Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The Great Gift

The Great Gift is the current contemporary release from author Misty Wright. From the author’s website.~

Alyssa is 26 and doesn't like the way all men mistreat her. She decides a change is needed and applies to be a jillaroo on a cattle station named The Oasis, which is located in outback Australia.

She meets a cowboy, Kent, who is a rodeo champion. They agree on a bet. Eventually both want out, but neither wants to be first.

Through a series of adventures that stretch from the city to a fast-flowing river in the outback where Kent must save Alyssa from drowning, love germinates in the middle of a storm.

In her heart, Alyssa is a woman who adores the city's nightlife, but as the sun sets on each day, the Australian outback becomes more enticing and the excitement of the city fades. Then she inadvertently saves The Oasis.

Love is growing between Alyssa and Kent, but then Brandt, Alyssa's obsessive ex-boyfriend, tracks her down. Can Kent save her one last time?

I was sent a copy of The Great Gift from the author with a promise for an honest review. This was my first book by Misty Wright, but I really enjoyed her voice and writing style, so I know if won’t be my last.

While I felt like the story started out a little slow, once it picked up, it was a really quick read. I liked Alyssa from the beginning. She has had lots of bad luck in the love department, but still wants to find the right man. However, she wants to take a bit of a break from men, so she takes temporary job as a jillaroo on a cattle station. The best laid plans are thrown out the window pretty soon after Alyssa meets Kent. Alyssa and Kent are attracted to one another from the moment they meet, but because of Alyssa’s past, she is very hesitant to trust Kent. As they spend more time together, it is apparent they are meant to be together. I loved the chemistry between Kent and Alyssa. I could tell Kent was a pretty wonderful man from the moment he appeared on the page. I thought Alyssa took way too long to see how wonderful Kent really was, but gave her the benefit of the doubt because of her past.

The Great Gift is a sweet contemporary romance. Misty Wright gives her readers fun characters with great chemistry.

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