Friday, October 1, 2010

Tracker's Sin

By: Sarah McCarty

2 Stars out of 5

Book four in the Hell's Eight western erotic romance series. A story that should have taken weeks or months to develop was compressed into mere days. And that's what hurt the book. The heroine Ari, was barely more than a thumbnail sketch of a character. No depth, no believability. McCarty's handling of the Hell's Eight themselves is much better.

I am a huge fan of Sarah McCarty, turns out one of the nurses at my gynecologist is too. I was reading my Kindle and she asked what book (it was Sam's Creed) and that started a very fun 10 minute book club. My point here is the author is a good author, she writes well and I always enjoy the way she tells a story and I'm not the only one. It's just that Tracker's Sin was a bit forced, almost as if she was told 320 pages and not a letter more and this inhibited a much longer (in time line not necessarily word count) story.

I will keep up with the Hell's Eight Series, even when I don't adore the book, I always love her cowboys.

Before his trade became his name, "Tracker" Ochoa was a scrawny Mestizo runaway. Now as fearsome as he once was frightened, he's joined the notorious Hell's Eight…and they have a job for him.

He must rescue kidnapped heiress Ari Blake and deliver her safely to the Hell's Eight compound—by any means necessary. Turns out that includes marrying her, if he means to escort her and her infant daughter across the Texas Territory. Tracker hadn't bargained on a wife—especially such a fair, blue-eyed beauty. But the erotic pleasures of the marriage bed more than make up for the surprise.

Tracker's well-muscled bronze skin and dark, dangerous eyes are far more exciting than any of Ari's former debutante dreams. In the light of day, though, his deep scars and brooding intensity terrify her. But he's her husband and she's at his mercy. With the frontier against them and mercenary bandits at their heels, Ari fears she'll never feel safe again.

Tracker, too, remembers what fear feels like. Though he burns to protect Ari, to keep her for himself always, he knows that money, history—and especially the truth—can tear them apart.

Kindle review edition provided by the publisher.


ParaJunkee said...

Such a shame when a series goes downhill. I haven't read this particular one - actually I don't think I've "done" Western before. Sounds interesting. Muscled bronze skin also sounds interesting ;)

Nicole Sheldon said...

I had no idea there was western erotica! The things you learn! I found you on the book blog hop by the way! I'm now very curious about this series, adding it to my TBR, thanks!

Emily said...

I've read and mostly enjoyed this series so far (I should write my review of Tracker's Sin at some point today) but there was always something...missing...from these books for me. I can't quite put my finger on it- I think it's that the characters are so analytical about their relationships and they just talk everything to death, but in spite of all the talking the misunderstandings seem kind of petty. I'm not sure, and I'm also not sure if I'll keep going with this series or not. I enjoyed reading your review though!

brizmus said...

western erotic romance. . . I'm definitely going to have to pass on this one.