But, because the author is super-charming and assured me her book was nothing like the movie that still makes me nauseous to this day, I gave it a read. And I’m glad I did. Mostly.
First, the good stuff:
But that being said, I also have a few things that irked me a little:
But all that being said, I think the author has a bright future ahead of her. The good far outweighed the minor nitpicks I had. I would probably read other novels in this author’s world, and at the end of the day, can any reviewer really give a better recommendation than that?
Full disclosure: the author generously provided an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Does this book contribute to or help crush the romance stigma?
I can’t say that I’ve seen too many stories about horse whisperers, and it was well-written, so I’d say this one manages to steer clear of the romance stigma.
Other reading suggestions
For other good “western” reads, try Kiss My Boots by Harper Sloan, Wild Card by Karina Halle, and The Lucky Heart by Devney Perry.