Thursday, 29 September 2016

Review: Unlucky In Love by Maggie McGinnis

From the author of Once Upon a Cowboy (“Sexy, charming, and perfectly heartwarming.”—Lauren Layne) comes another sweet novel of the Whisper Creek Ranch, where sizzling Montana men melt the most stubborn hearts.

After Alexis Maguire’s wedding day comes and goes without a groom, she decides that it’s time for a change. Tired of being the dependable, steady—and apparently boring—one, Alexis hopes that a cross-country road trip will help her loosen up and find her inner sparkle. Her first stop is the Whisper Creek Ranch, where the hot wranglers are sure to bring out her inner party girl. The trouble is, she can’t stand pretending to be someone she’s not—especially around the cowboy who tempts her to stay put.

Gunnar Peterson has spent six months working at Whisper Creek, and he’s never been happier. Having grown up an army brat, he’s ready to put down roots, and the only thing missing is a woman to share his life with. When Alexis blows into town, Gunnar thinks he may have met his match, despite the wild-child facade he sees right through. But Alexis swears she won’t settle down anytime soon—so it’s up to Gunnar to convince her that what she’s looking for . . . is right here.

ebook, 256 pages
Expected publication: October 11th 2016 by Loveswept 
Series: Whisper Creek #4
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Kristine's Thoughts:

** I received an advanced readers copy from Loveswept via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!**

Unlucky In Love is the fourth book in the Whisper Creek series but can be read as a stand alone. I have been fortunate enough to read this series from the beginning and highly recommend it but it is not necessary in order to follow along.

I had forgotten how much I loved the men and women of Whisper Creek Ranch and Carefree Montana. Opening up this book was like a breath of fresh air and going back to Whisper Creek Ranch was like revisiting that favourite vacation spot. The setting of this series and the writing really take you there and it was easy to visualise everything about it. I fell in love with it in the first book and my love for it has grown with each instalment. I could see the blue skies and mountains and smell the fresh air and horses. I've said it before and I'll say it again, I would vacation here in a heartbeat. It was that appealing.

McGinnis has a way with writing characters that are so sweet and likeable that they are hard to resist. Alexis and Gunnar were introduced in this book and as usual, I liked them both immediately. I could really relate to Alexis on all kinds of levels. Her love of books and a quiet life versus an adventurous one was very much like myself. I too am afraid of so many things that I found it easy to understand her. Gunnar, Gunnar, Gunnar...what could I possibly say about him that would do him justice? Not only was he drool worthy but he was one of the sweetest and respectful male characters I have had the pleasure of reading in quite a while. He didn't do casual or one night stands and I absolutely loved that about him. The chemistry between the two characters was so evident and a real pleasure to read.

This story is pretty clean. You won't find any detailed between the sheets action. However, the chemistry and attraction between Alexis and Gunnar is so powerful that it wasn't necessary. The slight touch of the hand, the way they looked at each other, the hand on the back and the kisses were more than enough to establish the heat between the two of them. Their beginning was built on more than lust and it was so sweet to read.

It is safe to say that normally I can start to tire of a series by the fourth book but that is not the case with this series. I always look forward to revisiting Whisper Creek and I hope that I will have more opportunities to in the future. If you are looking for a well written series full of likeable characters (and cowboys) with a breathtaking setting and engaging stories, look no farther. You can't go wrong with Unlucky In Love or any of the other books from this series.


About the Author

Maggie McGinnis, USA Today Bestselling Author of Accidental Cowgirl and Driving Without a License, which was a finalist for Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart Award is a former high school English teacher, an accomplished musician, and a certified black belt, who lives in New England with her family. 

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