Thursday, May 1, 2014

Zakia and the Cowboy

*Book source ~ Picked up for free at AllRomance.
Author ~ Lorraine Nelson
Published ~ 5 October 2011
Genre ~ Romance
Pages ~ 179

My Rating ~ 3 bites and a nibble out of 5

Zakia has a nasty stalker and he’s escalating things. Fearing for her and her twins’ lives she and her best friend Sam plan her escape. Telling no one where she’s heading she goes back to the ranch of her ex-husband, Luke. Unsure of her welcome she hopes he’ll at least protect their boys, but Luke has never stopped loving her and, despite their past, he can’t turn her or his sons away. Will they be safe or will the stalker catch up to them? And will Zakia and Luke be able to let the past go in order to make a new life together as a family?

Not a bad romance with a scary stalker plot, but I found the writing a tad stilted and the dialogue at times was painful. I did find it hard to believe that the stalker could get in and out of Zakia’s house unnoticed or tripping the alarms. What about security cameras? Motion sensors? She has a rich family, so why couldn’t they install some spyware? The guy stalking her wasn’t a super spy, so it shouldn’t have been hard to catch him even with his sneaky ways. So the plot was a bit implausible and yet the underlying story wasn’t bad. The twins were cute and Luke was hunky. Secondary characters were ok also and it seems there will be a romance between Zakia’s best friend Samantha and Luke’s friend Blake. Not sure I’ll continue with the series though.

10 comments:

  1. The plot sounds a bit unbelievable! Looks like the characters saved it a little though.

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    1. It was a bit outside the realm, but not a terrible read.

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  2. oh yeah bad dialogue can really break a book unfortunately.

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    1. I agree, Lily. It isn't horrible, but it isn't awesome either.

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  3. Definitely seems like it could have used some more realism. Glad you liked aspects though.

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    1. A little bit, but it wasn't a bad romance.

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  4. That does sound unrealistic, especially if they were a wealthy family, plus I'm not a fan of cowboys in books, probably because when I was younger my dad made us watch so many westerns with him, so now I avoid them xD

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    1. Yeah, unless you like westerns (I don't mind them) that could put you off them. lol

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  5. I have a feeling this one isn't for me. Between my reaction to the cover (which was "blah" for some reason) and the super unbelievability of that plot it's not sounding like one to devote valuable reading time. Sounds like it wasn't a bad read though, so that's good :)

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    1. I agree. You probably would not like this one, Berls even though it wasn't bad.

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