Title: The Kissing Tree
Publisher: Cedar Fort
Pub Date: December 06, 2011
Author: Prudence Bice
Genre: Adult Historical Romance
RATING: 5/5 Stars
“Ridge! It’s really you!” Her eyes were drawn to his mouth, and she remembered the last time she had seen him five years ago…Now here he was rescuing her from a most humiliating circumstance, and all she could think about was that kiss.
Five years ago Georgiana stole a kiss from Ridge Carson under the community “kissing tree” the day before she moved away. Now eighteen, she finally returns to Colorado to live with her grandfather and help him with the cooking and cleaning on his ranch. Though she was taught how to be a proper young lady and flourish in New York’s high society, her heart never stopped yearning for home—or her childhood crush.
But when she unexpectedly finds herself facing the grown-up Ridge, with his Wild West ways, all her proper training begins to unravel. Now she isn’t sure she can fall for his improper cowboy style.
This light-hearted and charming love story will bring a smile to your face from page one.
The Kissing Tree is a wonderful and romantic read. I found myself unable to put it down for very long. It begins with 12 year old Georgie stealing a kiss from Ridge as a dare she made with her best friend, Samantha. Of course under the Kissing Tree, leaving Ridge, smiling. Later that evening, her mother packs them up and leave for New York without so much as a goodbye to her friends.
5 years later she returns back home from New York, after the death of her grandmother, all grown up and meets the all grown up Ridge who is now working for her grandfather, and he remembers the stolen kiss all too well. The problem is, Georgie left someone, (Dawson) in NY awaiting for her return.
The characters of Georgie and Ridge were so easy to fall inlove with, their dialogue funny, and I could feel the attraction for one another, through the feelings and how they reacted to each other, their thoughts as well. Oh, a story about following one's own heart or follow logic, a heart over mind romantic story.
The pacing of the story was good. At the end of reading Georgie and Ridge's story, I felt the author had done a very good job of tying all the threads of the story together, and when she switched to different POV's, I had no problem following or knowing whose head I was in. There was no moment of boredom in this book. I'd recommend this book to anyone who loves a fun, character driven romantic story, full of humour and a bit of love triangle in there as well.