High Country Rebel by Lindsay McKenna
Published: August 27 2013
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Battle-weary former Navy SEAL Talon Holt’s top priority is to defend his own. With a military dog to care for and his traumatized soul to mend, he hitchhikes from California to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, hoping for a fresh start and to be with his ailing mother. But he can’t outrun the ghosts of war—especially when a ferocious storm forces Talon to accept the help of paramedic Cat Edwin. The gorgeous rescuer wants to heal his wounds inside and out, but the fear in her arresting blue eyes calls to his instinct to protect.
Trust just doesn’t come easy to Cat, who, thanks to a troubled past and a violent ex, tries to keep Talon at arm’s length. Yet attraction draws them together despite the very real danger each of them brings to the other. Now Talon is driven to save Cat, even when it leads to a high-country showdown that could cost them love…and their lives.
I am such a fan of this kind of contemporary cowboy romance that has just a touch of military in them. This latest book by Ms. McKenna has all this and even more. I loved the flow of the story and found it very difficult to set down.
In High County Rebels we have both of the main characters that are dealing with personal issues. Talon has PDST due to his service for our country and Cat has her own demons she has to fight due to an abusive childhood. Both of these complex characters are attracted to one another but take time developing the relationship due to their issues.
This is a wonderful romance that has a lot of small town heart to it. I love how Gus wanted to take care of talon and his mother. I love Zeke, Talon’s Belgium Malinois combat assault dog. I have to say Zeke seem to steal any scene he was in. He is one wonderful dog and hero!
I truly recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a romance that has a good plot and interesting characters. I know I will be looking forward to Ms. McKenna’s next book which is coming out later this year.
(This book was received as an ARC from the author/publisher in exchanged for an honest review.)