Monday, March 2, 2015

Litfuse Review: Betting On Hope by:Debra Clopton

Betting on Hope (Four of Hearts Ranch Romance #1)
About the Book:
A bet gone wrong. A small town's meddling. And a cowboy intent on saving his ranch.

Maggie Hope is an advice columnist whose background leaves her with little advice to give . . . and it's beginning to show. When Maggie fills in at an interview with champion horse trainer Tru Monahan, the on-camera chemistry between them is undeniable. Maggie's bosses know this is the opportunity she's been looking for to launch her career--and their bank accounts. In order to save her column, Maggie takes Tru up on the bet that he can teach her to ride a quick-stepping cutting horse like any cowgirl, despite the fact that she has never been on a horse. And in the meantime, she can get the scoop on the man under the cowboy hat.

Tru has been on the competition circuit for longer than he'd like, but he knows it's the only way he can afford to keep the Four of Hearts Ranch that means so much to his ailing grandfather. So when his sponsors see the opportunity for Tru's fans to get to know the star on a more intimate level, he knows he must oblige. To his dismay, Maggie not only invades his small town of Wishing Springs, but she also invades his heart, and that is something he cannot let any woman do--for her own good.

In Wishing Springs, Maggie finds what she has always been looking for: a community and a home. But when her past catches up to her, it threatens everything, even the tender hope that this town holds all of her heart's desires.

About the Author:
Debra Clopton is a multi-award winning novelist first published in 2005 and has written more than 22 novels. Along with writing, Debra helps her husband teach the youth at their local Cowboy Church. Debra is the author of the acclaimed Mule Hollow Matchmaker Series, and her goal is to shine a light toward God while she entertains readers with her words.

My Review:
 Maggie Hope, an advice columnist has found herself in a bit of a pickle. First of all, she had to interview a hunky horse trainer by the name of, Tru Monahan. Secondly she is forced by her boss to go through with a bet that she hadn't meant to get involved with in the first place. Maggie just knows this isn't going to go well especially since she is frightened of horse and is very clumsy. The bet is riding on the fact that she has to learn to ride a horse in two months, she has to go through with it in spite of her fear. Maggie has a hard time concentrating on the task at hand when the gorgeous horse trainer is around.

 Tru Monahan, champion horse trainer, is in a pickle himself, thanks to Maggie. As if things aren't hard enough, he has to train her to ride a horse in 60 days or else. Why must things that involve pretty girls become so complicated? As they begin to work closer and closer together, Tru discovers that Maggie is hiding something. But he isn't about to ask because he has his own set of secrets to keep hidden.

 Although this started out for her readers, things between the two of them start heating up, but there is definitely more than meets the eye to these two individuals.

Debra Clopton, is an amazing writer than can take any storyline to new heights. This is definitely the case with Betting on Hope, the ground shaking dynamic between Maggie and Tru is undeniable.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Litfuse Publicity.