Friday, September 6, 2019
THE BULL RIDER'S SECRET by Jill Lynn, Reviewed by Winnie and Kim
When I read one of Jill Lynn’s books, I can always count on a charming and satisfying read. The Bull Rider’s Secret definitely fits into this category. With a setting at the Wilder family guest ranch in Colorado and a cast of colorful and engaging characters, this story comes alive on the page. Mackenzie Wilder and Jace Hawke have a past history they need to overcome and reconcile. They are both wonderful characters. Mackenzie is independent, feisty, and still hurting from the past. Jace is strong, capable, but struggling with feelings of guilt. I enjoyed seeing them both start to heal and grow in their relationship.
This is the last of the three books in the Colorado Grooms series by this author, but it can easily stand alone. It was fun to see some of the characters from the previous books pop up in this one. The importance of family, the power of love and forgiveness, and the beauty of second chances all added to my enjoyment of this story. I’ll be looking forward to more books by Jill Lynn.
*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy. All opinions are my own.
I don’t read a ton of Love Inspired stories, but if the author is Jill Lynn, I’m in. I have loved every one of her stories! Even though Love Inspired books are shorter, hers always feel more like a full length novel. I always love her characters, storylines, and pops of humor.
One of my pet peeves is a female character that is not likable. I want to like the characters I’m reading about. So from the past stories in this series, I knew that MacKenzie was described as having a “tough-girl exterior” and, at first, I was worried I wouldn’t like her. I shouldn’t have worried at all! I really liked both MacKenzie and Jace. Theirs was a reunion story, one of my favorite tropes, and it was done beautifully. And while MacKenzie was hard on Jace at first, it was realistic and totally understandable. (Not to mention that he kind of deserved it!) I absolutely loved the ending, it was unexpected and just perfect!
I really enjoyed catching up with the couples from the first two books in this series. While this is a series, each story reads well as a stand-alone, and all of the stories are well worth your time! I can’t wait for Jill Lynn’s next story!
*I received a complimentary copy of this book and I purchased one.
Will the truth keep them from a second chance?The next Colorado Grooms romance
Letting bull rider Jace Hawke back into her life breaks all of Mackenzie Wilder’s rules—just like he broke her heart years ago. But he’s working at her family’s ranch while recovering from a rodeo injury…and chipping away at Mackenzie’s tough-girl exterior with each passing day. Which is the bigger mistake: falling for Jace again…or letting him go without a fight?
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