Friday, September 19, 2014

Loving Cara (Love Under the Big Sky #1) by Kristen Proby



Publication: January 21, 2014
Publisher: Pocket Books
Source: Bought


In this new Love Under the Big Sky series from a USA Todaybestselling author, Cara agrees to tutor her former classmate's nephew—and learns some lessons in love!

Josh King is an expert at running his family’s multi-million dollar ranch in Montana. (And all that outside manual labor has done wonders for sculpting his six-foot-three body, too.) But as sure footed as he is when it comes to the ranch, Josh doesn’t know anything about how to deal with an adolescent boy—so when his twelve-year-old nephew, Seth, is dropped off on his doorstep, looking scared and acting surly as hell, Josh knows he needs help in straightening him out.

Cara Donovan loves her quiet life as a teacher in her sleepy hometown, so she jumps at the chance to make a little money over the summer as a tutor. But when she learns she’ll be teaching Josh King’s nephew, Cara’s sweet summer job gets a little bit hotter. Cara tries to focus all her attention on tutoring Seth, but Josh proves to be a delicious distraction, while Josh’s memories of the shy girl he once teased in high school are nothing like the beautiful woman he’s facing now. Can he persuade her that there’s more between them than a summer fling?


I have only read two books by Kristen Proby, but so far, she is quickly become one of my favorite authors. Loving Cara was a very sweet romance that took me awhile to read, but that was because I wanted to go slow and take my time with it.

Cara and Josh meet when Cara is recommended to help tutor Josh’s nephew Seth. There is an attraction from the start, but they don’t really act on it at first. Josh wants to make sure his nephew getting help with school is priority. He is a tough kid, who has had a bad go of things. Seeing as his mom told Seth that his dad doesn’t love him. And because she didn’t want to be a mom anymore decided that she would just drop him off at this Grandparents and his Uncle’s Ranch. 

Cara ends up being great with Seth. And when Cara and Josh decide to actually give it a try, I was very happy for them. There are a few insecurities on Cara’s part and Josh has an issue or two of his own, but it was great seeing these two learn how to work together and resolve their issues.

This author has such a way of making you care about the characters and it is easy to empathize and connect with them. I don’t know what it is, but it happens every single time. The story-line felt solid, the dialogue was great, and the romance was swoon worthy. I loved every single page. I can’t wait to get to know the other characters when they get their own story. Speaking of which, the second book in the Love Under the Big Sky series, Seducing Lauren, released in August and is focused on Lauren and Josh’s best friend Ty.


RATING: 5 out of 5.



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