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Preview — Zane by Kimberly Lewis
A rugged Texas cowboy and a city girl find that opposites do attract in this heartwarming, small town romance from bestselling author Kimberly Lewis.
All Kellan Anderson needs is a lucky break. Running for her life with an abusive ex-boyfriend hot on her trail, she’ll do anything to ensure he doesn't find her—even trade in her stilettos for boots and put up with a sexy,...more
Holy. Hot. Cowboys. Not just hot, but 'Did it just get hot in here, HAWT'! And there is more than one, so it gives promise of future 'hotness' down the line. Promise is never a bad thing!
It's like Sleeping with the Enemy meets Dukes of Hazard, but in the best possible way. It's got that city girl becomes a 'fish out of water' feel to it... just the descriptions alone of Andie first hearin ...more
I received this book about 8 years ago, as a thank you for helping promote it during a blog tour. Not with the request to review it in mind at the time, just as a thank you for helping out.
This isn't normally my type of book. So I probably should have just said no thank you, and moved on. But, it looked sweet, and I wanted to give it a try, so I accepted.
It is very sweet, I' ...more
And ffs, she is escaping from an abusive relationship! So why on earth would she allow a man to slap her so hard on her buttocks that she drops a tray of drinks and THEN the other barmaid doesn't have the gumption or the guts to throw the drunken slob out.
"Gus here got a little too hands-on with the new waitress."
NO HE DIDNT. He fecking well moleste ...more
I received this book from Kimberly Lewis as I signed up for her blog tour through our group Making Connections. I knew I had to sign up as I loved Kimberly’s other novel When the Heart Falls. I enjoy Kimberly’s writing, Zane is well written and flows smoothly, it’s what I call my Sunday’s read. It has everything I enjoy in my romance novels i.e. hot sexy cowboys!
In this novel we meet Kellan Anderson who is on the run from her ex boyfriend trying t ...more
Zane McKade is having car trouble of his own. While pulled over on the side of the road he spots a red sports car, with the driver ignoring his attempts at getting attention. Zane runs into the car, and it's driver shortly after at the local diner.
Kellan just wants to stop for coffee when Zane confronts her ...more
And I mean I really didn't like Andi. I almost gave up on the book because of Andi's actions and attitude in the first few chapters, but I refuse to let a book win! Also, I needed a book starting with Z for an alphabet challenge :)
So what's wrong with Andi? She's immature, spoiled, condescending. She st ...more
Kellan was running from an abusive boyfriend. She left in NJ but somehow his two goons find her in the hotel she staying so she runs again and finds herself in a diner in Buford, TX. Kade's truck broke down and he ends up riding the horse to the diner. She had zipped past him in the road. Now he was upset. But his aunt helps find a job, and end up working with his and living in his mother's house. Just the beginning. ...more
Running away from an abusive ex Kellan starts over in a little nowhere town.
Zane is having a bad day when he meets Andi (Kellan) for the first time but when he later finds her in kitchen he is confused and suspicious.
As their feelings for each he other grow will Andi's past catch up with then or will they be able to be happy together. ...more
Kellan (a.k.a. Andi) escapes the abusive clutches of Vince by stealing a car and heading west. She stops in small-town Buford, Texas where she gets help from many people, including the McKade family. Only one of the isn't so welcoming. Zane doesn't trust Andi but yet he can't seem to stop thinking about her. ...more
This book was slow. The first few chapters are very good, and then it slows down. The characters are ok. There isn't a lot of tension. As a reader you really don't get the feel that andi ever worried that she is lying, or that people will find out her secret. ...more
Stars: Overall 4 Narration 3 Story 4
A contemporary small-town Texas setting is the backdrop for this romance. Carrying a feel that is reminiscent of stories written 10 – 15 years ago, Kimberly Lewis brings us the McKade family and the ‘new girl’ Andi, just trying to adjust to the very different country she finds herself hiding in.
While there aren’t any great new reinventions of the wheel here, Lewis develops Andi (Kellan) and Zane with flair, and each of the secondary charact ...more
Few weeks back I listened to Zane by Kimberly Lewis. At first, I was a little confused, because the heroine's accent didn't match the other characters. I assumed she was from Texas too. Yeah, never assume. It's not until later in the story (extremely later) that we find out where she's from, and that's when everything became clear. That aha moment. I hate being late to the party on that account. It could have been, because the narration or the fact the author didn't sha ...more
When I first started to read Zane, I was a little worried. The plot is a little tired and a bit predictable. Girl runs from evil ex into the arms of a strong man who falls for her and protects her from said boogie-man. That said, I found myself really enjoying the little touches Lewis uses to take that storyline and make ...more
I purchased this one on an Amazon whim because I was needing a quick cowboy fix. If you've read modern western romance it is going to be predictable, but you will enjoy it just the same. This book was everything I wanted it to be. It has your typical out of place character fighting not to fall in love with someone who equally doesn't want to fall in love with them.... we all know how that ends up. It also contained the suspense of ...more
As they work through their relationship she keeps her situation including her name a secret. Zane kn ...more
Andi, aka Kellan, is a woman on the run from her abusive ex. She decides to start over by running from her past and making some questionable decisions along the way. At first I did not like her. She came off snobby and had a "I am too good for this" attitude, but once she meets Belle that seems to change. You realize she is not used to kindness and people doing nice things for her and that helps to s ...more
I am generally a reader, not a listener, but with a few long road trips booked, this was the perfect opportunity to review an audiobook. I have to say I really enjoyed the experience, and on the whole, thought the narration was well done. I liked that it was a woman reading - for some reason a woman can get away with doing a man's dialogue much better that the other way around. So if you fancy giving your eyes a res ...more
Zane's first encounter with the woman in the red Benz simply raises his hackles. His truck had broken down, l ...more
Unfortunately it didn't deliver what it had promised in the first chapters. Some parts were a little slow and seemed to drag, until the plot twist that I'd been expecting from chapter one (because it was expected that the man Kellan/Andi was running from would eventually find her). But when th ...more
Having caught the creative bug at an early age, Kimberly fully embraced her active imagination and grew up with a fondness for reading, drawing, and crafting stories. She eventually veered away from the art world to explore other career ...more