011

Sun Kissed by Catherine Anderson

Sun Kissed:
When Samantha Harrigan attends the local rodeo, she doesn’t expect to wind up in jail. But that’s precisely what happens when she tries to stop a drunkard from abusing his horse. At least she isn’t alone. Tucker Coulter, a handsome local veterinarian, comes to her defense—and is arrested too.
The charges are dropped, but Sam’s troubles have only started. Her champion quarter horses are falling ill and the culprit is poison. As the insurance beneficiary, Sam is the prime suspect. Unswayed by the rumors floating around town, Tucker offers to help prove her innocence. Sam, though, is uneasy about accepting his assistance—and about the way he makes her feel. If only she could believe in him the way he seems to believe in her...

Catherine Anderson is one of those incredible romance writers that has you coming back for more. This is only my second time reading one of her books, and I will definitely be looking forward to picking up those others I have sitting on my shelf. Catherine gives her characters honest emotions that pull you ever deeper into the story she has created. I felt every tear and heard every laugh the characters experienced in this book. The book's pace flowed smoothly keeping me interested and with just a hint of danger for added tension. Catherine has a hearty respect for friends and family and it truly shows in her writing -- giving her books a more intimate feel and creating an indulgence for her work.

Escaping her marriage to her abusive husband left Samantha with deep emotional scars, some so deep even her own family knows nothing about them. Trust comes hard for her but after meeting Tucker she begins to feel like a woman again. Tucker is determined to get past the walls she has erected around her heart, for years he has searched for the perfect woman, and he knows immediately that Samantha is that woman. When things start going wrong at her stables, and her horses become sick, Samantha trusts Tucker to save her horses -- but continuously fights the feelings of attraction he stirs in her. Their relationship changes as they work closely to save the horses that are more like an extension of her family than simply animals. Their romance is sweet and builds quickly as the story progresses. Although it is obvious as to who is behind the poisoning of the horses, there is still the mystery of just how it is being accomplished. After ferreting out who the perpetrator is and the reasoning behind the betrayal, Samantha's ex-husband returns for one last showdown -- and this time, he plans to see her dead.

1 comment:

  1. I'm definitely going to check out this author. I don't think this book is for me but your review has convinced me to try out this author! Thanks for the heads up :)


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