City dweller John McCall never expected to be out in the High Sierras of 1868 on a wild-goose chase to find the Chiltons’ supposedly lost grandson. But now that he’s out here, things have gotten even more complicated, mostly due to wildcat Penny Scott. She’s not like any woman he’s ever met–comfortable in the woods, with a horse, and with a gun.
When Penny and John are taken against their will by a shadowy figure looking for evidence they don’t have, both realize they’ve stumbled into something dangerous and complicated. With their friends and family desperately searching for them, Penny and John must make a daring escape.
When they emerge back into the real world, they are confronted with a kidnapper who just won’t stop. They must bring a powerful, ruthless man to justice, even as this city man and country woman fight a very inconvenient attraction to each other.
* from NetGalley
Non stop action from start to finish!
Wow! The Unexpected Champion was a quick enthralling romance that had plenty of action and danger. It was fun to watch Penny and John fall in love as they tried to protect Penny’s family from the threats on all sides.
I will say that it was a rocky start for me. I had a terrible time remembering how the last book ended and this one picked up, what feels like, mid-scene. However, I realized quickly that I just missed the last book and enjoyed The Unexpected Champion tremendously.
More The Unexpected Champion:
|Publisher & Date:||March 5th 2019 by Bethany House Publishers|
|Genre:||Western, Historical Christian Romance|
|ISBN:||0764219316 (ISBN13: 9780764219313)|
|Steam:||18+ some steamy marital uncomfortableness YA|
|Setting:||Lake Tahoe in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Nevada|
|Series:||High Sierra Sweethearts #3|
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