Logan by Linda Lael Miller
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
A book fairy recently gifted many books to my personal library, so I decided to give this one a try.
This is a classic formula romance novel with a western feel and an HEA. I liked it, but there were a few things that just didn't sit right with me. Either they weren't explained well, or they just weren't believable. The storyline and pacing of the plot was spot on for this type of story, but the pacing in the relationships between characters felt off to me, both too slow at times and too fast at others.
Despite that, Miller does a good job of evoking a certain time and place, and the she writes characters that I pay attention to, even when their words and actions don't always align. Also, there are two children and three dogs in this book, and she does an absolutely amazing job of writing all five. I think that may be one of my favorite things about this novel, because it can be very difficult to write children (and even pets). As a result, a lot of romance novels seem to have children that don't behave and/or speak like children, which is unsettling.
I enjoyed this story, but I may not rush to pick up the next one. I think this is the sort of book that you just have to be in the right mood for, and it can't be the kind of mood where you want to overthink and over-analyze everything, which is frequently my mood. Go figure. As a result, I think I'll spread these books out and pick up the next one when I just feel ready for a good, mindless read.
Book 132 read in 2018