Author: Kristi Pelton
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: July 30, 2019
Nothing in life has ever come easy for the boy from the other side of the tracks.
A mother that left. A father that hit. A brother that protected.
They say everything happens for a reason.
Joss Hess has spent his entire life looking for that reason.
After nearly killing a man and barely avoiding prison, Joss finds himself sentenced to 18 months on Briscoe Ranch, where certain things are expected.
Hard work. Manners. Responsibility. Respect. Worst of all—anger management and restraint.
If he fails, Joss will be sent back to the state penitentiary to serve the remainder of his sentence.
One road block stands between Joss and his freedom: Ren Briscoe
Raised by ranchers, Ren Briscoe has been around men her entire life.
Home on summer vacation, she quickly realizes that Joss Hess is unlike any man she has ever encountered before.
She hates everything about him…his filthy mouth, arrogant attitude, the way he makes fun of her purity ring and her boyfriend. Mostly, she hates him because no matter how hard she fights it, Joss occupies her every thought. He may be the convict serving his sentence; but the real prisoner is Ren.
This is the first time I have read this author but I will say it won't be the last. Joss how do I explain him fully, he is someone who has been through something so heart shattering I didn't think he would survive. When bad things happen to us we go into survival mode and act like were okay. When in reality we are really not. For Joss he will not be spending his time on a ranch instead of jail. All he wants to do is his time get back to some semblance of life. Ren I felt she was really confused for a while about what she wanted and where she wanted to go in life. She has so much on her mind, and yet when she meets Joss for the first time things start to click. However these two can not be more than friends. When things start to change and feelings come in the mix that when things start to happen. But the more you read about Joss and Ren the more you root for them. This book was well written and I enjoyed their story and I believe you will too.
Just the fact that someone may be reading my ‘bio’ thrills me. What does one say in an author bio? Well, I LOVE to write! Sometimes characters talk to me in my head (in a non-psychotic way) and I have to get what they are saying out on paper! So, here we are! 😊
I am a part-time juvenile probation officer and full-time wife…but I spend the majority of the time helping my two favorite, college-aged sons navigate through life and hopefully become the best humans they can be.
I am a huge fan of the Kansas Jayhawks, the Oregon Ducks and the Chicago Cubs! (I have a dog named Wrigley)
I’m terribly addicted to music—ALLLLL kinds and driving in the car with the sunroof open and radio turned up helps the creative juices flow.
I am deliciously addicted to queso and cupcakes; but even with that…I like to slowly kill my body with Crossfit. I’m annoyingly sarcastic.
People ask me ‘what has been your favorite book to write’—I would have to say my original series. (I think it sold 100 copies) J Someday…I may have to tweak them a bit because my heart was poured into those books—but they need help! Slick was my Amazon best seller…but every one of them mean something to me.
In the end, I truly believe life is taken way too seriously by most…I say enjoy every moment, have an adult beverage and READ!! Cheers….