“Hearts At Risk” Book I – Book Reviews

Dear Goria,
I read both of your books Hearts at risk and Run. Wow! I couldn’t put them down, but at the same time I had to slow myself down because I didn’t want either of them to end. I actually felt loss each time I finished a book. Your stories captivate me. I am wondering when the release date for the third book in the trilogy will be released! I look forward to reading the stories you create. Thank you for writing them.
Margaret Ramsey
100 Mile House B.C.

 Nice and smooth April 28, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I have seen this book and author around on several blogs and sites, but each time I looked at the cover, something just kept me from buying it. I’m a visual person right off the bat, and the cover never really called to me. However, I finally looked past the cover to see what the story was really about. This was one case where I am glad that I looked beyond just the visual and took a leap.This book was a very good read, very smoothly written and well edited. I loved Frankie the lead female in the story. I could relate to her strength and her insecurities. The depth of the character was strong and really filled you in. While I liked Colt, I felt that sometimes we didn’t always see the complete side of him and I would have liked to see a bit more about how he ticked.

The storyline moved along very nicely and I enjoyed how it grew and how it ended. I would have liked to see a final conversation with Ollie, the boss at the ranch, when all the news broke at the end because I believed it played a vital role in the story, but the way it ended worked well. The sexual nature of the book is very calm and clean, leaving your to visualize how much you want to, or not.

I am very glad that I picked up this book and gave it a chance. It was a great quick read – took me just about 4 hours to read cover to cover. I will definitely be reading more of this author.

Hearts at Risk by Gloria Antypowich 2012/03/04 |Author KYbunnies

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5.0 out of 5 stars Wanted One Cowboy, 2 Feb 2012
Kooks –
This review is from: Hearts At Risk (Kindle Edition)

A really beautiful novel. Loved it so much. Very well written, the sexual chemistry between the main characters is sensual and keeps you turning page after page. Gloria has described everything so well. From the wonderful setting to the movement of the horses. This book is a corker of a romance and one that deserves to be in your e-reader. If it wasnt for my husband, Id be looking for my very own cowboy!

4.0 out of 5 stars Romance dished with a side of Canadiana, January 15, 2012
This review is from: Hearts At Risk (Paperback)

In Hearts at Risk, Gloria Antypowich succeeds in depicting the turmoil that inevitably ensues when your heart wants someone that your brain doesn’t want you to touch.

The novel revolves around rancher Frankie “Fran” Lamonte and her hard-edged employer, Colt. You can’t have a novel about sexual chemistry without sex–and they’re present in Hearts at Risk by way of steamy, graphic-without-being-explicit passages–but the moments that truly reflect the chemistry between Frankie and Colt are their quiet, non-sexual interactions. I loved the conversations over coffee and eggs, or the companionable silence they shared as they rode the range. Antypowich is a master at weaving the heights of romance with the mundane of the everyday.

What I liked best–and I can’t stress enough how much I enjoyed this aspect of the book–was the peek it gave me into a world that, while close to home, I’ve nary given a second thought. Ranching is a part of Canadian society known only to those who are a part of it. It’s evident that Antypowich has researched the intricacies of ranch life, and has intimate knowledge of its inner workings: from the arduous chores necessary to keeping it all humming along, to the maladies that afflict ranch cattle. I feel like I really learned something about a vibrant Canadian sub-culture, and I want to learn even more.

There were flaws (a few typos; sporadic/jolting shifts in POV; Frankie and Colt’s relationship begins with a bruised wrist), but these flaws were not deal-breakers for me, and by the end of the novel I was so invested in Frankie and Colt’s journey that I squealed when the lovers pushed aside their doubts and baggage and finally committed to each other.

Hearts at Risk is a must-read for readers who appreciate a little Canadiana with their romance.

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