Most helpful critical review
on May 30, 2014
I liked the premise and the fact that the book was set in New Mexico, on a ranch. I haven't read a contemporary romance where a black woman was raised the way Sara was. I don't know what to say about the plot without being too harsh. The motivation for
murder was ridiculous. Apparently this supposedly intelligent man doesn't know that if one prosecutor isn't available, there will be another to take her place. Deciding that Sara had to be eliminated made no sense whatsoever. In certain parts of the book, Sara would say or do something that was not in keeping with the scene, or the situation. I would scratch my head at the author's choices. Sara would scream, or say something ugly, or react unrealistically. The author created weird situations and then forced the characters to say or do things totally out of sync with who they were portrayed to be. I felt as if I was reading a first book by a talented writer who had promise, but needed to work on the plotting, actions, and motivations of the characters. I did finish the book, but I can't say I enjoyed it. This could have been so much better. I know another book is coming out, about her brother, but expect it to have the same flaws as this one, so I don't intend to read it.