“An August Bride” Book Review

Aug 10, 2015 by

Welcome back to Rachel’s Back Talk! I’m so glad you could join me again. Today I am reviewing Debra Clopton’s book, An August Bride.


As is my custom, if I could ask Debra one question about An August Bride it would be — “What made you want to write about a cowboy on the beach?” And if you want to know why I asked that question, I guess you’ll just have to read the book to find out!


And without further ado, onto Rachel’s Back Talk!


From the Back Cover:

Kelsey Wilcox has had enough of cowboys. After the last one broke her heart, Kelsey traded in her boots for flip-flops, and the open range for a bistro on the beach.  Her life on Corpus Christi’s gorgeous beach might be a little lonely, but at least it’s heartbreak-free. At least until her cousin’s beachside wedding bucks Kelsey right back into the rodeo.

When unlucky-in-love Brent Corbin packed his groomsman’s tux for his friend’s wedding, he brought his boots and belt buckle with him. Brent isn’t exactly looking for love, but when he sees what appears to be a mermaid in distress, he jumps right in to rescue her.

So Kelsey finds herself plucked from the sea—and certain-drowning—by a gorgeous groomsman . . . in soaked cowboy boots. She’s quick to say thanks, but no thanks.

Brent dedicates the weekend to pursuing Kelsey—and Kelsey spends the weekend trying to deny an obvious match. She’s as stubborn as a wild horse, but Brent’s determination may tame her yet.


Rachel’s Back Talk:

5 – award winning covers


When you’re tired of cowboys, head to the beach! Or at least that’s what Kelsey thought when she wanted to escape cowboys. Debra’s book had the aspects of a Western book, yet combined and element of the beach that made it the perfect combo!

Kelsey was jilted at the alter by a cowboy and since then has decided that she wants nothing to do with them. But then Brent, a die-hard cowboy, suddenly appears in her beach haven and saves her from drowning. Love at first sight may seem inevitable, at least for Brent, but Kelsey does her very best to push him away. I love how as time passes, Kelsey began to see that not all cowboys are the same.

Brent was a true gentleman and he after trying with no success, he realized that he was willing to wait to prove to Kelsey that he wasn’t going anywhere. And both learned that where true love is — sacrifice isn’t such a big deal after all.


Other books by Debra I will read next:

A Cowboy for Katie: A Four Weddings and A Kiss Novella

An Ever After Summer: A Bride for All Seasons Novella

Betting on Hope (A Four of Hearts Ranch Romance)

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