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When a Texan Gambles (Wife Lottery #2)
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If you’ve read the back-of-the-book-synopsis, you know this is also the second book in the Wife Lottery series; Sam has previously paid Sarah’s fine to get her out of a Texas jail cell only to whisk her off with nary a word. It opens with the Gatlins on their rainy wedding night. Oh, and Sarah, confessed murderer, has taken one of his guns and hidden from him under the shabby hotel bed. As a bounty hunter, Sam has suf ...more
When a Texan Gambles is the second book in Jodi Thomas’ Wife Lottery series, and another winner! Delightful, heartwarming, joyous and funny. Tragic, heart-wrenching, thoughtful and somber. This book had me running the gamut of emotions, and I couldn’t put it down or turn the pages fast enough.
When it comes to these Texan men, Ms. Thomas has found the perfect combination of alpha and clueless and made them totally endearing even when they’re being stubborn and unreasonable, and I wouldn’t have t ...more
I'll start by saying it has been a while since I read such an entertaining and original romance. I was amused the whole book because the hero and the heroine made an extremely well adapted couple, they were perfect for each other, even though they were not so sure about it at the beginning. I just have to say that this was a terrific book and one I need to recommend to you all, you wont believe how good it is once you get o read it. I really liked book 1 ...more
Also, I loved the way it ended, but a short epilogue would have been nice.
I am somewhat thrilled and surprised to love this book. I don't normally read Western Romance but thanks to many GR friends and their introduction to some awesome books, I think I have found a new sub-genre!
Repeating myself I know, but for me to really like a book it must have a hero that I love...I can get by with a heroine that's just so-so and even at times a slow moving story..maybe:) But the hero has to ...more
I have to admit I'm kind of disappointed in this one. Mostly because I loved Bailee's story and this was just ok.
Moving along we now follow Sarah and Sam on their journey...
The Bad News(For me!)
Were the things I didn't like:
Sarah annoyed me to no end. I can't even begin to count how many times she said I'M FRAGILE. For real! She's constantly trying to find things to dislike about Sam, so she can keep him at arm's length. And then her transformation into a tough girl...Really? She w ...more
Very intriguing from the beginning...full of action, wonderful character and perfect couple!
I thought Sarah is a bit weak, frail & fragile as she keeps saying it...but she is face with a different circumstances that has to made her tough & strong...its really fun to read this book!! Hero also alpha & wonderful...
Bravo Jodi Thomas! ...more
Sam Gatlin, a famous bounty hunter, was the one whose name Sarah drew out from the lottery hat. They left Cedar Point, but his plans to take her somewhere nice were ruined when someone stabbed him. So they had to take a detour.
"If he’s alive when you get there, he’s got a chance. If he’s dead, bury him and don’t tell a soul, not even me.”
Denver smiled. “ ‘Cause legends aren’t suppose to die.”
ini buke ke 2 dari serial wife lottery...
bagi y belom pernah baca..sedikit refresh....ada 3 ce yang di penjara gara2 membunuh penjahat yg mau menculik dan memperkosa salah satu diantara mereka...akhirnya tanpa sengaja mereka membunuh si bandit...
terpaksa mereka di penjara....
sherriff disana memberi kesempatan mereka buat bebas kalo ada yng mau bayar apa tuh semacam uang pembebasan...juga mereka harus udah menikah secara di west sana kebanyakan co dan jarang ce.....
disamping juga buat melindungi ...more
The series name is The Wife Lottery, three women confess to murder and the town's sheriff, due to lack of evidence to trial them, lack of women for the men, and lack of space and provisions to keep them in jail decides to give them in marriage to the man who offers to pay their fine. In the first book Baile ...more
Sam Gatlin, bounty hunter wins her in the wife lottery. His idea is to bed his wife as soon as possible, Sarah his wife is not having it ...more
This book is about Sarah, the "fragile" widow whose husband and baby died on the wagon train. Sam's name is pulled from the hat and while saying she's going to do her wifely duty and hope he doesn't leave, she pulls a gun on him the first night and says wifely duty doesn't include sex. Then she's all selfish wanting him to wait until she says it's a ...more
Sarah is married off to Sam Gaitln so she won't have to go to prison for murder. The only problem is the man she thinks she killed isn't dead. Sam is a bounty hunter and is always getting shot at. They are quite the dangerous couple. :) Sarah married him and plans on being married to him for life, but her biggest challenge is keeping him alive. ...more
There were a couple things that bothered me a bit, like the fact that Sam healed so fast after his wounds(c'mon really? I'm no doctor, but I don't think so!) I also wish Sarah might have grieved ...more
I'd gave it 3,5 stars. But there were some parts I like that I decided to give it 4 stars. Especially on parts where Sam most of the time thought he didn't deserve Sarah. Or when Jacob showed up couple of times.
My favorite part:
She was, however, no good for his image as a tough man. It ...more
Jodi Thomas is a great writer in that her stories come to life, move along, are very readable, and just plain fun and enjoyable.
The reason I did not rate this one higher is because while it was good it also seemed somewhat formulaic. Feisty girl who gets angry over nothing ...more
I loved how they had to work together for him to survive all the shootings. She really was never in any trouble and yet he was in the one that was in trouble. It was a nice change of pace from the first book.
The plot was close to non existence, the heroine can't stop nagging at her husband, the husband was blinded by her beauty all the time to actually think straight and the bad guys were too easily killed. I just wanted it to be over, not really caring about what happened.
This was just a so so book, not as mind-blowing as Bailee's story. I hope Lacy's story will improve a bit from this one.
I really enjoyed reading this book. Will probably keep it on my kindle for when I'm feeling soppy.
Liked this one... had a great ending. I am not sure that I will read the next two books... I didn't feel the need to spend so much for two more characters from Book 1 that didn't make me want to find out what happened to them. Also, I felt liked Sarah had bounced back from practically being dead much too fast in this book.
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