"Scary and creepy is just the tip of the iceberg."
Reviewed by Sandra Wurman
Posted January 5, 2019
Romance Western | Romance Suspense
Imagine facing your wedding day with dread. That's how
Deirdre "Drey" is feeling now that the festivities are over
and faced moving into Mountain Crest with her new husband
Ethan. Arriving at the monstrosity Ethan designed and built
in her hometown of Gilt Edge Montana, dread isn't the only
emotion Drey is experiencing. Candidly Drey is frightened
and having visions of her demise. Mountain Crest is more
like a prison or mausoleum than a home. Drey came from
middle class beginnings and should have been awestruck by
Mountain Crest but instead she felt ill and paralyzed with
fear. Sure it was just her overactive imagination Drey hoped
these feeling would pass once comfortable at her new home
given time. But time was something she didn't have.
The man Drey should have married, Hawk Cahill, is equally
appalled at this behemoth Ethan built right in his own back
yard. But Hawk had let his stubborn pride rule his decision
to break up with the love of his life Drey. And now instead
of living the high life in New York City she's back. Hawk's
family walked on eggshells since the news of Drey and
Ethan's wedding. All too aware of how this would affect him
even if he staunchly dismissed their concern.
Outward appearances speak loudly and for Hawk and others
they wish Drey well not aware that something is amiss,
something perhaps quite sinister. As strange events become
common Hawk is unfortunately enmeshed in whatever Drey is
involved in as either an innocent party or worst case a
participant. He can't fully disengage his feelings for
Drey. And now Drey is drawing him into a mystery that has no
notable clues. Just the sense of foreboding that grows daily.
What is going on in what the townsfolk call Baxter's Folly?
Who is to blame? Why does it seem like Drey is the target?
And most important, where is Ethan who still hasn't been
seen since returning home with his new bride.
Pay attention. B.J. Daniels leaves quite a trail of clues
for the armchair detective in us. Forage through the muck
and mire to get to the bottom of this case.
Facts are facts. Ethan's missing, creepy brother Jet
appears and is quite at home in Mountain Crest, a thumb is
found in the garbage disposal, and is later missing. Drey is
becoming totally unhinged and frightened and Hawk's sister
Lillie is on him to help. Drey herself can't explain what
is going on, is she hallucinating, drugged or simply letting
her imagination make her crazy and paranoid. Hawk doesn't
think so. And neither Drey nor Hawk are prepared for just
how huge this case is going to be. The law is looking into
Ethan's activities now and Drey is one of their suspects.
Certainly not the welcome home to Gilt Edge that Drey had
hoped for. It was a mistake to marry Ethan but the ensuing
events are going to cause more problems than Drey could ever
Creepy and scary are two good words for my feelings for the
story in RANCHER'S DREAM by B.J. Daniels. Once again Daniels
has brought to life some super characters,both good and bad
it seems. With each turn of the page RANCHER'S DREAM get
more engaging and this page turner's conclusion will not
A bride becomes a target in New
York Times bestselling author B.J.
Danielsâ€™s latest canâ€™t-miss suspense
sent Deidre â€śDreyâ€ť Hunter running from rancher Hawk Cahill
and into the arms of a sleek businessman who promised her a
new life. But dreams of Manhattan days and cosmopolitan
nights shatter when he brings her back to an ultramodern
paradise in her hometown of Gilt Edgeâ€”and vanishes on their
Taunted by seclusion and silence, Drey
starts to doubt everythingâ€¦including her sanity. Only Hawk,
the stubborn cowboy from her school days, believes the
threats are real and that someone is ready to kill. But is
he willing to forgive the past if it means ending her nightmare?
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