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Thursday, November 7, 2013

To Have and To Hold by Leigh Greenwood

9781402284465Title: To Have and To Hold

Author: Leigh Greenwood

ISBN: 978-1-4022-8446-5

Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca

Formats available: Mass-Market Paperback $7.99, E-book $7.99

How I read it: mass-market arc from publisher

Rating: 3 Crowns

A Stranger to the Rescue

Colby Blaine has been a longer his whole life. And he isn't about to change now. But that doesn't mean he can ignore people in trouble. When he rides up to an inexperienced wagon train under attack, he doesn't hesitate to jump into the fray. It's only after the raid that he really lands himself in hot water...

Naomi Kessling is certainly grateful to Colby for saving her family and agreeing to lead their train to safer territory. But the man has an infuriating way of knowing just how to get under her skin—he asks too many questions about a past she doesn't want to remember, and his touch makes her long for far more. Yet the more time they spend together, the more Naomi sees that perhaps it's Colby who needs rescuing the most... (taken from the back of the arc)

My thoughts:

Naomi Kessling and her family are heading west when their train is attacked by Indians. Colby Blane comes to their aid and agrees to help the travelers. Having been a loner all of his life, Colby is a bit hesitant to fall in love with Naomi.

For me, the start of Leigh Greenwood’s Cactus Creek Cowboys series got off to a bit of a rocky start. I’m not sure exactly why I didn’t like it; perhaps it was a bit too predictable for me. I felt as though I already knew what was going to happen next before I flipped the page. The characters were sweet, and if I’m being honest, a little predictable as well—but they made for an easy read.

The romance was slow but steady and it worked for the type of book this was.

Overall this was a cute little western romance that reminds of the origins of the western romance genre.

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