Her Rancher Bodyguard
When Laura Booth’s dangerous ex-husband escapes from prison, she turns to the one man who can protect her: Owen Hamilton. Living with the widowed former lawman—who once helped put her ex in jail—and his adorable twin daughters on their Colorado ranch is a welcome respite. For the first time, Laura feels safe—but after her troubled past, she’ll never trust her heart again.
Owen would like to say only obligation draws him to Laura’s side. But in his gut he knows his feelings for the gentle beauty run deeper than duty—and it stops him cold. After guarding their wary hearts for years, can Owen and Laura give love a second chance?
This book involves characters who seem a little more mature than some in this Harlequin line. They’re not all that old, but they have been through some things in life, have been married etc.
Danica Favorite is a solid, established writer for Love Inspired Historical now, and she is one of those people who manages to write Christian fiction without shoving the religion in your face – always appreciated. It was one of those books where I forgot it was meant to be Christian (this is a good thing).
I did take a little while to warm up to the hero. He thinks a lot of unkind things about the heroine at the beginning, and I’m not sure why. He kept thinking how annoying she was (she wasn’t), and that he wasn’t going to tell her anything because she was annoying (she wasn’t!).
Other than that, this is a decent entry to a Harlequin line you can usually depend on.
Review copy provided by NetGalley.