Wednesday, July 22, 2015

July 20th-24th Is Time to Join The Virtual Tour For THE BRIDE WORE DENIM by Lizbeth Selvig & Read An Excerpt!

The Bride Wore Denim
Seven Brides for Seven Cowboys # 1
By: Lizbeth Selvig
Releasing July 21, 2015
Avon Impulse

Inside The Book:

When Harper Lee Crockett returns home to Paradise Ranch, Wyoming, the last thing she expects is to fall head-over-heels in lust for Cole, childhood neighbor and her older sister's long-time boyfriend. The spirited and artistic Crockett sister has finally learned to resist her craziest impulses, but this latest trip home and Cole's rough-and-tough appeal might be too much for her fading self-control.

Cole Wainwright has long been fascinated by the sister who's always stood out from the crowd. His relationship with Amelia, the eldest Crockett sister, isn't as perfect as it seems, and with Harper back in town, he sees everything he's been missing. Cole knows they have no future together—he's tied to the land and she's created a successful life in the big city—but neither of them can escape their growing attraction or inconvenient feelings.

As Harper struggles to come to grips with new family responsibilities and her forbidden feelings for Cole, she must decide whether to listen to her head or to give her heart what it wants.

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My Review:

THE BRIDE WORE DENIM is the first book in the series Seven Brides for Seven Cowboys and in my opinion, this series is off to an enjoyable start.  As a small town romance, it has a lot of heart and also deals with the joys and pains of family life.
     Harper Crockett is the free-spirited, artistic sister currently living in Chicago who returns with a few other sisters after their father passes away. Sometimes she feels like the odd man out in her family. She runs into Cole, the boy she hung out with growing up until he fell in love with her older sister, Mia. Cole and Mia are no longer a couple and he enjoys Harper and the different way she looks at the world. She enjoys being with Cole, but hangs back because of her sister. She and Cole also differ on ways to help save her family's ranch. They butt heads a few times, but they can't deny that they are attracted to each other.
     Harper and Cole are a fun couple and really bring this story to life. They are both good people with great hearts and generous spirits. Harper even takes a young teen-aged girl under her wing, Skylar, a girl who reminds her of herself at that age. While this story is fun, it does have some serious moments which makes the Crockett family seem more realistic. All in all, I know that I want to know what the author has up her sleeve for the next book. Lovers of small town romances should enjoy this book.

Excerpt #11 
She gasped and pulled away, avoiding his eyes. “Cole, no. We can’t . . .”
“I’m sorry,” he said.
“Mia is—”
“No longer anything except a friend.” He turned her face gently with one finger and she had to meet his smiling eyes. “But still, I know that was too quick. I didn’t mean to make you uncomfortable. Especially if there’s anyone else—I didn’t even ask. I honestly just got excited for you.”
Mia was more than his friend. She was and always would be his ex-girlfriend, lover, almost fiancée. No matter how strained her relationship with her sister might be, Harper would never do the stealing thing. The comparison thing.
“There’s no one else.”
She stared, dumbstruck at herself. That wasn’t what she’d intended to say.
“Well, then. That’s good.” He let her go. “And for the record? It was a good kiss.”
It definitely had been that.
 “And congratulations,” he continued. “I know this is your dream.”
“Uh . . .” She scrambled to regain her composure. “It is. But don’t tell anyone.”
“Why would you keep it a secret?”
“I didn’t feel right celebrating it before Dad’s funeral. Tomorrow is soon enough.”
“Okay. But then you’re shouting it from the rooftop.”
Her composure wouldn’t quite cooperate by fully returning, but Cole looked down at their clothing and made a face that at least dispelled her awkwardness.
“We’d better go in. I’ve pushed the limits of your grandmother’s timeline. I was supposed to have you back ten minutes ago. She didn’t seem much inclined to be patient.”
“Grandma gets what she wants.  But I’m sure it’s something simple like what to do with all the flowers. It has to be.”

She looked to him for confirmation, but a surprising shadow of concern crossed his eyes. “I don’t know,” he said. “In all honesty I got out of the house to procrastinate, too. I had the weird feeling this meeting might be something we all wish it wasn’t.”

Meet The Author:

Lizbeth Selvig writes fun, heartwarming contemporary romantic fiction for Avon books. Her debut novel, The Rancher and the Rock Star, was released in 2012. Her second, Rescued By A Stranger is a 2014 RWA RITA® Award nominee. Liz lives in Minnesota with her best friend (aka her husband), a hyperactive border collie named Magic and a gray Arabian gelding named Jedi. After working as a newspaper journalist and magazine editor, and raising an equine veterinarian daughter and a talented musician son, Lizbeth entered Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart® contest in 2010 with The Rancher and the Rock Star (then titled Songbird) and won the Single Title Contemporary category.
In her spare time, she loves being a brand new grandma to Evelyn Grace as well as to hike, quilt, read, horseback ride, and play with her four-legged grandchildren, of which there are nearly twenty, including a wallaby, an alpaca, a donkey, a pig, a sugar glider, and many dogs, cats and horses (pics of all appear on her website She loves connecting with readers—contact her any time!

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  1. Thank you for hosting THE BRIDE WORE DENIM

  2. This sounds so good! I'll have to put it on my list.