Friday, March 16, 2012

Last Chance Beauty Queen by Hope Ramsay

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
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  My Thoughts: 

Caroline/Rocky Rhoades is working for Senator Warren. She moved away from home at 18 and never looked back. When she was watermelon queen her boyfriend at the time asked her to married him in front of the whole town. She told him no and everyone is still blaming her for his broken heart. The senator knows who she is and that her dad is the main problem for Hugh Debracy an English Lord. And to top things off Hugh wants to buy her daddy's land. Too bad her dad won’t sell it because of Golfing for God. She is going to do everything she can to try to convince him to build somewhere else. The problem is that he doesn't have the money to do that. If this falls though then he must marry a rich women to keep his head above water. As she starts to have feelings about Hugh she is told by the Senator that she has to help his daughter win Hugh's heart. 

This book is pretty good. There are a lot of laugh-out-loud moments. I really love the small town and the people in it! It is nice when you can relate to people in books and this book you can. It is heart-melting romance and makes you believe in love. 

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