Ruby’s heart froze as she threw her dead husband over the cliff.
When Beau walks into her life, one glance has her running from her past. He couldn’t want someone like her. It should be easy to avoid his quiet charm.
If he can convince her she’s a prize, not prey, he might have a chance.
Beau’s captivated when Ruby scrambles from him whenever he gets too close. Her sweetness is an allure he can’t fight.
Can Beau convince Ruby she is beloved?
SERIES: Cutters Creek #15
GENRE: Inspirational Historical Romance
RELEASE DATE: January 3, 2017
“No man would ever rule her again … She’d kill him first.”
A Ruby Glows by Kari Trumbo is a sweet story about a young woman who has been through unthinkable trials, thanks to her father’s bad decisions. Ruby isn’t very world-wise and her country way of speaking makes it difficult for her to fit in to Cutter’s Creek at first. It’s also, though, what draws Beau’s attention and he begins a steadfast pursuit of her heart. (Be prepared to swoon a little)
Ruby’s character is layered, her story complex, though some of her reactions seemed a little off to me. Beau is a typical Western hero, and I enjoyed getting to know him and Ruby better after first reading Dreams in Deadwood, the book that essentially comes next.
On that note, it was really interesting to me to go back and read A Ruby Glows after first Dreams in Deadwood. So in many ways it felt like a prequel to me, which I guess it really is. Especially since Dreams in Deadwood starts a spin-off series of sorts from A Ruby Glows. A lot that didn’t make sense to me in Dreams fell into place as I was reading Ruby and that feeling of “everyone knows everyone but i don’t” reduced considerably. So… that said … it would be a good idea to read this book before you start Trumbo’s new series.
Bottom Line: If you’re a fan of western romance, you’ll want to check out the Cutter’s Creek books by Kari Trumbo and the other contributing authors. A cast of colorful characters rounds out an emotional plot and a sweet story. The romance progresses naturally, and Beau’s heart of gold where Ruby is concerned is swoonworthy. A nice pick for an evening/weekend in!
(I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received via Celebrate Lit Blog Tours. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.)
My Rating: 4 stars / Great characters!
KissingBook Level: 3 / May forget to breathe on occasion
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