Thursday, December 22, 2016

Auntie's 2016 Bookworm Challenge 21

Book: To Know Her by Name.  (Rocky Mountain Memories #3)

Author: Lori Wick

Info:  Copyright 1997: Eugene, OR:  Harvest House Publishers

Where acquired: Library check out

Rating (on a scale of 1-4 stars): ✮✭

What it's about: McKay Harrington, an investigator for the Treasury Department, gets caught in the crossfire of a family on both sides of the law; Callie, a simple woman with a air of mystery about her, and her brothers, thieves on the run from the law.  Can McKay apprehend the brothers without harming Callie?  Can Callie be open with McKay about her life without sacrificing their new found romance?

What I Liked:
  • The book was well written as far as grammar and mechanics however...
What I didn’t like: 
  • ...this is (so far) the weirdest and worst story I've ever read from Lori Wick. It made absolutely no sense.  The character of Callie was written from the realms of schizophrenia--she's a highly intelligent spy one moment, and an addlepated klutzy hillbilly the next.  The chemistry between Callie and McKay is forced and unrealistic.  It also looked like Wick was trying to make this fit in the series by brief mentions of Travis Buchanan.  However, his part in the story didn't make horse sense.  He happens to meet McKay through some mysterious note, then later just so happens to be up in the hills where Callie lives?  Maybe Wick was having an off year or was trying to meet a publishing deadline.  This was so unlike her.
Takeaway:  I hope book four is better.  I'm almost afraid to read it.

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