Thursday, January 24, 2013

First Chapter Review: Love, Lies and High Heels by Debby Conrad

I downloaded this novel to my Kindle when it was offered for free. Love, Lies and High Heels by Debby Conrad is a contemporary romance. The male lead is a cowboy.

BLURB:   LUKE GALLOWAY doesn’t lie. Well, not normally. And never about anything as serious as death. But, somehow Luke’s friend and business partner, Sam Paris, convinces Luke that he needs to do just that. Sam believes the only way his daughter will come back to see him is if he were dying. And so the lies begin . . .

RUSTY PARIS has been alone most of her life. Her parents were divorced when she was very young. Rusty was pushed off to boarding schools, while her mother made a hobby of marrying rich men. She doesn’t remember much about her father, only that he never made an attempt to be a part of her life for the past twenty-one years. But all that is about to change. When she gets word he is dying, she runs home to be by his side, which puts in right her in the path of that scoundrel Luke Galloway.

Luke has no room in his life for rich heiresses. Been there. Done that. From the first time Luke and Rusty meet, they clash. She considers him nothing more than a lowly ranch hand who enjoys riling her temper. He considers her arrogant and prissy. But that doesn’t mean he can fight his attraction to her, nor hers to him. And when they find out they’ve both been duped by Rusty’s father the sparks really start to fly.

COVER: Absolutely love it. Symbols of the two romantic leads is a great way to spark interest. The vibrant color of the dress catches your eye.

FIRST CHAPTER: Luke Galloway isn't keen on lying, but he owes his friend and business partner, Sam Paris, a lot. Sam wants to see his daughter, and he knows the only way she'll come is if she thinks he's dying. So, the game begins. Sam provides Luke with Rusty's last known address and off he goes in search of her.

Rusty is on her way back from a much needed vacation. A rich heiress probably doesn't "need" a vacation, but it's the only way she can put some distance between her and her playboy-type race car driving boyfriend who won't take no for an answer. The introduction of Luke in her life just complicates things.

KEEP READING: Oh yeah! I have to commend Conrad for immediately dropping the reader into the action. The opening line of this novel, "'You want me to do what?'" captures you right away. Add in the different worlds that Luke and Rusty come from, a dad desperate enough to see his daughter to fake that he's dying, and some pain in the butt clinging boyfriend who suddenly has an interest in getting married, and you have the foundation for a great romance novel. I'm eager to see how this one turns out.

File Size: 344 KB
Print Length: 243 pages
Publisher: DEBBY CONRAD (April 14, 2012)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English

I downloaded a FREE copy of this book to my Kindle. This review contains my honest opinions, for which I have not been compensated in any way.

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