21 Mar 2012

Book Review - Tumbleweed Heights by Joan Bird

Danger won't find Gilly in tiny Briarwood, Colorado. Right? Banking on her instincts is all she has left. That and a dream of a simpler life as a rancher. Luke Hudson has secrets. Living a lie, he recognizes a kindred spirit the moment he lays eyes on Gilly. What are her secrets quickly becomes how can he protect her when violence slams through her front door. Will truth ruin their fragile bond or will time run out before they have the chance to admit their love?

Moving to Briarwood, Colorado had not been in Gilly Casey’s original life plan. Sure, she’d dreamed of owning a horse ranch, but as kind of a part-time gig, in Topanga Canyon maybe. But the best laid plans of this high-powered L.A. attorney turn to dust when more than her bar card is threatened. Fleeing to a life she had never imagined quickly becomes a cat and mouse game just to stay alive.

Luke Hudson’s road to Briarwood was no less bumpy. Hiding from his own demons, he’s no longer able to float below the radar when he recognizes the feisty Miz Casey is in more trouble than she’ll admit. Donning the hero mantle years after he’d shed that skin, Luke realizes that rescuing Gilly might just save him, too.

With so many secrets between them, does love stand a chance? When the past trains its loaded gun on them, truth may not be enough to safeguard Gilly and Luke.

My Review - 6 out of 10

This book was an ok for me.   I did struggle to get into the book to start with and did feel that the story left me wanting more, maybe another level to the stories.

What I really liked about this story was the two mysterious main characters, Gilly and Luke.  GIlly who has moved to Briarwood for some mysterious reason, it seems like she's running from something...  Luke is much more of a mystery.  We know that he has not lived in Briarwood all his life, but what did he do beforehand  The suspense of trying to find out the pasts of each of the characters was very interesting to read. 

This book is definately worth a try if you like a bit of romance, suspense and mystery.

Best wishes

Debs :-)

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