Beautiful Rugged by Zara.V. Zook (5*)

 

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Expected publication: November 29th 2015

Sometimes us silly girls fantasize about things that never come to be. I had expectations after college—expectations to run off with Jake Larson and start our life together in a little Pennsylvania farm town. I had my happiness mapped out inside my head.

I didn’t expect to run into a strange, alluring man with a beard and dark hair stacked up on top of his head. I didn’t expect to be attracted to someone so—different. He was everything I didn’t know existed. He could make me feel things I’d never felt before. It didn’t seem possible that we could be together. We both had obligations. The world told us no, but we couldn’t stay away from one another, couldn’t deny that we were drawn together. He was so beautiful—so beautiful rugged. I was going to make him mine.

*I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review*

This book is a real diamond in the rough. I was immediately intrigued by the vague blurb and once I started reading was glad Sara didn’t give too much away.

This beautiful story follows Evanna and Gideon who are at a point in both their lives where they feel something is missing. For Evanna it’s a relationship that promised so much more than was given and for Gideon it’s the unsettling promise of a predicable life and a love without passion.

When Evanna and Gideon’s worlds collide, the attraction is instant albeit innocent but friendship soon turns to a irrevocable love that will have your heart sighing and rooting for the unlikely couple.

For their lives couldn’t be more different. Their beliefs a world apart, leading them into adversity and challenging them at every turn.

I found myself wanting to skip towards the end to find out what happens because there are various ways this could end but I refrained and I’m so glad I did. This book is a real pleasure to read I loved both of the characters as well as the supporting cast. In fact I am really hoping there is more to come from this couple because I felt the story warranted at least an extra novella, without giving too much away, I need to know what becomes of Timothy.

All in all I would highly recommend this book and look forward to reading other books from this author.

Shaz x

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