Series: The Carsons of Mustang Creek #3
Published by Harlequin on March 20, 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: Kindle Edition
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I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
For the youngest Carson brother, finding—and fixing—trouble seems to be all in a day's work
Mace Carson is no hero. Back in college, he came upon a woman in trouble and intervened—but he was just one irate Wyoming cowboy with his boots planted firmly on the side of right. Now a successful vintner, Mace is shocked to be reunited with the woman he saved. But it turns out she's in Wyoming on business…a corporate executive representing the company that wants to buy his winery. Only, he's not selling.
Kelly Wright has never forgotten that horrible night ten years ago when Mace came to her rescue, has never forgotten him. The surprising success of a winery in the middle of ranch country has brought her to Mustang Creek, and she's secretly thrilled to discover Mace at the helm. Reluctant to mix business with pleasure, Kelly vows to keep things professional, until her attacker is released from prison and comes for vengeance…against both of them.
City girl falls for a cowboy.
Kelly has met Mace before back in college when she is attacked after dark while walking back home alone. Mace happens to be around, saves her and with his help lock up the man that almost raped her.
Now years later, their worlds collide again.
Kelly is in Mustang Creek with a business proposition for Mace and his winery, something he apparently wants no part of – but never really stop her from flying from California to Wyoming?
I wanted to like this book. I did. I love my cowboy romances. I even kind of liked Mace and his passion for his winery.
I couldn’t stand Kelly and by the time I came to terms with her it was a bit too late. The whole business side of this story was downright annoying. Like the guy didn’t want it, and she kept pushing and not understand why he didn’t want a corporation taking over basically his passion and something he worked on so hard to build.
The romance itself was a bit flat. I did not feel it at it, could not connect.
Of course, there had to be an unnecessary suspense drama that also was kind of bland.
What I did like is the secondary characters. I absolutely loved Mace’s big and loud family. I loved the banter and I loved how close knit they were. The back and forth had me giggling.
I almost gave this 3.5 stars, but then the whole thing with the condom happened and dear god could it have been anymore predictable? Like I was waiting for something different than the usual to happen and nope wasn’t in favor… Oh well.
Rant below if you really want to know.View Spoiler »I am a bit sick and tired of the whole oh, we didn’t use a condom, we are going to get pregnant cause I am not on the pill cliche. Okay, not everyone gets pregnant from a one time thing. I get promoted safe sex and the consequences of not having it, but come on.. This is an adult book. I suspect most people who read it are aware of this? Okay, maybe I am naive. Is this a publishing world thing that authors have to do this? I don’t know, it’s frustrating. Maybe she got lucky and it wasn’t that day of her cycle? Maybe she can’t have kids? Oh, but Kelly is divorced and got divorced because her ex wanted kids and she didn’t, not yet… So naturally she gets pregnant and now has to deal with it. How original…
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