A River to Cross by Yvonne Harris
After they kill her brother, rogue Mexican soldiers kidnap Elizabeth Evans and cross the Rio Grande into Mexico. The only ones who can make a rescue attempt are the Texas Rangers, led by Jake Nelson. In the midst of mortal danger, Elizabeth and Jake find themselves drawn to each other despite personal preferences and past encounters with love. Elizabeth is still grieving from her short marriage to an army lieutenant who was killed seven months after they wed, and marriage isn’t in Jake’s life plans at all.
I’m not a fan of romance, so this wasn’t a good choice for me. I selected it to read because I love anything Texas, especially the Rangers. This book did provide insight into the culture and mindsets of Rangers, but romance was definitely the dominate genre.
From a writer’s viewpoint, several things were disappointing, things I believe an editor could/should have taken note of and corrected. With some tweaking, I believe the dialogue, characters and story could have come across as more realistic and witty.
Romance readers would probably enjoy this book. It’s an easy, fast read. However, it didn’t suit my tastes or expectations.
Bethany House provided my review copy.
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