Thursday, August 20, 2015

Blog Tour: Ryan's Love by C.A. Harms

Title: Ryan's Love
Series: Sawyer Brothers #1
Author: C.A. Harms
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: August 11, 2015 Publisher: Limitless Publishing
One of the hardest things I have ever had to do was bury my wife. 
The second hardest thing would be watching my 12 year old daughter fall to her knees as they lowered her mother into the ground to rest. 
A heart wrenching vision that will forever be etched in my mind.
Claire was my best friend, she had been since we were barely old enough to talk. I always knew, one day, I would marry her. I think I may have even told her that a few times while we were growing up. 
Never did I think I would lose her so suddenly.
I knew at that moment…
Our life would never be the same again…

4 Star Review by Lisa Kane

Ryan Sawyer lost his wife; his soul mate unexpectedly 3 years ago from surgical complications. He and his daughter Olivia have struggled to put their lives back together. Olivia is now 15 and starting to show signs of typical rebellious teen age behavior. Ryan's whole world revolves around her, his family and his job as a sergeant for the sheriff's department. 

I had spent a full year mourning my wife. Followed by another two years of walking around with my head hung and my world shattered. 

Amber Dirksen just moved to Livingston, Montana. Her grandmother died and she is taking over her bakery. There's nothing left to keep her in Chicago. Her fiance of 4 years cheated on her and her relationship with her parents is poor at best. So she and her best friend Bailey, are starting over with a new adventure. Bailey is definitely the crazy one of the two. Along with Alena, Amber's cousin they like to stir up things for Amber. 

Amber meets just about the whole Sawyer clan. There's Jackson (who Bailey is attracted to) he's quite the player; he helps run the family ranch. Then there's Noah who is also a cop, he's a bit of a gentle soul, who had his heart crushed by his former girlfriend and finally she meets Ryan when she ends up with a flat tire. Now there are some serious sparks flying between them! 

Ryan finds himself making lots of trips to Heavenly Temptations, Amber's bakery. Not only are the baked goods delicious, but the owner is pretty delectable herself. Ryan is starting to feel things again; he hasn't felt alive since Claire died. 

"Ryan, you deserve to be loved I would want you to find someone. The only thing I ask is that you never forget our time together. Never let go of the memories we created together as a family."

Amber is just as interested too, but she wants to tread lightly. She knows about Ryan's loss and she just got out of a relationship. She doesn't need to be anyone's rebound. 

I had to finally let go of all the heartache and face the unchangeable fact that Claire was gone. 

But as much as Amber and Ryan are feeling out their new situation, Olivia is not so happy about these new events. The loss of her mom is still fresh and she doesn't want to see her dad moving on with someone else. Things are about to get complicated. 

This is a great start to this new series. Ryan's Love is a sweet story about finding love after loss. I usually prefer a little more angst but this is a nice book to read when you need something in between dark reads. I know Bailey and Jackson's story is next (and I think that one will have some delicious drama-she's feisty and he's a manwhore who has met his match!) I'm wondering if Alena may come to town and steal Noah's heart. We'll have to see. 

"We want to share every smile and all our laughter with you. Even in the bad times, it's you we want to have helping build us back up."
“Climb up,” I said from behind her as she stood staring up at the horse only a few feet from her with a look of panic on her face. I was more than positive this was the closest this city girl had ever been to one. 
She peered back over her shoulder, and I almost laughed at how overwhelmed she looked. 
“I’m from the city,” she said with wide eyes, emphasizing her loss at what to do. “Ryan, you do understand that we have subways and taxis, right? We do not have horses that are the size of SUVs. I’m going to need a little help if you expect me—” She pointed toward her chest, then spun around to point at the horse. “—to get up on that thing.” 
Now I did chuckle. It was impossible not to. She was damn near panicking at the thought of how she would mount and then ride the horse. 
I stepped up behind her, my chest fitting flush against her back. Gripping her hips, I leaned my head closer and grazed my lips over her ear. Her body relaxed against mine, and she tilted her head to the side, opening up her neck to me. 
As I placed a kiss at the base of her neck, she shuddered in my arms. “You have to put your foot in the stirrups,” I whispered before kissing just below her ear. “I’ll lift as you pull yourself up.” 
She nodded with her eyes closed as her chest moved up and down in small pants. 
“Go on,” I urged. 
I lifted her as she gripped the saddle, and she yelped when I firmly placed her atop Storm, my father’s Oldenburg stallion. Jackson held him steady as I pulled myself up and took my spot behind Amber. Our bodies were so close together I could feel her ragged breaths as she shifted against me with each one.

C.A. Harms is like any other addicted reader. She enjoys happy endings and HEA love stories. She hasn't always been a lover of Romance and had once been addicted to a good Mystery. Just recently she has taken on a new liking and now is a full blown Romance novel addict.
She lives in Illinois and enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. You will always find her with her kindle or paperback in hand as it is her favorite pass time.

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