Thursday, April 10, 2014

Romancing The West Review...


A Wild West Romance Series
Lasso the Moon, Romancing the West & Fall of Rome
By: Beth Ciotta

 Blurb

A Wild West Trilogy That'll Rope Your Heart!

Sexy lawmen and the women who tame them. (Sort of.) Follow the adventures of the Garrett family and their colorful friends as they tangle with lethal desperadoes, volitile secrets, shady pasts . . . and the complications of true love. Intrigue, high adventure, and sizzling romance abound in this fast-paced historical western trilogy.



LASSO THE MOON (Book One)
Motivated by a childhood promise, Paris Garrett travels to the wilds of Arizona Territory (1877) to seek fame as a stage actress. Never mind that she doesn’t possess a lick of experience or that her true passion is songwriting. Before he died, her papa encouraged her to reach for the stars. She promised to lasso the moon! She’s already slipped free of her over-protective brothers. Nothing and no one, especially some badge-wearing Romeo, is going to stand in her way. 


Joshua Grant’s life went from diamonds to dirt in less time than a rattler strikes. His uncle bequeathed him an opera house he doesn’t want, forcing him to quit the law enforcement job he loved. The topper: In order to keep his sidewinder snake of a cousin from inheriting, Josh has to honor his uncle’s will and marry within two weeks. Life can’t get much worse, and then he falls for an eccentric, spitfire songwriter with a mysterious past and a passel of troublesome admirers. Marrying Paris is about as smart as kissing a coyote, but that’s exactly what Josh intends to do--whether she likes it or not. Together they could realize their dreams. That’s if they don't drive each other crazy first!
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ROMANCING THE WEST (Book Two)
Emily McBride is in a pickle. The preacher’s daughter writes scandalous romantic adventures under a penname and someone’s uncovered her true identity. If the blackmailer exposes her double life her small town friends and the man of her dreams will never speak to her again. Worse, she’s growing fond of her new friend, a literary poet, who would surely be horrified by her dime novel fame. 


When lawman Seth Wright is recruited into the covert government agency, The Peacemaker Alliance, he’s eager to kick desperado butt. Instead his first mission is to travel to California to propose to Miss Emily McBride on behalf of his boss. Worse, when he arrives, the small town librarian mistakes him for a dandified poet! With two unwanted suitors and a blackmailer hounding her, Seth pretends to be that poet so he can stay close and protect her. It’s what his new boss would want. Unfortunately, Seth develops genuine feelings for the passionate book lover, which risks his future as a Peacemaker, especially when he learns she is not what she seems. More jolting . . . neither is he.


I love the story between Emily and Seth it was fantastic.  Seth leaves Arizona under orders from two of the Garrett siblings, one sending him to help her and fall in love with her while the other sends him to bring her back to be his wife.  He gets there and Emily thinks he is somebody else.  Emily already has two people wanting to marry her and one of them won't back off.  She also has a blackmailer.

This book was full of fun and kept me entertained.  I can't wait to read the rest of these books to see how good they are as well.  I want to learn more about the Garrett family!  Beth is has a way of painting the old west in a fun way and wow just wow!  Great work!

RATING:

5 out of 5 stars


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FALL OF ROME (Book Three)
Famous for bending the law to get his man, former Wells Fargo detective Rome Garrett signs on with the Peacemaker Alliance, a covert government agency intent on taming the west. His first assignment, bringing down cold-blooded killer Bulls-eye Brady, will help return his tarnished career to glory. Even better, when he learns he must team up with the only woman who ever broke his heart, Rome considers it a bonus. He vows to show his old flame how it feels to love and lose, vanquishing the hellcat from his dreams once and for all. 


Retired cardsharp, Kat Simmons, has been in hiding from Bulls-eye Brady for six years. Now she’s being asked to risk her obscurity and join a whirlwind poker tournament to bait Brady into reclaiming the woman who "got away." Trapping Brady, a man she fears, means teaming up with Rome Garrett, the only man she ever loved. She should feel safer having the Peacemaker with her, but the passion that reignites between them is frightening and past betrayals difficult to forget, especially when a secret is revealed that could doom any chance at love.


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Author Info
Storytelling comes naturally to award-winning author Beth Ciotta. Dubbed "fun and sexy" by Publisher's Weekly, Beth specializes in writing Romantic Comedy with a Twist of Suspense and is published in contemporary, historical, steampunk, and paranormal romantic fiction. 
Beth lives in NJ with her husband, two zany dogs, and a crazy cat. A veteran professional performer, Beth now pours her artistic passion into her writing. To learn more about her colorful life, visit her website at www.bethciotta.com

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3 comments:

  1. Thanks for the review and intro, Ashley! Enjoy the others in the series--this is a great one, and it's exciting to see that new readers will be able to enjoy it!

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  2. Thank you so much for the feature and the amazing review! So thrilled you enjoyed Seth and Emily's story. It's one of my favorites. :)

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