Thursday, September 3, 2015
Ryan's Love by C.A. Harms Review
RYAN'S LOVE is a sweetly sexy romance with a bit of humor thrown in. The story starts of with a heart wrenching loss for Ryan and his daughter but quickly skips to the present where Ryan and Amber cross paths. Ryan is trying to get to the point where he doesn't feel guilty for needing to move forward while still valuing the love that he had for his wife and mother of his daughter. Having Ryan's struggle laid out so realistically was wonderful. It wasn't over dramatized or swept over made the story relatable. A single father raising a daughter and struggling with their changing relationship as his daughter is struggling through her own issues growing into a young woman was well done. Olivia reacted exactly the way I would have expected a girl who had suffered the loss of her mother and has a close relationship with her father would react. Ryan loved his daughter, knew that they had a good relationship, but he still wanted to tread carefully when it came to bringing another woman into their lives.
Amber is a fun and likable character. She is looking to make a life for herself outside of the high stress and fast paced life of a large city. Moving to Montana and re-opening her grandmother's bakery provides her with the opportunity to settle in a small town and hopefully become part of the community. Her instant and intense attraction to Ryan provides plenty of entertainment and a bit of comic relief in the story. Amber's relationship that eventually develops with Ryan, Olivia, and the rest of Ryan's family and community is enjoyable to see develop.
All in all RYAN'S LOVE is a sweet and quick contemporary romance with a simple and enjoyable story. RYAN'S LOVE is a nice break from the billionaire and over the top erotic romances.
**I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.**
One of the hardest things I have ever had to do was bury my wife.
The second hardest thing would be watching my twelve-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…
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.