Gambling On A Dream

Gambling On A Dream

by Sara Walter Ellwood

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Gambling On A Dream by Sara Walter Ellwood

With Everything At Stake….

It’s been years since Sheriff Dawn Madison said goodbye to Texas Ranger Wyatt McPherson. She’s closed the door on the heartache of her past. But when the sleepy town of Colton, Texas, is rocked by a series of shocking murders, Dawn has no choice but to trust the man who broke her heart if she wants to protect the ones she loves...

All Bets Are Off

Four years have passed. But Wyatt hasn’t forgotten the bold, Native American beauty who stole his heart . . . and broke it. Losing her and the life they had hoped to share left him an empty shell of himself. But if he wants to stop the deranged killer terrorizing the innocent kids of Colton, he’ll have to let Dawn back into his life. It’s a risk he’s willing to take, even if heartache is all he takes home…

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781616507350
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 06/09/2015
Series: Colton Gamblers , #3
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 175
Sales rank: 1,161,800
File size: 423 KB

About the Author

Although Sara Walter Ellwood has long ago left the farm for the glamour of the big town, she draws on her experiences growing up on a small hobby farm in West Central Pennsylvania to write her contemporary westerns. She's been married to her college sweetheart for over 20 years and they have two teenagers and one very spoiled rescue cat named Penny. She longs to visit the places she writes about and jokes she's a cowgirl at heart stuck in Pennsylvania suburbia. Sara is a multi-published and international Amazon bestselling author of the anthology series Cowboy Up. She also publishes paranormal romantic suspense under the pen name Cera duBois. Please visit her at, follow her on Twitter @sara_w_ellwood and read her blog,

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Gambling On A Dream 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
JensReadingObsession More than 1 year ago
There are a lot of past and future story lines along with the current one. I didn't have a problem with that, but it should be taken into consideration if you're not into that. While the book can be read as a standalone, reading the previous books would make it easier to keep all the characters straight. The romance is your classic case of misunderstanding and lack of communication. Wyatt and Dawn's attraction is sizzling, and once they finally deal with their issues, their love is wonderful. The murders they are investigating add danger and suspense to the story. I enjoyed it and really want to know what happens next with Dawn's brother Talon and Wyatt's sister Rachael. 4.5 stars ARC via NetGalley
RtBBlog More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Marissa Book provided by the publisher for review Review originally posted at Romancing the Book When I read the blurb for this book, I thought it sounded like a good suspense. It turns out it’s pretty much the standard mushy romance. If this is your genre of choice, I think you will be pleased with this book. My main peeve with this book is that there is too much information. I was less than 10% in when I thought I had learned about every character from the previous two books in the series, but more characters kept coming all the way through the end of the book. It’s too much extraneous information. The way I see it, if I’ve read the previous books then I know who these people are so I don’t need a recap. If I haven’t read the books, then who they are and their past doesn’t really matter, does it? The characters were somewhat bland by my standards. There was nothing exciting or mysterious about them, no flaws to make them interesting. There was a past between Dawn and Wyatt which caused some tension but they worked through it easily enough. I would have liked to see more conflict, maybe even some childish behavior, to make it more appealing. The writing itself is good (if a bit too descriptive for my tastes). If you’re a fan of the romantic run-on series, you will probably enjoy this book – though I do suggest you start with the first book in the series and read through.
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
Very enjoyable read! Small town romantic suspense at it's best. Wyatt and Dawn are great characters and when they are forced to work together to solve the homicides plaguing their small town of Colton, they are forced to finally face their past and deal with all the hurt and pain. This is one that should be high on the tbr list. I recommend it.