The small town of Savage Wells is barely big enough for the people who call it home; it certainly isn’t big enough for more than one sheriff.
Yet when famed lawman Cade O’Brien rides into town, he finds he’s not the only man ready to take on the job. What’s more, one of his competitors is a woman.
Paisley Bell loves her town and the eccentric people in it. She’s been the acting sheriff for months and isn’t too keen on relinquishing the job to anyone else. Not only does she love the work, but she also needs the income to take care of her ailing father.
It’s a true battle of the sexes, and sparks fly between the two as Cade and Paisley banter and boast, neither one ready to acknowledge the attraction they have for each other. But when Paisley’s former beau shows up, along with a band of bank robbers, Savage Wells is suddenly faced with the kind of peril that only a sheriff can manage. Who will be man enough—or woman enough—to step up, claim the badge, and save the town?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
SARAH M. EDEN read her first Jane Austen novel in elementary school and has been an Austen addict ever since. Fascinated by the English Regency era, Eden became a regular in that section of the reference department at her local library, where she painstakingly researched this extraordinary chapter in history. Eden is an award-winning author of short stories and was a Whitney Award finalist for her novels Seeking Persephone and Courting Miss Lancaster. Visit her at www.sarahmeden.com.
I just love Sarah Eden's books. They always have great characters that I can't help but love, along with fun plots and interesting settings. The setting for this one is a small Wyoming town in need of a new sheriff, or so the town council thinks. Paisley Bell thinks they should just promote her to the job full time. But when Cade O'Brien, an accomplished sheriff arrives in town sparks immediately start to fly, and not just over the job. The banter slowly shifts from awkward to flirtatious, but there is a lot standing in the way of a romance between the two. The competition for the job, Paisley's friendship with Gideon, the local doctor, and eventually, Paisley's former fiance who is looking for a second chance. Through in problems at the bank and a wide variety of quirky characters around town and Cade and Paisley both have their hands full. Paisley struggles to provide for herself and her father, who is sinking deeper and deeper into dementia, but Cade isn't one to take no for an answer. I always have a hard time putting one of Sarah's books down because I get so drawn into their lives, they become so real to me. I love reading Eden's books again and again. It always feels like I've come home to familiar friends. I also love the witty banter that seems to fill Eden's books. I'm not good at it myself but I always find it entertaining to read. I highly recommend this book for those who enjoy a clean, entertaining romance. There is depth here as well as Paisley struggles with self-doubt and trust issues and Cade with bad memories from the war. And the relationships between the different townspeople create a place you'll love to visit.
I am currently working as a elementary school librarian which I love. I enjoy sharing books on my blogs of which I have two (Geo Librarian and LDS and Lovin' it). I also review for School Library Journal.