Nora is a lost soul clinging to a dream that even her own mind cannot fully understand. How could a woman love one man, say vows before God to another, and maintain her sanity? She might be an outcast. She might deserve the censure. She might destroy precious lives and she just might be a rebel in the making.
Randy White is a good man, husband, and stepfather. For five years he set his sights on the most beautiful creature he has ever seen and with persistence, Randy finally got Nora to marry him. What more could he ask for?
His heart aches for the gentle touch of her hand and a kind word from her lips. He longs for his wife to even want to be in the same room, let alone the same bed. It is time to convince Nora they are worth fighting to keep. He isn’t sure he can just walk away if she says goodbye.
What I've loved about the whole series is that the people have felt like people that could exist in reality, with all their joys and trials that they have to face. Black Hills Rebel is no exception to that, and I found myself involved with the story from the beginning. I could relate to the emotions expressed by both Nora and Randy as well as the doubt and fear as they face trials in their relationship when neither was sure of what the future held and the uncertainty that both felt and expressed over the course of the novel. Because of that, I could feel empathy for both Randy and Nora, but especially Randy.
Even though they're supporting characters in this particular novel, I loved the roles that Rayne and Garrett played in this novel. They brought a smile to my face a few times throughout the book.
Overall, I recommend this book to readers who enjoy romances with a western setting and contemporary romance. My rating is 5/5 platypires.
“You were so beautiful, even with tears falling down your face. I thought you had to be the bravest, strongest girl I knew. It might have been too soon to tell you that I loved you then, Nora, but I certainly felt it.” Randy couldn’t believe he was telling her all of this, but now was the time to lay all the cards on the table. He had something very valuable to lose if she didn’t hear everything. He just couldn’t take that chance.
“I was an absolute mess Randy, and in many ways, I still am. I hurt people by keeping secrets. I am afraid I won’t be enough when the secrets are out.” Her voice broke and he could feel her body trembling.
About the Author
The Black Hills Series came from her mother’s idea to use Hot Springs, South Dakota as a home town for the Johnson family. Everything about the Black Hills is enchantingly rugged and of course, there are cowboys!
Check out her young adult contemporary romantic series. Black Hills Angel (Book 1), Black Hills Blessing (Book 2), Black Hills Rebel (Book 3), Black Hills Secrets (Book 4 releasing Winter 2015), and Black Hills Forever (Book 5 Summer 2015).
Watch also for the 4 novellas featuring your favorite supporting characters from the Black Hills Series in Black Hills Seasons. Coming out in late 2015 or early 2016.