Friday, March 27, 2015

When It's Right by Jennifer Ryan Review + Giveaway


Gillian ‘s turbulent life has never been easy, but nothing prepared her for the moment of violence that sends her and her little brother running from San Francisco to her grandfather’s ranch in Montana. A man she’s never met. She learned long ago not to trust anyone, but she’ll do anything to keep her brother safe and give him the happy childhood she never had. When she meets Blake Bowden, a strong, silent, gorgeous cowboy who teaches her about the ranch and rescued horses-animals who have been through hell and back, just as she has-Gillian begins to feel at ease for the first time in memory. In fact, she even starts to feel happy. But in her world happiness has always been fleeting, and she’s not sure she can believe in it or the man who has quickly found his way into her heart.

Blake has everything he’s ever wanted: a partnership on a ranch that allows him to spend his day in the saddle training racehorses. His life is good, steady, uncomplicated…until the most beautiful, haunted looking woman arrives at Three Peaks Ranch. If he wants to keep his ideal life, his partner’s granddaughter is entirely off limits, but Gillian awakens a protective instinct in Blake that he can’t ignore…and ignites a passion he shouldn’t feel. But as Gillian heals and finds her way back into the world, Blake knows that he’s found the one thing that he never knew he was missing. And when danger comes close, he will do anything he must to keep Gillian safe…even if it means risking his life’s dream.

Fallers, When It's Right is one of those books that reminds me why I love to read--that even though a book may be full of things I wouldn't ever pick out for myself (the outdoors and cowboys, neither of which I am a fan of in real life)--I can still absolutely fall in love with a story. I'm giving When It's Right 4.5 stars!

As a rule, I don't go for dramatic/upsetting backstories or undue drama, but Gillian's triumph over her abusive father in order to take care of her little brother started the story out with a heart-wrenching bang. When she and her brother are contacted by their erstwhile grandfather, she makes the brave step to move them both to Montana to live with him on his ranch. And while there, of course, she meets the perfect man--Blake.

Gillian's road to recovery is a long one. She's recovering from both the physical and psychological effects of long-term abuse, and while her grandfather's ranch is nothing but a loving environment, Gillian isn't used to love--she's always waiting for the other shoe to drop But through the patience of her family and a slow-burn wooing from the delicious Blake (who is the biggest sweetheart on the face of this earth), she slowly but surely begins to discover herself and fall in love for the first time.

Read this one ASAP, Fallers--you won't be disappointed. This story was smart and sweet, and full of love.


Jennifer Ryan is the New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of The Hunted Series and The McBrides Series. She writes romantic suspense and contemporary small-town romances featuring strong men and equally resilient women. Her stories are filled with love, family, friendship, and the happily-ever-after we all hope to find. 

Jennifer lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and three children. When she isn’t writing a book, she’s reading one. Her obsession with both is often revealed in the state of her home and in how late dinner is to the table. When she finally leaves those fictional worlds, you’ll find her in the garden, playing in the dirt and daydreaming about people who live only in her head, until she puts them on paper.


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1 comment:

  1. I liked the review, sounds like a good read.