Jesse by Reina Torres
The Suttons – An American Legacy (Book 1)
February 25, 2020
Contemporary Romance/Western Romance
Since 1925, the Suttons have helped create movie magic on their ranch in Central California. Now in 1973, it’s time for a new generation to take over.
Jesse Sutton holds the reins on the newest movie project, but he’s more than aware that he’s just filling the shoes of his brother who was lost in Vietnam. His biggest challenge, making the star of the movie look like a cowboy when he’s never even been on a hobby-horse.
Etta’s family has always been anything but. Tired of living in the narrow lines of her father’s love she leaves to make her own way in the world and discovers that she’s wholly unprepared to find her way.
The Suttons welcome Etta Bradford like family and the feelings that Jesse is harboring for the beautiful young woman makes him wonder if she could be the one he’s always dreamed of, but never felt he deserved. When issues with the lead actor threaten his family’s livelihood, Jesse’s forced to make a decision that might destroy the legacy created by his grandfather to protect Etta.
Will the pressures of his family legacy put an end to their love story or have they only just begun?
The Suttons welcome Etta like family and the feelings that Jesse is harboring for the beautiful young woman makes him wonder if she could be the one he’s always dreamed of, but never felt he deserved. When issues with the lead actor threaten their livelihood, Jesse’s forced to make a decision that might destroy the legacy created by his grandfather to protect Etta.
Will the pressures of their families put an end to their love story or have they only just begun?
Sweet romance between a cowboy and a naïve young woman who has been shelter in life. It has a western theme, set in 1970’s on a movie location. Wasn’t crazy about the lead female character and I found it odd that she left home/ran away during the night and nothing was ever written about her father trying to find his only child. Other than that, enjoyable read and the series has promise to be another hit by Reina Torres. Lots of emotions and sweet ending.
Reviewed by Comfy Chair Books/Lisa Reigel (February 28, 2020)
ARC provided by author
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Who would have thought that I’d start off as a painfully shy child writing stories and end up as a painfully shy adult writing books and publishing them for others to read? Crazy? That’s me!!
When I was a little girl, I read every book I could get my hands on and if I didn’t have one available to read, I’d get out my pencils and paper and write down stories and scenes. Waiting for my mom to finish working, I’d duck into the ladies’ breakroom and use the typewriter. I’d feel like Jessica Fletcher, happily tap, tap, tapping away until I got to ‘The End.’ Couldn’t quite get the flourish after that and end up tearing the paper, but it was cool and scary to sit down and read the book or give it to my friends to read.
Now my ‘typewriter’ doesn’t clack the same way and the I don’t even have paper to pull out of it with a nod of satisfaction, but I have the joy and excitement of sharing my characters and books with people all around the world!
I hope you’ll enjoy reading my books, because I’m going to keep writing as long as the characters are feeling chatty!