- Title: The Sheriffs of Savage Wells
- Author: Sarah M. Eden
- Series: Proper Romance
- Paperback: 336 pages
- Publisher: Shadow Mountain (September 27, 2016)
- Genre: Historical Clean Romance
- ISBN-10: 1629722197
- FTC. FYI: I received a review copy in exchange for an honest review.
He’s the most fearsome sheriff in the West. A force to be reckoned with. The stuff of legend.
So is she. . . . May the best sheriff win.
Paisley Bell knows the eccentric people of Savage Wells. From the absentminded shopkeeper who always thinks she’s been robbed to the young man who has returned shell-shocked from the war, Paisley has compassion for them all. When the sheriff up and leaves town, Paisley steps up and assumes the responsibility, partly because she loves the work, but also because she needs the income to take care of her sick father. So when the town council decides that the position of sheriff should really go to a man, Paisley finds herself fighting to prove that she’s the perfect candidate for the job, even though she wears a skirt.
Cade O’Brien is heartily sick of shooting people. In his many years as a lawman, Cade has seen his share of blood and violence. So when he answers an advertisement for a sheriff job in the sleepy town of Savage Wells, he believes he’s found the peace and quiet he’s always desired. But when he discovers that his biggest competition for the job is a woman, he begins to question his decisions.
Tension between the two begins to sizzle when both Cade and Paisley realize the attraction they have for each other, but when Paisley’s former beau shows up in town, along with a band of bank robbers, the blossoming relationship between the two sheriffs is tested. They will have to work together to thwart the bank robbers and keep the town safe.
Author Sarah M. Eden is back with a vengeance. Her new novel, The Sheriffs of Savage Wells, is everything wonderful and more that you've come to expect from this writer. She has created characters that will jump out and grab readers from their first meeting.
The small western town of Savage Wells ( I loved the name of the town knowing the two authors this town is named in honor of) is looking for a new sheriff. Paisley Bell has been doing the job behind the scenes for months while the sheriff who wanted out of the job was off doing "other" things. She feels like she's proven herself with what she's done, along with capturing a famous gang of outlaws.Three other men are also vying for the job, including the infamous and experienced Cade O'Brien who has finally met his match in Paisley.We learn this in the first chapter when he sees her walking towards him and thinks...
"Hanging low on her hips was a belt, a pistol in the holster.He'd known a few women who worn guns, but none who wore it as naturally as she did, or as menacingly."
Then the fun begins in chapter two. Right from the start I loved Paisley who is so different from other women in Sarah's historical romances. Paisley is strong, feisty, smart and knows how to use a gun.She's not afraid to take on a challenge. But, I also loved her soft side as she took care of her ailing father with dementia, and also how she took care of the many eccentric townspeople who just needed someone to understand and listen to them. There was no way that Cade wasn't going to fall for this spirited and loving woman. Paisley doesn't make it easy for Cade though as they are both vying for the job. Sarah not only is a master at writing Romance, but she also is amazing at writing tension, and man there is a lot of it between these two characters which eventually leads to some nice kisses.
My favorite thing in this book is the banter between Cade and Paisley. I was laughing so much while reading that my family kept laughing at me. Sarah knows how to write humor in one scene and having you in tears at the next. The romance develops so seamlessly one chapter after the next. Then, thrown into the plot you have possible bank-robbers, an old fiance' appears after many years, unaccepting town council members, and Paisley's sick father wandering off on his own.
I LOVED this book! It's great to read another 5 Star ***** book and this new Proper Romance is fantastic! I've read most of Sarah Eden's books, and this one has officially become my favorite.You must read this. I read it in one day over a few hours.
The only thing that would make me happier is if she next will write a book with one of my other favorite characters in the book, Doctor Gideon, who needs his story written now.
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- Deseret Book
-Barnes and Noble
Sarah M. Eden is a USA Today bestselling author of multiple historical romances, including AML's "2013 Novel of the Year" and Foreword Review’s 2013 “IndieFab Book of the Year” gold medal winner for Best Romance, Longing for Home, and the Whitney Award's "2014 Novel of the Year," Longing for Home: Hope Springs. Combining her obsession with history and affinity for tender love stories, Sarah loves crafting witty characters and heartfelt romances set against rich historical backdrops. She holds a Bachelor's degree in research and happily spends hours perusing the reference shelves of her local library. Sarah lives with her husband, kids, and mischievous dog in the shadow of a snow-capped mountain she has never attempted to ski.
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