Taking Charge

Taking Charge

Lucy Albright never wanted her family’s Texas ranch, but now it’s in foreclosure. She’s already lost so much she can’t bear the thought of losing one more thing. Lucy learned the hard way not to accept help from a man when there are strings attached, so she’ll do whatever it takes to save the ranch on her own terms—even if that means launching an online business marketing high-tech sex toys.

Ranch manager David Harmon has a reputation for being a cowboy with a heart of gold. Even if she refuses his help, down-and-out Lucy is the kind of woman he’ll do anything to protect. And while David may not know much about Lucy’s naughty side business, that won’t stop a cowboy from doing something he’s set his mind to.

With the ranch threatened by a scheming neighbor, Lucy can’t help but keep David around. Their attraction may be undeniable, but will the spark between them burn her entire future to the ground?

My Review:
Genre: Romance – Western
Stand-alone: Yes
Part of a Series: Yes -Lone Star Burn
POV: Dual
Steam level: A mixture between hot and cold
Stars: 3.5/5

I have mixed feelings about this book. One the one hand it was a good story, well-written and engaging. On the other hand I found Lucy to be quite annoying at times. Working in the mental health field I understand that the author was portraying her issues with depression and anxiety. In fact she did a great job with the accurate one step forward two steps back that often comes with these issues – which is why I found her annoying Lucy was constantly up and down – emotional and then angry and constantly second-guessing herself and her choices/actions. Her friends provided a well-needed kick to the a** which was sometimes preachy but with a positive message to those who suffer from depression and anxiety. While I did get annoyed at times this did not detract from book. The premise of the story was unique, well done, and often hilarious. It was the main reason why I picked up this book. If you’re looking for a fun, yet realistic (at least mental health wise) read this book.

I received the book for free from the author/publisher via NetGalley and I am voluntarily giving an honest review.

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