Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Review: Outback Hero by Elle Druskin

Outback Hero by Elle Druskin

Publisher: Red Rose Publishing
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Heat Rating: 2



Get out of New York. American nurse Tessa Morgan has to get out of town fast. A job at Bundalong Creek Station in Outback Australia is the answer to her prayers. B. J. McCall is stuck at Bundalong and can't wait to get back to the city. He trains horses, she's scared to death of them. She wants a family, he can't wait to get away from his family, their station, its debts and a thousand other problems.

With the nudging help of a lovesick station hand, his loopy teenage sweetheart, Monty the family pet python, and the Royal Flying doctors, Tessa and B. J. discover the importance of family, friends and home along with a love that neither expected.

Clare's Review

Tessa, desperate to escape the troubles or the past runs from New York as far as she can get. She takes a job as a nurse on an Australian station in the middle of nowhere. Things get off to a bad start when she mistakes BJ - the owners son - for the manager. There to care for the owners dying wife, Tessa slowly falls in love with the station and the annoying BJ. BJ finds Tessa’s city ways and fear of everything outback amusing and takes pleasure in winding her up. However with the station in deep financial trouble, the growing attraction between them is threatened.

A charming story with a setting so vivid is whisks you away to the Australian outback. The characters leap from the page, pulling you in. The time jumps, however, threw me and I flicked back several pages thinking I’d missed a crucial part of the plot. I knew that part was coming, but to be cheated of it like that robbed the story of something and left me disappointed. The end too, seemed a slight cop out almost as if it was oh I reached my word count so lets wrap it up.

All in all a good read. Lots of action from calving and bull riding rodeos, to city girls thrown in at the deep end. If you like cowboy stories, this is one not to miss.

4 Tea Cups!

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