Lucas Bad Boys of Dry River, Wyoming (Book 1)
by Susan Fisher-Davis
It’s true that romance isn’t one of my favorite genres, but as an eclectic reader, every now and then I like to read something different. This book clearly fit the bill.
Emily’s ex-husband Adam is being released from prison and she’s worried he’ll come looking for her. He’s psychotic and there’s no way he’s going to let her move on without him. Emily knows the only way to protect herself is to find a man to protect her. The problem is that everyone is afraid of Adam; nobody has the guts to stand up to him. She chooses a man named Lucas who’s known to be one of the local bad boys. She offers him half of her family’s ranch, Whispering Pines, if he’ll marry her. Lucas thinks Emily is beautiful and the ranch is enticing, but he isn’t sure if he’s making the right decision. Even though they’ve known each other since they were kids, should Lucas be settling down with a girl he doesn’t know very well, and so soon?
This was a bit heavy with the sexual content for me, but scenes seemed to be wrapped up fairly quickly. The story and characters were easily enjoyable and the main characters were well-developed. It was actually quite thrilling at times and held my interest. There wasn’t anything super predictable in the story, but it was a tad drawn out at times.
What’s not to love about the Wyoming ranch setting? After watching the second season of Yellowstone, it’s the exact setting I was looking for. It’s not as descriptive as I’d hoped but worked out okay.
Overall, I enjoyed this. The book is written well except for a few words that were missing throughout the story, which were easy for me to overlook. I’ll likely finish the series because each book covers one of Lucas’s friends (all mentioned in this book) and I’d like to learn more about them.
- Series: Bad Boys of Dry River, Wyoming (Book 1)
- Paperback: 203 pages
- Publisher: Independently published (September 8, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 107524546X
- ISBN-13: 978-1075245466
Emily Walters needs help fast. Her ex-husband is being released from prison and Adam swore he’d never let her go. She knows he’ll come for her. Her only choice is one of the bad boys of Dry River, Lucas Taggart. Lucas raised a lot of hell when he was younger and never backed down from anyone. It’s what Emily needs in a protector and a husband. She offers him half of her ranch in exchange for protection and marriage. Whispering Pines is one of the largest horse ranches in the States. Would it be enough to entice the brooding man?
Lucas Taggart isn’t interested in marriage but he is interested in Whispering Pines and when he looks into Emily’s eyes, he knows it wouldn’t be a hardship being married to her, as long as it’s a real marriage.
When Adam shows up to claim the woman he still thinks of as his wife, will Lucas have to do the unthinkable to protect the woman he’s come to love with all his heart? What happens if or when Adam is finally out of the picture? Will Emily still want Lucas around and will she ever return his love?
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