Saturday, 11 November 2017

Review: White Water Passion (Montana Mountain #1) by Dawn Luedecke

The Montana Territory is one of the last outposts of the American West—where adventure as grand as the wide-open plains is around every corner, and passion as wild as the land itself beats in every heart...

Elizabeth Sanders isn’t afraid of anything, except what will happen to her beloved town if the Big Mountain Lumber Mill is destroyed. When she overhears a plot to do just that, she vows to put a stop to it, even if it means dressing as a young lumberjack to expose the saboteur. There’s only one problem with her plan—her brother’s handsome friend and fellow logger Garrett Jones, who arouses a desire within her soul as fierce as the river rapids.

When Garrett discovers that the odd new lad on the crew is in fact Beth, he’s shocked. A logging camp is no place for a young woman—especially the spirited beauty he’s admired for so long. Keeping her safe is easier said than done, however, as the attraction between them flares into true passion. As the danger mounts, Beth and Garrett must work together to survive the last log run down the wild rapids and claim any chance of saving the mill—and their chance at a future.

Kindle Edition
Expected publication: November 14th 2017 by Lyrical Press

Terri's Thoughts

I received and advanced copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.  Thank you!

To be honest, I was a little concerned when I started to read this story.  I had failed to really look at the genre of the story and upon commencing realized it was one that really isn't my thing.  To be fair to the author, as I did request to read the story, I gave it a chance and kept an open mind and was pleasantly surprised.

While I am not 100% sure the story was overly believable, with a female pretending to be a male in a logger camp in the 1800s, it provided me with entertainment nonetheless.  Without divulging the plot, I have a hard time believing a female could get away with the ruse as long as Elizabeth did.  That aside, the story would have been very different if she didn't.

The romance was sweet and for the most part clean.  It was the 1800s after all and there was certain protocols.  That said, there was a little bit of steam to satisfy those who are seeking it.

There was plenty of action and suspense to keep you entertained while the reader longs for a resolution to the Elizabeth/Garrett romance.  Will they find a way to be together?  Or will society dictate the outcome of their romance?  You will have to read to find out.

I am glad I opened my mind to a genre I would usually avoid and in the process discovered a new author.

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