by Maggie McGinnis
Length: 303 pages
File size: 1738 KB
Pub Date: October 8, 2013
by Loveswept/Random House
Current ebook price: $2.99
Synopsis (from NetGalley)
In her Loveswept debut, Maggie McGinnis tells the tale of a city girl who’s running on fumes—and the cowboy who shows her all the good things she’s been missing.
After being betrayed by her con man ex-fiancé, Kyla Bennett nurses a broken heart. But Kyla’s friends have other ideas and when they whisk her off to Whisper Creek, a dude ranch staffed by cowboys so hot they dim the Montana sunset, all Kyla wants to do is hide under a quilt. Then in rides Decker Driscoll. He’s hauling about as much emotional baggage as Kyla, but when he stands close by, both of them want to stay close—and begin to succumb to an undeniable attraction.
After experiencing personal tragedy, Decker never thought he’d see Big Sky country again. But now that his family's Whisper Creek property is in deep with a Vegas gambler, Decker’s back for the summer—and spending all his time running from “cowgirls” who come to the dude ranch to score some dudes. Then he meets Kyla, a kindred spirit who brings on a stampede of protective feelings . . . and a powerful hankering to sear her with a new brand of love.
The book starts off fun with Kyla having car trouble and the first person who stops by is an old cop who thinks he is still on duty. He puts her through a battery of crazy sobriety tests until she is finally saved by a cowboy.
Kyla is a fun character with a hard past. She carries a great deal of pain and regret on her shoulders. Decker has is own issues and neither character is in a good place for starting a relationship, but when love hits you, you better get yourself ready. They both seem to put on the breaks many times in the progress of the book.
I found this to be an enjoyable romance book. The characters were fun to get to know, and a few supporting characters had some depth. I do wish that some of the other supporting characters (ie Kyla's friends and couple of the other ranchers, guests etc) had been a little more developed. They felt a little more like scenery. I really prefer a book where the town and supporting characters feel more rounded, in this book they fell a little flat for me.
My Rating: 3.5 stars
Content: This is another adults only read. There is one bedroom scene and language sprinkled throughout.