Precious Jules: A Cowboy Gangster Novella by C.J. Bishop
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This book is vicious, brutal, all ends up bloody and violent in its typical brilliance.
It’s lost a star because, once again, it leaves the ending slightly open and that drives me batty beyond words. There’s loose threads left for what will undoubtedly be further books, which is great because I am addicted to them and the main plot is tied up but it still really irritates me. I’m not a fan of “serial” style books!
I’m not sure on the timescale for this one happening, it seems to be after all the weddings and there’s not much in the way of romance either but it has the Cowboy and Cochise doing what they do best so all is well!
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In her latest novel – Road to the Sun – Keira Andrews demonstrates that innate talent she has for realism even in a scenario which on paper is completely unlikely.
The dynamic between Jason and Ben is powerfully brought to life as they connect under Montana’s “Big Sky” out in the wilds of the national park where Ben’s skills as a ranger will be tested to the full after Jason’s eight-year-old daughter Maggie is kidnapped by a murderer on the loose.
There’s passion, there’s emotion, there’s heart-stopping moments of bravery and heroic action, there’s hurt and conflict and there’s pain and suffering but – at the heart of it all – there is love.
The love Jason has for Maggie, who he’s looked after since he was a teenager himself, there’s the broken love Ben once had with his former partner, and boss, Brad who is now living the life he thought they’d have together, there’s the estranged love of Jason’s parents and younger brother and then, finally, there’s the fledgling love which is slowly building between Jason and Ben when the crisis strikes.
When the tensions boil over, it looks like all is lost but under Andrews’ skillful hand, the plot is allowed to expand, develop and come to a conclusion which feels both right and completely believable.
The epilogue is all ends up awesome and helps to give that depth of love that brings a heart-warming feeling to this romance.
#ARC kindly provided by the author in return for an honest and unbiased review.