Title: Trial by Fire
Author: B.A. Tortuga
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Publishers URL: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymph Reviewer: Critter Nymph
Trial by Fire is a new book by author B.A. Tortuga. Ms. Tortuga has given the readers two strong cowboys, each trying to take care of their family, and given them even more to overcome.
Lachlan is our Aussie.
He has been taking care of his family’s large holdings for some time but
the thing that brings him to his knees is the death of his sister. Holden is a Texan and, like Lachlan,
is responsible for the running of his family’s ranch and rodeo business. Also like Lachlan, Holden is mourning the
death of a sibling as Lachlan’s sister was
married to Holden’s brother. That
marriage brings two men together as, when their siblings died, they left behind
You would think that due to the death of their siblings and the care of a little baby, the two men would come together with a common goal, but in the beginning that is not the case. Holden and his family have a negative idea of what the McCoughney’s are like. That is probably the one thing in this story that I did not like. While I understood why Holden and his family thought what they did, I thought
Lachlan’s sister, did her family a disservice and should have gotten in touch
with them after settling down in . Texas
The author finds a way to bring
Lachlan and Holden
together and, watching them bond not only with each other but with baby Chloe
as well, made this a great story to read.
But the author does not only bring the readers an excellent romance, she
also brings the readers a mystery. There
is one part that totally shocked me and I could not believe that the author did
that to Holden. The author does wrap the
story up wonderfully and handled all the relatives in a way that was believable.