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Wyoming? Kill me now.

Reed: I've spent my whole life causing trouble for my parents, but this time I went too far. After the scandal I caused nearly ruined my mom's political career, they decided to do something drastic - and that's how I ended up in on a ranch in Ely, Wyoming, a zillion miles from civilization. But it's not like I care that I have no friends, my family despises me, and I totally ruined my life in a really public way. And I definitely don't cry myself to sleep every night.

The good news? The ranch hand, Brady, is super hot. I mean, I only want to get him in bed to prove I can. So what if he's the first person who's ever been really kind to me? So what if, behind his stoic cowboy act, he's unbelievably considerate and thoughtful and so totally wonderful. I just want to sleep with him - it's not like I have a crush on him or anything. The bad news? I think he hates me.

Brady: Life on the ranch is quiet and simple, and that's the way I like it. But then Reed comes along - blond and bratty and completely out of control - and suddenly I can't get a moment's peace. When he's not busy accidentally destroying something, he's hitting on me or throwing a tantrum. Good thing he's only here for a year.

When Reed's not being a diva, he's insightful and clever and shockingly sweet - and, yes, I suppose I think he's gorgeous. But after all the loss and heartache in my life, I'm afraid to risk loving someone, only to lose them all over again. Something about Reed's vulnerability, though, is making me open up. Reed's someone worth saving...and maybe I am, too.

©2017 Ruthie Luhnow (P)2018 Ruthie Luhnow

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Such a beautiful, deeply moving book...

This is such a beautiful book...

The two main characters are simply wonderful; complex, and hurt, and hiding themselves under different masks.To see them grow and heal together is a thing of beauty.

The setting is gorgeous, the writing superb, the secondary characters well-constructed and easy to love or, in the case of Reed's mom, to deeply despise.

I've always loved Ruthie Luhnow books, but this is my favourite, hands down.

And the reading by Sean Crisden is fantastic, and his voice adds layers of meaning, He truly makes an already magnificent book even better.

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Sweet slow-burn romance

Someone Worth Saving is the perfect book to pick up when you are looking for a low-angst and uncomplicated read. It's sweet and at times hilarious - yes, I'm the kind of person that gets a kick of city people living at farms. Not in a mean way, mind you, just in that "boy, you have a lot to learn" and it will be fun to watch your reaction kind of way.

A couple of minutes in I was seriously questioning my decision to pick up this book. Reed grated on my nerves that bad. I have zero patience for the rich entitled brat routine and Reed ticked all of those boxes and then some. But I stuck to it praying there was redeeming qualities to him. And I'm happy I did. I am glad to have shared this journey of self-discovery with him, watching him become more, realising he was worth more. These kinds of stories make me happy.

Brady has lived on the ranch for the past 15 years or so. His first impression of Reed was just like mine, with little to no patience for his diva ways. What's not always clear is that Brady has his own set of issues, the mistrust he feels towards other people runs deep and caring for them is not something he does easily - or particularly willingly. Watching him crawling out of that shell was another thing I enjoy. Seeing Reed coaxing Brady to not only lighten up, but deal with his past truly showed how well they worked together.

Their romance was an ultra-slow one. One step forward and three back. The main focus of this book wasn't necessarily on that budding romance, but on building the people first to be ready for a relationship. Watching the spoiled boy grow into a man and getting to know who he was and wanted from life. Watching Brady thaw and demanding just a little bit more from life, realising he was allowed to love and be loved in return.

The story in itself isn't a new or revolutionary one, we've all read it before. That's not necessarily a bad thing, in the way that we know what to expect and what we'll get. This book is not an exception. But what surprised me most was the little to no steam. The Mc's don't get together until the very end of the book, sure there are suggestions, fantasies and tension throughout, but it never goes further. I'm surprised in a good way, but many, I believe, will be disappointed by this.

Sean Crisden is an amazing voice actor and brings this book and characters to life. He pulls you into the story and have you enraptured to the very end. The different voices he has for the characters makes it easy to follow along in the story and you never need to wonder who is speaking or what was going on.

Someone Worth Saving was a sweet and slow-burn romance. It didn't bring surprises, but it was a beautiful love story nonetheless.

A copy of this book was generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review for Love Bytes.

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nice feel good story

I really enjoyed the story and the depth of the characters. While somewhat predictable, it was a great listen.

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Great book - Great Chemistry

Reed and Brady are sweet together - Reed is a bit dense at times which irritates me - and extremely childish for his age -
but I think I get the dynamic of powerful parents over-riding him. Great writing - not alot of sex, but touching and endearing and yes lyrical writing - Sean Crisden is a hell of a narrator - I wish he was used more often. Michael Pauley is over-used bigtime - so very glad to have Sean narrating - he has such a sexy beautiful voice. Looking forward to more from you Ruthie!

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City meets Country

The storyline is a familiar and understandably popular one, here lifted out of the ordinary by the skills of the reader who manages to do multiple voices so convincingly that he deserves an award. While Brady and Reed are on occasion slightly irritating, the other characters are perceptively drawn, like the ghastly Republican politician mother or go

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amazing storyline

I found the way that the characters evolved was awesome. their relationship built slowly as if always foreplay. the narrator does an awesome job as well and really puts a lot of life into the story

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Fantastic book with wonderful narration!

I loved this book when I read it and I love it even more with the audio. Ruthie's stories never fail in giving the reader enjoyment of her characters, the setting and an emotional story.
Reed is spoilt, bratty and maybe a little selfish but living out on a ranch in Ely, Wyoming will be a life changing experience for him.
Brady loves his quiet ranch life, with the animals and tranquility. Having recently lost his father figure of Robert, him and Mona, Robert's wife and Brady's mother figure, are struggling with moving on and keeping up with everything on the ranch.
Lust for one man and contempt for the other, there is no friendship at first but it takes Reed a while to see that life in New York with partying, people, parents that don't care is not the same as ranch life where work always needs doing and you rely on each other.
Ruthie truly brings you into the world of ranching in Ely with the characters and experience the turbulent emotions going through both characters throughout the story.
The narration is fantastic! Reed is perfectly bratty, his upper crust life style shining through in his initial disgust at all things ranch life. Through as the story evolves, his true self has the chance to shine through and Sean is great at getting his emotions across.
Brady has the best accent! Truly swoon worthy with emotion shining through, especially frustration with Reed on many occasions! Evan his Mona brings out a smile whenever she talks.
I can't recommend this story and definitely the audio version enough. I really enjoyed it and will be listening again several times over!

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Believing your worth it

"Someone Worth Saving" is about the importance of love, self worth and found family, and follows the evolution of characters learning to understand and find worth in themselves, to finding friendship and eventually love.

Reed may rub some reader's the wrong way early on. He is unrepentantly rude, snobbish and entitled, but his character growth is very well done. I enjoyed the MCs Reed and Brady, secondary characters, such as Mona and how most of the characters, even minor ones like Brady’s former lover, grew in some important way during the story.

With the narrative focusing more on the characters’ development rather than the romantic aspect, Reed and Brady’s eventual romantic relationship feels organic and definitely earned. IMO, it takes a deft hand to make such a snotty, entitled and willfully unlikeable character as Reed is early on into someone to root for, but Ruthie Luhnow manages to do just that in a story full of growing pains, acceptance and making peace with oneself and loved ones who may not love you.

Sean Crisden does an excellent job with the character work, especially capturing Reed's snark and sarcasm, but also the vulnerability underneath.

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Wonderful and worth saving,..❤️❤️

I enjoy it overall, even though I slightly dislike the MC Reed for some parts of the story, but overall it’s really a very beautiful and amazing storyline that I enjoyed listening, especially the narrator, I loved his various interpretations of all the colourful characters, especially the very sexy hunky MC Brady, just wow,..😍😍😍

Full thumbs up and highly recommended MM romance!!❤️❤️❤️👍🏻😁😁

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