Friday, March 30, 2012

Forever's Western Blog Tour & Giveaway!

Book Description:
Shirlene Dalton has it all: a dream marriage to a man who spoils her rotten and the most outrageous mansion Bramble, Texas, has ever seen. But when her husband unexpectedly dies, Shirlene finds herself right back where she started-in a rundown trailer on the wrong side of the tracks. Never the type to let a little bad luck and a whole heap of heartache get her down, Shirlene is ready to prove to the local gossips she can make it on her own... until she ends up living next door to the most tempting cowboy in town.

Billy Wilkes has a score to settle and a plan to wipe Bramble right off the map. But when his sexy, redheaded neighbor figures out what he's up to, his good ol' boy charm won't be enough to save him. With the town on his tail, Billy will have to come clean quick -- or kiss Shirlene goodbye.

My Thoughts:
I completely enjoyed this book.  The third in this series, we meet back up with Shirlene Dalton.  Her wealthy husband has passed away leaving her in a bit of a mess...mostly of her own making from her spending habits.  She now is back where she grew up, evicted from her mansion and in a run down trailer.  The trailer just happens to be inhabited by 4 kids and the neighbor is the biggest redneck ever, Bubba. 
I loved that the old characters were still around and their families had grown!  Shirlene is a bit of a mess but trying so hard to get everything straightened out herself and not rely on everyone else.  The townspeople are wonderful trying to protect her, but border on obnoxious!  Bubba has a secret but all in all is a good man with a good heart.
I rate it a 5/5.  I want to see more from the town of Bramble!!

Book Description:
The Truth Can Be an Irresistible Temptation . . .

As a young boy, Quinn Conway was shattered by his mother's mysterious disappearance. Today, as the oldest of the Conway brothers, his only concern is protecting his family and their ranch. One look at beautiful, strong-willed Cheyenne O'Brien tells him she's also no stranger to tragedy. A series of increasingly dangerous "accidents" are plaguing her and her land, and Quinn can't stand idly by while a woman is in danger.

Fiercely independent, Cheyenne isn't one to lean on others, yet she can't deny her attraction to the rugged rancher offering help. Soon, the passion building between them proves as wild and untamed as the land she loves-and just as impossible to resist. But a relentless enemy is about to make one final devastating move. To survive, Quinn and Cheyenne must put their cherished freedom-and their hearts-at risk . ..

My Thoughts:
I really liked this one!  Quinn's mother disappears when he is young and that has a profound effect on his life.  His family is close and he will fiercely protect them.  When he runs across his neighbor Cheyenne, while he is working and they get stuck together for a while.  She isn't what Quinn had initially believed and now he wants to protect her from the 'accidents' that keep happening on her ranch.
I love Quinn's love of the wolves he studies, protectiveness of his family and big heart.  Cheyenne has been hurt before.  I like that their chemistry is there and the relationship forms.  The story itself was good, easy to follow and enjoy.  I did guess the bad guy but that didn't detract from the book :)  I want to learn more and maybe have some of the stories that seem they will flow through the series tied up!!
This is a 5/5.  This is a wonderful start to a series I will absolutely follow!
Thank you to Hachette for the review copy of these books.  I received these books in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.

Thanks to the wonderful folks at Hachette, I have 2 copies of these books to giveawyay! Here are the rules:

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  • Contest is open until April 15, 2012
  • Winners will be chosen using a randomizer
  • Directly from Hachette: Winners will be subject to the one copy per household rule, which means that if they win the same title in two or more contests, they will receive only one copy of the title (or one set in the case of grouped giveaways) in the mail.


  1. Good Mornin'! Just wanted to stop by and wish everyone luck in the giveaway. I loved writing Catch Me a Cowboy and hope you like reading it. And thank you, Ashley, for the 5/5 review and the great post. Have a good weekend, y'all!

  2. Just read the first two and can't wait to read about Shirlene. She seems like quite a character. catlover0112 at yahoo dot com

  3. Love Katie Lane!!

  4. Been dying to read this book after seing all the great reviews! Dtchycat at charter dot net

  5. I love a book that catches me from the first page and with a great cover to boot. I love Katie's books and would highly recommend them. I would love to win one.

  6. I love Katie's Books and cannot wait to read Shirlene's Story!

    sheriemd12 @ yahoo . com