Wednesday, April 26, 2017
eARC Book review: Wind River Cowboy (Wind River Valley #3) by Lindsay McKenna
eARC Provided by publisher through Netgalley
An unexpected reunion . . .
Kira Duval was part of a Special Forces team that got caught in an ambush--leaving only two wounded survivors: herself and Weapons Sergeant Garret Fleming. Losing her team was traumatic, and in the chaotic aftermath, as the Army moved them from hospital to hospital, she lost Garret too. But she never lost her secret yearning for him.
Finally, she gave up trying to track him down back in the States. But as she settles in at the Bar C cattle ranch in Wyoming, a place where veterans can find a home and a place to heal, she's introduced to her sandy-haired, hazel-eyed housemate: none other than Garret Fleming.
They're a long way from Afghanistan--and a long way from the people they used to be before tragedy changed their lives. But as Kira earns her keep by caregiving for the ranch owner's bedridden, alcoholic father--a task that sometimes feels more challenging than any black ops mission--she finds that even in peacetime Garret still has her back, and that in this warm, welcoming place, the passion she resisted in the heat of battle may finally have a chance to flouish . . .
Kira and Garrett were in the same Special Forces team until ambush kills everyone but them. They get separated between the hospitals and lose touch. Now Kira finally lands at the Bar C ranch which was started by another veteran. Barely arriving she sees Garrett again when she's assigned to stay with him in his cabin. They were secretly in love with each other before but it was inappropriate to act on it so they both ignored and hid it. Now though they are free but also dealing with PTSD and trying to find their way in a different kind of life. Loved the idea for this story but i felt all over the place reading it. To much angst and not enough good moments. The love story part took forever to develop and while i realize they were dealing with PTSD there was no communication really. There was some stuff with the father of the lady who owned the ranch and expected more from that. It fell kind of flat for me. Something overall just did not click for me. I have not read the other books in this series but I don't feel like reading them first would have helped. Not sure if i will read the next book in the series.
Find out more about Lindsay McKenna and this series here www.lindsaymckenna.com