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Ambushed! by Vicki Lewis Thompson
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Jul 03, 2010

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bookshelves: 3-star, contemporary, read-2010, ebook, category-romance, hqn-blaze
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Gabe Chance is the youngest of the three Chance brothers who are a cornerstone of the town of Shoshone, Wyoming. He's getting ready to ride one of the family's prized paint horses in the town's yearly July 4th parade when he notices a good-looking woman being held hostage by a bratty Appaloosa and decides to ride over and give her a hand.

Morgan O'Connelli was all excited to finally be in the town's parade when the horse she rented decided Morgan wasn't the boss of him and wandered off to nibble some grass. After a vagabond childhood where she rarely lived in one place for more than six months at a go, she's decided to make a life for herself with her own real estate business in Shoshone, a place she fell in love with when she lived here for a bit of her junior year of high school. Reconnecting with Gabe Chance, on whom she had a major crush 12 years ago, for a bit of fun is the icing on the cake.

Ms. Thompson has in Ambushed! a light, fluffy bit of western contemporary escapism. The action of the novel takes place over less than a week. In that span they have lots of sex, Gabe conquers some heady family drama, Morgan raises and then dismisses a desire to remain childless and the two of them get engaged and plan to have children. Everything is dealt with lightly, to say the least. But, if you check your sense of responsibility at the door, what remains is a hot whirlwind romance with witty dialog and lovable characters.

Sure everything moves absurdly fast, which accounts for the three-star grade I give it, but Gabe and Morgan talk, laugh and play together as much as they get down and dirty. While I may not buy their HEA outright, I'd put a good bet on it, they were just so damn cute together.
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Mollie *scoutrmom* I appreciate that you are so articulate in telling us why you felt this way about the book, as well as telling us how you felt. Thanks!

message 2: by Melissa (new)

Melissa Great review. I love Vicki, but i haven't read this book or the previous one. I did just get the last of the trio at wallmart.

Ridley Thanks for the compliments, guys.

I'd never read this author before. She had a nice, light and humorous style in this book, so I might have to look up her backlist.

message 4: by Melissa (new)

Melissa Ridley wrote: "Thanks for the compliments, guys.

I'd never read this author before. She had a nice, light and humorous style in this book, so I might have to look up her backlist."

Vicki Lewis Thompson is brilliant. I would get "Blond with a Wand" by her. That was the first book of hers i read and i jadored! it. It's brilliantly funny. ^^

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