Rating: 3 stars out of 5
Mal has not had an easy life. He’s struggled to overcome a lot of roadblocks and hardships as he built himself a life as a mechanic, despite a serious handicap. He’s admired rancher Dan from afar but never dreamed events would play out to land him in the amazing spot of being able to do a real service for his secret hero. Can he maintain his cool and a safe distance when they’re sharing a house and working to resolve a dangerous mystery?
Dan says he does not have employees but friends who help him run the ranch he inherited from his father. Challenged by his younger step-brother and facing dangerous sabotage to his truck, he enlists a young mechanic to help solve the puzzle. He’d always wanted a real brother or a partner he could trust but his step-brother is not the right guy to fill that role. How about Mal, who brings some fine but rare qualities to the Flying W?
A lot of this story didn’t really make any sense to me and even with that I mostly enjoyed the story. I’ve never understood the loving someone from afar when you barely know them as Mal did Dan. And Dan turns to someone he barely knows to help him.
The mystery wasn’t much of a mystery to me but it gave Dan and Mal a reason to be together for a period of time. I didn’t really see this relationship building at all except for their own random thoughts but they never did anything or really got to know each other for Dan’s ideas at the end of story make any sense.
The cover art by Written Ink Designs is a nice understated design.
ebook, 65 pages
Published: May 12, 2018 by JMS Books
Edition Language: English