Monday, March 16, 2015

#Review: At Wolf Ranch by Jennifer Ryan - 3 Wine Glasses

21911333Title: At Wolf Ranch 
Series: Montana Men #1
Author: Jennifer Ryan 
Format: eBook/Paperback, 384 pages
Published: February 24th 2015 by Avon
ISBN: 0062334891
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Kindle
Reviewer: Crystal
Source: edelweiss
Rating: 3 out of 5 Wine Glasses

Everything's bigger in Big Sky country, including the hearts of the Montana Men...

After years on the rodeo circuit, Gabe Bowden wants nothing more than land of his own and a woman who will claim his heart for more than one night. When he has the chance to buy the enormous Wolf Ranch spread, he snaps up the incredible deal. Everything is set, until Gabe rescues a woman on the deserted, snowy road leading to the property, and the half-frozen beauty changes everything.

Ella Wolf rushes to her family's abandoned Montana ranch after her twin sister is murdered. She knows she's next . . . unless she can uncover a secret hidden somewhere at Wolf Ranch. The last thing Ella expects is to be rescued by a rugged rancher with his own agenda. A man who almost makes her forget how dangerous love can be.

As an unlikely partnership sparks into something so much more, and a killer closes in, can Ella and Gabe learn to trust one another before it's too late?

Crystal's Thoughts:  
When a deal seems just too good to be probably is... 

After witnessing the murder of her twin sister, Ella Wolf flees to her family's Montana ranch to escape her uncle and his wicked intentions. There she meets Gabe Bowden, an achingly sexy cowboy with a heart of gold. Together they must find the evidence her sister hid to unravel her uncle's plans and expose him for the monster he is. 

At Wolf Ranch is my first experience with Jennifer Ryan and her writing and while I enjoyed the read, it failed to 'wow' me. Right from the starting gates heart ache and conflicts abound. Anticipating a page-turner I settled in for an all-night read. While action and suspense peppered the pages, the plot tended to drag in areas. There is more then meets the eye to this story though, and it's characters, which kept me going. Thick with tension, Gabe and Ella must find answers before her uncle can find them. Not only is Gabe's financial future on the line after purchasing Wolf Ranch in a slipshod deal, but so is Ella's life. This is were the story lost it's luster. The suspense side was too unbelievable at times. I did, however, enjoy Gabe Bowden's character immensely, he was a sweet hero. Emma herself was a surprise near the end as well. The chemistry between characters is potent and the anxiety over a future together tugged at my heart. 

All in all, At Wolf Ranch made for an interesting read and I look forward to Gabe's brother's stories. 

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