Jul 24, 2015

The Bride Wore Denim by Lizbeth Selvig Review

The Bride Wore Denim
Seven Brides for Seven Cowboys # 1
By: Lizbeth Selvig
Releasing July 21, 2015
Avon Impulse

When Harper Lee Crockett returns home to Paradise Ranch, Wyoming, the last thing she expects is to fall head-over-heels in lust for Cole, childhood neighbor and her older sister's long-time boyfriend. The spirited and artistic Crockett sister has finally learned to resist her craziest impulses, but this latest trip home and Cole's rough-and-tough appeal might be too much for her fading self-control.

Cole Wainwright has long been fascinated by the sister who's always stood out from the crowd. His relationship with Amelia, the eldest Crockett sister, isn't as perfect as it seems, and with Harper back in town, he sees everything he's been missing. Cole knows they have no future together—he's tied to the land and she's created a successful life in the big city—but neither of them can escape their growing attraction or inconvenient feelings.

As Harper struggles to come to grips with new family responsibilities and her forbidden feelings for Cole, she must decide whether to listen to her head or to give her heart what it wants.

So I have read Liz Selvig books before and I have always enjoyed them, but I hadn’t read any of the Seven Brides for Seven Cowboys series, but I was eager to get started.

So this story gets a little confusing, so stay with me. Harper Crockett is one of six sisters, all left their family ranch to get away from their over bearing father. But now they are all back for his funeral, and some issues that their parents have kept from them, has now suddenly been thrust into the spotlight…their ranch is going bankrupt. And while that seems a big deal in itself, Harper is also struggling with her feeling for her father and his constant disappointment in her being an artist…but that is not all that is happening. You see Harper has always had a crush on the neighbor boy Cole. But Cole chose her sister over her when they were back in High School and she is not willing to put her heart out their again.

Cole has been working at the Paradise Ranch on and off for the past 3 years, he was doing it to find a way to earn money to buy his family ranch back. But that is not all that as attracted him, his old interest in Harper has swooped back in as fast as she has. But Cole already has two strikes against him; one is by dating her sister in high school. And strike two, is working part time for the oil industry (who are trying to buy rights for Harpers family land). But the key is, will Harper push that aside to be with him, or will she keep throwing up walls.

OK, so honestly that is only a small part about what goes on in this book! But I would be here all day if I do and I would also completely spoil the story for you. The story is fantastic, even if it did overwhelm me at times, with just how much information they give you. But I am sure that if I read the series from the beginning, it wouldn’t be that overwhelming. I found the writing smooth and the story VERY detailed, but overall very enjoyable. So for that reason, I have decided to give The Bride Wore Denim a very well deserved 8 out of 10!

 Lizbeth Selvig writes fun, heartwarming contemporary romantic fiction for Avon books. Her debut novel, The Rancher and the Rock Star, was released in 2012. Her second, Rescued By A Stranger is a 2014 RWA RITA® Award nominee. Liz lives in Minnesota with her best friend (aka her husband), a hyperactive border collie named Magic and a gray Arabian gelding named Jedi. After working as a newspaper journalist and magazine editor, and raising an equine veterinarian daughter and a talented musician son, Lizbeth entered Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart® contest in 2010 with The Rancher and the Rock Star (then titled Songbird) and won the Single Title Contemporary category.
In her spare time, she loves being a brand new grandma to Evelyn Grace as well as to hike, quilt, read, horseback ride, and play with her four-legged grandchildren, of which there are nearly twenty, including a wallaby, an alpaca, a donkey, a pig, a sugar glider, and many dogs, cats and horses (pics of all appear on her website She loves connecting with readers—contact her any time!

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