Before the Leap
Book 1, Gold Valley Romance
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Can Jace find a way to forgive before it's too late?
Jace Lovell only has one thing left after his fiance abandons him at the altar: his job at Horseshoe Home Ranch. He throws himself into becoming the best foreman the ranch has ever had--and that includes hiring an interior designer to make the ranch owner's wife happy.
Belle Edmunds is back in Gold Valley after she lost her job at a prestigious design firm in California. She's working for a conglomerate, but she's desperate to build a portfolio that she can use to start her own firm in Montana. She applies for the job at Horseshoe Home, and though Jace and Belle grew up together, they've never seen eye to eye on much more than the sky is blue.
The spark between them now that they're adults can't be denied, and as Jace and Belle attempt to work together, they also fight their growing attraction to each other. But Jace isn't anywhere near forgiving his fiance, and he's not sure he's ready for a new relationship with someone as fiery and beautiful as Belle. Can she employ her patience while he figures out how to forgive so they can find their own brand of happily-ever-after?
Warm, sweet and clean romance at it's best
This story deals with a cowboy who has emotional issues to deal with before he can move forward and create a new life for himself. He is paired with a beautiful, strong, independent woman. I love the way Liz works through tough emotions and shows her readers how faith, love and time will heal the hurts. I am so thankful for these wonderfully written, clean sweet romances and how difficult situations are dealt with. I love seeing old characters interact with new. Wonderful story from beginning to end.
Reads like its based on true events
Jace Lovell lives every day trying to forget the past and simply be the best foreman possible. After his fiance abandoned him at the altar, he refuses to consider dating again. So, what is he supposed to do when his boss wants him to head up a complete renovation on the ranch where he has to interact with an interior designer on a daily basis?
Belle Edmunds is back in town trying to hide from the humiliation of getting fired from her dream job. Desperate to get work, she pursues a renovation at the ranch where her brother works. The only problem is that Jace Lovell is the foreman and she's not sure that the two of them can even get along, much less work in harmony together.
Attraction between them is undeniable, but can they overcome the baggage that they each haul around? Can Jace overcome his anger and learn to forgive? Will Belle be able to restore her shattered self esteem? And, can she forgive those who betrayed her? But, most of all, can they be honest with themselves long enough to open up to each other?
I found the book well written with well developed characters. I understood their emotions and why they reacted the way they did. I appreciated their openness and honesty. But, most of all, I found everything completely realistic and believable. I also found the pace and development of the romance believable and well done.
Themes include anger management, forgiveness, self esteem, and trust in God.
Romance - PG - some kisses
Language - Clean
My rating - 5 stars
Once again, Liz Isaacson doesn't disappoint!! Loved the book!!