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Friday, August 19, 2011

The Barn Dance by Camryn Rhys

The Barn Dance by Camryn Rhys
Publisher: Breathless Press
Genre: Contemp
Length: Short Story (62 pgs)
Other: M/F
Rating: 3 Cherries
Reviewed by Mazus

Mindy Edwards can’t bake to save her life, but with no where else to go, she returns to the one place she’d avoided for six years. Her boss’s son, Leo—still strictly off-limits—doesn’t help her starved libido, and what’s a girl to do when she could barely keep her job as the cook?

Leo Fortiss has never quite gotten over his first love nor did he expect her to return and pretend they didn’t have a heartbreaking past, but that didn’t mean he couldn’t save her from all the other cowboys--who definitely weren’t after her burnt buns and horrid cooking. He proposes a trade: he’ll teach her to bake bread if she’ll come to the big Barn Dance with him.

Mindy accepts, but when things heat up in the kitchen, she finds history repeating itself. Will she run or risk her heart a second time?

Mindy Edwards was hired to do the cooking on Leo Fortiss’s father’s ranch. The big problem is that Mindy can’t bake and she’s two steps away from losing her job. Fraternization is completely against the rules and sparks fly between Mindy and Leo because they have a past together. It takes everything for them not to act on it. They help each other out of a bind, one thing leads to another. What a tangled web they weave, from one misunderstanding to another they become closer and yet further apart.

Though this is a short story I found the characters easy to get to know and the story was good. Through the author’s writing these two characters are both very believable and their insecurities are felt throughout the story. I like how she portrayed them, you were able to follow along emotionally in their endeavors. In a tangled web of misunderstandings between the two they find their way to each, I really liked that. The love scenes are well written and thoroughly enjoyable.

This is a true love story through and through, I enjoyed it a lot. I recommend it to those who are looking for a quick read that is sweet, honest and emotionally fulfilling.

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