Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Renegade Hearts

Anne Patrick
Contemporary Romance
Christian Romance

"Gil thought over their plan again and hoped Jenny didn't learn of it. Not only would their jobs be on the line, she was liable to wring their necks"

Jenny has about all she can handle on her plate right now.  Between a large cattle ranch, dealing with the death of her husband and raising her son, there is no time for romance.  There is barely time to find a new ranch hand.  So when her foreman's son is in need of work after returning from the war, she hires him.  Little did she know just how complicated her life could get.  Gil is running from the memories of that terrible day that got him sent home from the war.  But what he finds is a woman who entrances him, his old friend's widow.  But how can he convince her that he's not going anywhere, or that it just might be worth the risk to open her heart again?

My Opinion: Although it was a well researched book with a lot of potential with plot and development, I felt that this book kinda fell flat in the excitement department.  Conflicts were resolved too quickly and easily for there to be any real build up of tense emotions or problems.  Jenny was very strong, though still attached to the memory of her husband and didn't seem ready to jump into a new relationship.  Gil was a perfect hero, always having the answers and never making a mistake.  Zach was a great character.  The romance was a bit underdeveloped for me without a lot of back and forth.  I felt that there was little obstacle with them falling in love and little conversation between the two in order to develop any.  It was a well written book, it just didn't seem to have the fun and drama that I normally look for in a romance novel.

I received a free copy of this book to review.  No other compensation was given.  The summary and review are 100% my own.

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