A Sweet Romance (A Fairly Western Tale Book 2)
STORY-LINE A WOLFISH DILEMMA BY KATE PALMER:
Ruby Riding meets a handsome strong man, Rolf Lowell, on the way to her granny. Ruby Riding’s attracted and feels a tingle. What is it about this man? Is there more to him than meets the eye? As Ruby Riding’s granny lay dying, she warned Ruby not to sell her land to the stranger; he’s a wolf in sheep’s clothing. When Cliff Duke, representing Duke Agricultural Land Trust comes calling, Ruby gives him short riff; stating her grandmother had changed her mind about selling the land. Cliff tries to explain the Trust is not buying the land, but Ruby can only hear her granny saying: don’t sell to the stranger, he’s a wolf in sheep’s clothing.
However, Cliff has her grandmother’s signature on the dotted line and he’s going to shadow her for three months. Cliff tries to figure out Ruby’s book-keeping system of sales, producers, and buyers. However, like Ruby, her systems very different and imaginative. Ruby’s a free spirit, full of life and happiness; no time schedules, no restrictions, playing games with the employees at work. Cliff’s determined to take Ruby in hand and change her ways. Cliff’s a buttoned down, hard-working, organized person, who likes schedules and organization. Ruby thinks he needs to relax and enjoy life.
A different take on Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf, Kate Palmer created a wonderful romance. However, Cliff and Ruby are bound to butt heads. What will be the outcome between Cliff, Ruby, and Rolf? Who’s foe and who’s friend? My romance book reviews of A Wolfish Dilemma follows.
CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:
What a sweet clean romance in A Wolfish Dilemma; with Ruby Riding, Rolf Lowell, and Cliff Duke having starring roles. I’ll let you guess which man portrays the wolf’s characteristics, or better yet, read this sweet book. Palmer’s characterization of Ruby’s endearing. A woman who’s different; she believes in taking life has it comes, fairness, goodness, and happiness. Although at times I became a little frustrated with Ruby; especially when she refused to see the Big Bad Wolf’s intentions and character clearly. I loved her personality; she’s the backbone spirit of her granny’s farm and this community. Artistic and talented in singing, writing songs, bringing people together, and caring for everyone, Ruby seems to romp through the day. However, there’s much more to Ruby.
Adding in Preston, Cliff’s son, was a wonderful touch. Preston added depth and another dimension to the story line. One man’s a wolf in sheep’s clothing; sly, crooked, mean, and a con man. The other’s rock solid, loving, and doing his best to protect Ruby and the farm. Without giving spoilers, I will not identify who is who, but let you read the book for yourself. Ruby has two men vying for her attention; one creates sparks and dazzle, the other seems natural and comfortable. Who will Ruby choose?
With several plots lines, Palmer brought them all together to create a solid sweet clean romance. She also added in humor to A Wolfish Dilemma; I laughed at Cliff; he’s amazed by Ruby’s antics and work ethic. Ruby, in turn, calls him Mr. Clipboard; he always has a clipboard and he’s uptight, on a schedule, no chaos for him. I found Palmer‘s writing easy to read and her characters well-developed. Palmer‘s scenes transitioned smoothly and her writing flows well. You also get to see characters from book 1; I love stories with continuing characters. With a story line’s which is heart warming and entertaining, this book‘s perfect for a lazy afternoon reading session. I loved this book. Suitable for anyone who loves a light clean sweet romance, I would not hesitate to buy this book for myself or a friend.
A WOLFISH DILEMMA RECOMMENDATION: STARS 4
FINALLY, PLEASE NOTE
Additionally, I received this book from the author and chose to voluntarily review the book with honest romance western book reviews. Lastly, book reviews of any novel are dependent on the book review author’s opinion. Consequently, all book reviews on-line and on my blog, are my opinions. In addition, the ARC did not affect my voluntary romance bookl reviews.
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