In The Heart's Pursuit by Robin Lee Hatcher, Silver Matlock has been left at the alter and her parents have been robbed by her former fiancé. In desperation, she hires a bounty hunter and secretly joins him as they search for Silver's ex-fiance. However, Jared Newman has his own agenda - finding the man who murdered his family years ago. As they hunt for these criminals, feelings start to develop between them.
I enjoyed this book. I felt like it started out a little slow for me, but the plot picked up toward the middle of the book, and the ending was good. The storyline was interesting, and I liked how the two main character's separate goals end up intertwining as the book goes on. The characters were likable, though I would have liked to read more of the characters' histories, to get to know them better.
The one thing that bothered me - and I don't want to say too much to avoid giving anything away - was that I felt like the villain's character wasn't consistent toward the end. I just would have expected such a ruthless killer to choose to act differently at the climax of the book. I also felt like a decision that Silver made toward the end of the book was a little over-the-top foolish, and because of that it didn't feel realistic to me.
I think I am overanalyzing though, because overall I liked the book. This was just a light, old west romance. It was an enjoyable read, not too deep, with a happy ending (and I always like a happy ending)!
Note: I received this book for free from Litfuse Publicity in exchange for this review. This is my honest opinion.
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