Review: Apache Runaway by Madeline Baker

June 6, 2013 Review 0

Review: Apache Runaway by Madeline Baker

Ryder Fallon has a reputation for being ruthless. It is said he’s equally adept at dealing cards or death. When the Apaches take him prisoner, he’s certain Fate has dealt him a losing hand—until a green-eyed temptress intervenes.

Captured by the Apaches four years ago, Jenny Braedon has prayed for someone—anyone—to rescue her. She doesn’t care that Ryder is half-Indian, only that he seems to be the answer to her prayers. Little does she realize that danger and desire will find her on the long road to freedom.

Title: Apache Runaway
Author: Madeline Baker
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Prairie Heat
Published by Ellora's Cave
Source: Publisher
Published: May 16, 2013
Genres: Historical Romace
Pages: 445
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Stars: three-stars
Flames: one-flame

When I started reading this book, I was unsure of what exactly the author was trying to accomplish.  The story was a bit slow and the characters felt a little off to me – almost “Disney-esque.”  But, in true reviewer fashion, I continued to read and was actually glad that I did.

The plot itself is entertaining somewhat unique.  It does develop slowly but the build up compliments the storyline.  The two main characters, Ryder and Jenny, however, were just okay in my opinion.  Their roles in the telling of this adventure were important and well developed, but their roles in what I would call an “after-school special” relationship lacked the depth and passion of a true romance.  The book definitely would have benefited from a deeper and more intense chemistry.  One of the few times I can honestly say that a more physical relationship as opposed to an implied courtship would have made a HUGE difference in the likeability of the book.  But, the brief moments of intimacy in their relationship, while minuscule, added enough to the story to make it readable.

Overall, the book was good.  The author is talented and has all of the elements that comprise an entertaining story.  I would be willing to give another one of her books a read.

Madeline Baker

               

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