WITH THIS RING is a very nice straight forward contemporary romance. The story flows smoothly and the characters are very realistic. Finn has had feelings for Dustin since they were young but was never able to show him how she felt about him. After being bullied as a young person Finn has left her home town and made a career as a farrier which I loved! Burke creating a strong female character who has a unique career that is not traditionally one that women participate in was a nice bonus to Finn's character. The whole setting of the book was a bonus for me. Ranching in Texas that seemed believable is a nice change from high powered business tycoons and whip wielding Doms. Not that there's anything wrong with those stories because I enjoy those too, however this was a nice break from what is flooding the IR market right now.
Dustin is a rancher who walks away from his fiance on his wedding day for a VERY good reason. At a low moment on his wedding day Finn stumbles across him and their cautious dance begins. There is physical attraction immediately but neither Finn nor Dustin are in a place where they are willing to take a chance on another person. Caution is the theme of their romance. However, an over abundance of caution on both their parts can end up keeping them both from getting what they want.
WITH THIS RING is a quick and satisfying read and I am so glad that I finally got around to reading it. I will definitely be diving into more Aliyah Burke books in the near future.
A man whose wedding day was destroyed by betrayal meets a woman from his past who begins to renew his belief in true love and with her in his life, he may be willing to try that step once again.
After calling off his wedding on the day of, rancher Dustin Kane meets a woman who’s in the wrong place at the wrong time. He’s in no mood for company, but she’s different and makes him feel things he shouldn’t. By the time she leaves him, he’s more intrigued and wants to see her again.
Samantha ‘Finn’ Finley had returned to Branchwater, Texas for the sole purpose of helping her injured father. Running into the man she’s loved since high school was never part of the plan.
Drawn together time and time again, neither can ignore the sparks between them. When it comes time for her to leave, will Dustin be able to let her return to her new life or will he do all he can to get her to come back to where she belongs, home…with him?
Denim & Spurs Series