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It has numerous problems beginning with a sexist father that has no love or respect for his daughters
Reviewed in the United States on June 18, 2016
I wasn't very impressed with this novel. It has numerous problems beginning with a sexist father that has no love or respect for his daughters. He refuses to let his daughter inherit their ranch even though she's most qualified simply because she's a woman. Not the message I would want to be sending to today's young women. The so-called hero is the man her father is selling his ranch to in order to keep it from his daughter, who is the rightful heir.
It's completely unbelievable to me that Sara would fall in love with the man that is willfully and knowingly stealing her heritage and her dreams. In real life, women don't marry men that belittle them and steal from them. They kick them to the curb. Jake is lazy because instead of doing honest work for a ranch of his own, he's happy to steal one from a woman. Seriously, why would anyone be attracted to someone that lazy and unethical?
In the end, the only logical reason Sara is falling for Jake is because he's good-looking and sexy. But, again, in today's climate of sexual abuse against women, do we really want to send the message that good looks are a good basis for a relationship even when there is a serious lack of respect? Personally, I don't.