I loved Margareta Osborn’s last rural romance Mountain Ash. It was so refreshing and funny … and was one of my favourite romance reads of 2014. I started Rose River while sitting in a waiting room earlier today and found myself red-faced after laughing aloud a couple of times. The chemistry builds up right from the start as you’ll see by the teaser below (teasing in a number of ways). Rose River

Here’s the teaser:

She sucked in a breath, threw back her shoulders and tried to stand tall, which was a bit hard in flat shoes. ‘I’ll have you know I went to one of the finest private schools, best university, and, yes, my parents did teach me manners, unlike yours. Now give me my G-string.’

Here’s the blurb:

Take one city girl – and drop her into the back of beyond …

Housesitting in rural Burdekin’s Gap, high up in the East Gippsland mountains, is not an obvious career move for a PR executive like Jaime Hanrahan. But, hey, retrenchment is a kicker. Plus she’s determined not to spend Christmas in Melbourne with her friends, who still have company cars and six-figure salaries, or with her mother, Blanche, who has remarried too soon after her father’s death. However, it turns out that Burdekin’s Gap is a little more remote than Jaime had anticipated, the house is in the middle of a cattle station, and the handsome manager, Stirling McEvoy, doesn’t appreciate a new farmhand in Jimmy Choos and Sass & Bide cut-offs.

Soon Jaime is fending off stampeding cows, town ladies wielding clipboards, sheep who think they are goats, nude sportsmen and one very neurotic cat. So why does she feel like she’s falling in love . . . with the life, with the breathtaking landscape, and with one infuriating cowboy …?

What do you think? Are you attracted to this romantic read?


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Jenn of A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!



Monique Mulligan

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