No sooner had he rescued spitfire Glory Townsend from deadly quicksand than Quince found himself trapped in a quagmire of emotions far more difficult to escape. His homecoming after five years tracking renegades hadn't changed his father's drinking, lessened his rivalry with his brother or resolved the mystery surrounding his mother's death. But those issues felt like easy going compared to the shaky ground he traversed with Glory. Every time he looked into her flashing green eyes he felt himself sinking deeper. Maybe it was time to stop struggling and admit that only her love could save him.
This is the second in the series of Half Moon Ranch. This is written by a different author (Hunter's Moon is by Bobbi Smith) and they have a different style.
As the blurb states, the four siblings are trying to save the ranch, and their father, who is out of prison is home. Quince has received a letter from his sister asking him to come home and on the way he rescues a young girl who could be called a spitfire, she does have a temper. The are forced to work with each other, as they try to save their ranches. All ends well, they have their HEA. What is between the meeting and HEA is an enjoyable reading.
This author has a faster pace than the first one, it could be due to style or it has sped up for the storyline. Either way, it moves quicker and has more action in it. The interaction of the hero/heroine is more volatile while Glory fights their attraction as Quience keeps setting her off by want to protect her.
The author has writen the young lady as fully capable of doing a man's job and not as a woman who needs a knight in shining armor to her rescue. Glory shows that she can do what is needed and doesn't want some man with a macho attitude about her abilities. Quience quickly learns she is capable and is man enough to let her do her asigned jobs, no coddling.
The author has done a good job with the same secondary characters staying in the background and moving the H/H from the first story into the background.
The setting for the west seems to be accurate, going by other stories and tv shows. A historian may be suddering but this is fiction and most readers don't expect total accuracy.
The sexual tension in the hero/heroine is more intense than the couple in the first book but it is still what many would see as mild (Barbara Cartland anyone). If that is what you enjoy reading, then you will definitley enjoy this book.
The author has done a good job of ending the book in a manner that if you do not wish to continue you can skip the rest of the series, no cliff-hanger to mess it up.
I read a totally different type of book so this is not my usual reading, but I enjoyed it and want to finish the series. Each person has their own taste and I don't want to come across as putting this style down because it definitely isn't mine. I prefer to read books with lots of actions, sexual tension that has you aroused as you are waiting for them to do the "wild monkey dance".
If I were rating this book on my standards of what I like to read, of what I think should be in a book, I would give this a 1 maybe a 2. If, however I judge it fairly, in the style that it is writen and the reader group that would like this book I would give it a 4.5.
If you want a break from erotica, from smutt, and want something that is warm, fuzzy, yet a hint of action, conflict of characters, then read this book you will enjoy it. If you enjoy reading books that are mild in action, sexual tension and interaction, then you will enjoy this book.
As a family of siblings tries to hold together their sacred ranch, they need one man to reveal the most awful truth....murder.
This is one in a series and brothers who father has lost their ranch.