Friday, November 15, 2013

First Chapter Review: Her Rocky Mountain Guardian by Margery Scott

Her Rocky Mountain Guardian by Margery Scott is part of Entangled's Ignite romantic suspense imprint. Romantic suspense is a favorite genre for me because I adore suspense and thrillers.

BLURB:  An unforgivable disappearance…

Four years ago, Jennie Brooks and Sheriff Brae Colton were engaged to be married—then Jennie disappeared without a word.

Leads to a mysterious reunion…

Brae hated Jennie for deserting him just as they were set to begin their life together. But when he finds her badly injured in a hit and run accident on a snowy mountain road, he can’t deny the love he’s never forgotten—until she regains consciousness with no memory of her identity, or what they once shared.

Where love holds the key to everything…

Brae wants to know why Jennie’s come home. Despite everything, she’s still the woman he fell in love with in high school—the woman he’s falling for again. But when the bullets start flying, his first priority is to protect her and catch her would-be killer. And if they can’t find a way to restore her memory soon, they may both end up dead.

COVER: You definitely know it's a romance novel by that cover. I love the strategically placed sheriff's badge. Not like there's a shirt to pin it to. The title a hint at the setting, I like the mixed fonts.

FIRST CHAPTER: Jennie Brooks is badly injured when her car goes off the a snow-covered mountain road. When Sheriff Brae Colton happens by the accident, he's surprised to find Jennie inside the smashed up BMW. She left him without a word and now she's suddenly back in Eagle Ridge. But why? He'll have to wait for his answers, though. Seems Jennie can't remember what she is doing here. She can't even remember Brae...or her own name.

KEEP READING: Amnesia stories have been done to death, but I love them because it's fun to see how things turn out for everyone involved. Scott does an excellent job of dropping the reader right into the action. Snow mixed with speed don't do Jennie any good as she travels up the mountain road. There's some mystery in this opening chapter too, but I don't want to give anything away. Your heart simply breaks when Brae lays his eyes on Jennie for the first time in years. He still doesn't know why she left, and certainly doesn't know why she's returned.

This one is already a real page-turner. I'm sure eager to continue.

Title: Her Rocky Mountain Guardian
Author: Margery Scott
Genre: Suspense
Length: 250 pages
Release Date: October 2013
ISBN: 978-1-62266-202-9
Imprint: Ignite

Available at...

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As a little girl in Scotland, Margery loved reading the words in books, and using those words even when she had no idea what they meant. Within the pages of those books, she lost herself in the fantasy worlds the authors created. But she had no idea that someone – a real, live person – was writing the stories that enthralled her. And it never occurred to her that she could write stories, too.

When her family left Scotland and settled in Canada, she began to write – not stories, but long, rambling letters to her grandparents. Looking back, they were really mini-novels, filled with her adventures and tales of growing up in a new country. In school, she loathed English class. So what was she destined to be?

Yes, you guessed it. A writer. It wasn’t until her children left home, that she started writing and seriously pursuing a new career as a published author. These days, she’s lucky enough to be able to combine her love of travel (thanks to her father’s wanderlust) and writing by personally researching the settings in her books. Now, she live on a lake and she’s lucky enough to wake up to a gorgeous view every morning. When she’s not writing, she can usually be found wielding a pair of knitting needles or a pool cue.

Oh, and dealing with that wanderlust thing…

I received a free PDF of this book from the publisher. This review contains my honest opinion, which I have not been compensated for in any way.

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