More Than A Feeling
Series: Heart of the Rockies, #3
Author: Sara Richardson
Publication Date: March 29, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Note: I received this book from Forever via Goodreads in exchange for an unbiased review.
STOP RUNNING . . .AND START FALLING
For Ruby James the Walker Mountain Ranch is her safe haven. Here in Aspen, Colorado, she can finally build a quiet life for herself without fear of her old one rearing its ugly head. Or so Ruby thinks. Any single woman would be happy to indulge a tall, dark, and curious cop-but the closer Ruby gets to him, the closer she gets to losing her newfound peace.
Police officer Sawyer Hawkins is no stranger to secrets. He’s ready to leave town for good until a security threat brings him back to Walker Ranch, and Ruby’s gorgeous green eyes soon have him second-guessing his decision to go. Her kindness and quiet strength awaken feelings he’d thought long buried, even as her reluctance to talk about her past worries him. The cop in Sawyer only wants the truth-but the man in him wants Ruby in his arms forever. . .
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
More Than A Feeling is the third book in the Heart of the Rockies series, but is easily read as a standalone romance. It was the first book I’ve read by Sara Richardson and I was impressed with her writing style. I would put it in the same category as some of my favorite contemporary romance authors (Shalvis, Higgins, Kantra — to name a few).
This story was filled with interesting and engaging characters. Ruby was a woman struggling to leave her past behind. She was running from an abusive relationship and feared she would never be able to live her life the way she dreamed.
Sawyer was a man who protected those he loved. His job as a cop overflowed into his life and he was always trying to solve the problems around him. He was a genuinely nice guy who deserved to find love and family.
Ruby and Sawyer’s relationship was a slow burn romance. With Ruby’s fears of being discovered, she was reluctant to begin a relationship with Sawyer. Sawyer was always full speed ahead when it came to Ruby. It took a while for them to get on the same path, but it was so sweet watching them figure things out. I loved how their problems were resolved in the end.
There were also a ton of great supporting characters in this story. The foster kids visiting the ranch for a week were cute and well thought out. I also loved getting a glimpse of the characters from the other books in the series. It would to go back and read their stories.
More Than A Feeling was a sweet, timeless contemporary romance. It had everything I would expect in an adult contemporary romance. Readers who want a slow and steady relationship build up are sure to love this book.