Monday, November 14, 2022

Review: Her Guardian Rancher by Brenda Minton

My rating: 3 stars / I liked it


A Soldier's Promise

Three years ago Daron McKay made a vow to his dying army buddy: watch over his wife, protect his child. But he never imagined he'd fall in love with mom and baby. Now as Emma Shaw barely hangs on to her ranch and her daughter faces lifesaving surgery, the cowboy bodyguard is determined to see his promise through. But Emma doesn't want a hero. Especially one riddled with guilt. She'll make it on her own, just like she always has. With Emma, Daron faces his most difficult assignment: showing the battle-scarred widow that letting go makes you stronger—and that loving is worth the risk…

My Review

I always enjoy the healing that takes place in stories where the main character has experienced trauma. Daron has watched over the family of a fallen comrade for years which aided in his slow recovery journey. He's reliable in the way that Emma's husband wasn't, but she just can't let go of the thought that he's only there out of guilt. It actually gets repetitive how much she hounds on that, and I wished for her to have more development throughout the book instead of closer to the end. The themes of loyalty and community are strong, and I liked the others that Daron worked with in his security company- Boone and Lucy. There is some conflict with Emma's former brother-in-law which brought an element of suspense to the book.

Disclosure statement: A complimentary copy of this book was provided from a tour group, publisher, publicist, or author, including NetGalley, OR was borrowed from the library, including OverDrive, OR borrowed from Kindle Unlimited, OR purchased. A review was not required and all views and opinions expressed are unbiased and my own.

Check out the other books in the Martin's Crossing series . . .

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thanks for your comment!