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Reckless Love by Elizabeth Lowell
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Jan 25, 2009

it was ok
bookshelves: romance, western
Read in January, 2009

This book is a total cheese-fest.

It's kind of a catalog of romance novel tropes: the hero is rescued by a woman dressed as a boy, and so he says things he would never say to a woman and then gets creeped out when he thinks said boy is attractive; the attraction between Ty and Janna is so intense that they just can't keep their hands off each other, not even when they're being hunted down by both the US Army and Indian renegades, so they tend to do it out in the open where anyone could just walk along and shoot them both; there is SO MUCH ANGST because neither character ever feels it's appropriate to tell the other how s/he really feels; after spending the whole novel dressed as a boy, Janna puts on a dress in the last chapter, and of course, everyone thinks she is now the most beautiful woman who has ever lived; the ending is so deliriously happy that I put the book down and said, "Oh, yuck," out loud.

Still, it was fun enough that I stuck with it and read the whole book in two days, so make of that what you will.
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