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Top Customer Reviews
Big Horn Storm is set in the Big Horn Mountains, a few miles from the Canadian border. It is the kind of romantic adventure that is pure escapism and makes you want to sign up for a dude ranch immediately.
Niki Garat is a graphic designer who works in Denver but lives for the few weeks each summer that she spends with her grandfather at the Blackburn Ranch. Since her difficult childhood, it has been her home away from home, though her grandfather is only an employee at the ranch which is owned by Bob Blackburn and his impossibly handsome son, Deuce.
This summer, as Niki heads to the ranch, America is under threat of attack from a coalition of enemies and Iranians are massing on the Canadian border. Still, it does not occur to Niki that the tranquillity of the ranch may be affected by international events. She's more concerned as to why her childhood friend and idol, Deuce Blackburn has barely uttered a civil word to her for years.
What makes Big Horn Storm such a page turner is the blend of the romantic relationship and the authenticity of the setting. Kim McMahill knows how to take her time, both in bringing the reader into the grand landscape and building up the characters. Whether describing hobbling horses, riding the trail or setting the coffee to perk on the fire, the detail and language show a true intimacy with the rituals of ranch life.
The coalition of enemies attacking America is slightly implausible but when soldiers appear in the mountains, the action is realistic and stays right on genre because the characters only do what they know from their years of ranching.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and anyone who has ever dreamed of being a cowgirl out in the wilds with a gruff, gorgeous cowboy who gets to rip off his bloodstained shirt, will too.
While Niki had made this trek every year, danger loomed on the horizon. The television in the break room at Colorado Creative Designs gave a dismal report of the stock market hitting a new record low as the U.S. lead a multi-national effort to force into Canada and regain control of those provinces. Iranian troops amassed on the Canadian-U.S. border while the Russians staged in Cuba.
Niki's boss told her to take a month off instead of the usual two weeks. Chills ran down Niki's spine at the thought of the country she knew falling into the hands of others. Little did she know when she arrived at the ranch, how her life would change and she could prove to herself and the untouchable Deuce that she was much more than he thought she was. There might be hope for the two of them, but as foreign troops take over the ranch and the surrounding mountains will they even survive?
Ms. McMahill writes a page-turner suspense story. The characters are well rounded and believable and the description of the scenery almost lets you smell the pine trees. Well done, once again.
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