Book Review: The Sage After Rain by Jaclyn M. Hawkes

19069285Title: The Sage After Rain

Author: Jaclyn M. Hawkes

Publisher: Spirit Dance Books

Release Date: November 24, 2013

Website: jaclynmhawkes.com



Book Summary:



High Society or High Desert?



A Washington D.C. socialite would never walk away from the power and prestige of marrying a sitting U.S. Congressman—especially not to live in the high desert out west, would she? 





At least that’s what Taya Kaye hopes the corrupt elected officials from inside the Washington beltway assume. Faced with the choice of disappearing into the witness protection program, or into the high desert, Taya opts for Colorado color country and a world far removed from the glamour and hype of high society. 



It’s not so secret as secluded, and surprisingly, after what she’s been through at the hands of those in power, Taya is just fine with that. It’s peaceful and simple. Unpretentious. Safe. 



After all, what could possibly happen to her in the desert, where the smell of the sagebrush after the desert rain is like a drug? And who knew she’d discover the most masculine and intriguing man she’d ever met out in the middle of nowhere? 



Sometimes power has more to do with strength, than with politics.


I liked the characters in this book. Taya and Matt were well-rounded characters and their relationship felt natural. The Colorado setting where of most of the book took place was beautifully described and made me want to go visit there. 
 
At first the book really drew me and kept me reading. But then it slowed down some and just didn’t keep my interest like it did at the beginning. In the last part of the book there was suspense, but it felt drawn out and by the end I was glad to be done. Honestly, I’d love to go back and reread the first part of the book, but I’d probably just skim over the ending.
 
 
Rating: 3.5 stars – Good Book
Content: Clean
Source: Kindle
 
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