This review is of Angel Heart, aka Texas Angel, book #1 in the “A Hired Gunslinger” series by Victoria Thompson. Originally this was a Zebra Lovegram. This book is also connected to Texas Triumph book #2 in Ms. Thompson’s “The Cowboy and the Lady” series. 4 Stars
Where to begin with this review? Sweet Savage Love by the great Rosemary Rogers is–along with The Flame and the Flower–the blockbuster historical that launched a new genre: the modern romance novel. Published in 1974, this doorstopper epic was a monumental game-changer in an era of social transformation. 4.24 stars
Kristin Hannah is a successful author of women’s fiction. It’s fortunate she found success in that genre because her romances I’ve encountered are–sad to say–lacking in excitement. When Lightning Strikes is a time travel romance that starts out promisingly but takes a boring turn into snoozeville with its drawn-out plot. This should have been a category-length romance of 190 pages not 400 pages long!