Review: Rough Creek by Kaki Warner

After serving eighteen months in prison for a crime he didn't commit, Dalton Cardwell is looking for a fresh start. What better place than Whitcomb Four Star Ranch? He doesn't regret the decisions of his past--he'd choose the same roads again. But now all Dalton wants is to keep his head down and focus on the horses--and on Raney Whitcomb.

Raney is outraged when she learns her mother hired an ex-con. Raney has worked hard for the ranch, sacrificing her personal life for the dream of building on her family's legacy. But as Dalton breaks down every misconception and even wins the good opinion of her sisters, Raney is forced to rethink her stance--and finally, free herself to explore the heart-pounding tension that simmers between them.
This is my first time reading Kaki Warner. She's a new author for me. When I saw the cover I knew I had to try it. I do love my cowboys. 

Since I hadn't ever read her I wasn't sure what to expect. Shortly after starting the book, I wasn't sure how I felt about it. It's not like I didn't like it...I just couldn't get into it. It was one of those books where I couldn't put my finger on why I didn't like it. 

The characters aren't bad and I liked the idea of the storyline but didn't sit right with me. 

I think it was because it had a historical feel to it and yet it wasn't. A little old fashion in the writing. It wasn't that I didn't think the writing was bad, just not for me. It seems like I've had a run on books that I just couldn't enjoy. 

I did like Dalton & Raney they are both really good characters and they are the only reason I kept reading the story. I enjoyed their interactions and how they reacted to each other. But it wasn't enough to really get into the story. I think there are many readers who will like the story and the way it's written. Like I mentioned, good characters. Maybe someday I will try another by her. Have any of you read her? 


  1. I haven't read her. Sorry to hear you couldn't get into it.

    1. Thanks. It's been happening a bunch lately. I'm hoping to get back into loving what I'm reading again soon.


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