Dr. Billy Jack Tate has overcome so many obstacles in her life in order to get to where she is now. And she isn’t about to let her emotions run away with her to get her into a position she doesn’t want – i.e. give up her profession, stay home and raise kids. And although she confesses to have fallen for Texas Ranger Hunter Scott she can’t imagine love being strong enough to tie her to her home and give up her medical career in favor of that. While she tries to sort out her whirlwind of emotions there is also the matter of the wild youth running about in Chicago. They need help before – or as some already have – end up in the packed and filthy jails.
I tried…I really, really, really tried. But I couldn’t do it. What the heck is she talking about now? I gave up. At nearly 500 pages (466 to be precise) I gave up on this book 100 pages away from making the end. Believe me, it was very difficult to get as far as I did. Not only was it moving slow but I was almost sick with all the sappy sections. It seemed like the same information was being reiterated throughout the story. And, wow, did it drag.
Billy and Hunter’s on-again off-again relationship was also very annoying. Kids, either give it up or get married. You don’t need to have the same discussion a thousand times over when you both know the answer; you’re both bull-headed to boot. And the sappy parts? Don’t even get me started. It bordered on inappropriate.
There was a little humor incorporated into the story and I recognized some of the techniques that were used in Love on the Line but there just wasn’t enough good points for me to want to go any further with the story. And so there you have my pitiful review, folks.
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