High Society or High Desert?
A Washington D.C. socialite would never walk away from the power and prestige of marrying a sitting U.S. Congressman—especially not to live in the high desert out west, would she?
At least that’s what Taya Kaye hopes the corrupt elected officials from inside the Washington beltway assume. Faced with the choice of disappearing into the witness protection program, or into the high desert, Taya opts for Colorado color country and a world far removed from the glamour and hype of high society.
It’s not so secret as secluded, and surprisingly, after what she’s been through at the hands of those in power, Taya is just fine with that. It’s peaceful and simple. Unpretentious. Safe.
After all, what could possibly happen to her in the desert, where the smell of the sagebrush after the desert rain is like a drug? And who knew she’d discover the most masculine and intriguing man she’d ever met out in the middle of nowhere?
Sometimes power has more to do with strength, than with politics.
Title: The Sage After Rain
Author: Jaclyn M. Hawkes
Publisher: Spirit Dance Books
Release Date: December 5, 2013
Formats: 298 pages, 5.5 x 8.5, softcover; e-book
Genre: Contemporary Romantic Suspense
I loved the sheep herding aspect of this story and imagining what that kind of quiet life would be like. And I liked how the two characters met and how their friendship developed. I thought it got a little bit preachy, especially towards the end, and a few things felt unrealistic to me (like how good of a shot she was considering she had never really fired a gun before).