Sunday, April 9, 2017

Short and Sweet Book Reviews #87 - Forever a Hero by Linda Lael Miller, Lady Cop Makes Trouble by Amy Stewart, The Cowboy's Orphan Bride by Lauri Robinson

Forever a Hero (The Carsons of Mustang Creek, #3)Forever a Hero by Linda Lael Miller
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The last Carson of Mustang Creek meets his match in the third book of the Carson series. Kelly Wright and Mace Carson have a history that goes back 10 years. It seems that Mace just can't quite saving Kelly as it happens again when she comes to Mustang Creek. I loved how Mace knew right away that Kelly was the one for him and how he tried very hard to take it slow. Kelly has some hang-up about marriage and long term relationships as her first marriage went very wrong. Add the danger from someone that attacked Kelly getting out of prison (Mace saved her 10 years ago) and you have added tension. A great way to end each of the Carson boys getting their HEA.

I received a free copy of Forever a Hero in return for an honest review.

Lady Cop Makes Trouble (Kopp Sisters, #2)Lady Cop Makes Trouble by Amy Stewart
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I did it again. I started a series in the middle. Lady Cop is the second book in the Knopp Sisters series but works well as a stand-alone. Based on the true story of Constance Kopp and her charming and steadfast sisters as they go on a ground breaking mission. Constance is the first female deputy in New Jersey. In this issue she has had her badge taken away and is the women's jail matron. That does not stop her from inserting herself in the action. One of the things that struck me first is how very far women's rights have come in 100 years and how fragile those rights are today. I loved how Constance stood up for herself. I also liked the sheriff but wondered how he could miss so many clues about the people around him. Constance proves that women sometimes see things much better than men and as a result she helps the sheriff keep his job. I have the first book checked out and am looking forward to finding out if some things that are hinted at are spelled out in book one.

The Cowboy's Orphan BrideThe Cowboy's Orphan Bride by Lauri Robinson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I have been a Lauri Robinson fan for many years and always enjoy her books. With Bridgette Banks and Garth McCain she has once again hit one out of the ball park. Bridgette is such a great character. She is strong and knows how to stand her ground. Garth on the other hand is in the middle of a muddle. He has put the past behind him and as it in the person of Bridgette hits him in the face he stays very confused. Watching the two interact is really fun. Placing the action in Dodge City at the height of the cattle drives is a great setting for the action between the two characters. The threat by the packing houses and the railroads gives the story some interesting historical background. Pick this one up for a interesting look at the old west during the period when cattle drives were common.

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