BOOK REVIEW: HIGH MEADOW | The military press
By Elise Cooper | May 6, 2022
High Mountain Trackers Book 1
the 21st of Februaryst2022
high grassland by Freya Barker has strong, independent women going up against alpha males. It’s a modern western thriller with added doses of romance.
“I wrote Alex, the heroine as independent, driven by idealism, emotional, passionate, strong, determined, big-hearted and pragmatic. make her a bit naive. She moved to a place where she didn’t know anyone, so I’d say she’s also adventurous. Her main motivations in life were to raise her son after her husband died and to start a business. :
Contrast that with the hero, Jonas, who is a traditionalist and old-fashioned. He lived in an environment dominated by men, surrounded by herders and having been part of the special forces. He is considerate and can be a charmer when he wants. Jonas can also be open-minded. I’ve had military angles before. I group of my friends are ex-military. I use the veteran component. Readers get a certain image of an alpha male. It’s a quick way for people to relate to the characters. It is also a way of paying homage to them. Many skills learned in the military can be used, for example tracking. Jonas was in Afghanistan, Alex’s late husband fought in Afghanistan, and Alex’s son is fighting in Iraq. It was a credible source since they were stepping in and wouldn’t stay away. I also tried to make it realistic. I asked people who knew and did research to find information.
The story takes place in Libby Montana where Jonas Harvey owns the High Meadow Stud Horse Ranch, neighboring Hart’s Horse Rescue. When one of Jonas’ horses becomes lame with a leg injury, Alex Hart is asked to help heal it. Jonas didn’t expect Alex to be a woman but finds a woman who is confident in his abilities to care for horses at home. heartlandTV show.
The suspense arises when two escaped convicts begin to work with nationalists and settlers who plant bombs. Because Jonas also has a business, the High Mountain Trackers, they are asked to find domestic terrorists and help aid arrogant FBI and DHS agents. After retiring from special forces, Jonas rode the High Mountain Trackers with his old military buddies, Fletch, Sully and Bo. This elite team uses all the special talents and knowledge acquired during their military career to track and rescue or recover those who are lost or hidden.
Alex and his friend Lucy have a business that rescues abandoned and abused horses as well as dogs and a donkey. New to the area, they will need to build their farm’s rehabilitation reputation. But everything is put on hold until the condemned are found because they have decided to mount their terrorist operations on the lands of Alex.
The hero and heroine are in their fifties and forties respectively. Working together, Jonas and Alex realize there is chemistry between them. Although they weren’t looking for romance, he seems to have found them. Now Jonas must use his gruff skills to protect her, as she shows him that no one will push her around and that she will not avoid danger.
“The relationship is mature. Neither was looking for a partner, but there was a certain chemistry the two couldn’t ignore. There are not many anxieties, emotional situations, in the relationship, but rather a cerebral approach. I’m not a fairy tale writer and I want this to be real. I hope I have thought about the fact that they can talk about misunderstandings and their feelings. I put in my books how other people view the relationship before the hero and heroine and will tease them. Because they’re a bit older characters, the people around them can see what’s going on first. At first, Alex is on her guard, but not for long, as she was ready to open up to a possibility.
Readers will enjoy learning more about the characters while getting a gripping mystery/thriller. This first in a four-book series is packed with action and great banter between the characters.