My Written Romance is the next stop on the book tour for The Cowboy of Valentine Valley and A Promise at Bluebell Hill, the latest book in Emma Cane’s Valentine Valley series. I will be spotlighting both titles, and reviewing the February release, The Cowboy of Valentine Valley.
As part of the tour, there is a brilliant giveaway. Check it out at the bottom of the page.
So, what are The Cowboy of Valentine Valley and A Promise at Bluebell Hill about?
The Cowboy of Valentine Valley – released 28 January 2014
Ever since a heated late-night kiss–that absolutely should not have happened–cowboy Josh Thalberg makes former Hollywood bad girl Whitney Winslow’s pulse beat faster. But when she decides to use his gorgeous leatherwork in her new upscale lingerie shop, Leather & Lace, she’s determined to keep their relationship strictly professional…even if she wants so much more.
Josh has never met a challenge he isn’t up for. Which is probably why he allowed Whitney to persuade him to take the sexy publicity photo that went viral–and now has every woman in America knocking down his door…every woman except the one he can’t get out of his head.
But how to convince a reformed bad girl that some rules are worth breaking?
A Promise at Bluebell Hill – released 25 February 2014
Welcome to Valentine Valley, where romance blooms and love captivates even the most guarded of hearts . . .
From the moment Secret Service agent Travis Beaumont strides into the town and through the door of Monica Shaw’s flower shop, she feels a sizzle of attraction. After years of putting everyone else’s needs first, Monica is ready to grab hold of life. If she can just persuade the ultimate protector to let his own walls down for once . . .
The President’s son is getting married in Valentine Valley, and Travis should be avoiding all distractions . . . not fantasizing about a forthright, sexy-as-hell florist. Especially when she’s keeping secrets that could jeopardize his assignment. But just this once, Travis is tempted to put down the rulebook and follow his heart—right to Monica’s door.
Roses are red, violets are blue, and in Valentine Valley, love will always find you.
Here’s what I thought of The Cowboy of Valentine Valley:
Josh and Whitney look, on the surface, to be very different people. To some extent, I suppose they are – Whitney is from a wildly wealthy, privileged family and Josh grew up on a farm. I think what I loved about them as a couple was that despite them being different, you knew that they each had something that the other needed and wanted. Their romance was sweet and tender, and while it didn’t move with the speed of light, it developed at a perfect pace.
Josh is a sweetheart, and his old-fashioned notions on courting were just lovely. It’s clear he wants Whitney, but I loved that he didn’t want to go crazy straight up and scare her off. My favourite thing about Whitney was that she didn’t sit around being idle and rich – she genuinely wanted to be in business and be successful for no-one other than herself.
Small-town life can be a little scary at first, if all you’ve ever known is big city life. I’ve been there and I know. Even though there was some opposition to her store, I admired Whitney’s desire to open anyway and that she didn’t feel the need to get all “screw you” to people about it.
I think it would be best to read this series in order, because things will make more sense if you do – relationships, locations etc. But then again, I am a demon for reading in order.
Valentine is one of those towns you can’t help but enjoy visiting – beautiful scenery, hot cowboys and wonderful secondary characters. I’m looking forward to getting my teeth into A Promise from Bluebell Hill when I have a spare moment.
I give The Cowboy of Valentine Valley 4 out of 5.
Let’s find out about Emma Cane.
Emma Cane grew up reading and soon discovered that she liked to write passionate stories of teenagers in space. Her love of “passionate stories” has never gone away, although today she concentrates on the heartwarming characters of Valentine, her fictional small town in the Colorado Rockies. Now that her three children are grown, Emma loves spending time crocheting and singing (although not necessarily at the same time), and hiking and snowshoeing alongside her husband Jim and two rambunctious dogs Apollo and Uma
Tour Wide Giveaway
As part of this tour for Turn Up the Heat, we have a fantastic giveaway for you, the readers.
Emma will be awarding two lucky readers a paperback set of two Valentine Valley novels, A Town Called Valentine and True Love at Silver Creek Ranch. Avon, the book’s publisher, are also going to send each of the winners a box of Delicious Chocolates, from Colorado – the setting of the Valentine Valley series.
Sounds like something you want to win? Just enter via the Rafflecopter form below. To increase your chances, check out the other stops on the tour by clicking this link.
Good luck and happy reading!