Monday, October 6, 2014

The Time of Aspen Falls by Marcia Lynn McClure


Aspen Falls was happy. Her life was good. Blessed with a wonderful family and a loyal best friend—Aspen did know a measure of contentment.

Still, to Aspen it seemed something was missing—something hovering just beyond her reach—something entirely satisfying that would ensure her happiness. Yet, she couldn’t consciously determine what the “something” was. And so, Aspen sailed through life—not quite perfectly content perhaps—but grateful for her measure of contentment.

Grateful that is, until he appeared—the man in the park—the stranger who jogged passed the bench where Aspen sat during her lunch break each day. As handsome as a dream, and twice as alluring, the man epitomized the absolute stereotypical “real man”—and Aspen’s measure of contentment vanished!

Would Aspen Falls reclaim the comfortable contentment she once knew? Or would the handsome real-man-stranger linger in her mind like a sweet, tricky venom—poisoning all hope of Aspen’s ever finding true happiness with any other man?

My Review: 5 Stars

The Time of Aspen Falls was my very first Marcia Lynn McClure book and I literally could not put it down! I loved it!

Aspen doesn't really trust extremely handsome men. She thinks that they are all the same... egotistical jerks who are only after one thing. From the first time she sees Rake she knows that he's just like the rest of them but she still enjoys looking at him! ;) Rake hasn't had the best of luck with women either. He has dated in the past but he thinks women are trouble and just not worth it. But when they finally meet each other things slowly start to change... ;)

I loved watching Aspen and Rake grow and become closer. Both of them are weary when it comes to the opposite sex and relationships. But the more time they spent together and the more they got to know each other they realized not everyone is the same as the ones who hurt them. The love they had for each other just made them perfect together! They are definitely one of my favorite book couples!

And can I just say how much I loved the side characters?! From Rake's family to Sean... loved them! And of course we can't forget Gina! She's just awesome! Loved how she was rooting Rake on from the very beginning and helping Aspen get over her weariness of men. And her obsession with UPS men was hilarious! But I loved that she was finally able to find her dream UPS man! It's the little things like this that help make a great book!

I loved the HEA... I loved all the kissing... I just loved it all! Grab a copy and read it! ;)

And of course my casting choices...



  1. Oh, my gosh! I seriously die at this match up! I love it sooooo much better than the other one (I hope that doesn't offend you). :) I really need to re-read this one--I have several times and love it.

    1. Of course it doesn't offend me because I totally agree with you! The first one just didn't work... at all! Lol. While reading it this time I had a friend post pics on Facebook of the Balloon Fiesta in New Mexico! I was SO jealous! I have added it to my bucket list! I WILL go see it before I die! Hehe.

    2. That is in my list, too! A few years ago, my mom and sisters were talking about doing a girls trip and I said I wanted to go there. My mom asked why in the world I'd choose New Mexico. Yeah, for the balloons. :) Someday...

  2. I haven't read a lot of Marcia's contemporary romances, but I've been trying to this month. I have several coming to the library thru interlibrary loans in the next week or so. This is one of the books and your review has made me super excited!!!

    1. I can't wait to hear what you think about it! This was my very first Marcia book and I loved it!