Author: Mary Connealy
Series: The Cimarron Legacy #2
Publisher: Bethany House
Release Date: February 28, 2017
Rating: 4 Stars
Reviewer: Jessica Higgins
A charming western romance with action and adventure at just the right spots.
After the patriarch of the Boden family is injured in what appears to be an accidental landslide and sent to Denver for treatment, the rest of the family is left to handle the ranch and quickly uncover it was no accident. Justin Boden is now in charge of the ranch and after seeing his father hurt and now his brother Cole, shot and in critical condition, he feels in over his head. The doctor trying to save Cole has an assistant, Angie Dupree, that is a distraction to Justin. Angie came to town to stay with her aunt after her life didn’t go as planned. Justin and the rest of the family must work together, with the help of Angie, who he is quickly falling for, and a few others to figure out who is out to get their family. Things are turning out to be much bigger than they first thought and danger is around every corner and deadlier than they could have imagined.
The best thing about a Mary Connealy book is that it is a quick read that is enjoyable. However, sometimes the books can be unmemorable, especially when you read a lot. It has been a while since I read the first in the series and didn’t remember a whole lot of it before starting this one. In a way that is good because I can say that if readers haven’t read the first book, they will still enjoy this one. It does help for some background information with the parents and what the family is facing. But it is not completely vital to have read the first before starting this one. I read these and enjoy them while I am reading them and then move on to the next on my list, whereas with some I hate to put it down because it was so good. I liked the storyline of Justin and Angie, I could see where they were heading and everything felt natural for the characters as they got to where they needed to be. I’m hoping the third book will go into Cole and his relationship to come, ( I could be wrong but I’m guessing he will fall for Melanie.) I recommend this book to readers than enjoy a good, clean, historical romance with cowboys, action and a little humor sprinkled in for good measure.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. The views and opinions expressed within are my own.