Monday, May 20, 2013

Review of Montana Mustangs

Today, I had the joy of reviewing The Nymph Series Book 2, "Montana Mustangs" by Danica Winters. Now I loved the first one "The Nymph's Labrinth" and the second one didn't disappoint. Miss Winters' books are a fast, entertaining whirlwind read and I am always sorry when it comes to an end.

Worldbuilding:  The worldbuilding in this book is as unique and captivating as Book One. I absolutely love the cursed fate of the nymphs. The myth and legendary that goes into the worldbuilding is wonderful and grabs the attention of readers. It is a world that I've not read in any other books on the market. It is truly unique.

Characters: The heroine Aura Montgarten is a wonderfully written loner as she avoids falling in love to avoid the tragic death curse. She is vibrant, entertaining and full of life. The hero Dane Burke is a strong long interest for her and her perfect match. He is a strong police officer that is tasked with a difficult job of finding the killer and keeping himself and Aura safe. The sparks start instantly as Aura and Dane are instantly attracted to each other. The characters are wonderfully written and enjoyed.

Pros & Cons: Normally when I start a series, the myths and the novelty tends to wear off part way through the second book, but I am very eager to read the next installment. While the mythology continues, more is presented and a deeper appreciation and understanding of the nymph culture is revealed. The hero and heroine are also different and cannot be confused or meshed with Book 1's characters. I really enjoyed Book 2.

Fresh Factor: This is Book 2 of the Nymph series, so the culture and mythology wasn't as "fresh" as the first one, only because I was aware of it. The characters are new and fresh though and it is a different read then Book 1.

Overall: I loved it! I am a big fan of Miss Winters writing! I would definitely recommend it. I would give it 4.5 stars on a scale of one to five. If you like paranormal romance laced with dark mythology and spice, then pick up "Montana Mustangs".

Book Description:

A Nymph. A woman with the ability to seduce at will, shift to protect, but cursed with the fate to have the man she falls in love with die a tragic death. As one of the ill-fated nymphs, Aura Montgarten has spent her lifetime drifting from one place to another hiding from love. Until she meets Dane.

When a body washes up on the shore of a rural Montana lake, police officer Dane Burke is faced with the task of finding the killer—even if it means he will be forced to put his life and heart at risk by working with a drifter. As the truth of Aura’s Mustang-shifting Nymph ways are revealed, Dane learns exactly the amount of danger he and Aura are in, but can’t force himself to leave a case unsolved when the truth is right outside of his grasp.

When the killer decides he needs to take another victim—Dane—Aura must choose between their forbidden love and her immortal life… Can there be life without love, or is death her only choice?

About Danica Winters

Danica Winters is a bestselling author who is known for writing award-winning books that grip readers with their ability to drive emotion through suspense and often a touch of magic. When she’s not working she can be found in the wilds of Montana working on her patience while she tries to understand the allure of various crafts (quilting, pottery and painting are not her thing). She always believe the cup is neither half full nor half empty, but it better be filled with wine.


Danica Winters said...

Thank you so much for your lovely review!! I'm so glad you enjoy the book. I just finished writing the third book (Winter Swans) and it should be available this fall. As many of you know, my fans/reviewers are an important part of my writing. So thank you so much for taking the time to break down what you enjoyed about this book.

LynnB said...

I totally agree with this review though I gave it a full 5. Even as we are crawling toward summer I am eagerly looking forward to fall and Winter Swans.

widdershins said...

I love it when a writer can reinvent a well used fantasy/fantastic species and make it as interesting as this series does ... excellent work, Ms Winters.

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