To Tame a Montana Heart

Dawn Luedecke
Historical romance
Available from The Wild Rose Press
ISBN: 978-1-61217-202-6
July 2012

Travis Simms had moved to Montana in 1890 to build a hotel and start a new life after his fiancé left him for his twin brother. Dusty Larson, the youngest of the Larson sisters, was a wild little thing, more at home in jeans than dresses and better at busting broncs than table manners. It didn't matter to Travis that she fished in his creek or stole his horse, he couldn't get his mind off of her. Dusty knew her sister DeEtte needed her skills at the ranch. Could she really consider becoming a tame hotel owner's wife?

“To Tame a Montana Heart” is part of Dawn Luedecke's “Montana Girl” series. This is a long book, nearly three hundred pages, but I was disappointed that it seemed to be a long series of vaguely connected conflicts, rather than a tightly connected story. I was reading on a Kindle and every time I thought I'd reached a happy ending, the story would go on and on.

The story is enjoyable but without a real focus except the romance. There are some jarring inconsistencies such as the hotel being within an hour's roundtrip in one place and six hours in another. Travis is new in the area but takes over at times as if he knows more than the locals. Many of the conflicts are too easily solved. If you want a gentle romance for a lazy afternoon, I'd recommend it. If you want something more to challenge you, give it a pass.

Overall rating:
Sensuality rating: Mildly sensual

Reviewer: Kathy F.
October 3, 2012

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