Friday, December 2, 2016

The Montana Mavericks The Baby Bonanza series

The Maverick's Holiday Surprise (Montana Mavericks: The Baby Bonanza #5)Rust Creek Ramblings


We here at the Gazette are amazed to report that trust-fund cowboy Hudson Jones may soon be off the market. The boyish billionaire has been spending more time than ever with Bella Stockton, who manages his day-care center. It seems impossible that quiet, reserved Bella would have captured the fancy of such an alluring specimen of manhood.

Bella finds it hard to believe herself, and she keeps pushing Hudson away. What are the odds the footloose cowboy will stick around once he finds out she can't have kids? Don't tell Bella, but our sources report Hudson has his heart set on a Christmas proposal. When he finds out the truth, will it still be a holiday to remember? 

Published October 18th 2016
 by Harlequin 

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 Meet the Author:

Karen Rose Smith
Award-winning author Karen Rose Smith was born in Pennsylvania. Although she was an only child, she remembers the bonds of an extended family. Family is a strong theme in her books and she suspects her childhood memories are the reason.

In college, Karen began writing poetry and also met her husband to be. They both began married life as teachers, but when their son was born, Karen decided to try her hand at a home-decorating business.

She returned to teaching for a while but changes in her life led her to writing relationship novels. Now she writes romances as well as mysteries full time. Her first book was published in 1992; her 80th novel will be published in 2013. A winner of New Jersey's Golden Leaf Award in Short Contemporary Romance, Colorado Romance Writers Award Of Excellence for short contemporary, as well as the Phoenix Desert Rose Chapter's Golden Quill for Traditional Romance, she has also been honored with's award for Best Special Edition and Washington Romance Writers Career Achievement Award. Her romances have made both the USA TODAY list and the Amazon Romance and Contemporary Romance Bestseller lists. 

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My Thoughts:

Karen Rose Smith is a favorite author of mine.  Ironically enough I started reading her cozy mysteries before I ever realized she also wrote romance.  I learned so much about Karen by following her on Facebook and the more I learned the more I liked her not only as an author, but also as a person.  
This story is set in Rust Creek Falls, Montana and centers around bachelor Hudson Jones who has arrived in town to help his brother, Walker, out.  Bella Stockton is a beautiful, young woman who has not had what any would say is an easy life considering her parents were killed when she was young.  She went through her period of rebellion, but after getting her life back on track she headed off to college only quit and return to help her brother with his triplets when his wife died.  She is the director at Just Us Kids Day Care Center and resents Hudson and what she sees as his interference in her job.  Hudson is a trust fund cowboy and loves to travel.  He's not been very close with his family, but would like to change that.  When he meets Bella there's an instant attraction, but she shoots him down readily so he has to figure out a way to get her to trust him.  
I really enjoyed this story.  I fell in love with the small town immediately The plot is sweet and interlaced with a lot of romantic tension.  It flows effortlessly and pulled me in immediately.  This is an endearing story of trust, faith, forgiveness and romance.  This entertaining story is one I would recommend to anyone who loves romance.  


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    1. What a wonderful story!! Thank you for sharing it with your readers. Blessings