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Completed #atozchallenge @AprilAtoZ #reflections

I decided to participate in the A-to-Z challenge last April 2017 as a way to challenge myself to post more frequently. As expected, I was DRAINED!!!  So much so, this reflections post is about 2 months late. It was definitely a challenge this past month to get my posts done (almost the whole alphabet).

The hosts of this challenge decided this year that bloggers should post the link of their posts daily instead of a signing up at the beginning of the month. Because of this, I missed a lot of traffic that I had the last time I participated. Since this is a hobby, I prioritized going to my job that pays the bills and taking care of my grandmother over posting my links. Any who.

My theme was ROMANCE AUTHOR NAMES.

Click on any letter to see the corresponding post .

  

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

As you can see, some letters are missing. It is what it is.

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-Letter H- Texas Wildfire (Texas Heroes book 1) #western #romance @aprilAtoZ #atozchallenge

H is for Hunter (Sable Hunter)

TEXAS WILDFIRE by Sable Hunter

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Synopsis
Titan has been in love with his captain’s wife since he first saw her. He did not know she was married at the time. Once he found out, he made sure that he did nothing that might be perceived as improper. He is content to lover her from afar because he is too honorable to break up her marriage.

Makenna has no options. Her husband is abusive and she fears for her life. Everyone thinks that he is great which only exacerbates her isolation. What helps her cope is the fantasies she has about Titan, wishing she had married him instead.

When Titan finds out about her dire situation, it makes him wish that he had done something sooner.

Opinion
I really liked this book because it addresses the number one question people ask a person in an abusive relationship: “Why did you stay?” This is a true to life situation.

Makenna thought she did not have any options and was resigned to being abused. She lived in her fantasy world because that was better than dwelling on the fact that she married a man with Dr Jekyll/Mr Hyde persona.

There are 2 issues that I usually deduct points (1) being on the rebound (2) one of the main characters being legally married.

Technically I think that she is not on the rebound because she has not been in love with her husband for years. She would leave if she was not in total fear for her life.

Yes, on paper, she is still married, but considering he is trying to kill her, I did not penalize the story’s rating. Even with the budding emotional relationship, Titan and MaKenna were still respectful to the fact that she was married when it came to getting physical.

Overall, I am glad that Titan and MaKenna have a HEA, but I wish that her ex suffered more than he did. I hate bullies.

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TOW Final Word: Buy, Borrow, Pass?
BUY! I think the author handled this topic in a very gracious way. All the while, she highlighted how domestic violence can occur and subtly emphasizes why victims need so much moral support instead of people turning a blind eye.

Book details
Series: Texas Heroes
Paperback: 252 pages
Heat Level: 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥

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