Reckless Embrace

Madeline Baker
Historical romance
Available from Ellora's Cave
ISBN: 9781419939518
August 2012

Blackie has returned from college and has his degree in Veterinary medicine, and plans to start a practice in town. It had been three years but he believes the school was worth it. When he learns there is a building for sale in town, he sets out to buy it for his practice. He had no idea the owner would be a girl with the prettiest eyes and longest eyelashes. Joey McBride decides not to sell the building but instead rent it. He tells her it is for a veterinary hospital; she decides it will be all right. Unfortunately, Blackie runs into some trouble when some other young men do not like his race. As his practice begins the thought of Joey brings warm thoughts to his heart. He wants to get to know her better. Joey has been looking after her grandmother who holds some resentment to Blackie's relatives. As the days pass before them, the romance between Blackie and Joey blossoms. They can only hope they will have a future together, but if others continue living in the past, it may be impossible for them to share many sunsets together.

Madeline Baker always tells a story that reaches deep into the heart and soul, making the audience feel warmth all the way to the toes. Her stories are rich and in-depth when it comes to the Native Americans. It is good reading about the family and how everyone has grown. The likeable characters are wonderfully drawn and the secondary players stand out making this read unforgettable. Reckless Embrace is filled with love, loyalty and duty. The close-knit families are wonderfully portrayed in the story and have a way of making one feel as if they are a part of history. The story absorbs until the very last page.

Overall rating:
Sensuality rating: Mildly sensual

Reviewer: Linda L.
November 27, 2012

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