Sunday, July 17, 2011

Review: Rafe's Redemption

Author submission in exchange for an honest review.

Rafe's Redemption
Jennifer Jakes
Release Date:
February 25, 2011
The Wild Rose Press
Word Count:
approx. 89,000
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He rode into town to buy supplies, not a woman.
For hunted recluse Rafe McBride, the raven-haired beauty on the auction block  is exactly what he doesn't need. A dependant woman will be another clue his vengeful stepbrother can use to find and kill him. But Rafe's conscience won't let him leave another innocent's virginity to the riff-raff bidding. He buys her, promising to return her to St. Louis untouched. He only prays the impending blizzard holds off before her sultry beauty breaks his willpower.
She wanted freedom, not a lover.
Whisked to the auction block by her devious, gambling cousin, and then sold into the arms of a gorgeous stranger, outspoken artist Maggie Monroe isn't about to go meekly. Especially when the rugged mountain man looks like sin and danger rolled into one. But a blizzard and temptation thrust them together, and Maggie yearns to explore her smoldering passion for Rafe.
But when the snow clears, will the danger and secrets that surround Rafe and Maggie tear them apart?

Babs' Review:
Maggie Monroe and her cousin are at odds with each other.  Maggie doesn't know how bad until one day he drags her out in the street and auctions her off to the highest bidder.  Rafe is in town from his cabin to get some supplies before the big snowfall, hears the commotion, and can't stand seeing the girl exposed to these men.  He takes pity on her, bids for her and wins.  To Maggie's relief she'll get free and head back to St Louis, if she can convince Rafe to let her go.  On the cold ride to Rafe's cabin Maggie thinks of all kinds of ways to get home.  After getting inside the small cabin, Rafe tells her he will take her to the Fort and she can get on home. Or so they think.

I give this book a 5 for several reasons, the characters were well written and worked together well.  The setting was impeccable.  The reader feels as if they are at the cabin in the snow with Rafe and Maggie.  When they are on horseback riding through the snow you feel as if you are riding along with them.   You can almost feel the chills from the snow and ice.  The story line is intriguing, and drew me in from the first page. I never wanted to put the book down.  This is a real page turner.

A must read you will not be disappointed with.

Babs' Rating: