Sunday, July 20, 2014

Riding Home-Vicki Lewis Thompson

Riding Home
Vicki Lewis Thompson
Harlequin Blaze, Jul 15 2014, $5.50
ISBN: 9780373798117

Filled with guilt over cheating on her then fiancĂ© Regan O’Connelli (Riding High) with his veterinary partner Drake Brewster (see Riding Hard), Jeannette Trenton follows the pair to Shoshone in the Jackson Hole area of Wyoming to atone for her transgression.  She hopes everyone at Last Chance gives her a chance to prove she is more than a Jezebel who admits she made a terrible mistake, but Jeannette also sees the stares paint her as an amoral loose woman.

When Jeannette and cowboy Zach Powell meet, each feels a deep attraction.  Though filled with remorse, she no longer wants forgiveness from her former fiancĂ©, her lover or the Chance extended family except for Zach.  As the fallen female and the former attorney turned cowhand fall in love, Jeannette remains under the microscope of condemnation, but no longer cares how others feel about her except for her Zach.

The latest Sons of Chance romance is a brisk Wyoming ranch contemporary.  Although Drake had an easier path to local acceptance than Jeannette faces (sexism rides high and hard), this likable entry is the best of the Virginia triangle trilogy.

Harriet Klausner

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