Monday, December 2, 2013

[Kame's Review]: "A Weaver Beginnings"

A Weaver Beginnings by Allison Leigh
Publisher: Harlequin (September 17, 2013)
Series: Return to the Double-C Ranch, 11
Genre: Contemporary Romance (holiday)

USA TODAY bestselling author Allison Leigh introduces readers to a reluctant hero - and the woman who just might heal his wounded heart - in this newest addition to her popular miniseries, Return to the Double C!

Small town deputy Sloan McCray was making amends for his past. They called him a hero but only he had to live with the difficult choices he'd made. And he certainly wasn't prepared to fall in love again, not even with his beautiful - and innocent - new neighbor, whose very presence was a balm to his troubled soul. 

There was no doubt in Abby Marcum's mind that Sloan was the guy for her. Though she'd moved to Weaver, Wyoming, to make a better life for her little brother, she saw her future with Sloan. Now she had to convince the man who felt unworthy of love that she and her heart were his for the asking.

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Kame's Review:

Sloan McCray is on temporary assignment as a deputy sheriff in Weaver, and has a year lease on a house.  He is trying to decide the direction he wants to take in his life.  He has a dark past which he has a hard time moving past.  Sloan looks out his window on New Year’s Eve and notices someone is moving in next door. They have been bringing box after box into the house and didn’t bother to shovel. Something draws him outside to help his new neighbors. Abby sold her grandfather’s house and took what she cherished and could fit into her car and she and her brother Dillon moved to Weaver. Abby has taken a job as a school nurse so she can have the same hours as her brother.  She may be years younger than Sloan but her ever present smile and care for her brother warm Sloan’s heart. 

Sloan is the classic tortured by his past character. He has a lot of good in his heart that she showed the ones he cared about, but he was too hard on himself to give himself credit. I enjoyed his soft side and his care for Dillon. Abby is a delightful strong character. She could be so bitter about her childhood, but she finds the positive and makes sure Dillon has happy memories too.

This book warmed my heart.  This is a book that is deep in a series. While it read fine as a standalone there were times when Sloan was with his extended family that I felt I was missing something. The ending was sort of rushed for me, and I would have liked to have had more plot dealing with how Sloan came to terms with his past.

A great read in front of the fire during a winter’s storm. 

     3 1/2 STARS!

Kame received a copy of this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for her honest opinion.


Meet Kame:

Kame is part of a family of readers; one day she picked up the Nook she purchased for her husband and discovered her love of e-books. A few months later he purchased one for her so he could have his back! Kame’s Nook is never far, and she is hard pressed to pick a favorite book, genre or author. As long as there are characters that make her want to sit down and have a chat and a plot keeps the pages turning, she’ll read it.

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Thanks for the review, Kame! :) I agree, it does sound like a nice book to curl up with during a storm!

Have you read Allison Leigh before? Do you have a favorite holiday romance published by Harlequin?


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