The Men of the West series has stories taking place in the western part of the United States, and the second book has a strong hero who knows what he wants and gives it his all in order to achieve his goal. The heroine of the story has never felt truly loved, and some personal troubles have made her life very complicated. After these two characters meet, the scenes that follow are often explosively tense because their passionate natures dictate how they will react. Whether they are at odds about a subject or yearning for one another, I was kept guessing as to what would be their next response. Ann Major may have written THE FAIRY TALE GIRL many years ago, but relationships can still be just as confusing at times yet also rewarding today.
Since Amber Johnson felt deprived in several areas while growing up, she married a man with much wealth and they enjoyed living a lavish lifestyle. But all that changed when she learned their future together had turned bleak. There is also the problem of threats from people who are not happy with her husband’s business dealings. Now Amber is getting a divorce and moving from an island paradise to Colorado, where she can hopefully learn to make it on her own and not depend on others. This is definitely no time to be in another relationship, even when there is a man residing near her whom has grabbed her full attention.
When Amber vowed that she would make much better choices from here on out, she certainly was not planning to get involved with someone rich again. While Jake Kassidy, a successful rancher, made a lasting impression on her when she saw him in town, he will only star in her fantasies and not any real situations. Though both Amber and Jake feel a powerful longing to each other, their pasts may keep them apart.
Desire keeps mounting along with plenty of complex emotional issues in THE FAIRY TALE GIRL. Ann Major definitely gave Jake and Amber a long list of obstacles to overcome before they could ever be together, and I ached right along with this couple when things went terribly wrong. So many unpredictable situations keep cropping up in the story, causing the relationship of these two individuals to hit a snag. There were times when I could not see a good solution to a setback, and the author kept me wondering if Jake and Amber could actually work out their differences. Theirs is a connection which is filled with numerous challenges, and I never knew if their passion for one another could eliminate the hardships they faced.
Ann Major let me experience many of the moments right along with the characters because of detailed descriptions, and I got to visit a tropical island along with the rugged Colorado terrain. There are a few suspenseful incidents in THE FAIRY TALE GIRL, and I anxiously kept reading to learn the outcome. I am glad Ms. Major is making her older releases available once again, in case I missed one.
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Series: Men of the West – Book 2
Publisher: Major Press LLC
Releases: September 8, 2015
Author website: http://www.annmajor.com/
Rating: 4 Stars