Sunday, August 12, 2012

Book Review: Colorado Silver, Colorado Gold

Author:Terry Irene Blain
Title:Colorado Silver, Colorado Gold
Publisher:Wings ePress
Publish Date: March 18, 2012
Buy: Amazon
Copy Provided By: Innovative Online Book Tours & the author
Book Blurb: Masquerading as a widow, socialite Juliette Lawson flees Philadelphia to 'visit' her uncle in Durango, Colorado. At a train stop she literally bumps into a handsome man before continuing on to Durango. For Julie, family is all important and her visit hides a secret to protect her pregnant sister back east. While family is all important for Julie, it means nothing to Wes Westmoreland, the man she bumped into. An undercover agent for Wells Fargo, Wes grew up in the saloons and brothels of San Francisco. For Wes, his job is all important as he sees it as the only redeeming feature of his life. What happens when two people begin to fall in love -- while Wes conceals his undercover investigation of Julie's uncle's smelter operation, and Julie must hide the real reason behind her visit?
Review: I think Terry likes writing about widow's. This is the second book I've read where the heroine either was a widow or was pretending to be one.

I really enjoyed this story for the most part, the characters were well rounded and you got to know both Julie and Wes really well, especially the back story, which is always important. Wes was a strong hero, but not overbearing and I liked that he really cared for Julie almost from the start. I hate when heroes are too "alpha male." That always makes me wonder why the women want them. Wes was more a smart man, a little self deprecating, because of his own upbringing, but that made him more endearing.

The only part of the story I wasn't too thrilled about was the ending. It came about too quickly. I think this book could have benefited from a few more pages, so that things could have been wrapped up better. I definitely like Terry's writing style and if you like Western Historical Romances, you really should give her a shot. She spins a good tale.

Rating: 4 flowers


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