TITLE: Wild Rain by Beverly Jenkins
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Release Date: February 9th 2021 by Avon
Format: e-Arc (384 pages)
Genre: Historical Fiction, Historical Romance
Narrator: Kim Staunton
Blurb: The second novel in USA Today bestselling author Beverly Jenkins’ compelling new Women Who Dare series follows a female rancher in Wyoming after the Civil War.
A reporter has come to Wyoming to do a story on doctors for his Black newspaper back east. He thinks Colton Lee will be an interesting subject…until he meets Colton’s sister, Spring. She runs her own ranch, wears denim pants instead of dresses, and is the most fascinating woman he’s ever met.
But Spring, who has overcome a raucous and scandalous past, isn’t looking for, nor does she want, love. As their attraction grows, will their differences come between them or unite them for an everlasting love?
I highly recommend reading Beverly Jenkins books in order because the characters are connected to each other and often make appearances in subsequent installments of a series.
In this book, the heroine Spring Lee is the sister of D. Colton Lee from book 3 of the Old West series. His story was just as good as this one.
The story begins with writer Garrett McCray traveling to the Wyoming to interview Spring’s brother Colton for his newspaper. On his travel, Garrett was thrown from his horse and got hurt. Spring reluctantly gives aid and then Garrett slowly draws Spring out of her prickly shell.
What I love about Beverly Jenkins is that she never gives me a heroine that I can’t relate to and admire. The woman are strong, independent, hardworking, loyal, just good people. There was so much so Spring. Many layers that made her sarcastic and strong. She had been through a lot. This book was really about Spring’s growth and how Garrett’s love aided her in the journey. Their scene together were done well because of the respect as well as the attraction between them.
In addition, the black family dynamics always makes me feel whole. There is a sense of community that she conveys with the freed blacks that educates the reader as to accomplishments and achievements. So this is more than a love story, its just a feel good historical fiction. This was one as another winner for me.