A PASSION TO PURSUE
by Kelsey Browning
Co-author of The Granny Series
Title: A Passion to Pursue (Prophecy of Love, #2)
Release: March 31, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Format: e-book, print
Tags: Texas, sexy, small-town, contemporary romance, southern, cowboy boots, bad boy, magical realism, Kelsey Browning
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What if a pair of cowboy boots could foretell true love?
For years, Texas gal Greer Maddox waited to inherit her legacy as the next prophecy bootmaker. But that day never came. Now, instead of living out her rightful destiny, she’s lost, restlessly jumping from one art project to the next.
Until the day leather tooler Alejandro Villanueva strolls into town looking like ten kinds of sexy trouble.
After surviving his dark and dangerous past, all Alex wants is a quiet future. Alone, where his former life and mistakes can’t hurt anyone else. Even casually screwing around with a girl next door like Greer—whose dulce de leche voice and curvy body make him sweat—is a bad idea. But when she gets involved in his attempts to win the Prophecy Boot Company’s tooling contract, waving adios is the last thing on his mind.
Their attraction flares hot and undeniable. He wants her, and even knowing he shouldn’t have her can’t stop him from indulging in the temptation she offers. But when his past comes calling, he is forced to choose between hiding from his sins, or saving the woman he loves.
“A LOVE TO LAST was an interesting, unique and fun start to Ms. Browning's new series, and you can bet I'll be requesting future books the second they're available!”
- The Romance Reviews
“This story was a refreshing change of pace for me and so unlike anything else I have read in quite a while. It had everything a good second chance romance story should have and then some, and I think it is safe to say Ms. Browning has a hit on her hands with this one!!”
- Red’s Romance Reviews
“Kelsey Browning is one of my favorite authors because she pulls me so far into her stories, I don't mind missing out on sleep to keep reading her story, or even waking up in the middle of the night to finish reading her story. She is an amazing storyteller and A Love to Last was another winner for me.”
- Blogging by Liza
“The story is well balanced with a lot of laughs, a few tears, a sweet and spicy, and deeply romantic love story, which is topped off by a fanciful atmosphere that gave the reader a feeling of anticipation and expectation, which kept it from becoming predictable. A solid beginning to what I hope will be a long running series.”
- The Book Review
“A+ rating. This book...I sat on my couch reading it one Sunday morning with my husband sitting beside me. I drove him crazy raving about just how good and creative this book is that entire morning. I loved it so much.”
- Smitten with Reading
“From the time I picked up A Love to Last, to finishing the final page, I was in my happy place.”
- Dee’s Book Blog
Kelsey Browning writes sexy contemporary romances that readers describe as funny, sassy, and full of sizzling chemistry. She also co-authors humorous Southern women’s fiction with a sprinkling of mystery. Originally from a Texas town smaller than the ones she writes about, Kelsey has also lived in the Middle East and Los Angeles, proving she’s either adventurous or downright nuts. These days, she makes her home in Athens, Georgia, with her tech-savvy husband, her smart-talking son, a rescue dog from Qatar, and her (fingers crossed) future therapy pup.
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I'm a huge fan of Kelsey Browning and was so excited to read her newest book in her Prophecy of Love series early. I absolutely adored book one, A Love to Last, and have to say A Passion to Pursue was just as wonderful.
I was so excited Greer was getting her book next in the series. I really felt like she was at loose ends when she figured out she wasn't the right person to be the next prophecy bootmaker, and I wanted her to find her true purpose. While her brother Cal and Delaney, the new prophecy bootmaker have found where they fit, it was perfect timing for Greer to figure out where she fits into Prophecy.
Greer is one of the strongest and gutsiest heroines I've read in a long time. She knows what she wants and isn't really afraid to do what needs doing to get what she wants. She is at a crossroads in her life, as the different types of art she has been focusing on just really don't feed her passion any longer. However, when she comes up with the idea of a contest between the top 3 leather toolers to compete for the job with Prophecy Boot Company, it is her way to keep Alex Villanueva in town, and a way for her to find her passion in the arts again,
I absolutely loved the instant attraction between Greer and Alex. They had off the charts chemistry from the very first moment they met. While he had lots of baggage from his past that he used as a wall between him in the world, Greer had very little problem in knocking it down. I really wanted to give Alex a hug so many times as we learned more and more about his past. He made a mistake just as any other person could have done, except he let it effect the rest of his life. He was so worried about another person he loved getting hurt, he tried to push everyone away. Luckily for the reader, Greer was having none of that and even helped him connect with other residents of Prophecy.
A Passion to Pursue is perfect for readers who love an emotional and sexy romance. Kelsey Browning's voice pulls me in from the very first page. She took me on a roller coaster ride with my emotions and I feel like the romance was so much stronger for what Alex and Greer had to go through to finally be together. Not only did they both find their purpose for their careers, but with the friends, families, and each other.