The descriptions of Wyoming (and the paintings) were beautiful, and I think captured the region well. It is beautiful country.
When the action finally started, it finally started getting good, and I binge read the last 8th of the book.
Then we got to the end, and (view spoiler)[ the bad guy just tells all, everything he did, and the accomplice was just sprung on us without much in the way of clues - in fact I'm not sure there was anything I could look back and say oh yeah, if only I'd paid attention to that, I could have figured it out sooner. (hide spoiler)]
So, the action was well done, but I thought the mystery resolution points were a little weak. Oh, and I mentioned the head-hopping in my status updates. How distracting! If it were truly omniscient, it would show all characters' thoughts, but it is mainly the H/h, and then at the end, we even get into the bad guy's head for a couple paragraphs. In my opinion, that's just lazy.
The romance was refreshing. No angst, which is a thing I totally appreciate.
In summary, I more than liked it, by the end, but I can't say I loved it.
Here are my status updates:
|10/21/2015||page 40||10.0%|| "Yeesh. A lot of internal dialog, blatantly used as a device for exposition. Here's hoping it gets better. |
And what's with the 1.5" line spacing? Trying to make the book look longer than it is? Mixed with the tiny font, it is confusing, and a challenge to read. :-/"
|10/24/2015||page 70||19.0%||"Interesting thoughts about art and Wyoming, but the head-hopping is killing me. And again (still) the internal dialog as exposition. Yawn."|
|10/29/2015||page 194||52.0%||"It's starting to get better. Even though I'm impatient, I do like the descriptions of the Wyoming landscape. Reminds my of my driving time."|
|10/31/2015||page 238||64.0%||"She sure draws bad characters well. I'm plotting ways they can get rid of Liza!"|