Genres: Contemporary Romance
The prodigal son of Copper Ridge, Oregon, has finally come home
The man who ruined Rebecca Bear’s life just strolled back into it with one heck of an offer. Years ago, Gage West’s recklessness left Rebecca scarred inside and out. Now he wants to make amends by gifting her the building that houses her souvenir store. Rebecca won’t take Gage’s charity, but she’s willing to make a deal with the sexy, reclusive cowboy. Yet keeping her enemy close is growing dangerously appealing…
He’s the wild West brother, the bad seed of Copper Ridge. That’s why Gage needs the absolution Rebecca offers. He just didn’t expect to need her. After years of regretting his past, he knows where his future lies—with this strong, irresistible woman who could make a black sheep come home to stay…
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
2.75-3 Stars…to “Last Chance Rebel” Copper Ridge #6 by Maisey Yates.
This was the first book I read by this author. It was pretty long at 384 pages. Sadly, I didn’t love it. Because I rarely “not” not finish a book, I admit I skimmed a lot. Even with skipping, it still took me more than two days to finish though. I’m sure it didn’t help that I put my Kindle aside and found other things to do more often than not. That said, I’m not saying I won’t read this author again. I don’t work that way. I know that what pleases others doesn’t have to please me so I like to be openminded that just because I don’t like one, doesn’t mean I won’t like another. I will say that Maisey is a passionate writer.
I wanted to like Rebecca but it didn’t happen. Gage wasn’t very appealing either. Those two didn’t like each other and took fighting/bickering to a immature level. It frustrated me how they acted like prepubescent children. Yes, Rebecca had reason to dislike Gage but she was relentless about it for so much of the book.
Gage was selfish and I could not connect with him. He wasn’t completely honest about his issues until the end of the book. Even being in his head didn’t give me enough.
I did like the premise of the storyline; the blurb is why I added this book. What I had a strong issue with was the fact there were pages and pages of internal monologue between actual dialogue (hence the skimming). I got lost with the direction of the conversation often. For that reason, in my opinion of course, this book could have been shorter. I think I would have enjoyed it a lot more had there been more dialogue. I just couldn’t connect with the H/h.
Another disappointment for me was the rushed HEA. Gage and Rebecca were complex characters with a ton of emotional baggage. But the 180 degree turn once they got “together” made it look as if the conflict disappeared.
And then it was back!
And then came the resolution!
And then it was over!
The epilogue didn’t satisfy me either.
I’m sad that this book was blah for me. I do plan to read another Maisey Yates book because I am openminded and I’m sure I will find her “just right” book for me.