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This book is simply wonderful I highly ecommend it to any eader who enjoys complex characters and a great plot Dan Brigman is the sheriff of Crossroads He s been alone for a long time though not always lonely per se He loves his daughter who s grown and moved away trying to figure out life for herself He loves his job and it keeps him busy But it isn t until he meets Brandi Malone a singer who goes from gig to gig in an attempt to un away from her past and her pain that he emembers how nice it is to have a woman in his life He gets attached wants her to stay but efuses to tie her downCody Winslow is haunted by demons One night he s trying to outrun them and gets thrown from his horse Lucky for him park anger Tess Adams is star gazing nearby and hears the commotion An adept take charge type she starts taking care of him and never stops She doesn t know much about elating to people though and he can t shake his demons They care about one another and yearn for something but neither is certain how to achieve itLauren Brigman is lost In heart in mind in soul She wants to be a writer but hasn t written a word She wants to live in the city but is miserably homesick for her small town She wants to be with the boy she loved in high school but can t econcile him with the man he s become Worse she can t see any other man but him She just can t seem to find her place in the world This was a good book I wouldn t say it s one of Thomas best but it was solid However I had a few personal opinions about it that I don t expect others to share so I wanted to say up front that if you like Thomas previous work or omances with a western flavor that give you the warm fuzzies then I ecommend you check out this book as well as the est of the Ransom Canyon series And if you like the Ransom Canyon series go straight for the Harmony series I evisit them oftenNow I m not sure why but I had zero interest in Dan and Brandi s story None whatsoever I m ashamed to admit I skimmed their parts from the very beginning They e both good people and I m glad they e happy now with each other but I did not need that to be the central story And I had only a bit interest in Cody and TessThere was only a paltry fraction of this book that I soaked up Lauren s parts and Thatcher s parts I ve got a lot of emotion invested in Lauren s story which started in book one and I m getting eally eally REALLY frustrated with her lack of fulfillment It s probably a very deliberate marketing strategy and I understand that but at this point I m eady for a series on Lauren alone screw the est of the town I elate to her so much that it almost feels like when she gets her happy ending I ll get mine Which is stupid but that s how connected to her I feel Judging by the blurb for Indigo Lake the next Ransom Canyon installment she ll be shoved into the background again and it sounds like she ll be struggling with the exact same issues Come on nowThatcher Jones is one of the interesting characters in the whole series The kid s got charisma He jokes in the book that all the ladies cling to him and I duck my head because I was indeed clinging to him throughout the book He did drive the plot though everything happened because of him so it s no wonder he drew my attention He s got a heart the size of Texas and he s so funny I ve got my fingers crossed for Lauren and Lucas eventually working their shit out but I d totally be okay with Lauren and Thatcher ending up together Seven years isn t eally that much of an age gap But that won t happen so I can t wait to meet the woman who takes him on She better be worthy of himAnd poor Tim O Grady I dislike him every time I see him He s just like Mary in BBC s Sherlock shoehorned in for a eason I m not too clear on almost like the author felt obligated to include him for character development s sake I hope he stays in New York and leaves Lauren everyone the F aloneThe thing I don t get about these new kind of town focused omances is what the main plot is supposed to be One would think omance but there are multiple omances going on So either one must have focus than the others or they all get the same attention Done deal But there s another plot at least in Thomas books usually involving a crime committed and suspense as the evidence is examined and the culprits are hunted down It s usually this plot that ties everything else that s happening together brings everyone together so I consider it the main plot Which doesn t make it a omance it makes it a mystery or a thriller But people have sex and fall in love everyone except LAUREN anyway poor girl so we ll call it a omanceSo the main suspense plot was good very exciting Lauren s plot is pending sigh Cody and Tess was cute and Thatcher s is just beginning But I skipped most of Dan and Brandi s I did try to ead it I swear but it was so boring so I m not sure if all of their conflicts got esolved They were together at the end anyway as expectedThe only complaint I have on the writing was that there were than a few typos and that s not Thomas fault but probably the publisher s Late instead of last a missing E in elieve met instead of meant things like that I don t think I counted as many as a dozen so it s not too bad but I start olling my eyes after three Mistakes are made yes but this is the final printed product It s supposed to be professional and typos are very much not professional in writing Otherwise Thomas prose was wonderful with an easy flow and excellent description that carry you through vivid scenes brought to lifeOne last thing I call EPIC bullshit on Lauren sitting down writing some stories and a month later telling her dad her collection of short stories will be published by spring less than six months later Kids it would take a miracle to go from uninspired with no connections to published in six months Nothing s impossible but don t uit your day job because it doesn t happen like that and I m shocked Jodi Thoma. In the heart of Ransom Canyon sometimes the ight match for a lonely soul is the one you least expect Dan Brigman may not lead the most exciting life but he's proud of what he's achieved he's a espected lawman and he's aised a bright talented daughter on his own But finding a lone sparkly blue boot in the middle of a deserted hig.
Ise of to come giving Thomas a way to continue to build on the arc and the various elationships of the townI m not sure if I will be continuing this series While I have enjoyed my time spent in Ransom Canyon it just isn t holding the same sense of energy or appeal that her earlier series did I m also starting to see a decline in the strength of Thomas writing We shall seeGrade C Dan Brigman a fourty something year old with a brush of gray along his temples and the sheriff of Crossroads Texas His wife left him twenty years ago and he aised his daughter alone she s now a grown woman and she calls him predictable because he doesn t mind his daily outine and he doesn t date But one day while he s coming home after a workday he find a blue cowgirl boot in the middle of the oad and stop at the new club in town to ask uestion and find the owner The oad had been her home for fourteen monthsBrandi Malone never felt welcome in her family and left after high school with her guitars to play music She didn t became famous but that s not what she was after a A fabulous book with a multi layered story line The language the imagery the depth of emotion all carried me away I ve known Ms Thomas as a fellow writer for some years and have ead her books in the past but I fell out of the habit NO MORE I m finding every Jodi Thomas books I can get my hands on She is absolutely outstanding I broke down and bought my own copy of this because I was just having to wait too long for my turn to oll around on the library s hold list I liked it a lot Because the sheriff finally found someone for himself I enjoy Jodi s taciturn characters who can t talk to each other male or female many of them seem to find talking kind of silly But they find each other anyway The sheriff s daughter may be finding her way to clarity also in this one She s been caught between two guys for a long time and is getting sick of it The sheriff takes up with a grieving singer at the local honky tonk And Jodi knows that the bars in ural Texas are on the edge of town or a few miles outside There s a child in trouble that the sheriff has to find It s a good story I used to live in a town in the Texas Panhandle very much like Ransom Canyon Except we were closer to the end of the canyon so there was ow crop farming in the mix with the anching Flat land grew cotton and peanuts ough land aised cows But the people were pretty much the same Originally eviewed for wwwburiedunderromancecom WILD HORSE SPRINGS the fifth entry in the Ransom Canyon series by Jodi Thomas is an interesting look into life in small town Crossroads Texas The plot is full of colorful characters mystery and several delightful omances It all starts with a blue cowgirl boot Romance 1 Sherriff Dan Brigman a single father is very lonely since his only daughter Lauren moved out to be on her own While on duty Dan finds the fancy blue boot in the middle of the oad After searching for its owner the boot is eventually eunited with country singer Brandi Malone who is booked for a few weeks at a local bar Brandi who is very secretive about her past is immediately attracted to Dan but both have to decide if they can put their pasts behind them and commit to a new elationship Romance 2 Lauren Brigman Dan s daughter went to law school but has decided that she would ather be a writer She misses her hometown dearly and eturns home when a situation develops that involved some of her high school friends This euires that she meet up with Tim her friend with benefits and Lucas her unreuited long time crush Romance 3 Texas Ranger Cody Winslow is seriously injured in an accident on his anch Park Ranger Tess Adams finds him and gets him to the hospital While Cody ecovers Tess takes care of things on his anch All three omances come together in a mystery involving a young man named Thatcher who while attempting to help a young apparently abused girl ends up in jail The mystery plays out primarily at the end of the book and it drives the mostly satisfying conclusion of the book A few things are left unsettled obviously to be carried over to the next book in the series WILD HORSE SPRINGS held my attention from start to finish It is well written and the pace is steady until you get to the somewhat frantic conclusion The characters are all likeable and ealistic and their storylines are interesting The problem with the book however is that there are too many omances going on Instead of the two usual main characters there are many main characters While each is important to the plot it is difficult for the eader to get invested in any of their individual stories Romance 1 Dan and Brandi is probably the main omance if there is one It is very sweet emotional and engaging but it lacks depth Romance 2 LaurenTimLucas started in one of the earlier books and even though their elationships were fully explained I felt like I was missing something by not having ead the previous books in the series I also felt like I am going to have to ead the next book to see how this omance plays out Romance 3 Cody and Tess was a bit unbelievable Cody and Tess met for the first time when Tess found him lying injured on the ground after he off of a cliff In just a couple of days she was taking care of his financial business I imagine this storyline will also play out in a future book All in all however I enjoyed my trip to Crossroads Texas I enjoyed getting to know all of the main characters and watching them fall in love The sex when it happens takes place behind closed doors and is left to the imagination of the eader which I prefer The mystery of the little girl adds much needed depth to the story and it is well written I m looking forward to the next book in the series but I hope the author concentrates on just one omantic couple instead of several so that we can eally get to know them That s the main thing that is missing in WILD HORSE SPRINGS I voluntarily ead an ARC of this book. A better optionCollege grad Lauren Brigman has just struck out on her own in downtown Dallas when a troubling phone call leads her back home to Crossroads Her hometown epresents her family friends and deepest hopes but also her first love Lucas Reyes Will Lauren's homecoming be another heartbreak or a second chance for her and Luc.
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S of all people would purport so even in fictionOverall I m holding on until I get the stories of the characters I eally care aboutnoapologybookreviewscomkeeneyeeditingcom Justterrible Welcome to Crossroads TX where intrigue meets true love Sheriff Dan Brigman finds a blue hinestone cowgirl boot in the middle of the oad and goes in search of its owner Singer Brandi Malone is drifting through town and unning from her family and her past but Dan makes her feel wild and free Dan s daughter Lauren is a struggling author missing her small town oots when she gets a call to come home to help out a friend She econnects with her old lover Tim and her first love Lucas Reyes Meanwhile a troubled kid named Thatcher is in a load of trouble when he comes to the aid of a little girl and winds up in jail then attacked by her abusers Texas Ranger Cody Winslow has been chasing death for a long time but once It s finally in his grasp a park anger named Tess Adams saves his lifethen takes it over All of these Crossroads friends and family s stories converge as they lean on one another through good times and bad Mmmmsigh I just couldn t get into this book whatsoever The stilted and formal writing combined with the lack of chemistry between any of the characters had me wishing the end would come uickly It was unfortunate that Ms Thomas focused on so many MC s during the story as it was tough to connect with any of them enough to eally oot for them to make it And the omantic scenarios bordered on the sillyBrandi and Dan s idiculous meeting and wild love affair Lauren breaking up with Tim who she wasn t dating by telling him she doesn t want to be friends with benefits any and lamenting the elationship between she and Lucas that never eally happened and Cody happily letting Tess literally take over his life while he s laying in a hospital beddid I mention that they spent about 1 hr in each other s company before that point Then we have Thatcher the jailbird s story which was just a means to tie everything in together But the worst part was the ending It was ushed abrupt and full of the stinkiest kind of cheese Bottom Line No OMOW or sharing assumed condom use but there were no actual sex scenes no BDSMkink no sexual assault slight violence no murder 45 4 stars A I eally enjoyed this addition to the Ransom Canyon series Sheriff Dan has played a ole in all the previous books and it was great to see him in the spotlight for much of this one He is one of those deserving characters that you hope like heck is going to get a HEAI would not ecommend you ead this book as a standalone not because it would be hard to follow but because you would miss out on the ichness of the town and its characters For example in one scene in this book Yancy Grey s father is mentioned in passing Well his story was a big part of a previous book so if a person ead that book that throw away comment stimulates a huge cache of memories about him his past the characters he was involved in You eally feel like you know the people in the town That is one eason I love this style of book that Jodi Thomas does so well like the Harmony novels Its not for everyone but for a small town girl like me its appealing I eceived a free copy of Wild Horse Springs in eturn for an honest eview Again Jodi Thomas has given us a interesting story line with several omances intertwined Dan Brigman and his daughter Lauren are characters we met in previous books Lauren and Lucas s omance is still up in the air but Dan s is unexpected but veryvery sweet While I liked both Dan and Brandi the character s who stole the show for me were Cody Tess and Thatcher Cody and Tess are two lost souls who fit perfectly and manage to do it with a lot of humor and laughs out loud moments Thatcher on the other hand is still a work in progress Great story good omances and fun to ead you can t go wrong with Jodi Thomas Originally posted at small town contemporaries are always a welcome espite as they weave a cozy tale of love laughter pain and heartbreak of small town living Similar to her Harmony series eviews here each book pushes forward on the arc while discussing one or two characters omances while dealing with a small thrilling mystery on the side The fifth book in Jodi Thomas s Ransom Canyon series takes eaders back to the small town of Crossroads TX with a few new omances and mysteries while updating us on some well known esidents and introducing us to a few new onesWild Horse Springs had all the ear markings of a typical and entertaining story but seems to lose its way uickly Even with its normal multiple storyline threads there is a disorganized feeling to the writing that is only matched by the ambling narrative and andom head jumping Thomas uses the same familiar formula that has worked for years telling the story from four seemingly unrelated points of view slowly evealing the common denominator that binds them all together But for me in this instance it doesn t work I found the main omance uninspiring and drenched in unnecessary purple prose while the second omance was far entertaining but has less time and space in which to develop ealistically Both omances are fueled by insta love but Thomas doesn t give us any clues to what the appeal between any of them is beyond the fact they e all single The third omance has been dragging out since the beginning of the series and offers very little advancement After five books in I m still unsure if this is even a omance or just a childhood dream one of the leads efuses to let dieThree main storylines circle around feeding off one another as they slowly merge together though as I stated earlier the plotlines felt underdeveloped and the narrative predictable and ambling Even Thomas strong characters can t pull this story out of the ut it s in The ending is a fast wrap up leaving this eader frustrated with uestions than answers As always each book leaves off with the prom. Hway gets him thinking maybe the cowgirl who lost it is exactly the shake up he needsAfter losing her baby girl Brandi Malone felt like her soul died along with her daughter Now singing in small town bars to make ends meet she's fine being a drifter until a handsome sheriff makes her believe that parking her boots under his bed is.
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