Rainbow Rock Romances Kindle Edition
a Contemporary Romance by Susan Aylworth
Four years after Roman Kincaid was catapulted into stardom as a country-western singer and A-list movie star, he is burned out: exhausted by a grueling schedule, drained by the ceaseless demands of producers and managers, weary of meeting the needs of others at the expense of his own. Leaving a sold-out show in Phoenix, he rents a car and drives north and east, landing in the Painted Desert town of Rainbow Rock.
Nearly three years after leaving her old life behind, Lottie Beale is feeding people and baking pies, managing the Kachina Café and tending secrets of her own. When circumstances conspire to give two attractive people some time alone together amid the world-class vistas of the Four Corners, they discover more than either had bargained for.
Susan Aylworth started her first book when she was nine. “It was called Buff, The Proud Stallion. I wrote eight whole pages.” For her fifth grade career day, she stated her ambition to become “a rich and famous author.” Decades later, she is pleased to have achieved the ‘author’ part of that goal. A former university professor, she enjoys researching backgrounds and careers for her novels. “It’s one way to live many lives all at once.”
The property of a protective mutt dog and servant to two spoiled cats, she lives in northern California with her husband of 43 years and their small menagerie. She loves hanging out with her seven children, their perfect-for-them spouses and 21 grandchildren, soon to be 23. When she can’t be with her blood family, she hangs with her fictional characters, the children of her mind. She has eleven books available and a 12th scheduled for publication in June 2014.
“I love travel, great music, and good raspberry jam,” she says. “I especially love hearing from readers.”
My review :
I liked the characters, the constant self-talk by both Roman and Lottie, and their different struggles with the fallout of their respective fame.
I enjoyed the insight into some Native American history and the interesting anthropological information scattered throughout the book. It was something new for me and it made me want to look for more information about this aspect of American history.
A sweet romance, good conversation and humour made it a very enjoyable read. This is my first book by Susan Aylworth, but I’ll be looking out for more of hers.
Disclosure: I received an e-book copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.