A READER'S OPINION
Jo Goodman knows how to pen a story that leaves you grasping for more. When it comes down to a choice between work or reading one of her books, there are times when I opt for the book. I'm partial to her historical western adventures, and NEVER LOVE A LAWMAN is right up there with every great book she's written. One of Goodman's trademarks is her ability to write compelling and fascinating characters, each with their own distinct personalities. Rachel Bailey and Wyatt Cooper do not disappoint.
More than a year after Rachel moves to Reidsville, Colorado, she slowly begins to realize that Sheriff Cooper is much more than a man who appears to sit on his front porch and sleep. With a sharp mind, a keen eye, and a healthy dose of respect for justice, Wyatt surprises Rachel more times than she'd like to admit. Rachel might seem a bit standoffish towards the townspeople, but she carries with her a sadness that makes her want to keep her feelings protected. Wyatt, with his mega-watt smile and bundles of charm soon breaks down Rachel's barriers and helps her see the life she can have.
Goodman's usual wit and snappy dialogue fill the pages of NEVER LOVE A LAWMAN, along with enough twists to keep the story interesting. If you love historical romantic westerns, then you should be reading Jo Goodman.
Star Rating: 5 Stars | Content Rating: 5 Hearts | Reviewed by: MK
USA Today bestselling author Jo Goodman delivers a thrilling tale of small town greed that may have big time consequences—unless two strangers open their hearts to a highly unconventional arrangement. . . Rachel Bailey may seem like just a beautiful newcomer to most of Reidsville, Colorado, but Sheriff Wyatt Cooper knows she's much more. Through a twist of fate, Rachel is the inheritor of a very valuable commodity: control of the railway that keeps the isolated mining town connected to the world. That is, she will be, if she agrees to the surprising stipulation in her benefactor's will—that she marry Wyatt. Rachel has no choice: refusing the marriage could put all of Reidsville in the hands of an outsider--and not just any outsider, but the cruel tyrant she has come here to escape. Yet living with Wyatt will be her greatest challenge. For he has a tempting way about him that makes Rachel forget theirs is a marriage in name only--until her frightening past shows up to remind them exactly how much they have at stake.
Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Zebra; First Edition edition (September 1, 2009)
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Format Read: Mass Market Paperback | Source: From the Reviewer's Personal Library