Thursday, July 26, 2018

Book Review: Rancher's Dream

I've been steadily reading the Montana Cahills series so I was super excited to see this one released. I can't wait for Cyrus's story next but this one? This one is Hawk's.

Rancher's Dream - B.J. Daniels

Tragedy sent Deidre “Drey” Hunter running from rancher Hawk Cahill and into the arms of a sleek businessman who promised her a new life. But dreams of Manhattan days and cosmopolitan nights shatter when he brings her back to an ultramodern paradise in her hometown of Gilt Edge—and vanishes on their wedding night.

Taunted by seclusion and silence, Drey starts to doubt everything…including her sanity. Only Hawk, the stubborn cowboy from her school days, believes the threats are real and that someone is ready to kill. But is he willing to forgive the past if it means ending her nightmare?

In this book we have Drey newly married to Ethan Baxter, a wealthy businessman from New York City. She married him in the hopes she could leave Gilt Edge, and Hawk Cahill behind. Her groom has other plans and tells her on their wedding night that they'll be living in Gilt Edge after all in this garish mansion he's built that fits more in a neighborhood of skyscrapers than it does in Montana ranch country.

Disappointed, Drey is determined to make the best of her new life. The dream doesn't last long though because as she goes to bed for the night, waiting for Ethan to come upstairs, she finds herself in the morning hours of the next day and no husband. Wandering the house she realizes he never came to their room and it's like he actually vanished. Soon she meets his brother Jet, that she had no idea existed, under the guise he was late for the wedding but here for a visit. Nothing seems right and soon she finds herself to be a victim of gaslighting. She turns to Hawk Cahill for help, even though they parted under awful terms years ago because she knows of anyone else in town, she can trust him no matter what.

Soon they begin to untangle the mess Drey finds herself in but as they get closer to figuring out what's happening, Drey has to ask herself what is she going to do if Ethan is alive? Does she stay with him despite all of this or does she divorce him and go back to Hawk? None of that matters unless she can get out of the situation alive.

I'm rating this one a 4 star because I flew through it simply because I wanted to know what the heck is even going on! I'll warn you that Drey is easily the most naive, stupid character I have read in a long time. She's like the blond girl in every horror movie who does exactly the wrong thing at every turn and you almost hope she does die so you're done with the character. Honestly, if Drey wasn't so dumb I'd give this 5 stars but man.. she's tough to like. It's classified as a romance novel but there's really almost no romance to be honest, there are a couple of spots where it might happen but it doesn't so if you're looking for a book that has assumed romance but no sex, this is going to be your book.

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