Monday, May 11, 2015

YBC Book Review - Betting On Hope by Debra Clopton

Betting On Hope
When looking over the selection of books up for review on BookLookBloggers, my daughter Hannah decided to help me choose, and she chose Betting on Hope by Debra Clopton.  So I requested it, explaining to her that she would have to read it and write the review as part of her homeschool.
Well, she hates to read, and likes writing even less, so I ended up reading this book.
As first I was frustrated with Hannah, because fictional romance is NOT my favorite genre of book.  But I do have to say, that I did enjoy this book.
It wasn't your normal rich man meets poor woman and rescues her crap. lol
This was a story about 2 people dealing with hurts in their life that resulted in not much trust or faith in the opposite sex.  And while there was some references to their mutual attraction, it was not hot and heavy, or distracting to the story.  I also enjoyed how the author added other interesting characters and story lines to the main story to give it more depth.

Here's a brief synopsis...
Journalist meets rodeo star for story.
Journalist opens her mouth and puts her foot in it (I can relate to that) and ends up doing a long series on how above rodeo star must teach her to ride a horse.
Journalist comes to the aid of a homeless pregnant teenager.
During the training period, there are some fun stories and intereactions with the townspeople.
Journalist and rodeo star help each other learn to trust again, and fall in love.

I give it 4 stars....

Be blessed,

*I received this book free from BookLookBloggers in exchange for my honest opinion.
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