Callie’s Heart (Lasso Springs #1) by Kathleen Ball


April 1st, 2012
Desert Breeze Publishing
Contemporary Western Romance
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I am not sure yet how I want to rate this book, now don’t get me wrong, it is a very good book, and this is the second time I have read it. I just am not sure if I will ever read it again which is what my key thought in ranking any book is.

Callie returns from college walks into home a finds her husband (in name only) kissing another woman and things just cascade downhill from there. Garrett O’Neil loves his very young wife and only wants to do right by her but keeps screwing it up and has no clue how to fix it because when it comes to women he doesn’t have the brains God gave a monkey. There are few minor characters who deserve a quick mention also there is Stamos the FBI Agent who really likes Callie and then there Sylvie the gold digging bimbo who are both basically monkey wrenches getting in the way of the couples connubial bliss.

I felt this book was a rather slow and took its time but then the emotional roller coaster was a definite whopper of a ride, with all the ups downs and loopy-loops, If it were a real roller coaster I could say my stuck was still stuck somewhere on the ride. I needed to stop reading a couple of times and read something else because the emotional intensity was just too much at times. Yes it had some boring parts but those were few and far between. The characters were well thought out and written and you could really connect especially with Callie. I did enjoy reading this and think it has potential to be a classic and I reckon that says something about the book in itself.

Book’s Blurb
Callie Daniels’ mother has one dying wish. She wants neighboring rancher, Garrett O’Neill, to marry her seventeen year old daughter.

Four years later, Callie comes home and finds the new housekeeper, Sylvie in Garrett’s arms.

Callie finally gets her heart’s desire. Alone in a line shack, they make sweet love for the first time. Unfortunately the next morning the love light is gone from Garrett’s eyes.

Threats and the killing of their livestock bring them together but is it enough for this Cowboy and Callie to find the love they have for each other?