Genres: Contemporary Romance, Western Romance
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca
Released on September 1, 2009
Source: Free Book
This is one that I’ve had on the shelf for many years, but it was a matter of when not if. I love the author’s writing, her fun and heartwarming down home country charm romances. There are many on her back list that I still have left to read so I chose to start the first of the Lucky series.
Normally, I wait a bit longer before I call it quits on a story, but there are one or two elements that I won’t read in a romance book because I rarely enjoy the story. It’s actually a pretty scalding hot button with me and I can’t get past it to respect let alone like the character when it appears no matter how much I typically enjoy the author’s writing. To not belabor the point any further, I’m talking about the secret baby trope.
In this case, I had no idea it was part of the story because the blurb wasn’t specific about what Milli’s secret was. But by chapter two, her secret is known to me. She is on the next ranch over from her little girl’s dad and she plans to keep the secret from him. Which I’m pretty sure is why she came on strong with the ugly attitude and firing at him with her rifle when he was simply headed into her grandpa’s field to corral his bull. Yep, so that was that. He’s a rancher, he’s respected by everyone, and he’s not an abusive ax-murderer. Not good enough to keep a little girl from her dad or a dad from his little girl.
I’m not saying this book is bad and that others shouldn’t read it; I’m just saying that its not for me. I can and will recommend the writer for some of the best cowboy romance out there.
Mt. TBR #50