I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Loving cara by Kristen Proby
Series: Love Under the Big Sky #1
Published by Simon and Schuster on 2014-01-21
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In this new Love Under the Big Sky series from a USA TODAY bestselling 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?
Loving Cara is the first book in Kristen Proby’s new series “Love Under the Big Sky.” I’m going to be honest. I really wasn’t quite sure what to expect with this one. I read the synopsis, but I didn’t know if this book would be comparable to her “With Me in Seattle” series which I love. This series was picked up by a publisher whereas her other books are self-published.
After starting Loving Cara I realized I had nothing to worry about. Ms Proby sucked me in from page one and kept my turning page after page. This was a really fast read for me. I read it in less than 8 hours which is pretty fast for me considering I’m a slow reader. I enjoyed it so much I had to see what would happen next with these characters.
Speaking of characters… Not only did I love the hero & heroine, I loved the secondary characters as well.
Heroine: Cara. She’s a school teacher whose agreed to tutor Josh’s troubled nephew. I found her to be really likable. She was great with Seth (Josh’s nephew) and was able to really connect with him. Seth had a lot of issues going on and Cara was able to get him to open up.
Hero: Josh. A tall, sexy cowboy who wears Levi’s instead of Wranglers, a ball cap instead of a cowboy hat. I really liked him. He’s the type of guy who takes care of his family and loves with his whole heart.
Together: Cara & Josh dance around each other. Cara is reluctant to start anything with Josh because she is employed by him to teach Seth. The tension between these two was strong. At first I thought this book was going to be one of those insta-love stories, but I couldn’t have been more wrong.
Smexy Times: The sexual scenes within this book are pretty much adult mainstream. They are not overly explicit in nature (which is different from Kristen’s other books), but are still enjoyable to read.
Overall: I really, really liked this book and it’s characters. I am so looking forward to book two. It’s Lauren & Ty’s book and I can’t wait to read it. This is going to be a fantastic series.