Hard to Love by Kelsey Browning

Hard to Love

byKelsey Browning

Kobo ebook | March 31, 2016

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He’s been a very bad boy…

Talented artist Greer Maddox jumps restlessly from one project to the next, desperately searching for something to satisfy her. That satisfaction evades her until the day leather tooler Alejandro Villanueva strolls into town looking like ten kinds of sexy trouble.

…and he sure as hell doesn’t deserve a sweet hometown girl…

After surviving his dark and dangerous past, all Alex craves is a quiet future. Alone, where his former life and mistakes won’t hurt him. Or anyone else. But the sound of Greer’s dulce de leche voice and the sight of her curvy body immediately tempt him, even though screwing around with a hometown girl is his worst idea ever. 

***…but that won’t keep him from taking what she’s so willingly offering. ***

When Greer gets between Alex and a business opportunity that will secure his future, he’s inclined to wave adios. But the lure of her smile, her kiss, and her bed are too much for him to resist. Then Alex’s past comes calling, and he’s forced to choose between hiding from his sins and saving the woman he loves.

NOTE: HARD TO LOVE was previously titled A PASSION TO PURSUE

Prophecy of Love series
Book 1 - Stay with Me
Book 2 - Hard to Love

Title:Hard to LoveFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:March 31, 2016Publisher:Kicksass Creations LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:194489800X

ISBN - 13:9781944898007

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from 3.75 stars--sweet story 3.75 stars--A PASSION TO PURSUE is the second installment in Kelsey Browning’s contemporary, adult PROPHECY OF LOVE slightly paranormal, romance series. This is artist / glass blower Greer Maddox, and leather tooler Alejandra ‘Alex’ Villanueva’s story line. A PASSION TO PURSUE can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. SOME BACKGROUND: For several generations the Maddox family of Prophecy, Texas have been the ‘boot makers’ of legend: families would bring in their young children for a chance at a one of a kind leather boot that prophesied their future, and that of their potential mate. The tale of a prophecy boot maker foretelling the future is the staple and backdrop to Prophecy’s livelihood. Although Greer is not this generation’s boot maker, her sister Delaney is Prophecy’s seer and boot maker. Told from dual third person perspectives (Greer and Alex) and a few third party observations running parallel to the current timeline, A PASSION TO PURSUE finds Alex Villenueva applying for a position as a leather tooler at the Prophecy Boot Company in Prophecy Texas. Running from his past, Alex never stays in one place for very long but Prophecy becomes more interesting when he meets Greer Maddox, and likes everything she has to offer. What ensue is an ‘art competition’ where Alex finds himself fighting for the position of leather tooler, and fighting his growing feelings for Greer Maddox. In the end, it is the demons from his past that find Alex running back from where he came. The relationship between Alex and Greer is one of immediate attraction but Alex can’t see himself living in a town like Prophecy Texas-too small, and everyone in everybody’s business is too much for the quiet and reserved newcomer with secrets of his own. The $ex scenes are intimate and seductive without the over the top graphic sexual language and scenarios. There is a large ensemble cast of secondary and supporting characters including Greer’s sister Delaney and her husband Cal (A Love To Last #1), as well as the B&B owner Raylene, and several well-meaning but nosey Prophecy citizens. We are also introduced to Alex’s family-his mother and youngest brother Nic; and of course Alex’s past which still keeps a firm hold of everything that Alex once was. The world building continues to focus on the boot making prophecies of Prophecy Texas but in the case of A PASSION TO PURSUE there is only one pair of prophecy boots in the making. With the introduction of Alex’s kid brother, and his friends, Delaney has another vision for a potential prophecy and the future. A PASSION TO PURSUE is a sweet story about one man’s inability to run from his past, and one woman’s desire to hang on to her dream. There are moments of passion and love; turmoil and trouble; forgiveness and moving forward. The premise is spirited and delightful; the characters are entertaining, and in the case of Alex –somewhat heartbreaking; the romance is a slow build to love and something more. Kelsey Browning adds a little bit of the paranormal to a small town series about romance and fated love.
Date published: 2016-03-31