Thursday, April 20, 2023

✱✱Audio Book Review✱✱ On His Bended Knee by Shanae Johnson


On His Bended Knee
The Brides of Purple Heart Ranch, Book 1
By: Shanae Johnson
Narrated by: Meagan Moses

She needed a place to stay. He needed to save his ranch. Together, they just might make a home.

Sgt. Dylan Banks lost more than just his leg in the war. His fiancée and family turned their backs on him as well. Now, he’s determined to create a safe place where wounded warriors like himself can heal. But a hidden zoning law requires all residents of the Purple Heart Ranch to be married. 

To save his dream, Dylan and his men will have to tie the knot. But can a man with such deep scars inside and out believe in love again?

Maggie Shaw lost both her job as a veterinary technician and her apartment on the same day. Who knew her unreasonable landlord would kick her out for being four dogs over the one pet limit? Now, she and her gang of special-needs dogs are in trouble. 

Fate puts her in Dylan’s path with a proposal that seems too good to be true - but can her heart bear a loveless marriage of convenience?

Dylan yearns to reach out for Maggie’s healing touch, but he keeps his distance, convinced his wounds are too deep for her embrace. Maggie sees past Dylan’s injuries, but if she fails to capture his heart they both could lose it all: her beloved animals, his ranch, and each other.

Find out if love can truly heal all wounds in this light-hearted sweet romance of convenient arrangements that unfold into lasting love. On His Bended Knee is the first in a series of marriage of convenience tales featuring wounded warriors who are healed with the power of love. 

Momma Says: 3 stars⭐⭐⭐

If you're looking for a sweet romance that's an overall easy listen, On His Bended Knee will do the trick - if you can suspend disbelief because this one requires a good deal of it. I think the main thing this story could've used was more research on the author's part, but I guess that's where the suspension of disbelief comes in. It is a quick listen, and the marriage of convenience trope is always fun. Plus, being married to a veteran, they tend to have a special place in my heart, especially those grumpy ones that are hiding just how big their heart really is. Meagan Moses does the narration, and this was my first time listening to her. That said, it won't be my last. She does a great job with all the characters and with the emotion of the story. So, this one has several tropes to enjoy, including veteran, wounded warrior, marriage of convenience, cowboy, animal lover... The list goes on, but you get the picture. At this point, I'm not sure I'll continue with the series, but this first one was an interesting introduction. 

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