I received this book for free from Netgalley in order to prepare an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Outlaw's Honor (Cahill Ranch #2) by B.J. Daniels
Series: Cahill Ranch #2
Published by Harlequin Books on May 30th 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Romantic Suspense
FINAL DECISION: The series improves as the characters fall into their places. I enjoyed this book as part of the series and I especially loved Darby who is sweet and honorable. The story slowly unwinds the motives of the characters and I enjoyed the journey.
THE STORY: Darby Cahill has a quiet life running the bar he and his twin sister own in a small town in Montana. While attending a fair, he sees a woman who shakes his foundations. Ironically, that same woman tries to pickpocket him later. He is even more shocked when that woman, Mariah Ayres arrives at his bar asking for a job. He hires her while the two dance around what actually happened and what Mariah’s motives are. Darby becomes more concerned when he discovers that Darby is running and is in danger.
OPINION: This is a slowly developing romance that is combined with a suspense story. The story unfolds as the characters motives become known. The way that Daniels structures this series there is development on various storylines (upcoming romances and overarching mysteries). A lot happens in this book on various levels.
I enjoyed the mystery in this one and the continuing storyline of the series. My favorite part of this story is Darby who is simply adorable as a hero. He is a good man who falls for Mariah instantly — love at first sight — and despite all the circumstances, Darby cannot help but do everything he can for Mariah.
Mariah’s story is complex and only revealed later in the book. I won’t disclose her story here because part of the development of the story is the questioning of her motives. The romance here is sweet and most of the drama of the series is from the mystery and the external danger.
This book advances the overarching story in the series and I can’t wait to find out more.
WORTH MENTIONING: The story about Darby’s brother is the one I have been waiting for. More happens here for those who have been following the story.
CONNECTED BOOKS: OUTLAW’S HONOR is the second book in the Cahill Ranch series. While the story here is independent as to the romance, there is an overarching storyline mystery that continues from the first book. It’s better to read this series as a whole because there are unanswered questions after this book as well.
STAR RATING: I give this book 4 stars.
NOTE: I received an ARC of this book via Netgalley in order to provide a review. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions contained herein are my own.