Monday, May 22, 2017

Release Blitz: Worth the Ride by Casey Peeler

Single father, Weston Parker is set in his ways, and raising his daughter is his top priority. But his ten-year-old feisty little girl is growing up faster than he ever realized. Her go-getter attitude is one he's seen before--mainly on himself. When she starts trading in her ponytails for makeup, Weston realizes he just might be in over his head.

Dedicated and driven veterinarian, Timber Sellers always knew that she'd head back home, but she wasn't quite ready for it to happen so soon. Running into the stubborn and bossy Weston from her high school days doesn't make it any better either. But when she meets his spunky daughter, Timber knows she's right where she's supposed to be. As Timber grows closer to Weston's daughter, his rough exterior softens. Suddenly, the heat between them explodes and neither can deny the attraction. Weston always goes after what he wants, and this time, he wants a future with Timber.

Taking the last of the charts to the back room, I begin to put them away when I hear a slight knock. Turning around, I come face-to-face with a certain cowboy, and my heart goes wild like the horses he tames.
“Hey,” I say flatly.
“You got a minute?”
“Nope. I gotta get these damn things filed. I don’t know why he won’t go paperless.”
As I toss the folder on top of the filing cabinet, I hear a chuckle. Turning, I see Weston holding his hands up in surrender and trying his best to refrain from any more laughter but his lips deceive him and he tries to cover it up.
“Go ahead. Let it out. I know that was one of the dumbest things I’ve ever said. My daddy going paperless? Hell, he can’t wait to throw the flip phone in the lake when he retires.” Pausing, I look at him. “What you here for anyways?”
He takes his perfect hardworking body and props himself in the doorway. “I came to apologize for earlier. I shouldn’t have done that.”
“Damn right,” I say as I stare him down and watch him try to form the words he wants to say. “Look, just spit that shit out. You sweating bullets isn’t your best quality.”
He takes his hand and rubs the back of his neck and my body betrays me. What the hell? “So I know you’re coming to help Bryndle get ready for the dance Friday. I was wondering if I could take you to breakfast after I dropped her off at school?”
“Really? Is this your way of asking me out?”


Worth the Ride was a quick read, bringing a friends to lovers story and a happy ending for a single father and his daughter.  

Weston has spent the last ten years doing all he can to make life better for his daughter, even if it meant giving up on some of his dreams. As a single father he often takes over-protective to new levels, but he also knows what is at stake. With his daughter growing up and changing, Weston knows she needs a woman in his life, but he's not all about chasing the ladies, that is until the girl next door arrives back home.  

Timber knew she'd return home to take over her father's clinic at some point, it was always her plan for the future. So when she gets the call from him that its time, she gets things settled and heads back home, never expecting to find something more waiting for her there.  The moment she spends time with Bryndle she knows the girl is something special. 

An attraction blooms between Weston and Timber that's never been there before - sure they've been friends and they have always teased each other, but now there's something different there, something more.  But as they get to know each other now and explore these feelings will they find a real connection? Weston is determined to prove to Timber that what they can have together will work.  

I loved the banter between these two characters.  Timber's easy going relationship with Bryndle from the start, taking her side and showing Weston that sometimes letting go of the protective nature of his can work out okay.  I loved the small town feel of the story as well, everyone knowing everyone and being a tight knit community.  

Casey Peeler grew up in North Carolina and still lives there with her husband and daughter.

Growing up Casey wasn't an avid reader or writer, but after reading Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neal Hurston during her senior year of high school, and multiple Nicholas Sparks' novels, she found a hidden love and appreciation for reading.  That love ignited the passion for writing several years later, and her writing style combines real life scenarios with morals and values teenagers need in their daily lives.

When Casey isn't writing, you can find her near a body of water listening to country music with a cold beverage and a great book.

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