3 Stars Out Of 5
September 26, 2015
I am so disappointed with this book, because I adored Yvonne Harris first book Vigilante's bride and was so excited about finally getting to read her second book.
Texas ranger Jake Nelson was written as a good Texas ranger, but there was a glaring lack of "cowboyisms" with his character and the only time I felt like I got to know him was in his conversation with Elizabeth about is ex-finance Audrey. Elizabeth's character was decent, the villains though were two dimensional and the author left Gus and Suzanne relationship hanging. (unless she's going to finish their story in another book.)
Also I found that there seemed to be to many modernism within the book for my taste. Elizabeth's comment " let's go check out" the beaver dam sounded like something my teenage would say, the florist who wrapped the flowers in "tissue paper" (was tissue paper even invented?) when wrapping flowers in newspaper would have been more believable, and the hospital with the "emergency room". I had to go back to the front to look at the date that was printed at the beginning of chapter one to make sure which century I was reading.
The best thing I like about this book was the research on the history of the Texas rangers. I did enjoy the way the author incorporated this into the story. Most of it I did find fascinating.
If none of the stuff that bugged me, would bug you, then go for it. By far not the worst book I've ever read but not the best either.