Book Review: A Cold Creek Secret (Cowboys of Cold Creek #7) by Raeanne Thayne @RaeanneThayne @HarlequinBooks

Description from Back Cover:
Just back from a tour of duty, all Major Brant Western wanted was a hot meal and a warm bed. What he didn’t need was the stunning socialite in disguise who’d just shown up at his family’s Cold Creek ranch. Scandal trailed bad girl Mimi Van Hoyt—aka “Maura”—everywhere she went. But once Brant discovered her secret, how could he turn her away?
Being stranded in the middle of nowhere in a blizzard was not Mimi’s idea of a fun time in the Tetons. Then why was she starting to think this sexy soldier could be more than her shelter from the storm? And the more determined Brant was to protect her and her unborn child, the more she believed that this honorable, irresistible military man was the only man for her.

My Opinion:
Cute, clean and fun. It was a sweet story of a socialite that changes her ways because she is pregnant. She wants to clean up her act and I for one liked that she wanted to change and develop. After all she had been given everything all her life and now she wanted to change for her baby. It was a sweet story of love. I enjoyed Major Brant and his delicate way he had with her. It was a sweet romance. It was not overly dramatic. The story flowed smoothly and was written well. It moved along at a steady pace and I enjoyed it.

I give A Cold Creek Secret by RaeAnne Thayne 4 of 5 stars.

About the Author:
I’m not one of those people who knew from birth she was destined to become a writer. I always loved to read and throughout my childhood I could usually be found with a book in my hands. To the disgust of my friends, I even enjoyed creative writing assignments that made them all groan. But I had other dreams besides writing. I wanted to be an actress or a teacher or a lawyer.

Life took a different turn for me, though, when my mother made me take a journalism elective in high school (thanks, Mom!). I knew the first day that this was where I belonged.

After I graduated from college in journalism, I took a job at the local daily newspaper and I reveled in the challenge and the diversity of it. One day I could be interviewing the latest country music star, the next day I was writing about local motorcycle gangs or interviewing an award-winning scientist.

Through it all — through the natural progression of my career from reporter to editor — I wrote stories in my head. Not just any stories, either, but romances, the kind of books I have devoured since junior high school, with tales about real people going through the trials and tribulations of life until they find deep and lasting love.

I had no idea how to put these people on paper, but knew I had to try — their stories were too compelling for me to ignore. I sold my first book in 1995 and now, more than 30 books later, I’ve come to love everything about writing, from the click of the computer keys under my fingers to the “that’s-it!” feeling I get when a story is flowing.

I write full-time now (well, as full-time as I can manage juggling my kids!) amid the raw beauty of the northern Utah mountains.

Even though I might not have dreamed of being a writer when I was younger, now I simply can’t imagine my life any other way.

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Disclaimer: I received a copy through Harlequin Ambassadors program. All opinions are my own. I was not required to do a review. All information on the author and book can be found at the authors website. No compensation was received.

This book qualifies for my Romance Challenge.

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  1. Betty Curran says:

    I’ve read several of the author’s other books and I really enjoy the way she writes.

  2. I love sweet romances — even if I don’t win, I might have to check this one out.

  3. Joyce Horn says:

    Love to read romances. Pick me Please!!!

  4. Diane Melendez says:

    Good review! Now I want to read the book! :)

  5. This sounds like such a cute read. I love romance novels like this!
    -Kimberly @ Turning The Pages

  6. Looking forward to reading this one!

  7. stephany mason says:

    sounds great