Review: Rough Edges by Kimberly Krey

Rough Edges, Allie's Story, A Companion to the Sweet Montana Bride Series (Second Chances #1)Rough Edges
(Second Chances #1)
by Kimberly Krey
Adult Contemporary Romance
Paperbook & ebook, 322 Pages
January 23rd 2015


Divorced mother, Allie Emerson, never imagined she’d be raising two teenage girls on her own. Between parenting and paying the bills, she hasn’t even thought about meeting a man. That changes once she hears local carpenter, Braden Fox, is in need of a secretary. Back in high school, Allie had done all she could to deny the sparks burning between her and Braden; perhaps now they could explore the possibilities.

Braden has heard all about what Terrance did to Allie and the girls, has been planning to stop by and see how she’s getting along, but Allie beats him to it by showing up at his shop in search of a job. Her single visit reignites the old flame Braden used to torch for her; trouble is, old feelings of resentment return as well. Allie did choose Terrance over him, after all. And as much as Braden wants Allie in his life, he’s not sure he can open his heart again.

With this second chance at romance, will the bumps in their relationship be too much to get over, or will this carpenter learn to smooth out the past?


My Review

I'm happy that the author decided to write Allie's story. I had wondered about her when she popped up in the other series (Sweet Montana Brides) involving her cousins. She's a character that had put up with a lot and been through a lot and is still trying to figure some things out, but is finally ready to move on in her life. There was a sweetness to the story, while also containing plenty of romantic tension.

I loved Allie's character. She's a single mom trying to raise two tween/teenager daughters who are very different and who reacted in opposite ways to their parents divorce. She has a lot of heart and some spunk that she'd forgotten about or that was lost during her marriage and the following divorce. I also loved Braden. He's a hard-working carpenter, that also has a soft artistic side, and has been sweet on Allie since high school. He has the rough and rugged cowboy look and is a gentleman and family man as well with his sister and her kids. I loved how Allie and Braden interacted and how they all interact with her girls and her family with Braden's sister and her family. It felt like they became a close-knit group and I loved the feel of it as well as this small, picturesque Montana town.

The story moved at a good pace and there were a few places where there was some tension that made things a little more intense. Both Allie and Braden have some things that they have to let go of in order to fully trust each other and there were some definite iffy spots.

I'd recommend Rough Edges to those of you who have enjoyed Krey's other books or enjoy romance in general.

Content: There is some innuendo and one implied scene at the very end, but otherwise clean.

Source: Received through, which did not affect my review in any way.

Have you read any of Kimberly's books?

No comments

Post a Comment

I love comments! I try to read and reply to them all. Feel free to agree or disagree and generally share your thoughts with me.