Review of ‘Reclaiming Yancy’ by J.B. Marsden.

This is a story about Yancy Delaney, a rancher who is dealing with the bereavement of her partner and brother in a destructive way. She takes too many risks at work, her eating habits are unhealthy and her love life is an infinite series of one night stands. In her capacity of Board Director of her family’s rural clinics, she meets Dr. Gen Lambert. There is an initial attraction but will Yancy change her reckless ways for someone who’s worth it?

‘Reclaiming Yancy’ is a debut novel and unfortunately the reader can tell. Written in third person from the point of view of both main characters, there is a good amount of telling but not showing which is one my pet peeves in literature though I accept that other readers might enjoy. With respect to the main characters, I found Yancy’s treatment of other women borderline with harrasment and in some situations unrealistic. I couldn’t feel the chemistry between her and Gen at all. Additionally, some of the secondary characters are a bit stereotyped and flat.

Overall an ok debut read if you like a good amount of drama. 3 stars

ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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