Last weekend I read a book by a new-to-me author. I read it because of two things and two things only. 1. Iowa. 2. Hero is a farmer.
Check and mate.
It has a suspense plot in there with a dead ex-wife, something that I would normally avoid, but, did I mention the hero is a farmer? In IOWA.
(I may or may not have mentioned it here, but the very first romance I wrote and finished featured a hero who was an Iowan farmer).
Anyway, I ended up reading American Dreamer by Theresa Weir in two days. It’s a weird book. There were quite a few moments where I was truly baffled. Not like, this book is so stupid baffled, more like am I really reading this baffled. But there were also some really beautiful moments, and a great love story at the very central of everything else that was kind of weird.
There are definitely some “this would never happen” moments, but I overlooked them because the hero and heroine felt realistically drawn and I cared about their relationship and how they helped each other and grew together.