- File Size: 4449 KB
- Print Length: 180 pages
- Publication Date: April 20, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B06ZZJYRTY
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #32,273 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Always, Ransom (Three Rivers Express Book 1) Kindle Edition
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Full disclosure: I don't read western romances. This just isn't my usual chosen genre...except that now it apparently is because this is the second story set in this time period by Reina Torres that I have read and she has converted me. I finished this book and immediately wanted to read the next in the series, I enjoyed living in that world with these characters that much.
Ms. Torres has written the kind of story that will reel you in from the start. I read this over the Easter weekend and it was so frustrating to have to put the book down to do “real life” chores when all I wanted to do was sit and find out what was happening and how things would end up for Ransom and Delia and their friends. In this day of the romance genre being inundated with poorly-written erotica books that rely on the “having-tons-of-dirty-sex-is-love” trope, and bully male characters being labeled “alphas” to excuse their poor behavior, it was INCREDIBLY refreshing to read a book with a male character who actually *respects* the woman he loves. Their attraction was palpable, even without sex (or kissing) because Ms. Torres beautifully illustrated their blossoming relationship. I was happily surprised when my pulse started to pound in a scene where the two main characters discuss courting. Courting. There was no kiss, there were no blindfolds or handcuffs, there was just a man pouring his heart out to the woman he wanted to be with and her reciprocating. It was gorgeous and perfect and made me love these two (especially Ransom) even more.
Delia was a fantastic frontier woman. She dealt with and handled everything thrown at her with a grace and strength that showed that she didn't need a man to make her life complete, and that made her relationship with Ransom even more special. She didn't NEED him in her life, but she wanted him there. And he never tried to control her, he just stood beside her and helped without being overbearing because she was a self-rescuing princess.
I LOVED this novel, and I cannot wait for the next books in this series.
If you like a well-written romance with a dash of intrigue, the kind of book that will make you want to read the whole book in one sitting and/or one that doesn't rely on copious gratuitous sex to show love and attraction between characters you should definitely read this book.
*"The Three Rivers Express Series is a set of Sweet Western Historical Romance which will be written alternately by Reina Torres and Nan O’Berry. Starting with the Spring of 1860 when the Pony Express began their service of mail delivery between St. Joseph, Missouri and Sacramento, California, each of the Three Rivers Express books will take on a new season and a different rider."*
With this said, get ready to ride the trails, with the pony express rider, with heartwarming heroines and some most intrepid heroes!! Feel the danger, the breeze on your face, hear the horse hooves, as they ride by fast and hard to get to the next relay station with the mail delivery and escape the danger that nay await around the next bend. Very exciting read! !
"Always, Ransom", features Ransom McCain, and Delia Burroughs, her father owns the Burroughs station. She is spirited, courageous, brave and beautiful. She is strong enough and determined enough to help her family survive in the West. But one by one her brothers leave to go eleswhere, and persue their own lives and dreams, leaving only Delia and her father to attend to the relay station and keep it running. Her father's struggles and grief, is made worse by all his crew having been run off. This will make it near impossible for Delia to leave and make a family of her own. She must stay and help her father, succeed.
Ransom, is the last man hired to ride for the Three Rivers station, since all the others either were killed or scared off. Ransom was chosen to be the first man to ride west because he could think fast on his feet, and had an adventureous spirit, he's also alone in the world. Tensions are running high, some does not wish for the Express to make it through, they wish it to fail, for their own selfish reasons.
Steady paced, well written with well rounded and engaging characters. I love reading about the early days of the Pony Express rider and the relay stations. The plot was fasticating and intriguing.
From the first page I could not put this amazing story down, it was a spellbinding and quick read, only approximately 177 pages, packed full of a sweet romance, danger, some intrigue, and suspense. I read "Always, Ransom" in one setting.
This sweet, heartwarming story will keep you turning pages as Ransom and Delia figure out the attraction between them and if they are willing to risk what they've found, as the danger that surrounds them tries to pull them apart. Will they risk theit possible HEA and their love? Will their love be strong enough to prevent the nefarious things that are happening from destroying what they've found and the life they both wish?
There are NO cliffhanger, per se, this is a continuous story, however. Book 2 is to be released soon, "Summer 1860 - “Always, Clay” by: Nan O'Berry". I can't wait to see what is next for the "Three Rivers Express" riders and the relay station.
Think of the T.V. shows, "Larmine", or "Young Riders", yes, telling you my age. These shows are probably before most of your time, but I still watch them today, re-runs, of course.
*Note: this is a sweet romance, it does have a few curses words, nothing we all don't hear often, such as "d**mn, he*l etc, they are not vulgar words. There is NO sensual interaction, only kissing.*
A most enjoyable and very satisfying read. Bravo, Reina Torres!! A definite must read for fans of Sweet Romance, Western Historical, Pony Express early days and the brave riders. Powerful and compelling read, "Always, Ransom"!!
Heat rating: Sweet, other than a few curse words
Reviewed by: AprilR
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It seemed short, but took a few nights for me to read it.
and five star ratings it had. I think those ratings may be a bit deceiving.