Betting on Hope
A Four of Hearts Ranch Romance 1
By Debra Clopton
The last thing Maggie Hope wants is to conduct an interview with Tru Monahan. But Tru's sponsors want this and the powers that be have ordered Maggie to fill in for the reporter scheduled to conduct the interview.
But Maggie is totally out of her element, after all she's an advice columnist not a reporter. And the interview goes from bad to worse with the highlight being Tru stating he could teach anyone to ride and Maggir betting him he couldn't teach her. Unfortunately for both Tru and Maggie both the station and his sponsors see opportunity in their "bet".
Maggie and Tru are given two months to fulfill their bet. And they have no choice in the matter - Tru's sponsors see $$$$, the network sees ratings, and the future of Maggie's column depends on her accepting the bet. But will the small town of Wishing Springs, Texas ever be the same after Maggie gets done with it?
Maggie is determined to avoid Tru's charm and becoming the newest tabloid fodder. Tru is determined to keep any and all women at arm's length for their own good. But Maggie's constant presence just may make that a tad difficult, especially if she can't overcome her klutzy ways.
Betting on Hope is both humorous and emotionally moving as Maggie and Tru fulfill their obligations while dealing with issues from their pasts. The various residents of Wishing Springs add to the richness of the story, adding both a depth and dimension that will make you want to revisit Wishing Springs.
I was provided with a copy of this book through the BookLook blogger program in exchange for my honest review.