TLC Book Tours: Wild Horse Springs by Jodi Thomas
|Wild Horse Springs|
In the heart of Ransom Canyon, sometimes the right match for a lonely soul is the one you least expect
Dan Brigman may not lead the most exciting life, but he's proud of what he's achieved: he's a respected lawman, and he's raised a bright, talented daughter on his own. But finding a lone, sparkly blue boot in the middle of a deserted highway gets him thinking maybe the cowgirl who lost it is exactly the shake-up he needs.
After losing her baby girl, Brandi Malone felt like her soul died along with her daughter. Now singing in small-town bars to make ends meet, she's fine being a drifter—until a handsome sheriff makes her believe that parking her boots under his bed is a better option.
College grad Lauren Brigman has just struck out on her own in downtown Dallas when a troubling phone call leads her back home to Crossroads. Her hometown represents her family, friends and deepest hopes, but also her first love, Lucas Reyes. Will Lauren's homecoming be another heartbreak, or a second chance for her and Lucas?
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I read a bit of everything in the romance genre. From historicals to westerns to paranormal to Christian, I've read 'em all! It just so happens that I haven't read a western in a quite a while, so I was excited to read this new book from Jodi Thomas. I'm always open to trying out a new-to-me-author's novels and while I was blown away by the story, it was good.
The characters presented herein are likeable. I like a dashing lawman and Sheriff Brigman doesn't disappoint. Who doesn't love a hunky hero willing to risk it all to protect those he loves? Brandi Malone, a singer trying to escape heartache and a troubled past, certainly can't resist him! That said, Dan and Brandi deserve more page time! I really like them, but they have to share a book with the sheriff's grown daughter and her two friends and a park ranger and her "husband." It is such a shame that there really isn't a chance for Brandi and Dan's romance to blossom and unfold more fully. The love triangle between Lauren, Lucas, and Tim along with Cody and Tess's relationship are interesting to say the least, but so distracting! I'm all for more romance, but in this instance I think it just makes the story more jumbled.
Jodi Thomas has a unique style of writing. I do appreciate an author who can bring Old West vibes to a contemporary story. While I probably won't read this book again, I'm curious as to how the previous Ransom Canyon stories played out. Wild Horse Springs is a quick read and if you're a fan of the author or the genre, it might be worth a look by you!
~ My Rating 2 out of 5 stars ~
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