My rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
The publisher provided me with a copy of this book to review via NetGalley.
Oregon Outback is a collection of four story stories covering how four brothers in Oregon each fall in love. These loves vary from an old flame returning to the sudden appearance of the perfect girl. In each case there is some danger that propels the brother of that story to protect or save the woman that he loves and in doing so she realizes that he is her perfect match.
One thing I liked about these stories is the fact that each one involves at least one of the other brothers, be it them offering advice or simply making an appearance along the way. It really did help to tie the stories together and make them flow well, since they all happen in the same area and over a relatively short period of time between them. Not only did it add an extra element to each story but gave each of the women involved a slight insight into the family as well. For after all family is important to these brothers so it was nice to see that present throughout all the stories.
The dangerous encounter in each story helped to keep things following well. Be it a fugitive on the run, cattle rustlers or someone looking for revenge. In each case the brother focused on needed to go out and save the woman he loves from danger, often putting themselves in the way to prevent them from getting hurt. But the women were also not completely incapable of defending themselves, especially in the story involving Carver Love and Sheriff Sheridan Hall as Sheridan can certainly hold her own against cattle rustlers.
I think the stories would have been a bit better had they been longer, but honestly they were a decent length as is. Though the book is classified in the romance genre you will find no sex scene within it, the most you see is one or two kisses between each brother and their chosen woman. So if you are looking for a typical romance with plenty of smut then this is not the story to pick up. However if you want a nice light romance where family, religion and partnership is important that Oregon Outback is an excellent read. I would certainly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys romance novels that are on the lighter side, of course those who like the other spectrum of romance novels may also enjoy this book.
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