Well written story with a wheel-chair bound heroine and a big hearted cowboy hero. Lots of family involved with the h/h, set in contmeporary Oregon.
Learned a lot about the day-to-day reality of spinal chord injuries and the strenghths needed to live with them.
I just love the way this author brings to her stories the "realness" of peoples lives. Not everyone is perfect in the Coulter/Kendrick family series of books and it's so refreshing to read. I love the romance of the story but it's not the typical guy gets girl - there are typically twists involved which is great to read. I just love this author.
Although this is an old book - I thoroughly enjoyed it. I think it may be one of Catherine Anderson's best. I found it interesting to read especially since the main character was a paraplegic - brought to light some things most people don't have to think about. I highly recommend this book.
One glance, That's all it takes. Wealthy rancher Ryan Kendrick falls hard--and fast--for lovely Bethany Coulter. A beguiling mix of sass and shyness, naivete and maturity, she shares his passion for horses, had a great sense of humor, and can light up a room with her beautiful smile. She's absolutely perfect--in every way but one....
A long-ago barrel-racing accident has left Bethany confined to a wheelchair. In the years since, she had known both betrayal and heartbreak--and vowed never to open her heart to a man again. She has even accepted the possibility that she'll never be able to enjoy a healthy intimate relationship--or have childre of her own. But there's something about handsome Ryan Kendrick. Something that makes her believe she can overcome every obstacle. Something that makes hjer believe in lifelong, lasting love...
Follow up to Catherine Anderson's Baby Love. Second in the Kendrick/Coulter/ Harrigan series. This is a love story between a multi-millionaire cowboy and a paraplegic.That peaked my interest right away.It was just so unbelievable that Ryan Kendrick was that nice. He was painfully understanding and always the Knight in shining armor. The story could have been a lot more interesting.It was all to sunshine and roses for me.
Wealthy rancher Ryan Kendrick falls hard -- and fast -- for lovely Bethany Coulter. She happens to be a paraplegic and fears that Ryan has no idea what he is asking for when he wants her to share his life...
I really like that her main characters feel real with flaws and all. She's a wonderful writer and I love that she interconnects her books so you get glimpses of old characters lives within the current story. Most of her main characters has some physical handicap to overcome and deal with and it's nice to read about people with real challenges.
I believe that I have read all of the Coulter family books, and this is by far my least favorite. I've enjoyed learning about the physical problems of the heroines, but this drew out the problems into a book that is much too long and much to specific about Bethany's sexual problems. I also think the conversations between the characters are phony and unrealistic. I don't recommend reading this book.
Sure, this book has everything we all love about romances, but it's got a lot more. Instead of a "perfect" female figure, Bethany is in a wheelchair. Her heart has been badly broken by men who always take one look, see the chair and run straight for the door. And then one day, in walks Ryan. Ryan is different from other men Bethany has known and for the first time, Bethany starts to open herself up to all the what ifs. This is one of the more touching books I have read and I highly recommend it to anyone.
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One glance. That's all ot takes. Wealthy rancher ryan Kendrick falls hard-and fast-for lovely Bethany Coulter. A beguiling mix of sass and dhyness, naivete and maturity, she shares his passion for horses, has a great sense of humor, and can light up a room with her beautiful smile. She's absolutely perfect-in every way but one...
A long ago barrel-racing accident has left Bethany confined to a wheelcahirr. In the years since, she has known both betrayal and heartbreak-and vowed never to open her heart to a man again. She has even accepted the possibility that she'll never be able to enjoy a healthy intimate relationship-or have children of her own. But there's something about handsome Ryan Kendrick. SOmething that makes her believe she can overcome every obstacle. Something makes her believe in lifelong, lasting love...
Bethany Coulter finally finds her true love. After a long ago barrel racing accident leaves Bethany in a wheelchair she has lost hope that there is anyone out there for her. This a continuation of the Coulter Family Series and is a must read!
Amber M. (aleigh) reviewed Phantom Waltz (Kendrick/Coulter/Harrigan, No 2) on
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I liked that it was a little different, with the woman being in a wheel chair and the obstacles that had to be overcome. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in a romance novel with a slight twist.