Wyoming

B+
A Man With a Past

Mary Connealy is known for books filled with cowboys and humor. The synopsis for A Man With a Past promised the story of a man who had lost his memory, and I’m all about a good amnesia story. However, the beginning lags because the memory loss happens much later in the story than readers might exp ...

C
Best Laid Plans

I enjoyed the previous book in this series, and was pleased when I learned that big-hearted, slightly awkward Charlie Matheson would be getting a story.  Better Than People was warm and lovely, with a well-developed romance and well-rounded characters, and I’d hoped for more of the same here - bu ...

A
Wild Rain

Historical western romances used to make up a large part of my reading quota, but in recent years, I've found myself gravitating toward other types of romance. However, when I read the blurb for Wild Rain, book two in Beverly Jenkins' Women Who Dare series, I knew I had to return to the subgenre, ev ...

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Wild Rain

You know you’re in the hands of a master when you part the covers of a Beverly Jenkins book.  Wild Rain is no exception to that rule, providing us with a wonderful romance worth falling into impassioned love with. Spring Lee is a self-possessed woman who lives on her own terms on her own land, ...

B+
The Honey-Don't List

Christina Lauren’s spring release, The Honey-Don’t List, with its coworker hero and heroine who don’t like each other until they love each other is - and I mean this in a complimentary way = a less intense, and in some ways more thoughtful, if lower-grade, The Hating Game. Carey Duncan work ...

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Tempest

Who hasn't read a Beverly Jenkins book? Her stories are as memorable as the author herself, and I am delighted to have this opportunity to review one of her novels. Tempest is a western mail-order bride story, and I'm in awe of the heroine's willingness to start a new life in a new land all by herse ...

B+
Softly Falling

Even if I do not always come away from a Carla Kelly book thinking it is one of the best books I have ever read, I always come away satisfied with a good story. I also have to watch myself in grading because I have read so many books by Ms. Kelly that I expect her books to be good and if they fall s ...

A
Turn and Burn

James' Blacktop Cowboy series centers on the rodeo competitors who travel around the country with their horses and gear, searching for another win and ultimately a championship belt buckle or trophy. Her latest follows injured barrel racer Tanna Barker who's come out of her accident afraid to get on ...

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Her Hesitant Heart

When I read the synopsis of this story, I thought it looked simple and sweet, and although I don't read a lot of Westerns in general, I wanted to read this one. While the romance between our two main characters could definitely be classified as sweet, I would never call this book simple. It is amazi ...

C
Close Enough to Touch

After reading positive reviews of Ms. Dahl's books by other reviewers, I requested Close Enough to Touch. However, after a couple of chapters, I still hadn't connected with the characters. One reason is that I found little to admire about the heroine. She is the type that goes around with gigantic ...