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5+ stars for Hiding in Montana by @LucindaRace #romanticsuspense #westernromance #bookreview
Title: Hiding in Montana (Cowboys of River Junction Book 2)
Author: Lucinda Race
Genre: Romantic Suspense, Contemporary Western Cowboy Romance
Can love flourish while danger lurks in the shadow?
For Polly Carson, working the land on a Montana ranch is a dream come true. No one knows she’s on the run, carrying a secret that could endanger the big eclectic family she’s found on the ranch. Not even the man who rescued her broken body from the bottom of a ravine recognizes her. He doesn’t know that it was him who brought her to River Junction in hope of finding a safe haven and a chance to start over.
Something about Polly draws Clint Goodman, foreman of Grace Star Ranch, like a bee to wildflowers. If only he could remember why she seems so familiar. She trips his trigger for sure, but he’s been burned before. He loves his job and his cowboy life, but women want picket fences and a man who doesn’t work weekends. But maybe a woman like Polly is worth taking a second chance.
Polly’s a strong woman with a deep inner strength. Clint, the strong silent type, loves and respects her fierce independence. But just as their slow burn romance is heating up, Polly’s past returns to threaten her future. As lies and secrets are revealed, no one on the ranch will be safe.
Looking for a slow-burn romantic suspense that’ll send chills down your spine? Hiding in Montana is that and more. Lucinda Race has penned one of the most compelling romantic suspense I’ve ever read. It has everything you want: a heroine on the run from a very bad man, a strong hero willing to risk his life, a glorious setting, a slow-burn romance, and a villain who needs to be locked up. An unputdownable read from start to finish.
I connected with the main characters right away. They were both minor characters in book one, and I liked them immensely. Polly was traumatized by some nefarious event from her past. It’s not clear at the start what happened but clues were peppered throughout the story. Polly deserved the love Clint offered but she’s unsure. What happened next was so well-written and full of emotion. Classic Lucinda Race.
The descriptive narration is second to none and truly exemplifies what makes a terrific romantic suspense. The setting is a large ranch in Montana. There’s a feeling of family on the ranch which I enjoyed. They all band together when Polly is threatened. The suspense sublot is a like a creeping fog. It stays around the edges until it overwhelms you. Brilliantly done.
Now, I believe this is Lucinda Race’s first foray into romantic suspense and I’m impressed. A sophisticated story with just enough suspense to propel the plot. It’s romance-forward so the main focus is on the relationship between Polly and Clint.
If you love romantic suspense in a rural setting, this book is for you.
My Rating: 5+ stars
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Award-winning and best-selling author Lucinda Race is a lifelong fan of fiction. As a young girl, she spent hours reading mystery and romance novels and getting lost in the fun and hope they represent. While her friends dreamed of becoming doctors and engineers, her dreams were to become a writer—a novelist.
As life twisted and turned, she found herself writing nonfiction but longed to turn to her true passion. After developing the storyline for the McKenna Family Romance series, it was time to start living her dream. Her fingers practically fly over computer keys she weaves stories about with mystery and happily ever afters.
Lucinda lives with her two little dogs, a miniature long hair dachshund and a shitzu mix rescue, in the rolling hills of western Massachusetts. When she's not at her day job, she’s immersed in her fictional worlds. And if she’s not writing mystery, suspense and romance novels, she’s reading everything she can get her hands on.
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Reviewed by: Nancy