Thursday, December 26, 2013

Sabrina's Man

Sabrina's Man
Western Justice Book 2
Gilbert Morris

Sabrina is a spoiled rotten rich girl with nothing to do but spend money and go to parties. But her life changes when her little sister is abducted. Sabrina must find her sister and return her home to her parents. She enlists the help of an ex-conman, Waco, who knows the country. Can she live with the consequences of her actions and be able to find her sister alive?

I'm a fan of this author, but was disappointed with the first book in the series. This book was slightly better than book 1, but still lacked the suspense and character depth that I recall from his earlier books. The plot jumps between the two main characters until they meet about half way through the book. With Sabrina it seems to be mostly filler trying to explain why she's a spoiled princess. Several things seemed a little off to me. 

1. The father let his eldest daughter go find her sister. No respectable man would allow his daughter to go unchaperoned out west. Why didn't he join her when she first left instead of almost at the end of the story? 
2. The main male character, Waco, seems very shallow in his love for Sabrina. The author portrays him as the grunt and not very smart in the beginning and all of the sudden he is smart enough to plan a capture. It just doesn't come together well. 
3. The ending seemed really, really rushed. I would have been very skeptical about everything if I was Sabrina. But she seemed totally ok with the sudden change in feelings. Just too rushed for me.

While it was enjoyable to quickly read through the book, I didn't feel the suspense or romance that I expected to get from this book. Maybe my expectations were too high due to my fond memories of reading the authors books as a child. But I have been disappointed with the series so far.

I received this book free of charge from Barbour Publishing in exchange for my honest review.

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