Here to Stay

Mature themes This story contains sex and violence, including violence against women May not be suitable for all readers Not recommended for readers under 18 years of age Love doesn t have to be old fashioned Read the Hidden Springs series historical romance with a contemporary twistSam Mackenzie rode into the town of Hidden Springs looking for a place to belon Mature themes This story contains sex and violence, including violence against women May not be suitable for all readers Not recommended for readers under 18 years of age Love doesn t have to be old fashioned Read the Hidden Springs series historical romance with a contemporary twistSam Mackenzie rode into the town of Hidden Springs looking for a place to belong He takes a job at Ryan s Ranch and is immediately attracted to the ranch s pretty, female, owner.Kate Ryan is a woman determined to make it on her own Chafing at the thought of having to hire help, she nonetheless falls for the handsome stranger who answers her ad.When they meet, sparks fly and they are drawn to each other But life in 1867 Arizona Territory isn t easy When a secret from Kate s past comes to light, they are each faced with the challenge of making a difficult decision.Will they turn and run or are they here to stay
Here to Stay Mature themes This story contains sex and violence including violence against women May not be suitable for all readers Not recommended for readers under years of age Love doesn t have to be old f

  • Title: Here to Stay
  • Author: Kristine Raymond
  • ISBN: 9780991137114
  • Page: 350
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. Kate Ryan is a woman on her own in the Arizona territory with dreams of a horse ranch. Sam MacKenzie is a drifter looking for a place to belong. He takes a job at Kate’s ranch and falls for the smart, determined, pretty young woman that is his boss.Kate has a tragic past and hopes her future in Hidden Springs will be better. And it is – for a time. She and Sam have an immediate connection and the sparks fly. However, a secret from Kate’s past is about to rip them apart.This was a good read [...]

    2. A. *I was given a copy of this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review.*This is a well written book. The author flawlessly added descriptions to the scenery, what they wore, and how they felt. It was like I was right there in the book with characters. It was exactly what I like in a book. It's a love story between Kate and Sam with many triumphs and heartache along the way. Kate rides into Hidden Springs and has a dark secret. Sam is determined to get her to love him. Just [...]

    3. This amazing story was part one of several to come.As this is Kristines first novel, I couldn't wait to get on board to support a fellow Author, to my delight this story was beautiful in every aspect of the word. The story line, different to all of those going around, was magnificent. Her characters were beautiful and beautifully written into the story. This book is amazing, her story flows without falter and it is written as such that you can visualise many of the scenes depicting countryside, [...]

    4. What a great debut novel. This book didn't disappoint me at all. This book was so good, and it drew me right in. The characters and story felt so real. Kate is a strong women who came into hidden springs. She wanted to open up a ranch, so she hired some people. That's when she met Sam. Without giving alot away, Kate went thru something horrible and it was hard for her to get close to sam. Will she be able to get close to him??? I suggest you read this amazing book. You will not be disappointed. [...]

    5. This is a great story about a young woman's struggle to find love after horrific events occur in her life. I was brought to tears at times as you take the journey with Kate, no one should have to endure so much at such a young age. I am definitely looking for more great books from this author.

    6. Great book. Very emotional read. You laugh and cry. Sex scenes you can almost feel. Great first book for the author. Please check it out!

    7. I wanted to like this book, I really did, but I was disappointed from page one. Right from the start I found the writing weak and inconsequential. The plot is fairly good and follows a logical path (even if not always entirely realistic), but there is almost no character development. I couldn't connect to either Sam or Kate and other than the physical attraction I also couldn't feel the connection between them. In addition, I never really felt I was reading an historical romance. If I hadn't bee [...]

    8. What a great introduction into the world of historical romance and I would like to thank Kristine Raymond for that. I hear the term historical romance and think boring, however this was not the case with Here to Stay. Kristine told me that while it was a historical romance, it was written with a contemporary feel, which is exactly how it felt.Our setting is the 1800's in the Arizona Territory (as an Arizona native, I also liked that about the book) where Kate is working on building a horse ranch [...]

    9. I got about halfway through this one and thought, "okay, cute but nothing really special." But then Ms. Raymond went and got deep on me. Kate is convinced that no man will want her because she was raped about a year before the book starts. Oh, come on, that's not a spoiler. It's obvious from the very first time she thinks something like, "He can't possibly want me because of what happened." Sam is, of course, an awesome guy and loves Kate exactly as she is. But you know from the prologue that so [...]

    10. For a debut novel this author has done a bang up job. Enjoy reading romance novels with romance in another time period as a change of pace. This is when things were still new and exciting but many challenges coupled with adventure around the corner. In this small but growing quaint new town called Hidden Springs-she has filled the place with a lot of colorful characters. The two main ones-Sam and Kate are loveable, intense and you have a thrilling time seeing them meet each other and watch their [...]

    11. This is a perfect historical romance debut novel from Kristine Raymond.Set in the village of Hidden Springs Kate Ryan rides into town and catches the eye of Sam MacKenzie. When Sam finds out that she is looking to hire ranch hands Sam is one of the men who fill the position. Kate has a tragic past and any relationship is out of the question. Sam slowly breaks down the walls Kate has put up and a romance begins. When Kate experiences yet another horrific event in her life, she views herself as un [...]

    12. I love historical romance books. Love them. This is Kristine Raymond's debut, but I completely loved it. I found the characters, Kate and Sam, endearing, the plot interesting, the characters well developed, and my emotions were engaged. Everything I look for in a good book! I will certainly read more from this author and if you are a fan of historical, sexy romance you don't want to pass this read up!4.5 stars and I of course rounded up!

    13. A Western historical romance novel that I got for free as an ebook. Am I catching on that part of the style of western historical romances is overly simple speech? It seems to be with the few I’ve read. That said, the characters were somewhat interesting and there was a decent plot, I just wasn’t super enthused. I would consider reading more in the series because of the characters, but won’t be chomping at the bit. 3/5

    14. A very good storyA very good story with lots of twists and turns to keep you interested. The background stories of the main characters just add to the book's interest. The editing is very good which adds to making this book above average for me. Looking forward to reading book 2.

    15. I loved the time period and Kristine did a great job in making you believe you were there in the story. The characters were realistic and the love story was heart warming. The sex scenes were very hot! I wil be waiting for her next book in the series!!!!!!

    16. This was the first book I'd read which was set in a historical time period but was written more like a contemporary. A sweet story of a woman who'd been raped and thought she'd never marry, never find a man who loved her even with her past. She's wealthy and has her own ranch. He thinks he has nothing to give a woman who already has plenty of money, enough to buy whatever she wants. Far from a typical historical romance this book shows a strong woman building a life for herself on her ranch. The [...]

    17. Here to stayVery good story about love and life on the frontier. I enjoy learning about different lifestyles. It's a bonus with good characters.

    18. Here to stay:Hidden Springs #1Could not put it down long. This is definitely a story of trust and heartache. How no matter what you go through if you love someone fate will always find a way to put you two together. Friends even have a way to play a part in that.

    19. Tried reading it, but it was beginning to get monotonous in the first 1\3 of the book. Then checked out some reviews, which confirmed my suspicions. Moving on to another book.

    20. I like the writing because it was written in third person and I actually knew whose head I was in. it was a little predictable, though.Characters: Kate was a strong woman after all. But I felt in love more with Daniel and Carly's love.End: Hopefully is was a HEA:)

    21. Author Kristine Raymond has unearthed a gem of a series with her debut novel, Here to Stay. It is book one in her series, Hidden Springs. This western romance weaves its way into your heart, leaving you with a craving for more. You will enjoy getting to know these well-developed characters as they make their way through life in the old west. Where building a life on a ranch, in a small western town was the golden dream. It is like sitting at the dinner table drinking coffee with Kate, Sam, Jack, [...]

    22. I actually got the second book in the series, as a kindle freebie, started reading that, then decided I needed this one, bought it and read it in a cpl of hours.It is a good solid 3.5 stars (rounded up to 4) and I was impressed it was a début novel. I really enjoyed the story and it was a lovely story.In saying that, however, a few things bugged me.I felt, it could have been longer, some of the issues, I felt were dealt with on a rather superficial level. I wanted more depth and time given to i [...]

    23. This is Kristine's debut novel.She did not disappoint. I'm really not a fan of historical romance, but when I got the chance to read this I figured what the heck why not.She drew me right in, and I stayed there. Loving every minute of it. This is Sam and Kate's story.Sam has always looked for a place to belong and when he rode in to Hidden Springs he finally felt like he was home. When he sees Kate and has the opportunity to go and work for her that is just the icing on the cake.He is instantly [...]

    24. **For mature audiences18+**I've been watching westerns since I was a small girl. It started out in my grandfather's lap and moved to my daddy's. My fondest memories of both of them were situated on a couch curled up on their chest asking daddy or Papaw what each rider was doing or which cowboy was the good guy. That passion for the wild west has stayed with me making it one of my favorite genres in romance. I love being transported to the time where the wild west thrived.Kristine Raymond takes y [...]

    25. Hidden Feelings, Hidden PastIn Here to Stay, the first book in the Hidden Springs series by Kristine Raymond, it's 1867 in Hidden Springs. The desert town began as a mining town, but the gold had run out twenty years before. True to its name, any springs remained hidden. Kate is making her way alone in the world. Without a father or husband, she's defying the social norms of her time. To make her dream of breeding horses a reality, Kate Ryan has to advertise for help in putting up fencing on her [...]

    26. Life was hard and dangerous back when the west was being settled. After watching her father and brother be murdered because someone wanted their land and then being raped, Kate grabbed her fathers money box and her horse and escaped. She finally finds a sleepy little town Hidden Springs. She decides she wants to bring her fathers dreams to lifea horse farm. She hires Daniel and his wife Carly after hearing of their own problems, they were robbed and had taken jobs trying to survive, and gives th [...]

    27. This was really frustrating. The plot and story where sloppy. First too slow, then super fast. The language and behavior did not fit at all (I checked the date three times. It said 1868, but felt like 1968.) The main character was really unsteady and unreasonable. The sex stuff was good, as long as one does simply ignore it’s supposed to be 1868. (This whole historical romance not being historical really botherd me)Usually I enjoy a steamy romance every once in a while. Especially historical o [...]

    28. Life was hard and dangerous back when the west was being settled. After watching her father and brother be murdered because someone wanted their land and then being raped, Kate grabbed her fathers money box and her horse and escaped. She finally finds a sleepy little town Hidden Springs. She decides she wants to bring her fathers dreams to lifea horse farm. She hires Daniel and his wife Carly after hearing of their own problems, they were robbed and had taken jobs trying to survive, and gives th [...]

    29. 4.5 StarsHere to Stay is a moving and passionate love story between characters who I immediately loved and lusted over. Both Kate and Sam are beautifully created and developed; the way the author, Kristine Raymond, molds and shapes their relationship is impressive. I became an active cheerleader for them.It's been awhile since I read a non-contemporary romance. Here to Stay immediately made me regret it; I've been missing out on so much. I love cowboy-esq romances, so I also got my hot cowboy fi [...]

    30. This was a wonderful story. Kate wants to breed and train horses in the West. Sam is just roaming from place to place looking for something, he's not sure what that is until he sees Kate. Kate hires Sam and his friend Jack to help her on her ranch building a fence to help keep the horses in. Kate starts to have feelings for Sam and Sam has feelings for Kate the problem is Kate keeps pushing Sam away. There is a secret in Kate's past that makes her feel unworthy of any mans love especially Sam's. [...]

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