Monday, August 5, 2013

Teaser Tuesday - Tougher Than The Rest

Tougher Than The Rest (MacLarens of Fire Mountain Book 1)
Today's Teaser Tuesday excerpt is from Tougher Than the Rest,  the first book in the McLarens of Fire Mountain series by Shirleen Davies. I had such a good time escaping with this sweet Western romance! The author's skillful writing made me care about Kate and Niall - I hoped they'd end up together. She did a great job of introducing all the main characters and giving their history, too, making me look forward to the stories of each of the four MacLaren brothers. Future books in the series are due out later this year. I'll be watching for them!


TEASER:
     She'd told him more than once that he was the toughest man she'd ever met. And that, in a nutshell, was what she wanted--a tough, rugged westerner to hang on her arm and warm her bed.
(at 33% on my Kindle)

Amazon Link: Tougher Than the Rest
Number of Pages:  163

Here's the synopsis from Amazon:

A passionate, fast-paced story set in the untamed western frontier by an exciting new voice in historical romance.

Niall MacLaren is the oldest of four brothers, and the undisputed leader of the family. A widower, and single father, he is focused on building the MacLaren ranch into the largest and most successful in northern Arizona. He is serious about two things—his responsibility to the family and his future marriage to a goal of a wealthy, well-connected widow who will secure his place in the territory’s destiny
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Katherine is determined to live the life she’s dreamed about. With a job waiting for her in the growing town of Los Angeles, California, the young teacher from Philadelphia begins a journey across the United States with only a couple of trunks and her spinster companion. Life is perfect for this adventurous, beautiful young woman, until an accident throws her into the arms of the one man who can destroy it all.

Fighting his growing attraction and strong desire for the beautiful stranger, Niall is more determined than ever to push emotions aside to focus on his goals of wealth and political gain. But looking into the clear, blue eyes of the woman who could ruin everything, Niall discovers he will have to harden his heart and be tougher than he’s ever been in his life…Tougher than the Rest.


Here's my review on Goodreads:
Goodreads Review

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away -- you don't want to ruin the book for others)
  • Share the title and author too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like your teasers
  • Leave a comment on MizB's Teaser Tuesday post (HERE) and include your link so everyone can find your post.

49 comments:

  1. Wow, I haven't read a "sweet Western romance" in a long while. This one does sound tempting!

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  2. Sounds like a fun read! Gotta love a good Western romance;)

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  3. Great teaser! Thanks for stopping by my site.

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  4. A tough, rugged westerner warming a woman bed sounds like a winning key! ;)
    Thanks for sharing and for stopping by!

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  5. Haven't read a western historical romance in a long time. Sounds like it could be good! My teaser: Sleeping With the Entity

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    1. It's a good story. I'll read the other books in the series when they're available.

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  6. I love cowboys! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I love cowboys too. This was a fun book.

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  7. Ooo, I'm liking the toughness of the cover and the teaser! Cowboys always have a way of melting my heart :-)

    My teaser is a sneak peek at I AM YOURS (HEARTBEAT #3) before its October 8th release!

    http://faithsullivanwrites.blogspot.com/2013/08/teaser-tuesday-i-am-yours-heartbeat-3.html

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. Niall is a cowboy I enjoyed getting to know.

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  8. It's been a while since I read a good western romance. Looks good!

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  9. Great Teaser! I haven't read any Westerns before but this one sounds good! Thanks for stopping by my blog @ Addicted Readers and commenting!

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  10. I love a great Western romance, and this one sounds awesome :) Thanks for a new book to add to my TBR list!

    Here's mine.

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  11. Gotta love those rough and tough cowboys! :)

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    1. Little secret: He's not all that tough, really.

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  12. Seems like a real nice western story.

    Glad to see you popped by :)

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  13. I think a lot of people wouldn't mind having a rugged westerner to hang on too haha. Awesome teaser, thank for sharing & stopping by Bookmunchies (:

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  14. Interesting quote! Sounds like a fun read. Thanks for stopping by.

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  15. I'm not really that into cowboys...but there definitely is something to that tough exterior/warm interior thing!

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  16. Hey, I could use one of those, too! Great teaser.

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  17. I do love a Cowboy :) Thanks for stopping by and checking my TT out :)

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  18. Nice tease! Haven't heard of this one! Thanks for visiting my teaser!

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  19. This sounds good! Thanks for the teaser and for visiting my blog earlier

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    1. Me too. Although I enjoy a heavier book every once in a while, I really prefer to escape through a novel.

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  21. This sounds so good! I would definitely want to read more.

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  22. Fantastic teaser! Thanks for sharing and for stopping by my blog. :)

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  23. Hi Sandy,

    Well I have never read a book with a Western theme, but your quote sounds real saucy.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog to say hi.

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    Syreeta @Hardback Book Hotties

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  24. Hi Sandra,

    I haven't read a Western Romance in some time now and not very many in total.

    I used to enjoy watching the US import Western dramas on UK television as a child and in many ways lament their demise.

    This probably isn't a book that I would naturally gravitate towards, however I can appreciate your well chosen teaser lines.

    I also like it when a series of books takes each member of a family and tells their individual stories.

    Thanks for sharing,

    Yvonne

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    1. Thank you for leaving a comment. I'll admit that I break one of the Teaser Tuesday rules -- I don't choose my Teaser at random. Rather, I try to find sentences that are especially well written or tell something about the book or its characters.

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  25. This is the exact kind of teaser to pull me away from my literary fiction/ women's fiction rut! May have to give this a try. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Jacquie, and leaving a comment. I think you'll enjoy the characters in this book.

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  26. Great teaser, Sandra! Sounds like a book that is romantic and fun.

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  27. Wonderful teaser and sounds like a fun book

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  28. Thanks for stopping by my Teaser Tuesday! Have a great week!

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  29. I haven't heard of this. Though, it's not my usual read I've read a few a while back.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!
    -New GFC follower

    Kirsty @ StudioReads

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  30. Thanks to all of you for stopping by and leaving comments.

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  31. Interesting teaser! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    ^_^

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  32. This book sounds great!~! I love a good western and there just aren't too many out there anymore.

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