Author: Lindsay McKenna
Date of publication: April 2016
With her return to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, New York Times bestselling author Lindsay McKenna shows how love can find a way out of the darkness…
A fresh start—that’s all Devorah McGuire wants. As a former Marine and current Ranger with the US Forest Service, she’s grown accustomed to keeping others safe. But when the unthinkable happens, she can only hope that a transfer to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, will allow her to put the past behind her for good.
Dev’s mentor at Grand Tetons National Park is fellow canine handler and horseman Sloan Rankin. He shows Dev the spectacular trails, never knowing the terror that stalks her every move. Despite her lingering fear, Dev feels an attraction for Sloan as wild as their surroundings. With Sloan, Dev can envision a new life—a real home. Unless a vengeful man fresh out of prison succeeds in finishing what he started…
Out Rider is the eleventh book in the Jackson Hole Series. The thing that I do like about this series is that the stories can all be read as stand alone books. While other characters in the series show up, I have never felt like I was missing out. In Out Rider, Dev has transferred to Wyoming to work at the ranger station there. She is fleeing her stalker/attacker and trying to make a new life. A chance meeting with Sloan, a fellow ranger, makes her see that life might be better in the mountains after all.
I did enjoy this one. It's a really quick read and was entertaining. I liked the attraction between Sloan and Dev and that they both were cautious to jump into anything at first. I also loved Mouse and Bella. It's fun when dogs play a big role in a story and have personalities of their own. The "suspense" part of the story was kind of so-so as you get her stalker's perspective throughout the book so you know what's coming. But the last part of the book is definitely thrilling and had me on the edge of my seat.
There is one negative thing about the book, though. I did find the story a bit repetitive at times. I read an ARC, so maybe this issue is tightened up in the final edit. The reader is given the same information several times, often in the same chapter. For instance, how many times do I need to be reminded that bears and other animals in the wild view dogs as wolves? After reading that several times, I was waiting for one of the dogs to be attacked by a bear. It never happened, so why keep reminding me? There are others, but you get the idea.
Despite that one issue, I do recommend this one. It's a sweet romance with a bit of action in the mix. Pick it up and enjoy the story!
About Lindsay McKenna
A U.S. Navy veteran, she was a meteorologist while serving her country. She pioneered the military romance in 1993 with Captive of Fate, Silhouette Special edition. Her heart and focus is on honoring and showing our military men and women. Creator of the Wyoming Series and Shadow Warriors series for HQN, she writes emotionally and romantically intense suspense stories.
Connect with Lindsay
Lindsay McKenna’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:
Monday, April 25th: Bewitched Bookworms
Wednesday, April 27th: The Sassy Bookster
Friday, April 29th: Bookaholics Not-So-Anonymous
Monday, May 2nd: Read Love Blog
Tuesday, May 3rd: From the TBR Pile
Wednesday, May 4th: Booked on a Feeling
Thursday, May 5th: Reading Reality
Friday, May 6th: Book Reviews & More by Kathy – guest post
Monday, May 9th: Books a la Mode – guest post
Wednesday, May 11th: Palmer’s Page Turners – guest post
Monday, May 16th: Bibliotica
Wednesday, May 18th: Stranded in Chaos
Thursday, May 19th: The Reading Cove Book Club
Friday, May 20th: What I’m Reading
Monday, May 23rd: A Chick Who Reads
Wednesday, May 25th: Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews
TBD: Written Love Reviews – guest post