Monday, May 14, 2012

Review: Last Chance Beauty Queen by Hope Ramsay

Title:  Last Chance Beauty Queen
Author:  Hope Ramsay
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Pages:  368
Published:  February 2012
Publisher:  Grand Central
Source:  NetGalley
Where to buy:  Amazon

Synopsis:

Dear Reader,

Gracious me, my beautiful daughter Rocky sure could use my help. I always knew she wasn't much interested in the local boys - but who'd have thought she'd come home with English royalty?

Trouble is, Hugh wants to buy some of our folks' land. We don't want to sell, but Rocky's job depends on her closing the deal. And though Hugh's obviously smitten, I'm not sure he's right for my Rocky. Oh, he's classy and handsome - and you should've seen the way he judged pies and fixed stock cars at our Watermelon Festival! - but what do we know about him, really? I know I sound like a nervous mother hen, but after forty happy years with my Elbert, all I want is to see my little girl find the same.

Well, time for me to quit chattering and get back to Miss Bray's wet set. Always nice talking to you, and remember: the Cut 'n Curl's got hot rollers, free coffee, and the best gossip in town.

See you real soon,
Ruby Rhodes

Caroline (aka Rocky) Rhodes has been trying to put the past (and her hometown) behind her.  Hoping to make a life for herself away from the small town where she grew up and away from the Watermelon Festival and the expectations that it all entails.

Life has thrown her a curve ball, she’s been asked by her boss – Senator Warren; has asked her to take on the impossible.  He wants her to help Lord Woolham purchase a piece of property that just so happens to be owned by her father.  Now, the thing about Rocky’s father is that he’s a bit odd – he talks to Angels!

This is one of those books that had me giggling and wondering what would happen next!  Life throws a few obstacles in Rocky’s path – an ex boyfriend who wants to re-kindle the old flame, a family friend who likes to predict who everyone will end up with, and the annual Watermelon Festival!  On top of all this, she finds herself falling for Hugh, Lord Woolham!  Who is in the sights of Cissy Warren’s ambitious gaze.

With all this happening around them, can Hugh and Rocky find some middle ground?  Can they move past the predictions, family and all the events between them to find their happily ever after?

Will I recommend this book?  Oh yes, this was a great, funny, light hearted read that had me hooked from page one until the last sentence.  I’m looking forward to reading more by Hope Ramsay.  Will I read more by this author?  Most definitely!

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