Saved by the Rancher: Book One: The Hunted Series by Jennifer Ryan
Published: February 26 2013
From the moment rancher Jack Turner rescues Jenna Caldwell Merrick, he is determined to help her. Soon, he is doing more than tend her wounds; he is mending her heart. Jenna is a woman on the run—hunted down by her ex-husband, David Merrick, from the day she left him, taking part of his company with her, to the second she finds herself in the safety of Jack’s ranch. More than just a haven, Jack’s offering the love, family, and home she thought were out of reach.
Jack’s support will give Jenna the strength she needs to reclaim her life. The hunted will become the hunter, while David gets what he deserves, when they have an explosive confrontation in the boardroom of Merrick International. But not before Jack and Jenna enter into a fight … for their lives.
I was in the mood for a good cowboy romance when I started reading Saved by the Rancher. Unfortunately all it did was ruin my mood.
Let’s start with the cover. I am not usually someone who goes on and on about covers but I have to comment on this one. I live out in the country and I can tell you for a fact you will never catch a rancher dressed like that. He is a total turn off with that denim vest from the 1980s along with that plaid work shirt that for some reason is missing its arms. Obviously I don’t need to say anything about the Photoshopped dog. This cover needs help.
As for the story, the whole time I was reading it I was predicting what would happen next and guess what. I was right on the money. There were no surprises at all. I felt like the author took a bunch of elements found in most romance novels and put them all here together. The romance felt rushed and cliché and did not ring true for me at all.
I wish I could find something I like about this book but I can’t. I hate to be so down about it but I just did not enjoy this at all.