Monday, 1 June 2015

Review: Gambling on a Dream by Sara Walter Ellwood

With Everything At Stake…

It’s been years since Sheriff Dawn Madison said goodbye to Texas Ranger Wyatt McPherson. She’s closed the door on the heartache of her past. But when the sleepy town of Colton, Texas, is rocked by a series of shocking murders, Dawn has no choice but to trust the man who broke her heart if she wants to protect the ones she loves...

All Bets Are Off

Four years have passed. But Wyatt hasn’t forgotten the bold, Native American beauty who stole his heart . . . and broke it. Losing her and the life they had hoped to share left him an empty shell of himself. But if he wants to stop the deranged killer terrorizing the innocent kids of Colton, he’ll have to let Dawn back into his life. It’s a risk he’s willing to take, even if heartache is all he takes home…

Kindle Edition
Expected publication: June 9th 2015 by Lyrical Press
Terri's Thoughts

** I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.  The expected publication date is June 9th 2015**

This story seems to be the third in a series of which I have not read the previous editions.  Although this can be read as a stand alone story I will admit that I think I would have been better equipped if I had read the first two.  There seemed to be a lot of characters that I had a hard time keeping track of and the storyline alluded to some things that may have occurred in the first two books.

That being said, when it came to Dawn and Wyatt's story it was easy to follow along.  As I had expected the drama and attraction between the two was off the charts.  It leads me to question, why in these stories do the characters never talk things out, they are built on assumptions and misunderstandings.  I guess if I were to narrow it down there wouldn't be a story to read if everyone talked their issues out.

There was the drama of the murders added to the drama of Wyatt and Dawn's relationship.  This gave the story a little bit of a different flavor although I will say that the murder investigation did seem a little glossed over to me.

Without divulging any more of the plot I will say that I enjoyed this read.  I would advise others to read the whole series in order so that there is not as much confusion about the characters as I had however either way the story can be enjoyed.

About the Author

Sara Walter Ellwood is an award winning author whose novel Gambling On A Secret was named by bestselling author Carolyn Brown in the Happy Ever After Blog on USA Today as one of her favorite romances of 2012. Although Sara has long ago left the farm for the glamour of the big town, she draws on her experiences growing up on a small hobby farm in West Central Pennsylvania to write her stories. She’s been married to her college sweetheart for nearly 20 years, and they have two teenagers and one very spoiled rescue cat named Penny. She longs to visit the places she writes about and jokes she’s a cowgirl at heart stuck in Pennsylvania suburbia.

She also writes paranormal romantic suspense under the pen name of Cera duBois.

Twitter:  sara_w_ellwood

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