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Published on March 21, Anyway, the hero has a weird name - Boone but otherwise an ok character. This book is still a stranger to me. Return to Book Page. I usually like my guilty pleasure reading romance novels as exactly that, i.
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Okay, I've just gotta say… that cover is bad. I had seen this book a couple times on Amazon, but each time, I just said 'no way' because of the cover. I wasn't familiar with the author, and the book was free, so I assumed the story would be equally as bad as the cover… or worse. I was way off base!
A Stranger in the Family has ratings and reviews. Tina said: Okay, I've just gotta say that cover is bad. I had seen this book a couple times. Who would ever connect this handsome, charming, straight-arrow son of a perfect all-American family with the gruesome crimes of a serial killer? Richard Daniel.
I'm not exactly sure why I did get it though, or why—out of so many TBR's—I chose to read it now instead of putting it off. But I am so glad I read this book. It literally blew me away.
This novel took Okay, I've just gotta say… that cover is bad. This novel took me a while to read because it struck such an emotional chord with me that I kept going into an introspective daze. The characters are extremely well portrayed without having too much back story bogging down the main story. I connected with these characters—not just Cambria and Boone either, but the whole cast—on such a deep level that when I finished reading, it was like saying 'Goodbye' to a loved one.
And I really adore Cambria, I see so much of myself in her. This is a beautifully written romance, that in spite of my initial judgement turned out to be a pleasant surprise. I thoroughly enjoyed my time spent reading it, and recommend it to those that enjoy reading about characters that come to terms with life, love, and family, while growing and becoming better people in the process. To say I loved this book would be such an understatement. But I really loved this book! When a man suddenly finds out he's the father of a sixteen-year old boy, it's a shocker. As a young man of 18, Bodie Smith broke up with his girlfriend, joined the military and left town.
The girlfriend didn't bother telling him she was pregnant, nor later advise him that he was a father. She put the baby up for adoption, never mentioned him again, and life went on Book One in McLinn's "Bardville, Wyoming Trilogy" and a wonderful debut to what I'm counting on to be a positive reading experience.
She put the baby up for adoption, never mentioned him again, and life went on. Quite by accident, a friend from Bodie Smith's past, who is also the cousin to the former girlfriend, lets the information slip.
Bodie wants to do the right thing and this book is his journey to completing his goal. When Bodie finds his son, things take a turn that leave him inadequately prepared to face his past. There's a love story that touches your heart and brings you to tears. There's also an abundance of love and humor that completes a wonderfully rewarding read. View all 3 comments. This was a hard read for me. Some might like that drama and angst of a father seeking his son "undercover". I tend to dislike any interference between a family who has raised a child as their own only to have to face a biological parent who wants to reunite regardless of wether or not he knew he fathered a child in the past.
Aside from this the book drags on with this hidden premise far too long and thus the love story falters and lacks the emotional satisfied ending. The characters lack feeli This was a hard read for me. The characters lack feeling and I didn't connect emotionally with them to the point I didn't care if there was a satisified ending. It is not a relaxing summer read and is more drama than romance.
Boring Boring I hate to be critical, but this book dragged. I finally started skipping whole sections--something I rarely do. This was painfully realistic for me. I usually like my guilty pleasure reading romance novels as exactly that, i. I get enough grief, sorrow and sacrifice in my everyday life that I don't need to add to it. This was a story about redemption and love. Feb 13, Judi Easley rated it it was amazing Shelves: I think I might have just found a new favorite author.
I gave this first book in the trilogy a 5-star rating, and then I read the rest of the three books! I really enjoyed the way the books were written. I looked through my Kindle library and discovered that I have a half a dozen or so more books by this author, so I must like the story lines in the summaries for her books. I guess you'll be seeing more reviews of her books. But for now, I'm going My Review: But for now, I'm going to do a review of the trilogy all in one. The story takes place in Bardville, WY.
That's where the Weston Ranch is with its Guest Quarters. Downtown, Jessa Tarrant owns a store called, Nearly Everything, but people mostly just call it Jessa's place. There's a sheriff that keeps the peace, named Tom Milano. Sheriff Milano talks out of two sides of his mouth, but he makes sure that people are taken care of and they are safe. Those that need the law, get the law and those that need help, get help. He's just waiting to retire while the new sheriff he's picked gets himself elected. But I can't say more about that 'cause that would be a spoiler.
In the first book, Boone Dorsey "Bodie" Smith comes to Bardville looking for the son he didn't know he'd fathered by his high school girlfriend before he went into the Army. He's not much of a people person, so he steps all over things and makes quite a mess. He wants a reservation at the Guest Quarters a couple weeks before they even open for the season. He wants to stay a month when most people stay a couple of days. And he's driving a shiny, top-of-the-line four-wheel-drive vehicle that he parks next to a ramshackle pickup truck that belongs to the ranch.
Ted and Irene Weston's daughter, Cambria, knows he's up to something from the very beginning, but she can't figure out what. So she won't give him an inch, even though the two are having a hard time resisting each other. Well, book one has its HEA for the couple.
Bodie just has to learn that he can't have everything his way all the time. These characters and situations were drawn with such skill, I read this book in one sitting. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience, and I don't usually like the "western" or "cowboy" romances.
This one was set in a small town and had cowboys on horses, so it definitely was a cowboy romance, but it just had something that made it so readable, I just didn't want to put it down even to stop to eat. Blue Cat was kind enough to bring me a mug of soup with some crackers so I could keep going. The following two books were purchased on Amazon at full price after reading the first one. I am providing honest reviews, but am not being compensated in any way. All opinions are fully my own.
The plot is really good and the male protagonist is an interesting character, however, I did get bored so only read a few chapters. The problem was that the story for me wasn't well paced, it deviates from the plot and the heroine was really annoying. The Heroine is a ish, former Washing DC dwelling, hospitality trained singleton. However, she resembles an angst-y teen and despite her hospitality experience doesn't seem to be able to use any of those skills when dealing with the hero a house The plot is really good and the male protagonist is an interesting character, however, I did get bored so only read a few chapters.
However, she resembles an angst-y teen and despite her hospitality experience doesn't seem to be able to use any of those skills when dealing with the hero a house guest.
She also appears to go hot and cold on the poor guy. The author does explain that the heroine is not naturally social an introvert - strange career choice however, the unnecessary hostile attitude bordered on the childish aggressive side and was frightfully embarrassing to read. There were many cringe-worthy embarrassing moments - the instant attraction - the "Oh my God" glances she shared with him, which was off putting. It's a personal thing with me - I just don't like hormonal roller-coasters. I prefer a subtle build up of emotions that creates tension - not an instant bang.
We could also do without the melodramatic, high octane, cringe-worthy impression - the hero made on our heroine's sensibilities when she first laid eyes on him - it was a gagging moment. The story was taken up with far too much detail regarding the heroine, her encounters with the hero, the constant emotional stimulus, a surfeit of suspicion, the heroine's friend Jeesa and Jessa's shop.
These all deviated from the actual story regarding a father meeting his son for the first time in 17 years. In fact - there was several sentences dedicated in detailing the angst, lust and shock - experienced by the hero and heroine - when they first laid eyes on each other, more so than when a father first encounters his son.
Additionally, it seemed odd that the hero was busy pursuing a relationship with the heroine rather than his son the purpose of his secret visit. Surely a skilled businessmen couldn't find it that difficult to befriend a 17 year old boy? I don't think it requires Machiavellian tactics, particularly as Pete the son is a fairly easy going sort. However, we don't receive any details with regards to the hero's MO on how he plans to "get to know" his son. It also seemed to be a superfluous action to try and obtain information regarding Pete from the heroine's friend.
I don't socialise with my friend's kids brother nor would I relate anything horrible about them to a stranger. Anyway, the story didn't seem plausible, the romance was far too much of the instant attraction, melodramatic and immature kind her suspicious behaviour occurred far too early in the novel - and even if one is suspicious - no need to be so hostile about it - arms-length civility costs nothing and is far more disarming. Anyway, the hero has a weird name - Boone but otherwise an ok character. I think if the heroine and the romance aspect was modified - and far more details relating to the actual plot of a father finding son tale - this book would be pretty good.
If I had more time- perhaps I would have given this more time and may have eventually enjoyed it. Hence, do give this a try. May 07, Terric rated it it was ok. Boone Smith also known as Bodie finds out that he and his high school girlfriend had a son 16 years ago, so he hires a friend to find the boy so he can see for himself whether the boy is happy and well-cared-for. His son, Pete Weston, lives with his adoptive parents and sister on a working ranch in Wyoming that doubles as a bed-and-breakfast in the summer.
Pete's older adoptive sister, Cambria, was badly hurt by her ex-fi Boone Smith also known as Bodie finds out that he and his high school girlfriend had a son 16 years ago, so he hires a friend to find the boy so he can see for himself whether the boy is happy and well-cared-for. Pete's older adoptive sister, Cambria, was badly hurt by her ex-fiance and is suspicious of all men.
She "knows" Boone is up to no good and does everything she can to keep him at arms' length from her family. Of course, Boone and Cambria are wildly attracted to each other, despite her prickliness and his secretiveness. The fight and try to resist each other, but ultimately end up in bed and in love. Of course, when the truth comes out, Cam is convinced that Boone felt nothing for her and was just using her to get to Pete.
Cam's prickliness got on my nerves, as did Boone's need to control everyone and everything. But, it was a freebie, so I can't complain too much. The story is about a man, Brodie Dorsey" who discovers he has a son. He has a friend of his do some investigating to find out where he is and who adopted him. With the information he gets from his friend, he travels to Wyoming and stays at the Guest Ranch where his son and his adoptive family live, own and operate. He meets Cambria, the younger sister of Ted, the adoptive father.
In all these years of being alone and focused on his business he has never met a woman who fascinates him more then Cambria. Though the storyline is interesting I found myself at times bored with the conversations and the slow story progression.
I skipped through a lot of pages skim read until I found something that caught my interest. So if you enjoy a slow read then this is the book for you Bodie comes to the Weston Ranch to meet and acknowledge his son after just finding out about him. Cambria doesn't trust him and her instincts tell her he is hiding something.
A true romance and easy read. A nice story of a man who finds out he has a son 16 years after his high school sweetheart gave him up for adoption. When he goes to find out if the son is doing okay, he falls in love with his son's adopted sister. Well written and well plotted. Agree with several reviewers, book was ok but did not grab my attention.
Took forever to complete. Aug 21, Cindy rated it it was ok Shelves: I am halfway through and it is getting boring. I would like to read the ending so will continue. Finally, succeeded in finishing it and deleted off Kindle right away. May 19, Beth rated it really liked it. The storyline allows for some intriguing character development though the premise gets tough to take with some of the interactions between the main characters.