Saturday, April 20, 2013

Swept Away - A Book Review

When a cowboy focused on revenge encounters a woman determined to distract him there’s going to be trouble in Texas!

Back of the book excerpt:

Swept away when her wagon train attempts a difficult river crossing, Ruthy Macneil isn't terrible upset at being separated from the family who raised her.  All they've ever done is work her to the bone.  Alive but disoriented, she's rescued by Luke Stone so unfortunately, there are more chances to die in her immediate future.

Luke is on a mission to reclaim the ranch stolen from his family.  But the men currently on the property won't let it go without a fight.  Luke plans to meet up with friends who will help him take back the land, and since he can't just leave Ruthy in the middle of nowhere, she's going to have to go with him.

The more time Luke spends around the hardworking young woman, the more he finds himself thinking of things besides revenge.  Will Ruthy convince him to give up his destructive path and be swept away by love?

My thoughts:

I quickly became a fan of Mary Connealy when I read The Kincaid Bride Series and I was very excited for the chance to read Swept Away thinking it would be just as great as her last series. Unfortunately I was disappointed.

The author is known best for her historical romantic comedies and usually she has me chuckling through her books, however for this novel I felt it to be more silly than funny. I felt at times she was trying too hard to be funny. I also felt the story to be a bit unbelievable. I didn't feel that Ruthy, a young lady during that time period would be so willing to stay with a bunch of men and be so comfortable with it.

I did love the fact that the Kincaid Bride character's were intertwined with this series. Although none of the Kincaid brothers are in the book, the author connects the families and explains how they are related. I found this interesting and can't help but hope that in the future books of this series that we might see a reappearance of some of my favorite characters!

Although there were some suspenseful moments and lots of action I found the book to be rather boring. My favorite characters where not the main characters, but instead Dare and Glenna. The next book in the series is about them and the author included the first chapter of that book at the end of this one so I will give this series one more try when that book comes out. Hopefully I'll be pleased.

I will say that I have read a lot of super good books lately so maybe the bar has been raised and I am being too picky. Either way though, this book left me bored and wanting...wanting for it to be over.

***This book was provided to me by Bethany House Publisher in exchange for my honest review.

1 comment:

  1. I have a book review to do on this book.. Can't wait to read it..