THE COWBOY'S RUNAWAY BRIDE by Nancy Thompson is a
fast-paced, opposites attract romance set in the small town
of Celebration, Texas. I love the Celebration seriesâ€”the small
town atmosphere, sense of community and unique characters
appeal to me.
Lady Chelsea Ashford Alden has been betrayed by her
boyfriend. He sold a very private tape of the couple and
the ensuing scandal has forced her to leave Great Britain.
Chelsea decides to visit her friend Juliette Lowell in
Celebration, Texas until the scandal dies down. Ethan
Campbell has put romance on the back burner and has focused
on his ranch and horse breeding program since the death of
his parents and his divorce. I emphasized with Chelsea's
predicament, felt compassion for Ethan's decisions and
enjoyed the instant attraction between the couple!
Ms. Thompson does a fabulous job with the dialogue in this
novel. She is spot on with the British slang and verbiage
that Chelsea uses in conversation. The conversations
between Chelsea and Ethan are honest and at times very
poignant. Loved how the author weaved the contemporary
trends of the media's obsession with royalty, cellphones,
Facebook photo postings and the barn theme wedding trends
into the storyline. These details added authenticity to the
The conclusion to Ethan and Chelsea's story is well paced
and moving. I loved when Chelsea's big secret is
revealed, the author stays true to her characters. This
choice made for a fabulous romantic read. I recommend THE
COWBOY'S RUNAWAY BRIDE.
Instead of foiling a burglar, rancher Ethan Campbell
startles a gorgeous blonde in the bathtub! Chelsea covers
upâ€¦her true identity. But not her sizzling attraction to the
tall, dark and hunky cowboy. Ethan has loved and lost, and
until Chelsea, he never thought he'd love again. But he
doesn't know her secret, and if she reveals the truth, he
might be the one to run this time around.