Saturday, 20 May 2017

Review: Need You Now (A Mile High Romance #1) by Nicole Helm

He s mountain-tough. She s city-smart. The sparks are about to fly . . .
Only the most resilient of souls could breathe new life into an all-but-forgotten town nestled in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains but what they get in return might be worth the heartache it takes to make it happen . . .

Gracely, Colorado, was once a booming mining town. No one knows that better than Brandon Evans. His father s company kept the town thriving for years until Brandon threatened to expose his illegal practices and drove him away. Everyone blames Brandon and his brother for turning Gracely into a ghost town but the tenacious residents cling to a long-held legend about the land s healing powers. And Brandon has a plan to spin that legend into reality . . .
Lilly Preston took a leap of faith and moved to Gracely a year ago to save her nephew from an abusive situation. She would do anything for him, even sacrifice her glamorous job. Reluctantly, the former PR hot shot takes a job at the ruggedly handsome Evans brothers Mile High Adventures, a company offering restorative Rocky Mountain vacations.
Brandon thinks PR is pointless, and Lilly knows less than nothing about the outdoors. Which is exactly why they need each other in ways neither ever imagined . . .

Mass Market Paperback, 304 pages
Expected publication: May 30th 2017 by Zebra

Terri's Thoughts

I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.  Thank you.  It is set to be released later this month.

This story follows the regular trend found so common in this genre.  Boy meets girl.  There is instant dislike and conflict, and also instant attraction.  They fight said attraction for a million reasons that make sense only to them, they start to see each other for who they really are...and then light the candles and queue the Barry White as things are about to get steamy.

The highlight of this story for me was the backdrop of the Rocky Mountains and the descriptions of the beautiful scenery.  I enjoyed this so much more than the angst between Lily and Brandon.  Just so that I am clear, it doesn't mean I didn't like them or their storyline, it is just that the scenery was the star of the show.

Now I need to take a moment to digress and maybe rant for a bit.  Brandon is what would would be described as a lumbersexual. Yes people, this really is a thing and the trend is starting to pop up everywhere.  You know the type, rugged with a great body, athletic, most likely wearing plaid or some sort of outdoor wear and a beard.  Queue the screeching halt to the music.  You had me until the beard.  While I am not opposed to some facial hair, when I hear the description of a full beard, all I can think of ZZ top with the overgrown beards.  The OCD in me can only think of all the foreign objects that can get stuck in said beard.  Gross!  As I said, I digress, the lumbersexual movement is catching momentum with or without me and I fear I may be in the minority on this.  So if this is your thing, I recommend this story as I think this will be a series with plenty of more beards in the future.

This was an entertaining read for me and although I found it started to drag a little towards the end, it was exactly what I was looking for (minus the beard) at the time

About the Author

Nicole Helm is the author of more than twenty novels. Nicole writes down-to-earth contemporary romance and fast-paced romantic suspense. From farmers to cowboys, midwest to the west, she writes stories about people finding themselves and finding love in the process. Her recent release, TRUE-BLUE COWBOY CHRISTMAS received a starred review from Publishers Weekly, as did her upcoming Mile High Romance series starter, NEED YOU NOW.

She lives with her husband and two young sons in Missouri enjoying Cardinals baseball and dreams about someday owning a barn.

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