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Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Golden Opportunity

Golden Opportunity by Donna Marie Rogers
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short
Heat Level: Spicy
Rating: 4 Books
Review by Hibiscus

James McMillan is a third generation owner of the most prosperous horse ranch in Golden, Colorado. When a gorgeous little filly shows up at his door waving what she says is the deed to half his ranch, James is incredulous. But the document is authentic, according to his lawyer—Reese sold her his half of the Double M during a poker game in Atlantic City. So not only must James find a way to get back those shares, he needs to fight his growing attraction for his luscious new business partner, who turns out to be a lot more than just a pretty face.

Having been on her own since she was a teenager, Angela Roberts has never wanted anything more than the security of a real home. Her dreams come true when the chance to own half of a Colorado horse ranch falls into her lap. If Reese McMillan is too blind to appreciate what he has, that's his loss. Only she hadn't counted on the hostile reception she receives from his brother. Surly as a bear, James McMillan is also much to handsome for her peace of mind. Refusing to be intimidated, Angela sets out to win him over by proving she has what it takes to help him run the ranch—and ends up losing her heart to both.

I found this to be a very simple story of love and romance between two seemingly opposite people. James McMillan is a serious rancher who spent his early years in the big city but then moved to the family ranch. He is very responsible and took care of his family. He is easy to like even though he distrusts women. I found him to be a sexy man with a bruised soul who I just wanted to make whole again. Angela Roberts is such an admirable heroine! She has no one to look out for her or help her, and was responsible for herself. She lives in the big city and works as a dealer. Even though she's had a tough time in life, she kept herself pure and dreamt of having a family. She is a genuinely nice person, and I just wanted to give her everything to make her dreams come true.

James’ brother, Reese played an important role in this story. From causing James’ distrust of women, to selling half of the ranch, to being with the ex-fiancĂ©e, Reese just stirred up controversy with every breath. It was nearly impossible to care for his character. Meara, who has been with the family forever, is easy to like and helps wherever she can to bring James and Angela together.

I thoroughly enjoyed this story of love on the Double M and highly recommend it to anyone looking for a nice, romantic read on a lazy afternoon.