Saturday, November 9, 2013

RANGER'S LUCK by Serena Yates

Publisher: Torquere Press
Date published: 18 September
MM Sweet
Reviewed by Helen
Obtained via publisher
Rating: 3.5

Caleb Sagan is a journalist sent to a national park to write a series of articles on the great outdoors. Ethan Turner is a ranger there who’d much rather be watching and protecting the wildlife than looking for a stupid journalist who’d gotten himself lost.

This is a cute little story about two men, total opposites, who meet and are instantly attracted to each other. In such a very short length it’s impossible to get much detail, of course, but the local wildlife is woven into the story in both men’s POVs – with fear and wariness from Caleb’s side and love from Ethan’s. That makes a nice contrast for their characters.

There’s not a lot of description, and this is a sweet romance, so there’s no sex either, but there is the beginning of a romance. The book would make an ideal introduction for a new series as the possibilities for angst and drama are endless, although the author’s website doesn’t mention whether or not there’s to be more books about these characters.

I’d have liked to learn a little more about Caleb. We almost know more of him from the blurb than from the book. Also, in such a very short word length every word is important and a few things seemed wasted to me. One was basically a cliché instead of an explanation. But maybe they’ll be important in a later story.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.

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