In book 1 of this steamy new contemporary Western romance series by two blockbuster authors, a cowboy and a woman on the run take a stand and fight for love. Carlin Reed lives in fear, off the grid, moving from place to place. So Battle Ridge, Wyoming, a small town in the middle of nowhere,... show more
In book 1 of this steamy new contemporary Western romance series by two blockbuster authors, a cowboy and a woman on the run take a stand and fight for love. Carlin Reed lives in fear, off the grid, moving from place to place. So Battle Ridge, Wyoming, a small town in the middle of nowhere, seems like a good place to lie low for a while. But after becoming cook and housekeeper to cattle rancher Zeke Decker, Carlin suspects that she’s made her first mistake. Rugged, sexy, and too distracting for his own good, Zeke is pure temptation mixed with something deep and primal that makes Carlin feel almost safe. Soon things are getting way too hot in the kitchen. Zeke doesn’t challenge Carlin’s terms: cash, dead bolts, and no questions. It is easy to see that she’s a woman in trouble. Problem is, he’s so blindsided by his attraction to her he can’t think straight. Zeke tries to stay all business, no complications—but that game plan is sabotaged the second Carlin gets under his skin. And when her terrifying past follows her to the ranch, Carlin faces a heartbreaking choice: run away from the man she loves, or put him in the crosshairs of a madman.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: November 27th 2012
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages no: 367
Edition language: English
, Contemporary Romance
, Romantic Suspense
, Western Romance
Series: The Men from Battle Ridge (#1)
Reread. Not sure why. It was only so-so.
This romantic suspense was okay. The plot was interesting and the ending was exciting but most of the story moved kind of slow with the main characters ruminating about the same things over and over. I skimmed a lot. Carlin is running from crazy ex-boyfriend when she ends up in Wyoming and works ...
In this really great opening book into a new series, you will get to meet the feisty, smart and scared Carlin Reed. And, yes she was named after George Carlin! She is being stalked by someone nobody would ever expect it of, and her stalker has already killed one person that Carlin cares about. Now...
A slow book, and this plot has been done beforeThis book was slow, slow, slow to develop. Zeke was not very alpha but he came across as an acceptable hero. In fact the entire book is acceptable. If you go in expecting an old Linda Howard type read from the nineties, you will probably be disappointed...
3.75 starsI feel like this has been done already, but it was entertaining.