Review: Back In The Saddle

tl;dr: short book that zipped too fast on plot development, otherwise ‘fine’

I reviewed this book for the 2017 RITA reader challenge at Smart Bitches, Trashy Books. You can read my review here. It was interesting to write a review that appears in a popular blog (one that I love, no less). So check it out over there!


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Like Westerns? I reviewed Chase recently, although I don’t really recommend it.

Like single parents? Check out Love & Rockets by Maggie Wells.

Review: Chase

tl;dr: mistaken identity story remains listless on the page

The Story:

Chase Garrett has rearranged his whole life for his fiancée, whom he catches cheating on him with his best friend in the opening pages of the book. With no property to go back to, he decides to be reckless and join the IBR, the International Bull Riding circuit, and doesn’t look back. On one of his rides, a little boy dashes across the arena, thinking that he is his late father. Riley Barrett doesn’t understand that this Chase is not the same man, due to some physical similarities and how similar his name is to his dad’s.

Madeline Barrett, on the other hand, feels overwhelmed at being a single mother. It’s been many months since her husband died while bull riding, and she is trying to plan for their financial security. She has a ton of brothers, all of whom want to help, but she won’t let them because of pride. When she sees Chase and the way that he connects with Riley, she begins to feel all those stirrings that she’d avoided in the months since her husband’s passing.

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