Saturday, November 12, 2011

For the Love of Anna

Title:  For the Love of Anna
Author:  Dixie Lynn Dwyer
Publisher:  Siren-Bookstrand
ISBN:  1-61034-085-X
Genre:  {M/F/M/M}, Western, Series 
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer:  Amazon Nymph 

Anna is running for her life after mobsters beat her up and tried to take her, in lieu of her father’s debt.  Once she arrives at the Triple C ranch, she meets Wyatt, Charlie and Ben. 

For the Love of Anna is the first book in The Town of Pearl series.  There is a lot of angst on Anna’s part because she had to be the adult in the family after her mom got sick and died.  The realization that you have been betrayed by a family member would be devastating, for most people.  It sort of sets you adrift and keeps you questioning your worth.  This comes through very clearly in the story. 

Anna’s friendship with her friend, Stacy, very clearly gives Anna someone to confide in and use as a sounding board, which is what she needs.  The way the author showed how Anna, Wyatt, Charlie and Ben learned about each other is wonderful because it shows a transformation taking place within Anna.  The scenes between Anna and the men, as a group or individually, burn up the pages so keep plenty of ice or fans on hand.   

The secondary characters, which include the men’s cousins, add a lot to the story and I would like to learn more about Stacy and her relationship.  I am looking forward to reading the next book and will be reading this one again.

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