From The Boots Up by of Andi Marquette

So if you’re looking for a soul-soothing romance set in the modern West, stop here, Don your boots and get yourself a good read


Published:

Review by The Bookgeek

I confess, I am a total sucker for romance--good romance. I count Andi Marquette's From The Boots Up among the best of the genre, and here’s why. If I am in the mood for romance, I want pure romance. Think "comfort food." Not too cliché or trite, or with too much drama or too many sub-plots about a difficult childhood or what not. I don’t want too much suspense or things that drag the story down. Nope, I want pure, unadulterated romance where the author skilfully builds up tension and keeps it simmering until sweet love conquers all. And From The Boots Up is that type of well-done romance as only a master-storyteller can provide.

 

Here ist the story. Meg, a college student, is helping out on the family ranch in Wyoming during summer break and Gina, a journalist, is roped in by her California newspaper to do a story on the dude ranch. When the two meet, there is instant attraction, but only one week to act on it. I especially liked the secondary characters: Stan (Meg’s dad); Alice (the queen of the kitchen), and guest Marjorie. And the setting added lots of flavor:  trail rides, campfires, and ranch dogs. Every day life takes a back seat while everything is focused on this perfect moment when two women fall in love.

 

And although only a novella of about 100 pages, Andi packs a punch into it - nothing fluffy or flat here. So if you’re looking for a soul-soothing romance set in the modern West, stop here, Don your boots and get yourself a good read.

Related Articles

Anything Your Heart Desires by AJ Adaire

Sequel to AJ Adaire’s Friends series this gentle story introduces a straight girl to the mix, and an injured cop to teach her the lesbian lifestyle.

Twilight Girl by Della Martin

She can dream all she wants, but Lon Harris has no idea where her dreams will take her...

In A Heartbeat by RJ Nolan

A good solid traditional romance full of angst and issues we can all identify with – sequel to LA Metro

Appalachian Justice by Melinda Clayton

A book about courage and bravery set in the Appalachian mountains - an inspiring read.

Add your comment: