Review: Rustler’s Moon by Jodi Thomas

Rustler’s Moon by Jodi Thomas
Series: Ransom Canyon (# 2)
Release Date: January 26, 2016
Publisher: HQN Books
Pages: 368
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review

 

 

On a dirt road marked by haunting secrets, three strangers caught at life’s crossroads must decide what to sacrifice to protect their own agendas…and what they’re each willing to risk for love.

If there’s any place that can convince Angela Harold to stop running, it’s Ransom Canyon. And if there’s any man who can reveal desires more deeply hidden than her every fear, it’s Wilkes Wagner. Beneath the rancher’s honorable exterior is something that just might keep her safe…or unwittingly put her in danger’s path.

With his dreams of leaving this small Texas town swallowed up by hard, dusty reality, all Wilkes has to show for his life is the Devil’s Fork Ranch. Though not one to let false hope seduce him, he can’t deny the quiet and cautious beauty who slips into his world and changes everything.

Lauren Brigman finally has freedom at her fingertips. All she needs is Lucas Reyes’s attention—a look, a touch, some sign that she’s more to him than a girl he rescued one dangerous night. But now it’s her turn to rescue someone, and the life-altering decision may cost her more than a chance with Lucas.

 

Review: I love how this story is set up. From the minute I opened the book, I was immediately sucked in. A bomb was dropped on readers within the first chapter and the story kept getting better.

Readers are introduced to three main characters: Angela Harold, Wilkes Wagner, and Lauren Brigman. Throughout the story, the point of view changes between these characters as well as a few others. I love this set up because I like to know how other characters think and feel. By the end of the story, I was completely blown away. The characters are all tied together in the most unusual ways.

Although I would label this as a mystery/romance, this is definitely not your typical love story. I like that the author didn’t follow the typical “fall deeply in love as soon as they meet” plot. Most of the female characters are strong, independent women. Twists and turns bring characters closer together in the most unexpected ways.

I would recommend Rustler’s Moon to anyone who likes a good book. It is the perfect mix of love story and mystery.

 
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