Jessie Evans’ DIAMONDS AND DUST releases today and we’re celebrating by honoring some of our favourite cowboys! Amber has her review, and we’ve got a great giveaway from a ton of authors – so check out the details below!
About DIAMONDS AND DUST
A sexy second chance romance from NYT and USA Today Bestselling author Jessie Evans
The home run neither of them expected…
Pike Sherman is a legend in Lonesome Point, a hometown boy who made it to the big leagues. Literally. Professional baseball acquired one hell of a pitching arm and its latest celebrity bad boy when the gifted Pike was drafted seven years ago. Pike’s broken heart came along for the ride, too, but he kept that private, and since leaving Lonesome Point has kept his distance from his hometown. But when Pike’s little sister, Mia, begs him to be the Dude of Honor at her wedding, he can’t refuse. He takes advantage of a break in the season and returns home to find himself thrown together with the one woman he never wanted to see again.
Tulsi Hearst is on the verge of losing her Equine Therapy business, and letting down all the kids she’s come to love. After a mix-up with the grant board, she needs to concentrate on finding more funding, not dealing with Pike Sherman, the boy she sacrificed so much for, and the one person she’s ever lied to. And what a lie it is… Pike would hate her if he found out. She knows she should stay far away from the brooding man her summer love has become, but Tulsi can’t resist a slow dance with the only boy who ever made her blood rush.
After just a few days back in Lonesome Point, Pike can’t imagine life without the girl he left behind, but when Tulsi’s secret is revealed, his heart is broken all over again. The only thing worse than losing Tulsi, is losing six years with the daughter he didn’t know he had.
I think every time I read one of Jessie’s books I say that she can’t do any better and then I read the next one! Well, she’s done it again and I have to say that this Lonesome Point TX series is quickly becoming my favorite!! I mean who doesn’t love cowboys? Or ballplayers? But a mix of the two? Holy mother of hotness – I’m all in with this one in the form of Pike Sherman (plus did I mention that he plays for MY team, the St. Louis Cardinals?!)!! Yes well Jessie is winning all the points with Diamonds and Dust, the third book in this great series. I have to be honest that this is the one I’ve been waiting on since I met Tulsi Hearst in Leather and Lace. There was just something about Tulsi that resonated with me and I wanted to know more, and I think it was totally worth the wait.
D&D combines not only the above mentioned things I love, horses, baseball and hot guys – but also a second chance love story. I mean who doesn’t like seeing the answer to what if become why not try? For Tulsi and Pike, it was obvious neither of them had truly moved on from the brief love that they experienced seven years ago; but these two are more than a little stubborn. Thankfully Pike decides that being happy is more important than his pride and that Tulsi is his happiness. For Tulsi, she still wants Pike but she’s scared that the secret that she has kept will be the end to any chance of a happy ever after. And then there is Clementine, Tulsi’s precocious little girl and the child Pike doesn’t know he has. Tulsi is scared to death telling him will ruin any second chance possibility, but what if it doesn’t?
I laughed and swooned and cried as I read this one. It was an emotional story but also one that I couldn’t put down! I hope you won’t want to put it down either!!
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About Jessie Evans
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Jessie Evans, gave up a career as an international woman of mystery to write the sexy, contemporary Southern romances she loves to read.
She’s married to the man of her dreams, and together they’re raising a few adorable, mischievous children in a cottage in the jungle. She grew up in rural Arkansas, spending summers running wild, being chewed by chiggers, and now appreciates her home in a chigger-free part of the world even more.
When she’s not writing, Jessie enjoys playing her dulcimer (badly), sewing the worlds ugliest quilts to give to her friends, going for bike rides with her house full of boys, and drifting in and out on the waves, feeling thankful for sun, surf, and lovely people to share them with.
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