Author: Jodi Thomas
Date of publication: January 2017
In the heart of Ransom Canyon, sometimes the right match for a lonely soul is the one you least expect.
Dan Brigman may not lead the most exciting life, but he’s proud of what he’s achieved: he’s a respected lawman, and he’s raised a bright, talented daughter on his own. But finding a lone, sparkly blue boot in the middle of a deserted highway gets him thinking maybe the cowgirl who lost it is exactly the shake-up he needs.
After losing her baby girl, Brandi Malone felt like her soul died along with her daughter. Now singing in small-town bars to make ends meet, she’s fine being a drifter—until a handsome sheriff makes her believe that parking her boots under his bed is a better option.
College grad Lauren Brigman has just struck out on her own in downtown Dallas when a troubling phone call leads her back home to Crossroads. Her hometown represents her family, friends and deepest hopes, but also her first love, Lucas Reyes. Will Lauren’s homecoming be another heartbreak, or a second chance for her and Lucas?
You all know I love romance and I was looking forward to Wild Horse Springs. There is a lot more packed into this story than the synopsis would lead you to believe. I think fans of this series will enjoy this return to Ransom Canyon. Unfortunately, I just didn't enjoy the story. While I did finish it, I had a hard time connecting with it. Part of that could be because I haven't read any of the other book sin the series. I felt like there were a lot of back stories with the characters that I was missing.
I felt like the story was all over the place. There were too many story lines and points of view. I didn't like the "love triangle" between Lauren, Lucas and Tim. I didn't feel like it really added to the story. Dan and Brandi were supposed to be the main romance, but I didn't buy into it. I felt like I needed more of them together. The story line with the two rangers was kind of stalkerish and weird.
As I said I think fans of the series will enjoy this one. I didn't think that this did well as a stand alone. But, give it a shot. You may like it. It just wasn't for me.
About Jodi Thomas
New York Times bestselling author Jodi Thomas is a fifth-generation Texan who sets many of her stories in her home state, where her grandmother was born in a covered wagon. She is a certified marriage and family counselor, a Texas Tech graduate and writer-in-residence at West Texas A&M University. She lives with her husband in Amarillo, Texas.
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Jodi Thomas’ TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:
Thursday, January 26th: Book Reviews and More by Kathy – Excerpt
Friday, January 27th: Patricia’s Wisdom
Monday, January 30th: A Bookaholic Swede – Excerpt
Wednesday, February 1st: From the TBR Pile
Friday, February 3rd: Black ‘n Gold Girl’s Book Spot
Wednesday, February 8th: The Sassy Bookster
Thursday, February 9th: Buried Under Romance – Excerpt and review
Friday, February 10th: A Chick Who Reads
Monday, February 13th: Books a la Mode – Excerpt
Monday, February 13th: Books and Spoons
Wednesday, February 15th: Diary of a Stay at Home Mom
Thursday, February 16th: Bewitched Bookworms
Friday, February 17th: Stranded in Chaos
Monday, February 20th: Books and Bindings
Monday, February 20th: Pretty Little Book Reviews
Tuesday, February 21st: Romantic Reads and Such – Excerpt
Tuesday, February 21st: Becca the Bibliophile
Wednesday, February 22nd: Becky on Books
Date TBD: Susan Peterson
TBD: The Romance Dish