Monday, November 14, 2016

eARC Book review: Wind River Wrangler (Wind River Valley #1) by Lindsay McKenna


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eARC provided by publisher through Netgalley

First in a new series by the author of Night Hawk and Out Rider
Still waters run deep . . .
From the moment  Roan Taggart picked up the pretty redhead at the Jackson Hole airport, his training and experience told him she was spooked. She’s left New York City to visit the Wind River Ranch, where Roan is a wrangler, and just as he can pick up a horse’s mood, he can feel the tension coming off her body.  And that vulnerability is triggering all his protective instincts...
Shiloh Gallagher likes the gray-eyed cowboy’s dry humor—and the Special Forces background that lends him a stoic, powerful presence. But she’s been scarred by trauma and her mother’s murder . . . and knows a strong man can be dangerous. She came to wide-open Wyoming to flee a threat that’s left her unable to write her novels. Now, as she rides horses with Roan and helps him build an isolated cabin, she’s slowly letting down her guard. But danger has followed her west, and they won’t have a future together unless they defeat a killer from her past…

Shiloh Gallagher has a stalker. Whoever he is he has been slowly cutting her off from everything and terrorizing her. She has one place she can go to escape, a ranch in Wyoming to a dear of her mothers. Roan Taggert is a ranch hand and a former military operator. I really liked the blurb for this book and that's what made me want to read it. The cover is also a attention grabber. The idea for the book was really good.  I loved the two main characters. The story itself for me was riddle with problems. I don't know when i last skimmed a book as much as i did this one. So many details were repeated over and over again. Some of the dialogue was drawn out and over descriptive. I found myself not caring and just wanting to find a good section in the book. It was really close to a do not finish for me. This would have been a much shorter and better book if some of the extra stuff i just mentioned had been removed. It also seemed there should have been more secondary characters and the ones who were introduced weren't heard from for  pages and pages.  The owners of the ranch Maud who was Shiloh's moms good friend and her husband Steve were only sparsly spread through the book. Overall it just didn't work for me and there was so much potential here with the plot. The bad guy stalker was obvious and he was never looked into by Roan which he is portrayed at a protector of Shiloh and with his military experience he never checks it out. Not sure I will read this author again if her writing is all like this one.

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