Saving Hope is a fast-paced, quick read - about two hours read time. As I've come to expect with this author, the pace of the story, combined with a bit of suspense kept me turning pages to see how things would play out. It is instalove, but that tends to be the norm in romances of this length and pacing, so it was expected.
Even considering the length of the book, the beginning of the story felt a bit rushed to me. In all honesty, I was having trouble connecting with the characters and wasn't sure if I was going to like this one. There were things about Rob and Hope's first night together that just didn't ring true for me. But, there was that element of suspense to keep things moving and I was interested enough to plunge ahead.
Once the mystery of who Hope is and why she's running started to really play out, my interest picked up. Like other books by Wild, I found myself engrossed in the story at that point and was able to connect with a story much better in the second half of Rob and Hope's tale. That second half of the book is what bumped this one from a three to a four-star read for me.
Overall, while this isn't my favorite book by Lucy Wild, it is worth the read.
I really enjoyed this clean, Historical, Western, Romance.I voluntarily chose to review this book and I've given it a 5* rating. In the middle of this, and as heartbreaking as it was to some, part of the mystery was solved, a secret was shared and some of this story was resolved. So there was a lot going on in this story and I'm ready to move on.
"Only if they don't make you poot. Buffalo sauce poots make the baby Jesus cry."
"Well sure, nothing rules out ass-fucking like buffalo poots. 'Cept maybe Taco Bell."
They sat together, arm to arm, not looking at each other. Then B reached out, twining their fingers together, holding on like they'd done this a thousand times.
"Is this the way it normally happens with two guys, Hoss?"
"I'm usually the handjob in the barn type of guy, B. I've never been the type to be on love,so I don't know."
"I've been in love with you since high school. I don't know how the handjob in the barn even works."