Review: A Small-Town Bride by Hope Ramsay

Review: A Small-Town Bride by Hope RamsayA Small-Town Bride by Hope Ramsay
Series: Chapel of Love #2
Published by Forever on March 28th 2017
Genres: Romance
Pages: 336
Source: Edelweiss
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three-half-stars

Amy Lyndon is tired of being the Poor Little Rich Girl of Shenandoah Falls. In her prominent family, she's the ordinary one - no Ivy League education and no powerful career. But when her father tries to marry her off, she knows it's finally time to stand up for herself, despite the consequences. Now that she's cut off from the family fortune, her first challenge is to fight her attraction to her handsome new boss.

When Amy shows up looking for work with his landscaping crew, Dusty McNeil thinks there's no way such a pampered princess will ever get her hands dirty. But as Amy proves him wrong and gets down to the nitty gritty, Dusty's admiration turns to like, then lust - and then love. But can a high-society woman like Amy ever fall for a man like him?

Review:

A Small-Town Bride by Hope Ramsay is a cute romance featuring your typical rich girl, Amy Lyndon, and the casanova landscaper, Dusty McNeil. And it’s sizzling hot. After a rocky start, their chemistry is off the charts, alternating between sugary sweetness and panty-melting sexiness.

Amy originally came off as a spoiled little rich girl (emphasis on “little” because Dusty lets us know she’s tiny everytime he thinks of her). But it becomes evident that she’s a naive girl willing to work hard and her family has been underestimating her since forever.

Amy and her family were a drama-fest. Her family continually undervalued her ability to think for herself, and tried hard to push her ex-boyfriend on her as a future husband. Granted, it’s obvious they truly do love her, but it was hard to remember that when they undermined her ability to think for herself. They just didn’t believe her capable of thinking things through properly, which is what led to her also selling herself short.

What I love is how Dusty didn’t let his preconceived view of her (i.e. spoiled little rich girl) get in the way of learning about her and understanding her better than anyone. He’s willing to teach her and believe in her ability to learn. And that helps Amy learn to stand on her own, be independent, and go after what she truly wants.

If you want a quick romance to dig your teeth into, A Small-Town Bride is one to check out. It has everything you could want: cute romance, sexy times, a dog, family dysfunction, and more!

About Hope Ramsay

Hope Ramsay was born in New York and grew up on the North Shore of Long Island, but every summer Momma would pack her off under the care of Aunt Annie to go visiting with relatives in the midlands of South Carolina. Her extended family includes its share of colorful aunts and uncles, as well as cousins by the dozens, who provide the fodder for the characters you’ll find in Last Chance, South Carolina. Hope earned a BA in Political Science from the University of Buffalo, and has had various jobs working as a Congressional aide, a lobbyist, a public relations consultant, and a meeting planner. She’s a two-time finalist in the Golden Heart, and is married to a good ol’ Georgia boy who resembles every single one of her heroes. She has two grown children and a couple of demanding lap cats. She lives in Fairfax, Virginia where you can often find her on the back deck, picking on her thirty-five-year-old Martin guitar.

three-half-stars

Author: Kim

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