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The Sweet Spot
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A Love as Big as Texas. . .
Charla Rae Denny was the perfect wife with a perfect life, content to keep the home fires burning while her husband, JB, competed as a champion bull rider. Then their son died in a tragic accident-and everything fell apart. Divorced and saddled with a hill of bills and a failing ranch, Charla must now cowboy up to put her life back together.
James "JB" Denny doesn't stay where he isn't welcome. So when Charla shut him out of her grieving heart-and their home-a year ago, he took comfort where he could find it. Now after seeing beautiful Charla again, he wants it all back. She can't work the ranch alone, and deep in his heart he knows he can be the man she needs. But after so much history and heartbreak, can JB convince Charla to take a risk and give their love a second chance?
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Laura Drake. (2013). The Sweet Spot. Grand Central Publishing.

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Laura Drake. 2013. The Sweet Spot. Grand Central Publishing.

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A Love as Big as Texas. . .
Charla Rae Denny was the perfect wife with a perfect life, content to keep the home fires burning while her husband, JB, competed as a champion bull rider. Then their son died in a tragic accident-and everything fell apart. Divorced and saddled with a hill of bills and a failing ranch, Charla must now cowboy up to put her life back together.
James "JB" Denny doesn't stay where he isn't welcome. So when Charla shut him out of her grieving heart-and their home-a year ago, he took comfort where he could find it. Now after seeing beautiful Charla again, he wants it all back. She can't work the ranch alone, and deep in his heart he knows he can be the man she needs. But after so much history and heartbreak, can JB convince Charla to take a risk and give their love a second chance?
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        "Touchingly real. Tender and timely. Laura Drake creates characters you know you've met and you have to root for."

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        March 25, 2013
        JB and Charla Rae Denny’s marriage was already fraying when the accidental death of their young son left them both grieving and disconnected from one another. They divorced while still running their cattle business together, and JB began dating a much younger woman, while Charla Rae developed an addiction to Valium. JB is coming back to Earth after his girlfriend broke up with him, allowing him to realize the foolishness of his escapist ways, and Charla Rae has kicked her habit, focusing on growing their business and caring for her aging father. Sticklers for strong romantic storylines will be disappointed that much of the novel focuses on JB and Charla Rae’s efforts to work through their grief individually while tending to assorted minor subplots. However, the busy plot and large cast keep things moving along, and lovers of Western settings will enjoy debut author Drake’s detailed descriptions of bull riding and cattle ranching. Agent: Nalini Akolekar, Spencerhill Associates.

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        With their marriage torn apart by the accidental death of their young son, rodeo bull rider JB Denny seeks solace with a willing coed, while guilt-ridden Charla Rae takes refuge in Valium. Now divorced, Charla and JB are forced to acknowledge the truth of their failures, their feelings, and their strengths. Together, they eventually find the sweet spot, not only riding a bull but in life as well. VERDICT Poignant, heart-wrenching, hopeful, and definitely not your typical "saving the family ranch" romance. This realistic contemporary zeroes in on issues of trust, communication, healing, and forgiveness; a cut above the rest. Debut author Drake lives in southern California.

        Copyright 2013 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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