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Book Review of Running Wild (Men from Battle Ridge, Bk 1)

Running Wild (Men from Battle Ridge, Bk 1)
Running Wild (Men from Battle Ridge, Bk 1)
Author: Linda Howard, Linda Jones
Genre: Romance
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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This is a very average story with moderately interesting main characters -- Carlin Reed and ranch owner Zeke Decker. Carlin is on the run from a policeman who obsesses over her and decides to kill her when she doesn't return his affection.

She winds up in Battle Ridge, Wyoming, a small town growing smaller, as times become more difficult for the ranchers. Zeke doubts Carlins story but agrees to the deadbolts and cash payments. He needs a housekeeper and cook desperately.

However, along the way, Zeke realizes the terror Carlin lives with and sets out to do something about it. He teaches Carlin how to shoot and fight dirty, which gives her confidence.

Whatever suspense there was didnt travel through the pages; Brad, the bad policeman, was two-dimensional. The relationship between Kat and Carlin seemed natural and realistic.

The little woman taking over a house in turmoil is an oft-used device. This book didnt add anything different or interesting to the plotline. This was definitely a ho-hum novel.

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