The second novel in USA Today bestselling author Beverly Jenkins’ compelling new Women Who Dare series follows a female rancher in Wyoming after the Civil War.
A reporter has come to Wyoming to do a story on doctors for his Black newspaper back east. He thinks Colton Lee will be an interesting subject…until he meets Colton’s sister Spring. She runs her own ranch, wears denim pants instead of dresses, and is the most fascinating woman he’s ever met.
But Spring, who has overcome a raucous and scandalous past, isn’t looking for, nor does she want, love. As their attraction grows, will their differences come between them or unite them for an everlasting love?
New love heals old wounds in Jenkins's heartening second Reconstruction era Women Who Dare romance (after Rebel). When Black female rancher Spring Rain Lee rescues Black reporter Garrett McCray after he is thrown from his horse, she means to patch him up and send him on to her brother, Dr. Colton Lee. As it happens, Garrett came to Paradise, Wyo., to profile Colton, but after meeting Spring, he realizes he wants to write about her instead. Spring is a refreshing mix of brash and nurturing, and her fierce independence is both admirable and hard won. She was sexually abused by her former employers and struggles to forgive her family for leaving her to fend for herself, but she has since become a landowner and carved out a life for herself. Opposites attract in stormy Spring and laid-back Garret but a revenge plot that threatens their lives and a scam artist's arrival in town shake their budding romance. Jenkins has a sure touch with the racism of the era, not letting it derail the escapist romance but also not shying away from harsh realities. Jenkins once again proves why she's a giant of the genre.
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Best of the best
Always a 5 star read. Passionate page turner with a little history to boot.
Expected so much more
I’ve been a fan of Beverly Jenkins since Night Song. Yet for the past couple of books, I’ve been so disappointed. Normally with any of her books, I could FEEL the characters. I could envision them and experience the story right along with them. But now, these characters and their stories seemed rushed and incomplete. Some details and events have been repeated and reused in multiple books and it takes away from the overall experience of the story. The ending was so lackluster, I finished this book in just a few hours. I’ll hold out hope for the next book but at this point, I don’t have high expectations.