He thought of her as a sleeping beauty, then she awoke...
When librarian Anna Kenner wakes up in the hospital, she’s stunned to learn that she’s been in a coma for a week, and her life has been turned upside down. Anna has always been quiet and self-reliant, but now she must ask for help. To make matters worse, the man she’s coming to rely on is a casual friend from high school, whom she always wished could be more. As Roman helps her recover, Anna wonders if this time she will be braver and have a different outcome—Roman in her arms.
Dr. Roman McQueen leads a busy life between his work at the hospital and his time spent at his family's Montana ranch. And yet, he finds himself sitting night after night at Anna’s bedside reading her a mystery and hoping that somehow she knows that, even though she has no family, she is not alone. When Anna wakes and begins the long process of recovery, Roman finds himself by her side. He tells himself he’s being a friend even as he tries not to notice how her kindness, quiet wit and subtle beauty make him dream that someday they can have more.
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I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley and I am voluntarily reviewing it.
This is such a charming read. You will be enthralled right from the beginning. I love ready Ms. Milburn's novels. She has such a magically way with words. You just get lost in the story. The plot flows smoothly that it is also like watching a movie. I read the first book in this series (Her Cowboy Prince) and it was nice to see those characters here as well and a little of a continuation of their story.
The story of Anna's and Roman's HEA is like a modern day Sleeping Beauty fairy-tale. It will enchant you as to the power of love. I loved that Ms. Milburn writes her novels with a dual POV format. This really helps me to get into the character and understand their actions so much better. It was especially helpful with Anna. Her grandmother really almost brain-washed her into believing that she should only settle for someone of the same financial background. Roman being the sweetheart that he is never once thought she was anything less as they both had college degrees working at what they loved and went to the same school growing up. (SWOON!!!)
I can't wait for Wes' story! I HIGHLY recommend this story to anyone. There is just a few kissing scenes and suggested but not written of a sleep over. Can I give this 10 stars?!?!?!?!
Cowboy or Doctor
I was provided with an advanced copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The following is my honest opinion after reading this book in its entirety.
While not all romance books need to be steamy, this one is so far from steamy that it took others characters from the story to convince Anna and Roman that they liked each other. It was an okay story but I kept expecting more to happen. Some of the vocabulary that the author used was more complex than was necessary for a simple Montana romance.
There were so many side stories that are left open - like the guy that ran Anna off the road or stole her belongings while she was in the hospital.
Roman was a doctor not a cowboy - he barely helped out on his family’s ranch.