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Colorado Dawn (Runaway Brides Romance Series #2)

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  • Posted June 20, 2013

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    Overall Rating: 3.0 // Action: 2.5 / Emotion: 3.5 / Romance: 3.0

    Overall Rating: 3.0 // Action: 2.5 / Emotion: 3.5 / Romance: 3.0 / Sensuous: 1.0 / Suspense: 3.0 // Historical Flavor: 4.0 // Laughter: 7 / Grins: 2 // Tears: 1 / Teary: 3

    Colorado Dawn: 3.0:
    Kaki Warner displayed her gift with storytelling by penning a beautifully-written story which detailed Colorado in the 1870s.  However, Warner did not manage to inspire that strong, deep emotional connection to both the hero and heroine that is necessary for a great read.  It took way too long to develop an interest in reading this story.

    Hero: 4.0:
    Angus Frederick Wallace, Fifth Viscount Ashby; "Ash": Loved Ash's deeply-layered personality; namely, {1} his Scottish manner of speaking, {2} his sense of duty, honor, and military bearing, {3} his attractiveness, {4} his 'all male' demeanor as he interacted with Declan and Thomas, {5} his 'typically male' frustration in dealing with the women, and {6} his charming sense of humor.  Ash was a hero that was easy to admire and love.

    Heroine: 2.0:
    Alexandra Madeline "Maddie" Gresham Wallace; Viscountess Ashby: Although Maddie was a strong-willed, independent, gifted photographer, who displayed a compassionate nature as she looked at the world through rose-colored glasses, she was so annoying and irritating the during the first half of the book that it was impossible to like her.  Yes, she finally redeemed herself, but it took a while to get past the initial dislike.

    Story Line: 2.0:
    This story just did not inspire great interest.  All Ash and Maddie had going for them was lust and passion when they married in haste before he left his new bride behind to join his regiment.  After leading very separate lives, six years later these two strangers must decide whether they want to remain married or get divorced.

    Action: 2.5:
    There just were not a lot of exciting adventurous action scenes to interrupt the slow-moving pace in which this story was told.

    Emotion: 3.5:
    It may have been easy to empathize with Ash but it was so difficult to connect with Maddie on a deeply-felt emotional level, that the story lost a lot of the powerful punch that usually exists when there is a strong connection to both protagonists.  Nevertheless, Warner still managed to inspire a tear or two and laughter.

    Romance: 3.0:
    The romance factor ran about average for this story since it was readily apparent that Ash and Maddie still had strong feelings for the other even after six years of separation.  They just had to come to terms with those feelings -- to either stay married to the person they loved, or divorce and go their separate ways.

    Sensuous: 1.0:
    Warner does not include a lot of sensuality in her books.  The lovemaking is always behind closed doors.  However, Warner is very gifted when it comes to including moments of innuendo and lust between Ash and Maddie.

    Suspense: 3.0:
    Warner included a mean-spirited, abusive villain (and his simpleton brother) who sought out Maddie because she took a picture of the location of a dead miner's gold strike.  Thus, there was an aura of suspense running throughout the story and a reason to show Ash in all of his warrior's glory.

    Secondary Characters:  4.0:
    Warner is particularly talented at weaving well-developed and interesting secondary characters throughout the book.  The presence of characters introduced in Heartbreak Creek added great enjoyment to the story.  The male camaraderie between Ash, Declan and Thomas was particularly entertaining -- more so than the girl talk between Maddie, Edwina, Pru, and Lucinda.  The inclusion of Lurch, Tricks and Agnes also added a rich, realistic flavor to the tale.  And finally, the inclusion of more details regarding the ongoing romance between Thomas and Pru definitely added appeal.

    Historical Flavor: 4.0:
    Warner's attention to detail as she describes the landscape, the buildings, and the characters reveals that she has definitely researched the environs of Colorado as she successfully takes the reader back to the 1870s.

    See Wolf Bear Does Books for a more in-depth, detailed review of *Colorado Dawn*.

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