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Check out Stacy Finz’s newest release of A Nugget Romance …Tempting Fate!!!
She wants to leave Nugget behind, he’s just made it his home. Sometimes love is worth throwing plans—and caution—to the wind . . .
Raylene Rosser is Nugget’s most infamous prodigal daughter. The townspeople aren’t exactly holding a welcome home parade when she returns, but that’s okay with Raylene—she’s only here to make amends for selfish mistakes, sell her property, and get out of town asap after her half-brother Logan’s wedding. Picturesque Nugget is her past, and Raylene is determined to build a future . . .
All of which would be easier if Logan hadn’t asked his business partner to keep an eye on her. A security specialist, Gabe Moretti certainly knows how to shadow a girl—and how to boss said girl around. It would be infuriating, if only Raylene could keep her eyes off Gabe’s broad chest, rugged profile, and sexy smile. Falling in love might not be the safe choice, but sometimes everyone needs to tempt fate . . .
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Fly Girl’s Review:
This is book ten in Stacy’s A Nugget Romance series. It is the first one in the series I’ve read and is much racier than her other series’ that are published by Zebra Romance. This is, of course, a stand alone; however, if you’ve read the other books, you’ll have a little more background of the other characters in this one. She does a good job of giving you enough information on the main couple’s background to enjoy their story regardless of what you’ve read before.
Raylene and Gabe’s romance starts out a little bit funny, but takes a serious turn really quick when Gabe realizes the whole town really does hate her. She is just trying to get through her brother’s wedding and working through her 12 step sobriety program and isn’t looking for a man in her life. She’s had enough of those. This is a great story about someone owning their mistakes and learning from circumstances out of their control. Also, it shows how an abused woman can stand on her own two feet and begin again when she is able to stop seeing herself as a victim.
Gabe on the other hand just takes life lightly and goes with the flow but has an inane sense of responsibility when it comes to the people in his life. He is trying to figure out how to be with someone without being responsible for making them happy. In the end they both figure out that being together doesn’t take their independence away, it simply gives them help when they need it now and then, and an encouraging hand.
I almost forgot, there was some mystery in this one also. A little gold hunting and some strangers come to town. It all adds up to an incredible sacrifice from Raylene that makes the town begin to see her in a new light. I’m giving this a solid 4 of 5 because it has my requisite HEA, a little mystery, and a whole lot of hunk. It is a great story and I can’t wait to see who’s she tells next. Pick this one up you won’t regret it.
4 of 5 Propellers
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Stacy Finz is an award-winning journalist. After more than seventeen years covering notorious serial killers, naked-tractor-driving farmers, fanatical foodies, aging rock stars and weird Western towns for the San Francisco Chronicle, she figured she finally had enough material to launch a career writing fiction. In 2012 she won the Daphne du Maurier Award for unpublished single-title mystery/suspense. She lives in Berkeley, California with her husband.
I only like corn when it’s still on the cob. Won’t eat it otherwise.
When I was 12, my family moved to a small almond farm in Northern California. My sister, brother and I had to ride the whole way from Southern California in the back of a truck with at least eleven goats. If that wasn’t insulting enough, our parents failed to tell us that our new home didn’t have indoor plumbing. That’s right, an outhouse!
My first paying newspaper job was at the Back Country Trader. When I quit, I left a not-so-nice note that contained the “F” word and tried to beat a hasty retreat. But my car wouldn’t start and I had to go back inside to use the phone. Awkward.
I won $200 on a penny slot machine in Reno.
When I lived in Quentin Tarantino’s old apartment in West Hollywood, George Clooney once parked in my space. This is not a lie.
I own fifteen pairs of cowboy boots.
Currently, I don’t have any pets.
I sort of have road-rage issues.