Counting on Love : Carson Hill Ranch

  • by Amelia Rose
  • Narrated by Valerie Gilbert
  • Series: Carson Hill Ranch
  • 3 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A contemporary cowboy romance novel.
The twins' younger brother Joseph is trapped in a downward spiral of drinking and drugs, all in an effort to cope with the daily pain he lives with after being thrown from his horse months ago. Not sure what to do or believe, the family enlists the help of Emma, a girl with a shady past, who knows the nightmare of addiction all too well. Can Emma help Joseph find his way out of the pit, before they lose him for good?

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I really enjoyed this audio from the author to the narrator both add so much with a lot of passion. There are many serious issues being dealt with that your heart goes out to so many of these characters. I thought this was written in a very touching, caring way that really was done with class. The author gives you a compelling story of a lady with a very checked past trying to outrun it when the lower class won’t let her she runs away so she doesn’t bring the fall out to her employers. You have a man who had a bad accident and in so much pain that he can hardly move who turns to drinking and drugs to help ease the pain. With a family who wants to support him but only sees he in a downward spiral. Everyone thinks the pain is in his head that if they can get in off the drugs and his drinking he will get better. From here we go through the steps to bring him around with the help of Emma hopefully he will get the help he needs to bring back the old loveable cowboy he use to be.

Ms. Gilbert does a wonderful job of narration from the passion she puts into the read to the powerful emotion she brings to it. She really hits each emotion right on the money giving the listener the full effect of how serious and important the issue is along with how each character is feeling with their pain, sorrow, loss, helplessness and the smiles you can hear in her voice. There are no background noises if any breaks were taken you could not tell. I really enjoyed her many different character voice from her deep rich male to her soft sexy female one. You have no trouble knowing who is talking and just what they are feeling. Listening to the narrator it was so easy to picture what they were going through as each character has their own feelings on Joseph problems. But what if they are wrong the narrator really bring in the powerful feeling and emotion of self doubt. Ms. Gilbert gives you a clear, clean, crisp audio that pulls you in as the characters take over giving you a story you can’t put down. I really love how her emotions show through her tones really giving the listener a compelling audio. I can’t wait to listen to more of her work.

Emma has been down the road that Joseph is going on she was hooked on drugs along with doing things she really didn’t want to when she was in need of a fix. She has finally gotten out of the life and is living a clean clear life. People from her old life isn’t willing to let her go so easy, then things get out of hand where she works she decides it is time to move on. There is a lot going on in this part of the story that really has the reader hooked to know the outcome. This is where things get really interesting when she goes to help Joseph get through his ordeal with some powerful emotions. Emma is such a sweet soul, she is kind and caring someone you would be proud to call a friend. You can see the ordeal she has went through to get clean and stay that way. This is one lady that deserves her HEA she went through enough it is time to see her smile, laugh and in love.

All the characters really grabs your heart touching it in ways you won’t believe. Out of all of them the one that really gets into your soul is Joseph. There is no way you can read this and not know how much pain and sorrow he is dealing with. I found myself really just wanting to reach him pull him out of the pages and really give him the TLC he needs to get all well. He is driven to an addiction to deal with the pain. There is little doubt he is in pain but is it from the accident or his need of more drugs and booze?

This is a book I couldn’t put down from the start the author pulls you in as she twist her way through each character and their issues. One man is down but it affects his whole family and how they deal with the issues. It is really just a powerful lovely romance. Watching these two work through the issues, leaning on the other and watching their budding romance just warms your heart. There might be a place or two that moves a little fast but it is a very short sweet listen that you are so totally hooked it seems to all work. I am not sure how I started with book 3 but I will sure have to go back and listen to the other ones in this series. I know I have made is seem all down but there is some wonderful humor here that will make you smile. You can really hear the smiles and laugher coming right off the pages. I really enjoyed this listen. It is truly a series you do not want to miss.

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- Cyn

Part 3

I was given this book in exchange for an unbiased review. This is the third son's story and a continuation of the original story. None of these books are good as stand-alone and should be read in order. In book 2 Joseph had an accident and injured his back. This story sees him still in a lot of pain but their father does not believe him. Emma is also a good part of the story as she and Joseph begin to fall in love. she is able to heal from her past. Joseph sees her as a girl who was held prisoner and escaped. She is asked to help heal Joseph and that works out pretty good for both of them. She has a tendency to run away but Joseph goes after her. The narration presented the same problem for me. Perhaps it will get better in the next book. there are still 3 more sons to go.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-05-2014
  • Publisher: Gold Crown