Showing posts with label Brenda Minton. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Brenda Minton. Show all posts

Monday, April 17, 2017

Review: Her Rancher Bodyguard by Brenda Minton


Heidi Reads... Her Rancher Bodyguard by Brenda Minton

My rating: 2 stars / It was okay

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Synopsis

Bodyguard Boone Wilder isn't keen on his latest mission: watching over a pretty politician's daughter. Boone is from quiet Texas Hill Country, and Kayla is a showy city gal. But once safely settled at the Wilder Ranch, Boone watches Kayla enjoy cooking with his family, caring for his relatives and bottle-feeding calves. There's more to her than he ever knew. Still, the former soldier's wounds are way too deep to let Kayla close. But when he discovers that someone wants to hurt Kayla, Boone must risk his heart to protect what he cares about most.

My Review

I normally love reading books by this author, but I had a hard time getting into this one. I didn't feel a connection to the characters at all, it was like the story jumped right into the plot without any introduction to who they are. Because of that, it was hard to hold my interest. I noticed that this book is part of a series, I wonder if there is any initial character development in the previous books. Perhaps if I had started from the beginning and read them in order it might have helped.

(I received a complimentary copy of the book; all opinions in this review are my own)


Saturday, November 1, 2014

Review: A Rancher for Christmas by Brenda Minton


 A Rancher for Christmas by Brenda Minton

My rating: 4 stars / I really liked it

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Synopsis

Raised on the run, free-spirited Breezy Hernandez has never stayed in one place too long. But now that she has joint custody of her late brother's twin daughters, she's determined to give them a stable home. Even if it means cooperating with the twins' bossy uncle. Texas rancher Jake Martin learned the hard way that women can't be trusted. But as he and Breezy care for the orphaned girls, Jake begins to open his heart. Is Breezy ready to put down roots in Martin's Crossing, or will she run from the one thing she's always wanted: a family?

My Review

This novel had quite a bit of depth. Jake and Breezy struggle to find footing in their unconventional relationship since they both have major trust issues, but as they witness the love each other has for the girls in their care, friendship begins to blossom. The details from Breezy's past are revealed slowly layer by layer which I felt was effective as it kept me reading to find out more. The characters are dynamic as well as their interactions and the situations they are in.

(Thank you to Harlequin Publishing and Love Inspired books for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review)