“Stirring…rich with emotion and intensified by suspense. Readers will be excited to see where McKenna takes the series next.”
—Publishers Weekly STARRED REVIEW
New York Times bestselling author, US Navy Veteran, and genre pioneer Lindsay McKenna combines pulse-pounding suspense with the romance of a contemporary Western for the first installment in her highly emotional, engrossingly swoon-worthy Silver Creek series.
Love's flame burns bright...
Leanna Ryan's hometown in coastal Oregon has been her refuge ever since a traumatic event during her teens. But over time, even the safest harbor can start to feel more like a prison. That's why Lea, a master carpenter and wood sculptor, is moving to Wyoming, a place whose rugged beauty has long captured her imagination. The scenery around Silver Creek is as stunning as she hoped, and her new employer, Logan Anderson, is generous and fair, though his eyes reveal a sadness she recognizes all too well.
Logan immediately knows he can trust Lea with his Wild Goose Ranch remodeling project. Her skill, her dedication—they're as appealing to him as her unaffected beauty. But he has other reasons for unease. There have been disturbing events around the ranch. Then Lea's car is rammed in a hit and run. Logan has already lost so much; now he fears he's jeopardizing not only his property, but Lea too. His dream is to convince Lea to make Silver Creek her home—but first, he'll have to keep her safe...
McKenna (the Wind River Valley series) launches her Silver Creek series with this stirring work of romantic suspense. Talented 29-year-old woodworker Lea Ryan takes a job renovating Logan Anderson's Wild Goose Ranch in Silver Creek, Wyo. On her way there, her truck is rammed in a hit-and-run accident, and it's the strapping Logan himself who rescues her from her totaled vehicle. As Lea recovers from her minor injuries and becomes immersed in her work on Logan's ranch house, she and Logan grow close: he opens up to her about the death of his wife and unborn daughter, and she shares details of a traumatic incident from her teen years that left her wary of men. Their growing connection is only heightened by a mounting element of danger: a man who wants Logan's land for fracking starts sending increasingly violent threats. Logan's determination to keep Lea safe will please fans of the genre, while Lea's bravery and passion for the environment make her an admirable character. The romance is slow to evolve but rich with emotion and intensified by suspense. Readers will be excited to see where McKenna takes the series next.
Too much Preaching
At the heart of it a good story, but the author comes across preachy quite often throughout the book . Tone that down and it would be an enjoyable read.
Very good reading. Enjoyed it to the fullest .