Friday, 26 December 2014

Capturing You by Katana Collins

Capturing You
Maple Grove #1
Katana Collins
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Date of Publication: 12/16/14
Word Count: 72,000
Cover Artist: Fiona Jayde

After discovering she's infertile, Lydia Ryder has all but convinced herself that she doesn't need children or a family to be happy. All she needs is her camera, her passport, and a damn good manicure. And maybe, maybe a sexy male travel companion. But when her job as a magazine photographer lands her in the small town of Maple Grove, NH, a precocious ten year old and her single father barge into Lydia's life, turning what she thinks she wants onto its head. In this town full of happily ever afters, Lydia finds herself wishing for things she had sworn off long ago...
When Cameron Tripp's wife passed away from heart disease, he thought he'd never find love again. He certainly never would have expected a woman like Lydia Ryder to waltz into his life and awaken his dormant heart and libido. But despite his better judgment, Cam finds himself drawn to the vivacious and argumentative outsider. He quickly learns that, like him, she knows all about misplaced trust, heartbreak, and how quickly a family can fall apart if you let it.
As impassioned arguments morph into frenzied kisses, the two wonder if one weekend can ever be enough. Despite lacking a maternal side, can Lydia connect with his ten year old daughter? And when Cameron finally learns the true nature of Lydia's article, the trust he worked so hard to build crumbles once again. With such doubts filling their minds, is there any hope that Lydia and Cameron will be able to start a new life together?

About the Author:
Katana Collins splits her time evenly between photographing boudoir portraits and writing steam-your-glasses romances. Between navigating life as a small business owner, a first-time homeowner, and a newlywed, Kat is in a constant state of "OHMYGODINEEDCOFFEENOW."
She is the author of the Soul Stripper trilogy, Wicked Exposure, and the graphic novel, Cafe Racer, co-written with Sean Murphy.
She and her comic book artist husband commute back and forth as they please between Brooklyn, NY and Portland, ME with their ever-growing family of rescue animals (up to two dogs and a cat and still counting!). She can usually be found hunched over her laptop in a cafe, guzzling gallons of coffee, and wearing fabulous (albeit sometimes impractical) shoes.
Visit her on the web at , on Twitter @katanacollins, or find her on Facebook

Tour giveaway 
3 paperback bundles of the Soul Stripper Series open to US Shipping
2 digital bundles

Book Review -- Capturing You by Katana Collins

Capturing You (Maple Grove, #1)Capturing You by Katana Collins
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A digital copy of this book was provided to me in exchange for an honest review.

This romance tale revolves around the lives of two people who have given up on love and emotions. Ever since his wife passed away, Cameron, a widower, has no place in his life for any woman except his 10 year old daughter. Little does he know that his resolutions, decisions and heart will all take a plunge when he meets the most opinionated, fiery and self-standing woman he has ever known, in the form of Lydia. Having been told she cannot have a child of her own, Lydia has devoted her life to her photography and going around the world. She is irresistibly drawn towards Cameron. But they both have their doubts about each other, despite the initial attraction. Stumbling upon Lydia's past makes Cameron's trust on her take a nose dive. Lydia is left shattered. Do the two of them manage to explain all things about themselves to each other, and admit to each other about their feelings, is what the book takes us through.

The author has intended this to be a good mix of a sweet and quiet countryside romance elements combined with physical attractions. I loved the characterisation of Cameron's daughter - quirky, cheerful and a lot of fun! The book was a good read and I would recommend this to lovers of romance.

My rating for this book: 3 stars

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