Review of Rescue at Cardwell Ranch & Wanted Woman

May 20, 2014 Book Reviews, Review Archive 1

Review of Rescue at Cardwell Ranch & Wanted Woman

I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Rescue at Cardwell Ranch & Wanted Woman by BJ Daniels
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romance, Romantic Suspense
Published by Intrigue on May 27th
Pages: 448
Format: eARC
Source: Netgalley

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Meet the Cardwell Cousins, a continuation of the Cardwell Ranch collection read by more than 2 MILLION!

The highly anticipated continuation of the Cardwell RanchCollection, read by more than 2 MILLION!

Saving her once was risky. Rescuing her again may be fatal. 

When Hayes Cardwell arrived in Big Sky, Montana, for his brother's wedding, the Texas P.I. didn't expect to play hero. But ever since he saved her from a brutal abductor, he can't get McKenzie Sheldon out of his mind and heart.

McKenzie was drawn to Hayes from the moment she awoke and saw the tall, dark cowboy who'd saved her like some Western fantasy. But can he protect her from a danger that's much closer than they think?

In the reader-favorite Wanted Woman, Maggie Randolph was searching for something and running from someone. But she didn't plan on meeting a man she could…trust. Except Timber Falls deputy sheriff Jesse Tanner had to catch her before it was too late

This was a two for one book and contained both Rescue at Cardwell Ranch and Wanted Woman.  I think I have read this author once before but it’s been a while and so when I seen this one I thought it was about time to try her again and fell in love with the Cardwell Cowboys! Now I have to go and get the other books..my contemporary romance weakness is cowboys..lol.

Rescue at Cardwell Ranch

Hayes Cardwell is in Montana to tell his brother Tag that they do not want a Texas Boy’s Barbecue here in Montana. They agreed when they started the restaurants that they would stay in Texas. Tag has recently fell in love with a Montana woman and moved to Montana to be with her and has found a great spot for the restaurant. Hayes has been sent as out to be the bad guy and doesn’t now how to tell Tag. He is also out there to check out Lilly who is Tag’s fiance. The Cardwell’s are a little gun shy when it comes to marriage after what happened to their brother Jackson. (His wife left him and their little boy.)

McKenzie has worked hard to be where she is and she is use to being alone. She is now the owner of her own Realtor company and is happy and content. Then one night a man turned her world upside down when he tries to kidnap her. She fought back hard but in the end the man knocked her out and if it wasn’t for Hayes doing some late night grocery shopping she knows she would be dead. Hayes isn’t a hero he was just in the right place at the right time and doesn’t want any recognition, so it was his surprise when she turns up at the restaurant that Tag wants to buy and is the Realtor.

He seen a hint of fear and recognition in her eyes so he had to tell her that he was the man who stopped her attacker. He also feels like he must protect her, especially when it seems that the crazed man isn’t done with her. He wants her dead and he won’t stop until he finishes what he started. Neither Hayes or McKenzie are looking for a relationship but the more they are together the more things start to change. Hayes is starting to fall for this Montana woman if he can just keep her alive long enough to tell her.

Rescue at Cardwell Ranch was a great suspenseful romance, top that off with a sexy cowboy and you have the makings of a great read. McKenzie is a strong female character and a fighter. I hate females who don’t try and fight back when being attacked and even though she took self defense classes it shows you that when it really happens sometimes what you learned goes right out the window. She just didn’t let that stop her from fighting back..twice. She is definitely my kind of female character! Hayes is a PI who lives in Houston and one sexy cowboy. Him and his brothers also own a change of barbecue restaurants so it’s not like he has to work if he doesn’t want to because they have money, but he loves the work. He is a fierce protector when it comes to those whom he cares about, so what is there not to love about him!

I would recommend this to any one who loves great cowboy suspense romance reads! I am going to have to go back and read about all the Cardwell’s as I think this is one family I will love to read all about! I also just think I need to read some more BJ Daniels novels.

Wanted Woman

Wanted Woman was a good suspense romance and I enjoyed it.

Maggie finds out that she might have been kidnapped when she was a baby and the one person who wants to silence her is a police detective. After witnessing one man being shot and getting wounded herself she takes off for Timber Falls to find out if she was really kidnapped as a baby. She gets in an accident and Jessie Tanner offers to help her and ask no questions. He fixes her bike and gives her a place to sleep.

There was an attraction from the very beginning but once she sees his deputy uniform she bolts without saying goodbye.

Jessie knew there was something going on with Maggie and it is why he wrote down her license plate and then finds out that she is wanted in connection with a murder. He doesn’t believe she has anything to do with the murder but he knows she is in trouble. Now all he has to do is find her.  She breaks into the newspaper office and Dennison Duck decoy place so he knows she is searching for information about the baby that went missing. He just needs her to trust him.

Along the way he finds out information that might put  their attraction on a permanent hiatus and he so hopes that it is not true. The person who kidnapped that baby twenty seven years ago does not want to be found out and has put a lot of people down trying to keep their secret and if Jessie can’t help Maggie she might end up being next.

Wanted Woman has my next to favorite type of contemporary romances which is policemen. Even though this policeman was just temporary and more of a painter than cop, but I still liked it.  Their is not a lot of steam or sensuality in this book, but there was sort of a reason for it and that made it okay. If you like romantic suspense then you might enjoy this one.

Over all my favorite of the two was Rescue at Cardwell Ranch but they were both good.

 

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