Now available as a bundle box set, all three audiobooks in the Carson Hill Ranch series from best-selling author Amelia Rose.
Book 1 - Learning To Love
For Miranda, Newark has nothing to offer except a dead-end job, a crummy apartment, and an abusive boyfriend. But when her younger sister signs her up for an online dating website to prove to her the kinds of guys who would be interested in her, she starts an online connection with the perfect guy. He's handsome, he's a real-life cowboy, and - he's in his seventies! Now Miranda and Casey have a choice to make, but will they be willing to put aside their mistrust and give this a shot, or go their separate ways?
Book 2 - Searching For Love
When Carey and Amy find themselves headed back to the Carson Hill Ranch and into waiting danger, can they lean on each other for the strength they will need to fend off a crazed drug dealer bent on revenge?
Book 3 - Counting On Love
The twins' younger brother, Joseph, is trapped in a downward spiral of drinking and drugs, all in an effort to cope with the daily pain he lives with after being thrown from his horse months ago. Not sure what to do or believe, the family enlists the help of Emma, a girl with a shady past, who knows the nightmare of addiction all too well. Can Emma help Joseph find his way out of the pit, before they lose him for good?
©2014 Amelia Rose (P)2014 Amelia Rose
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What a delightful find all 3 of this series in a bundle at a great price and it looks like the next 6 books have a bundle as well. This box-set has been a delight from the first book to the last. I would have to say book 3 is my favorite at this time. Each book are standalones but to get the full impact you may want to read/listen to them in order. Each book have their own issues with pain, sorrow, hurt, learning, getting over, starting over, drugs, abuse, starting over, standing on your own two feet, and a few ladies of the night. For me so far each book is better than the last.
This narrator is one very talented person giving a compelling listen with such passion you can feel through her voice. She really brings these audio to life giving you a highly entertaining read. She puts such emotion into the audio you can feel the pain, sorrow, sadness, joy, happiness through her tones. Her performance is outstanding as she pulls you in taking you way through the excitement and danger that comes. I love her many different voices from her sexy strong males to her sassy strong women. She pulls deep inside herself giving you a compelling listen that will leave you chuckling and at times laughing. She knows how to hit the correct tones really keeping the listener invested as they wait for the next shoe to drop. There are not any background noises and no breaks were taken that I could tell. You can picture the story unfold through her voice and her tones. You have no trouble knowing who is talking or what they are feeling. What this narrator brings to the table is a very clean, crisp, clear audio you get lost in. I just love to be taken away by this very talented narrator. I can hardly wait for the next listen.
Book 1 - Learning To Love
Miranda thought she had been getting to know her groom to be but finds out it was his father. The son isn’t too happy about all that has been done behind his back. Having listened to book 3 first and getting to know Mr. Carson I can easily picture him doing what he did. My heart really went out to Miranda and all she has gone through. The author touches on this but doesn’t go into a lot of detail just enough to give you the true meaning of it. Her little sister plays a big role in her taking the steps she needs to walk away from the bad relationship. On meeting Casey doesn’t show his best side he thinks if he is mean maybe she will leave. His father isn’t willing to give up that easy and makes her a deal that will insure she stays at least for a little while. Slowly the story builds up it is a case of I don’t want her but I don’t want anyone else to have her. This makes for some very interesting read.
I thought this was a very cute read not one of the best of this author but very good. I think I enjoyed the audio more than reading it but still both are fun reads. I loved the baiting between the brothers and the slow build up of the relationship between these two. Once it took off there was not stopping them it moved pretty fast. The author gives you a great build up for the books to follow with some wonderful characters I can’t wait to get to know better. This was a very enjoyable list. I can’t wait to start the next one.
Book 2 - Searching For Love
What you will find in this story is not everything is as it seems nor the people. There are a lot of twists and turns that you won’t see coming. A few might even shock you. As I get more into this series I just love the characters from their humor to their troubles the plot really pulls you in giving you a wonderful outstanding listen you can get lost in.
At first you do not know what to think of Amy and a few of the other characters. Amy is having a hard time not only with the vacation that seems more like work but slowly she is building her confidence back so she can get back to the job she loves. Out of all the characters in this book she surprised me the most. I sure didn’t see that coming. Watching her grow, get strong and pull herself together was just delightful. There are a lot of times I had to laugh out loud at her and her horse.
Carey is so unsure of his self not knowing that deep inside him is a place that is very strong. When the chips are down and he is needed he does his best to pull the whole ranch together to overcome the danger he finds his self in. I loved watching him grow and letting his light shine his is a very intelligent that just needs a chance to prove his self. Wait until you see his truck man would I love to have a ride in it.
Book 3 - Counting On Love
Emma has been down the road that Joseph is going on she was hooked on drugs along with doing things she really didn’t want to when she was in need of a fix. She has finally gotten out of the life and is living a clean clear life. People from her old life isn’t willing to let her go so easy, then things get out of hand where she works she decides it is time to move on. There is a lot going on in this part of the story that really has the reader hooked to know the outcome. This is where things get really interesting when she goes to help Joseph get through his ordeal with some powerful emotions. Emma is such a sweet soul, she is kind and caring someone you would be proud to call a friend. You can see the ordeal she has went through to get clean and stay that way. This is one lady that deserves her HEA she went through enough it is time to see her smile, laugh and in love.
All the characters really grabs your heart touching it in ways you won’t believe. Out of all of them the one that really gets into your soul is Joseph. There is no way you can read this and not know how much pain and sorrow he is dealing with. I found myself really just wanting to reach him pull him out of the pages and really give him the TLC he needs to get all well. He is driven to an addiction to deal with the pain. There is little doubt he is in pain but is it from the accident or his need of more drugs and booze?
Each of these are outstanding stories with their characters having their own real issues you can relate to. I love their plots, the humor, the emotion that is given by the author and narrator. It is very easy to be taken away pulled in giving you a page turner you can’t put down. I really enjoyed reading them but the audio does add a lot giving them real emotion you can feel. I enjoyed watching each character grow as their love bloomed giving them the strength to really be who they were meant to be. The humor is outstanding at times you find you are laughing out loud. There is heart break where you really feel their pain. You will find yourself cheering for each and wanting to push or hold them back as danger gets near. There will be life or death times where you will hold your breath praying they make it out alive. I just love this author writing style she knows how to pull her readers in. I can hardly wait to start the next book in this series. Alone they are great read but together as you get to know the characters they are OUTSTANDING stories.
Miranda's life has not been easy, raising her sister, dealing with an abusive boyfriend then finding out what else her boyfriend was doing... Miranda decides to follow the opportunity to marry a cowboy she met on the internet. the two face some ups and downs, but end us with a sweet romance story. loved the book, so glad I have 5 more in the series to enjoy. the narrator did a fantastic job pulling you into the story and keeping you entertained. I love that this narrator has the ability to truly embody each character she reads , it is a major talent that not many have. I am so excited that she narrated the entire series.
this series does need to be read in order for complete understanding. in book two we follow Carey through his journey of finding his soulmate. Never did he think it would be one of the City Slickers that have come out to try to learn how to Ranch. the story is quite entertaining and does build off of the first book and continues on with the same characters so you're still getting a little bit more information on the original characters and now we're building the other characters up. I found the storyline to be really familiar and was hoping for something a little more unique like we got to see in the first book. The narrator did a fantastic job continuing the series. it takes an extreme talent to pull you into the story and keep you entertained and Valerie definitely has that ability. on to book 3
Book 3 is about Emma and Joseph. Each book is focused on one of the Carson brothers and builds off the ones before it. These are sweet country romances that focus on the building of the relationship, not the physical part. I'm surprised by how much I enjoy this series, which I think is mainly in part because of the narrator. Valerie Gilbert does an amazing job bringing the characters to life and giving each character a unique Style. I cannot wait to start book 4.
- Book 1 – Learning To Love
Vivid Description of the outdoors and Ranch Life.
Miranda, the female lead, her younger sister signs her up for on-line dating and she is in for a big surprise when they finally meet!
I liked Casey and thought he was sweet, I also thought that he and Miranda were perfect for each other.
Overall, This was a well written story and I really enjoyed it.
- Book 2 – Searching For Love
Carey, the male lead, has a lot on his plate when his twin brother goes on his honeymoon.
He has to keep the cattle in line, watch over Amy, the female lead, and has to deal with a drug dealer who is threatening everyone.
This book has a little Action and Romance, and in my opinion, a well worthwhile read.
- Book 3 - Counting On Love
Joseph, the male lead, has a drinking problem, his family is worried and asks Emma for help.
Emma has her own share of problems but is willing to help. Joseph and Emma have several things in common.
Overall, I enjoyed this story as much as the others.
The author has well rounded deep main characters as well as the caring family members.
There are a few slightly emotional scenes as well a balance of sweet scenes, I look forward to more books by this author.
Valerie Gilbert did a good job with the narration.
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