* Review * THE TALK OF COYOTE CANYON by Brenda Novak

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* Review * THE TALK OF COYOTE CANYON by Brenda NovakThe Talk of Coyote Canyon by Brenda Novak
Series: Coyote Canyon #2
Published by MIRA on November 28, 2023
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She’s not here to make friends. She’s here to make trouble.

With her piercings, tattoos and spiky blond hair, Ellen Truesdale doesn’t quite fit in with the other folks in Coyote Canyon—and that’s just fine with her. She’s only here to put her father out of business, as payback for abandoning her when she was young.

Or is she more interested in finally proving that she was worth keeping?

Either way, she’s struggling to keep her rival well-drilling company afloat. And being a single woman in a male-dominated field has started to take a toll. So when Hendrix Durrant steps in to help, Ellen has no choice but to let him—even though he happens to be her father’s business partner and therefore her enemy. But the closer she works with him, the more she sees what she’s been missing…in life and love. And once she lets go of her anger long enough to learn the truth about her past, she might just find the family she’s always wanted.


Highly emotional and riveting! The second book in Brenda Novak’s Coyote Canyon series is quick to hook a reader with lots of drama, angst and forbidden love. I enjoyed the story a lot and felt the characters were well developed and the tension on point, but the ending was rushed and could have been fleshed out a bit more to make it more satisfying to the reader. Overall a great addition to the series.

Ellen already had my attention as Talulah’s neighbor in the first book of the series, so I already knew she was going to be an interesting character. Learning her backstory and seeing her in her element made me enjoy her even more.

Hendrix is a sweetheart and I loved every second of his character.

I highly recommend this book as well as the series to anyone who enjoys a drama and heartfelt situations in a small town as romance comes knocking when they least expect it.


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