Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Rustler's Moon by Jodi Thomas

Angela's father is found dead in the alley in back of his work place.  It appears he was mugged and his weak heart gave out on him.  But when Angela finds a hidden message from him that says to run and hide, she wonders if it was just a mugging or something else.  When her home is ransacked, she takes her father's advice...

Harlequin and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published today.

Angela gets to the small town in Texas where she will be the museum curator and finds the sheriff there shortly after she arrives.  She's afraid her Uncle has already set the police on her.  What she finds is that he knew she was coming and is greeting her and showing her the building.  The town is happy to have her and she fits right in.  But she has the feeling someone is watching her.  When someone ransacks her new cabin home, she knows she's not alone.  But she has people watching over her now and she's not isolated.

Wilkes owns a ranch near the town and he's friendly.  He got a Dear John letter while he was in the service, so he's off women.  Anyway, she's not his type.  He wouldn't mind a friend with benefits, but she's not going there.  Fine, they'd just be friends.  We all know how that goes, right?

With a threat from the past, Wilkes old girlfriend in town, and Uncle Vern trying to court her, this is an amusing tale that has an interesting outcome.  Not only do you get the adults actions but you pick up on the young adults problems and anxieties, too.  These are family oriented stories and I enjoy that.

This was another good read in this series.  I wonder who the author is going to match up next...

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