{Review} At Wolf Ranch by Jennifer Ryan

{Review} At Wolf Ranch by Jennifer RyanAt Wolf Ranch by Jennifer Ryan
Also by this author: When It's Right
Series: Montana Men #1
Also in this series: When It's Right
Published by Avon Books on February 24, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense, Western Romance
Character(s): Cowboys
Pages: 384
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Everything's bigger in Big Sky country, including the hearts of the Montana Men...

After years on the rodeo circuit, Gabe Bowden wants nothing more than land of his own and a woman who will claim his heart for more than one night. When he has the chance to buy the enormous Wolf Ranch spread, he snaps up the incredible deal. Everything is set, until Gabe rescues a woman on the deserted, snowy road leading to the property, and the half-frozen beauty changes everything.

Ella Wolf rushes to her family's abandoned Montana ranch after her twin sister is murdered. She knows she's next . . . unless she can uncover a secret hidden somewhere at Wolf Ranch. The last thing Ella expects is to be rescued by a rugged rancher with his own agenda. A man who almost makes her forget how dangerous love can be.

As an unlikely partnership sparks into something so much more, and a killer closes in, can Ella and Gabe learn to trust one another before it's too late?

Erin: At Wolf Ranch by Jennifer Ryan is the first book in her new Montana Men series. I was so looking forward to this series, I mean cowboys? Who doesn’t love those strong, broody, silent men?? And throw in a bit of mystery and drama, and this sounded like my kind of book.

At Wolf Ranch started out strong. Ex-rodeo cowboy Gabe Bowden and damsel in distress Ella Wolf were very engaging characters. I liked them together, and totally bought into their relationship. Toward the middle and then on to the end, that started to fizzle out a bit. The story dragged, I had some issues with the plot as well as how realistic everything was. Yeah, I know this is a romance, and I don’t have a problem suspending reality … to a point. If the story keeps me in the moment and I’m captivated by the characters, then when things seem a bit far fetched I simply roll with it. Not so much here.

On the plus side, the writing was good. The characters were well-developed and while the sex scenes were pretty generic, they were still fun to read. I liked the tension of the drama of Ella’s sisters death, I liked Gabe. I liked the suspense. I liked the setting. I mean … cowboys! Give this one a try, there are some swoony moments sure to please.

Erin

Erin is a book addict! She loves books of all kinds, but her favorites are Contemporary Romance or YA (and she reads both boy/boy AND boy/girl, sometimes even girl/girl!) She's been reading since she could hold a book in her hands and doesn't see that changing any time soon. Give her a Coke, kick ass tunes from her favorite playlists, and a book, and she's in reading heaven.

She's a Texan, though she drinks her tea plain and NOT sweet. She loves cheesecake, strawberry limeade's from Sonic and her favorite color is purple. In her books, she loves an HEA, but she never minds if the road is rough to get there, as long as the reward is worth the struggle.

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