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Rocky Mountain Yoga (Rocky Mountain Romances, Book 1)

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This book is a fast paced journey of discovery and a second chance of all that life offers!
Jasmine is not impressed when her boyfriend Gavin reveals his dark side, she escapes and has an opportunity to live her best life! Jasmine soon decides that her  grandmother’s small town is just what she needs. 
I love the idea that Jasmine’s dreams of finding love and working on her own happiness becomes her priority! Jasmine surrounds herself with great people and is determined to create a new life for herself. 
A strong woman appears to deal with the past when it threatens to rock her boat!
The storyline flows well and keeps the reader entertained!

Thanks so much to the publisher, NetGalley and the author for the opportunity to read this fun and enjoyable book!
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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Rocky Mountain Yoga is the first book that I have read by Virginia Fox.  The story just didn’t pull me in like I was expecting.  It was a good story, but it could have been better.  There were a few things that just weren’t very believable, for example what kind of sheriff would nab the bad guy and not look into their known associates especially when the victim was threatened by them recently.  I thought the storyline was great, but because of a few instances that were not believable, it didn’t quite meet that potential.  It was still a good solid read though and I would recommend it to others.
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Jaz has had enough of her life in Seattle and hearing her boyfriend and his cronies talk about illegal activities was enough.  Not to mention when the guys pulled a gun on her she ran.  When she arrived at her nana’s place out in the country she was relieved and happy.  She didn’t expect to form relationships with the town members, but small towns are like.  Not to mention the sheriff is extremely handsome and Jaz starts to have deep feelings for him.  When everything seems to be going right her ex boyfriend makes things go sideways.  Will she be able to pull life back together and keep her relationship with the sheriff?
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Jasmine finds her mooch  of a boyfriend is up to some pretty bad and illegal stuff. To get away fast she runs to her grandmothers with her standard poodle, Rambo in tow,  where she lands not only a job opportunity of her dream catches the eye of the town hunk. Will her connection to her ex mess things up for her?

Rocky Mountain Yoga is the first in the series by Virginia Fox called the Rocky Mountain Romances. This one started off fast. You were swept up in the plot from the first few pages. I really do enjoy that her canine companion is included in the story.  Also, we get a glimpse of the upcoming possible romances. I was particularly intrigued by a side story of one of the characters named Leslie ( if that is REAL name??? )  Some of the lines were a bit cheesy and the names of the bad guys I had to roll my eyes at, but it was fun read.

I usually don't lean towards romances and was looking for a light read to cleanse my palette. It definitely delivered.
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This first story in the series, introduces the readers to Independence Junction, CO where many go to escape and find a second chance in life and love.
Jasmine is one of those individuals. When she discovers her boyfriend is working out of their apartment doing some shady business, Jasmine leaves town and goes to Grandma’s . Even though it seems men continue to point guns at her, and she’s a woman out of place, Jasmine is determine to create a new life for herself . 
While the sheriff now has eyes for her, Jasmine’s past shows up. Will she be able to start anew and make the town her new home with her new friends?
This was a good start to a promisin series.
I was entrusted a copy of this book by Netgalley. The opinions expressed are solely my own.
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This is an incredibly light-hearted and fun read. Like comfort food, Rocky Mountain Yoga is easy to digest and fun to consume. A delightful first book in what I foresee as a must-read series of books. These are on my reading list for 2023 and should be on yours, too. Highly recommended.
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When Jasmine unexpectedly returns home, she walks in on her boyfriend, Gavin, held at gunpoint. Then things go downhill from there. She flees when the guns are pointed at her, but she had heard enough to realize that Gavin is involved in something illegal and has plans for her money. With nowhere else to turn, she heads to Colorado and her grandmother. Once again, she is held at gunpoint by her grandmother’s neighbor who thinks she is a burglar. The neighbor calls the sheriff, who just happens to be her brother Jake Carter. Jasmine decides to stay in Colorado and open a yoga studio…and spend time with the attractive sheriff. Other characters are introduced as Jasmine’s friends invade the town and Jake’s relatives decide that Jasmine might be the one for the lonely sheriff. Gavin has not given up on getting money from Jasmine and adds that touch of suspense to this amusing romance. I received an advance review copy at no cost and without obligation for an honest review. (paytonpuppy)
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This book is something I can personally relate to. If you would like to be taken into the surreal calmness of the Colorado mountains or run away from the toxic city life away from your ex and his dark escapades, grab a pillow and make yourself comfortable in a corner. This book will take you away!

I would read this book over and over again, just to relive the stories...the perfect mix of romance, suspense, a lot of fun and some mysteries along its pages.

Definitely 5 stars.
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Die Rocky-Mountain-Serie ist mir schon öfters begegnet, da gibt es laut Amazon mittlerweile auch schon 32 Bände allein auf Deutsch übersetzt, und augenscheinlich werden die Bücher gerade neu aufgelegt. Okay, und wenn schon Yoga im Titel steht, dachte ich, da steige ich doch als Yogalehrerin neu ein 😊.
Also, das Setting ist klar, wir sind in den Rocky Mountains, in der Kleinstadt Independence. Der nächste Flughafen ist in Denver, um das Örtchen mal geographisch einzuorten. 
In Band 1 nun flüchtet die 25jährige Jasmin – Jaz – ihres Zeichens Yogalehrerin Hals über Kopf aus Seattle nach Independence. Ihr Freund Gavin hat sich als Kleinganove entpuppt, und als er und seine Mobster-Freunde eine Pistole auf sie richten, heißt es nur, rette sich wer kann. Jaz schnappt ihren Hund Rocky und ist 36 Stunden später im Haus ihrer Oma in Independence. Ihre Großmutter, die mittlerweile mit ihrer neuen Lebensgefährtin zusammenlebt, überlässt Jaz das Haus, sodass für eine Bleibe gesorgt ist. Jaz lebt sich schnell ein, findet Gefallen am Leben in der idyllischen Gemeinde, in der jeder jeden kennt, und verliebt sich in Jake, den örtlichen Sheriff. Praktisch, denn Gavin und der Seattle-Mob finden natürlich heraus, wo Jasmin sich versteckt hält und wollen Rache nehmen……es wird noch sehr unruhig im sonst so ruhigen Independence….
Nebenbei eröffnet  Jaz noch ein Yogastudio und ihre neue Nachbarin und neue beste Freundin Paula rettet einen heimatlosen Teenager….
Ja, was sage ich jetzt hier dazu? Erstmal das Positive: das Buch liest sich gut weg. Flüssig, lebendig, bildhaft geschrieben, in einem Stil und einer Sprache, die es auch Nicht-Muttersprachlern gut möglich macht, durch den Roman zu fliegen. Das Örtchen, die Häuschen, das Diner in Independence – ich hatte sie gut vor meinem Auge 😉.
Allerdings hat es mich tatsächlich nicht so wirklich erreicht als Gesamtpaket. Die Personen waren mir durchaus sympathisch, die Story an sich gibt auch einiges her, aber ich fand, die Geschichte war einfach nicht richtig ausgearbeitet. Ständig gab es Zeitsprünge von ein paar Tagen, ein paar Wochen etc. pp. Manchmal hatte ich den Eindruck, ich hätte vielleicht ein paar Seiten oder ein Kapitel überlesen, aber nein, hatte ich nicht. Da war einfach nix.
Kaum hat sich Jaz entschieden, aus Seattle abzuhauen, ist sie auch schon in ihrem neuen Leben in Independence angekommen. Die gemeinsame Wohnung mit Gavin – zack zack gekündigt, 2 Freunde räumen die Bude aus und gefühlt nach 3 Seiten ist Jaz eingerichtet im neuen Leben. Zack zack ist eine Location für ein Yogastudio gefunden, aus purer Mitmenschlichkeit renovieren die Gemeindemitglieder aus Independence die Räumlichkeiten, und ohne, dass Jaz Werbung macht, stehen 2 Seiten später bei der Eröffnung die Leute Schlange, um Yogastunden zu nehmen. Meditationsklassen und Kochkurse laufen ebenfalls bombe von Tag 1 an (ich glaub ich sollte auch in Independence ein Studio aufmachen *lol*).
Die Romance mit Jake konnte ich auch nicht wirklich nachvollziehen – die zwei haben sich getroffen, der Funke sprang über, sie ist seine große Liebe, und erneut, zack zack erklärt er seine Gefühle und sie lieben sich – schätzungsweise – happily ever after. 
Also irgendwie wurde vieles für mich einfach nicht auserzählt. Und das fand ich doof. Ich mag doch gerade die Entwicklungen einer Lovestory! Oder die genaue Aufklärung eines Verbrechens – das mit Gavin und der Verbrechergang war irgendwie nur Backgroundnoise, was ich schade fand.
Mir war das alles etwas zu wenig. Und wie schade, weil man aus so einem Setting echt was machen kann. Und die Protagonisten fand ich auch ausbaufähig. Aber eben weil alles so hoppla-dihopp erzählt wurde, haben die Figuren für mich wenig Tiefe bekommen.
Eine Rezensentin meinte, dies sei eine „small-town cozy romance with quirky characters, hunky men, and women who love them“ – und ja, da stimme ich zu, aber das war cozy romance und cozy crime, aber erneut: das war für mich einfach nur schnell runtererzählt.
Ja, ich denke, den Rest der Serie werde ich mir dann sparen. Ich glaube, so als soap im Fernsehen könnte ich das gut nebenbei laufen haben und wahrscheinlich würde es mir auch sehr gut gefallen, aber in Romanform gibt mir das dann doch zu wenig her. 
Trotzdem: herzlichen Dank an Netgalley und den Verlag für das Rezensionsexemplar!
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Definitely not a book I would normally read. I found this book a little too hokey for my liking. Too much focus on the dog in the book.
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Great introduction to a new series. This was a new to me author and I loved the premise of the book. Girl comes home from work early, catches boyfriend doing something he shouldn't, chaos ensues and she decides to get out of town for a bit. I'm a huge fan of interconnected family series, small town romance, and romantic suspense. This book has a little bit of all of that. Plus, who doesn't love a sexy small town sheriff? Overall I enjoyed this and I will keep reading the series.
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Jasmine hears her boyfriend fighting with a couple of goons in their place in Seattle. When a gun is pushed in her face she runs. Heading to Colorado to be with her grandma is the only thing she thinks of. Small town life, including a lot of fun characters makes for a good start of a new series. Lots of potential stories of romance. Enjoyable story and one I highly recommend. Hunky sheriff, dogs, and the Rocky Mountains all combine into a fun read.
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This ARC was provided to me via Kindle, from Dragonbooks Publishing House and #NetGalley. Thank you for the opportunity to preview and review. Opinions expressed are completely my own. 

I didn’t want to put this one down. Well done story with lovely characters.
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