Monday, February 13, 2012

Margot's Lawman by Debra Kayn

Title:  Margot's Lawman
Author: Debra Kayn
My Rating: C

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: - Sisters of McDougal Ranch #3
Main Characters: Margot & Roy Lee
Release Date: February 2012
Publisher: Carina Press
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Sexual Intensity: hot

I received a copy of this book from the publisher and NetGalley in return for an honest review.

Story Overview:
It's hard to keep a secret in the small town of Pike, Montana, but veterinarian Margot McDougal and sheriff Roy Lee Hanson managed to keep their relationship on the sly for months. Margot cares for Roy Lee, but the last thing she needs is to worry about local gossip while she's busy running her clinic and dealing with the loss of her beloved father.
Roy Lee can't wait to tell the world that he loves Margot. He respected her decision to keep their affair quiet—until now. It's time for everyone to know Margot is his gal...especially Ryan Martin, her new assistant. He's formed an attachment to Margot and Roy Lee is sure the city boy's unexplained appearance in Pike means he's up to no good.
Margot just wants to help Ryan fit in, and Roy Lee's jealousy soon drives a wedge between them. A wedge that only increases when Margot is roped into Ryan's secret, too...
37,000 words

My Review:
This book is the third installment on the McDougal Sisters series and is all about Margot and Roy Lee. Roy Lee grew up on the ranch next to the McDougal ranch. As a result, he's always been friend and pseudo-big-brother to all the girls. About a year ago, he and Margot started dating, but things were so complicated then that they kept it a secret.

What I liked about this book:
*I still really enjoy the interaction between the five sisters and the town. 
*This is a small town and it gossips accordingly. Having the town sheriff and the town vet involved is big news, esp. since they both grew up here.
*I liked the basics of the story line with Ryan. I thought that there was the potential there for a really great story.

What I didn't like about this book:
*The way Ryan is presented. He is a complete caricature of a city slicker and didn't seem like a real person at all.
*The real conflict between Margot & Roy Lee didn't start until at least halfway through the book. Before that, nothing was really happening as momentum in the story.

This book had all the groundwork for a great story line. Unfortunately, for me, the follow through just fell a little short. 

1 comment:

Felicia Sparks said...


Sometimes books just don't work!