Monday, July 16, 2012

More Scintillating Summer Reads -- Can’t Hurry Love by Molly O’Keefe

Can’t Hurry Love by Molly O’Keefe
Reviewed by Cassandra, Collection Management Library

Victoria Baker is the widowed wife of a disgraced financier. She returns to the Crooked Creek Ranch in Texas in the hopes of giving her son a better place to live without the ridicule heaped on them by their “friends” in NYC. Eli Turnbull has spent his entire life working the Crooked Creek Ranch only to have Victoria return home and snatch it away from him. The tension between the two is palatable and the passion runs wild. As Victoria and Eli both try to turn their lives around, bad relationships and crazy finances may drive them apart. It is a story full of interesting characters and the side characters are almost more compelling than the main characters. Eli is hard to like – even though he is a rugged, handsome cowboy. Victoria is a little too wilting flower – even though she starts to toughen up. It is kind of a crazy story with lots of side stories. I am still not sure if I like it but I finished it so that says something.