20 Jun '13
A Nix Short Review – Roping Love by Tamara Hoffa (4 Stars)
Ten Years ago love slipped through Chance’s lasso. This time “He was going after her and she didn’t stand a chance, just like a calf in a chute, he was going to rope her with his love and ride back into her life.”
Carrie Stewart is a dedicated horsewoman. She runs a successful breeding and training program. She is a good friend, a good sister and a favorite aunt, but she has been burned by love. Carrie has never gotten over her first love, Chance Ryan. After ten years of absence Chance shows back up in her life. Should she risk her heart again, with the man who left it broken at her feet in the past? Chance has some serious work ahead of him to win back the one woman he could never forget.
This review was requested by the author. There is no relationship between myself and Tamara Hoffa.
This was a very short and pacey novella (37-ish page) which I enjoyed. It was helped by the fact there was a previous relationship between the two characters as I don’t think there was any chance that I would have believed in this relationship if was a fresh-starter.
I was quite impressed that the author managed to pack the past, present and future of this relationship into 37 pages. We saw how they met, how he broke her heart and how they moved forward. I did feel that I didn’t know the characters very well, but I knew their relationship and that was impressive enough. There was even time for a sex scene J The characters were well written and I did empathise with the situation that they were in.
Overall, I believed in this tale of reclaimed love. Although the story was short, it was well fleshed out and heart-warming to read. I will be looking for more from this author.