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On Tour with Prism Book Tours.
(Rocky Mountain Cowboys #2)
by Karen Rock
Paperback & ebook, 368 pages
January 1st 2018 by Harlequin Heartwarming
Doesn’t he get that she’s blind?
Barrel racer Amberley James wants to join the premier rodeo circuit more than anything, but she faces the ultimate hurdle when she loses her eyesight to a rare genetic condition. All she’d ever wanted seems out of reach. Giving up is the only option…until her best friend and local hero Jared Cade steps in. The last thing she wants is Jared’s help. But his persistence at encouraging her to get back in the saddle is ridiculously annoying. And undeniably inspiring…
A half hour later, Amberley and Jared finished the games designed to help Emily’s coordination and strength.
“How do I fly?” she asked as they led her and Harley around the ring.
“Close your eyes and stretch your arms out to the sides.” Jared moved, imitating the pose, Amberley guessed.
“I’ll fall off.”
“I won’t let you.”
The firmness of Jared’s voice had the desired effect. “Okay, I’m ready.”
“Now say, ‘Harley, fly!’” Jared boomed, theatrical and dramatic enough to make the crazy thought seem possible.
“But he can’t really, right?”
“Sure he can. You can do anything in your imagination.”
“Fly, Harley!” Emily shouted.
Amberley made a smooching sound that kicked up Harley’s gait so he high-stepped it around the ring.
“We’re crossing over the treetops now,” Jared said, his voice so full of wonder he nearly convinced Amberley this was really happening. “It looks like a green sea down there. The leaves are rustling, moving together like waves. Can you hear them?”
“I can hear them!”
They completed one go-round, and Amberley signaled Harley to pick up the pace.
“Ladies and gentlemen,” Jared said in a comical imitation of a pilot’s voice, “we’re cruising at an altitude of ten thousand feet and blasting through the clouds.”
“What’s it look like?” Emily asked, eager.
“White. Everywhere,” Jared answered. “Like spun sugar. If you stick out your tongue maybe you can taste it.”
“Good!” Jared crowed. “You’re using your imagination. The sun’s just ahead. It’s getting warmer. Can you feel it?”
A trickle of sweat wound down Amberley’s cheek at the exertion. She’d lost her stamina if this activity tired her.
“But not too hot. Remember, Harley can protect you,” Amberley assured her.
“But he’s not a real Pegasus.”
They neared the dismount stairs and Amberley pulled Harley to a stop.
“Just because he lost his wings doesn’t mean he’s not a Pegasus anymore.” Jared helped Emily off the saddle and down the stairs.
Emily threw her arms around Harley’s neck. “You’re a real Pegasus, Harley. You are.”
Harley’s head bobbed in a flash of black and silver, and Amberley smiled through the tears that sprang to her eyes.
Jared was right. Wings didn’t make a Pegasus. Working limbs, perfect eyesight…they didn’t make a human either. What we imagined and strived to be counted. Real strength rooted itself inside, where it mattered most.
The Power of Words
I Am A Reader
Nicole’s Book Musings
It’s All About the Romance
Janices Book Reviews
I Love Romance
Getting Your Read On
Hearts & Scribbles
Katie’s Clean Book Collection
underneath the covers
Granny Loves to Read
Rockin’ Book Reviews
Thoughts of a Blonde
The Bookworm Chronicles
Locks, Hooks and Books
Busy Bumble Bee Book Reviews
Mello & June, It’s a Book Thang!
Inside The Mind of an Avid Reader
Book Lover in Florida
Reading Is My SuperPower
January 20th: Grand Finale
– 1 winner will receive a $50 Amazon gift card along with print copies of HIS KIND OF COWGIRL, A COWBOY TO KEEP, and CHRISTMAS AT CADE RANCH by Karen Rock
– US Only
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I enjoyed reading about your book; congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win 🙂
A beautiful excerpt. I can’t wait to read it. Thank you for sharing and giveaway chance.
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Love this author’s novels. Enjoy reading about cowboys very much. Thanks for this great giveaway.
Sounds like some good reads.
FALLING FOR A COWBOY is a great book – a definite great addition to the Rocky Mountain Cowboys series! Loved reading about Jared and Amberley’s relationship.
I would recommend that you read this all all books in this series!
2clowns at arkansas dot net
Thanks so much for sharing and excerpt and hosting FALLING FOR A COWBOY on your wonderful blog, Brooke 🙂
You’re welcome, Karen!
This sounds like such a cute story! It reminds me a little of that movie Wild Hearts Can’t be Broken. It’s amazing what people can learn to do blind!
I do love reading cowboy romances. This series sounds fun.