Tuesday, July 31, 2018

BOOK REVIEW- ROGUE RAPIDS ((Redemption Mountain Historical Western Romance Book 11) BY Shirleen Davies

Rogue Rapids (Redemption Mountain Historical Western Romance Book 11) by [Davies, Shirleen]
A painful betrayal and a past he chooses to forget.
The dream of love and a future she desperately desires.

Rogue Rapids, Book Eleven, Redemption Mountain Historical Western Romance Series
Adam “Mack” Mackey vowed to never return to the family who betrayed him. Needing to forget and start over, the ex-Union officer accepted a deputy job in the Montana Territory. The new start offered satisfaction, purpose, and much needed peace. His nights with the women in Splendor saloons provided companionship. He required nothing else—including love, a notion he firmly rejected. At least that was what he thought until his gaze landed on a newly arrived mail order bride.

Sylvia Lucero escaped an arranged marriage certain to add to her family’s riches while committing her to a lifetime devoid of love. Stepping from the stage onto the muddy street of Splendor, Montana, her gaze swept the area, halting on a handsome, and she’d soon learn, arrogant lawman—the last person she’d consider marrying.

Supper. That’s all Mack wants, but the obstinate woman refuses all his invitations—until one evening when he wouldn’t take no for an answer. Their first supper together changes everything.

Unfortunately, their tentative steps at a relationship face challenges neither anticipate. Threats to local ranchers, the town, and Sylvia strain their fragile connection. 

Will the danger prove too much for two people with different goals? Or will the perils bring them together, forcing a shared strength greater than either imagine?

Rogue Rapids, book eleven in the Redemption Mountain historical western romance series, is a full-length novel with an HEA and no cliffhanger. AMAZON  4 STARS

Wow, the relationship between  Mack and Sylvia sure had a lot of challenges, almost from the very start.   The attraction is there but Sylvia is looking for love and Mack seems to be way too smooth and charming to be taken seriously at first.  And Mack has a strong attraction to Sylvia and likes more about her as he get to know her.  But love?  As far as he thinks, it''s out of the question.  He's been burnt by so-called loved before and he's not about to run into that fire again, 
any time soon or ever.  Because of this very problem, the story is often an emotional one. 
Sylvia is a really good main character who has put everything on the line to marry for love.  She has a family that she loves dearly but she left them behind in order to escape her father's excessive control.  He married for love but he sees no problem with forcing his children to marry for position, power and marriages that will  benefit his "empire".  She makes good friends in her new town and these people add to the story. 
There are love matches going on right and left in this place and Sylvia longs for the same. 
Sylvia's brother Dominic also has dreams that don't fit in with his father's plans and I enjoyed reading how close the two of them were.   He is definitely there when she needs him.   
There is a mystery going on that is getting more dangerous as time goes on.  The sheriff and his deputies are spread thin trying to put a stop to the threats.   But  when  the truth comes out it happens because the danger just went ballistic. So if you are looking for action, danger, romance, and an interesting twist, this book has it.  
There is a H.E.A. as promised along with a Epilogue.  There is also a shocker too.  Not for Mack and Sylvia though.  One of Mack's friends, Caleb finally works up the nerve to approach a woman he was interested in and then watch out..shocker coming up.   

"I voluntarily read an advanced reader copy of this book. and this is my honest opinion of it.” 

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