- Decadent Publishing
- Release Date
- February 2011
Historical Romance, Western Romance
As the adopted daughter of the town's madam, Strawberry Meadows has seen it all. After ten years of living in Lily Bell's saloon she believes all men are the same: wild cads, cheating husbands, tumbleweeds, and outlaws. Marriage is not an option, but when Berry comes face to face with the town's new sheriff, she finds herself fighting feelings she has never before experienced. With friends and family playing matchmaker, controlling the urge to throw herself into the lawman's arms proves more difficult than she ever imagined.
Sheriff Tavis Wilks came to Chamberlin to begin life anew. Perhaps find a wife and settle down. Unfortunately, not one of the women in the town caught his eye or held his interest, until he met Berry. Something about her set his blood on fire. From her hot tempter to her unwillingness to let him close, he wants her, needs her. The only thing stopping him from making her his own is Berry herself.
When an old enemy rambles into town and takes a special interest in Berry, Tavis must scramble to rescue the only woman he has ever loved before his future is destroyed by his past.
Oct 17, 2011 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
203 people found the following review helpful
Oh la la! Now THIS is the type of historical novel I'm talking about! Chastity Bush sets the hearts on fire with this one! Her writing style blew me absolutely away, and her characters, not to mention the plot line, are absolutely stunning.
Now, it's not often that you find a young woman in a brothel who hasn't experienced much in her life. But with Berry, it's different. Miss Lily Bell took her in after her father and mother died 10 years prior, and raised her. Berry worked the counter, not the rooms. When someone hits Berry, Lily Bell takes up for her and beats the yellow belly up. That's when the new Sheriff walks in, thinking Barry's just another low life who can't pick and choose his own battles. That is, until Berry introduces herself.
Watching the reaction that Tavis had to Berry was absolutely gripping. I loved how the heat flew between them and how love blossomed in unlikely places. It was really a historically rich novel that drew me in from the start. Of course, with a secondary character with the name of Molly.....well, I'm always a sucker for that.
If you love a romance that will set your heart to pounding, your mind to wishing you could go back in time to the heart of history, then this is most definitely a 4 star worthy book that you shouldn't miss. Ms. Bush's talent is evident from page one, and takes you, the reader, on a roller coaster of emotions with the twists, turns, ups and downs of love and happy ever afters. Don't miss this one! I, personally, am crossing fingers for another one just like this from Ms. Bush in the future!
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