Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Lucas by Delores Fossen

A Texas Lawman will do anything to protect his son—even if it includes reuniting with the boy's on-the-run mother…

Lucas Ryland always had a way with the ladies—until Hailey Darrow dropped him after a shared night of passion. Then he discovered her unconscious body in a wrecked car, with a fake ID and enough cash to disappear. Unbeknownst to him, the one who got away was leaving town with his baby…

Now Hailey is out of her coma and still in danger. But hiding her at his Silver Creek ranch ignites old passions…and introduces new dangers. Lucas must use every protective instinct in his arsenal to keep Hailey and their infant son safe. And keep his body from remembering how good it felt to hold her in his arms…

Series: Lawmen of Silver Creek Ranch #13| Publisher: Harlequin Intrigue | Genre: Romantic Suspense | Source:  Publisher| Rating: 1 Cup
You know things aren’t going to end well when you’re only a few pages in and the heroine already has you going, ‘don’t be an idiot’.  Seriously. Don’t. Be. An. Idiot.
Here’s what’s going on: Hailey’s been in a coma for three months, although she was pretending the last week of it. Apparently, she’s superwoman because while she was pretending to be in a coma, she was getting out of her hospital bed and exercising her legs while no one was watching. *Insert Eye-rolling here* She knows she needs to make a run for before the hitman catches up with her, so she attempts to hijack her ex’s SUV. When he catches her, he ends up taking her back to his family’s ranch so all his law enforcement family members can protect her and their son. 
The blurb sounded intriguing and I’m always up for a solid romantic suspense, but this one just didn’t do it for me. And, if I would have realized that this one was part of the Lawmen of Silver Creek Ranch series, I would have passed. I think I’ve DNF’d most of the books I received from this series, with the expectation of Kade and it only received a 2 Cup rating.
Normally, I’m a fan of Delores Fossen, but every book in this series is basically the same. A TSTL heroine is rescued by a Ryland, who happens to be their ex, generally a baby/child is involved, murderers are after them, the heroe’s angry, and there’s little romance and a whole lot of inappropriate lusting/loving when people’s being shot at.
Overall, this series just isn’t for me.
The Lawmen of Silver Creek Ranch

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