I don’t normally read historical romance set in the Old West but I’d heard good things about Beverly Jenkins so I thought I’d try it, with mixed results.
I really enjoyed the way Jenkins captures Spring’s terse, independent personality. The dialogue was good – especially Spring’s. But at the same time, the exposition was choppy and almost clumsy, with sentences all approximately the same length of the “she did that. Then she did that. Later she did that” variety which is a personal pet peeve of mine.
Ultimately the good didn’t outweigh the bad for me, so I stopped reading when it became clear that I wasn’t going to get more interested in the story and sexual assault made an appearance.
*Thanks to NetGalley and Avon and Harper Voyager for providing an e-arc to review.