TBR reviewer: B.H.
After a much-needed weekend of riding in the hills, Jesse returns to the ranch to find her lover, Meg, in trouble—ex-husband trouble. Meg had been raped, battered and bruised. It’s up to Jesse to rescue her and to see that justice is done. It’s also up to her to prove to Meg that their love can endure anything.
To say I’m disappointed pretty much sums up my experience with this novel. If I ignore the comma overload Mason is a great writer but the skill wasn’t the issue with this story. The big issue, the plot.
An abusive man is raping Jesse’s girlfriend and she walks in on it. Let me ask you, what would you do? Me, I would shoot him. No doubt, no hesitate, shot already fired. Jesse intends to let him go...*Shakes head* Okay, on a crazy chance this happens we’ll go with that. He tried something and she shoots him in the shoulder. That satisfied me. The bastard is bleeding but still a threat and she goes to her lover, Meg, and listens to the story of how this started while she was away. What?! The potential threat is right there and they start chatting away. Are you kidding me?
Yes, I read on despite that. They secure the rapist eventually and then give Meg a bath...If you could only see the look on my face. Why would you possible wait to get the sheriff? Yes, I understand she wants to be clean but Jesse should use common freaking sense. This anger me to the point of no return.
I’d also shoot the ‘big, strong’ ranch hands that left Meg with a man that slapped her and threatened to kill her. Jesse had to potential to be a great character but she had no depth and completely lacked sense. She’s one of those TSTL characters that make me cringe.
Jesse’s Homecoming comes down to this: Jude Mason has real talent, the skill is there but the plot is not.