Thursday, January 7, 2010

Review: Early Dawn by Catherine Anderson

It's hard for me to say i didn't really like this book that much as i rarely find books to read that i don't like. I read the description for this book and a short interview on a blog earlier this week and it so intrigued me that i made not of the book and author so i could look for it.  It's a new release and i was in the local Walmart Tuesday and found it so i bought it. This is a rural area so places to buy books locally is limited that's why i bought it at Walmart. Below is a description of the book.

After breaking off their engagement, Eden Paxton’s fiancé spread enough rumors that she was forced out of San Francisco. Her pride bruised, a heartbroken Eden heads for the wilds of Colorado. But murderous outlaws cut the trip short when they kidnap Eden to sell her across the Mexican border.

Since a gang murdered his wife, Matthew Coulter cannot see a woman mistreated without rescuing her—and taking vengeance. So when he spots Eden with the ruffians, Matthew has little choice but to save her.

As they run for their lives, Eden recognizes a kind heart beneath Matthew’s rugged exterior. But she wonders which will win out: his obsession with revenge—or their growing passion for each other...

Sounds good doesn't it. Here's what i thought. The story idea itself was great. The characters were great. I loved the main characters Eden and Matthew and her brothers. There isn't a whole lot said about Matthew's family but they seemed interesting. I kept waiting for something to happen. More action but it didn't happen it drug on and on. Once he gets her away from the gang they only see them two other times after that. There wasn't enough meat to the story. I pushed on thru the 417 pages til the end and came out thinking blah!!! eh!! I'm usually not one to say that's not believable but there were times in this book i did actually think that. I mean fiction is fiction but some of the phrases were a bit corny even for me. This is the first Catherine Anderson book i read so i'm not sure if it's the book or if it's the writing style that i don't care for. I'd have to read a few more of her books to decide. As for Early Dawn it hurts me to day it as i had high hopes but i can only give it 2 and 1/2 Mokdokker stars.
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