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Tucker's Claim (Hell's Eight #3)

4.07 of 5 stars 4.07  ·  rating details  ·  1,934 ratings  ·  111 reviews
Orphaned in a massacre, abused as a "half-breed" child, trained as a ruthless Texas Ranger, Tucker McCade's learned the hard way that you have to fight to survive. So he is shocked when he falls for Sally Mae, a Quaker nurse.Unable to resist Tucker, Sally Mae throws herself into their torrid affair. Tucker's occupation, however, is the one thing she can't embrace. A staunc ...more
Paperback, 345 pages
Published February 15th 2011 by HQN Books (first published September 15th 2009)
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Sep 28, 2009 Auntee rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of the series; Fans of erotic western romance
This third book in Sarah McCarty's Hell's Eight series was a very enjoyable, sweetly erotic, and mildly suspenseful read and moved along at a pretty good pace that made me want to keep turning the pages. Not quite as "wordy" or disturbing as Caine's Reckoning, not quite as erotic as Sam's Creed, but a great effort with two pretty likable leads and the welcome return of a bunch of characters from previous books.

This one picks up a few months after Sam's Creed left off, in Texas around 1859, with
Nov 21, 2009 Eastofoz rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Hell's 8 series fans
Not at all what I was expecting or anticipating and that can sometimes be a good thing, but not this time. McCarty set this story up really well at the end of Sam’s Creed and had me itching to get my hands on it. Well I was sorely disappointed because I didn’t like Tucker and I didn’t like the BDSM side of the story because it didn’t seem to have its place.

The story starts out with Tucker, who’ part Indian, wishing he could be with the widow Shermerhorn who’s a Quaker. He protects her and admire
Momof3-in an Ash and Cael sandwich
3.5 stars I think.
I do actually really like this series, and I will continue it. There were some things that bothered me about this one.
There is the typical stuff like the blatant racism, sexism and general ugh-ness of the time period but there was other stuff that bothered me too.
Most annoying: "Thee" and "thy" I wanted to just scream, I tried to train myself to replace the "thee" with you but I couldn't trick my brain. Its awful.
Less annoying but still irritating: Sally Mae's pacifist mentali
This was one of those books I'm kind of undecided what I thought of it. It wasn't really bad, but I didn't love it in any way. There were things I liked, and things that annoyed me. So I guess it's a split down the middle between good stuff and bad stuff.

Sally Mae is a widowed Quaker nurse living in a wild western town. When her husband, a doctor, was alive, she assisted him in his duties and learned to help the sick and injured. Now that he's dead, she's been doing what she could for th
Carolyn F.
This was a good solid read, but there were so many scenes that had me wondering if she picked the wrong sort of heroine. This is supposed to be the wild west. Sally Mae is a Quaker widow, speaking with the thee's and thou's. She's known Tucker for awhile and been attracated to him. Okay that's fine. She finally does something about this attraction, this is still okay. But when she starts having sex with Tucker and he not only has anal sex on their first night together (stretching it but okay sti ...more
♥ Beth
Tucker’s Claim

Book 3 of the Hell’s Eight series.

Maybe my standards for Sarah McCarty books are set too high based on the Promises series, but I think this is my least favorite of her books so far. I thought it was far too wordy and the sex scenes very un-sexy. The heroine was too strange (she had some really weird ideas) and Tucker was far too dominating. I found their relationship completely un-romantic.

I Sarah McCarty and if I’d never read the Promises series, I might rate Hell’s Eight highe
Wicked Incognito Now
It is probably unfair to give this book only one star, because I only read about 15 pages.

The story MAY have become the best erotic romance in the world after that--for all I know.

But those first 15 pages....ACK! They were entirely filled with exposition. It was all about Sarah thinking about Tucker. What Tucker was like, their past encounters, how she felt about Tucker.

Lordy. I hate that.
Alexis-Morgan Roark
I liked this one much better than the previous book which puzzles me because I really liked Bella and Sam in this book. I think it was because it was an audiobook. Even though I started with audio on this one, I just couldn't finish it. I recognized the narrator's voice from previous books, and I just wasn't buying her characterizations. My fault not hers.

Sexy, touching, and fun. Not a a goodread for serious historical genre buffs because the author does take liberties and a few words seemed a b
Apr 05, 2011 Julianna rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of Erotic Westerns
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"4.5 stars" When I picked up Tucker's Claim, I wasn't entirely sure what to expect. I had loved Caine's Reckoning, the first book in the Hell's Eight series, but the second, Sam's Creed, was in my opinion, a weak installment that left me feeling pretty underwhelmed. In the end, Tucker's Claim definitely put this series back on track for me with a wonderful character-driven narrative that made me fall in love with both its hero and heroine. It was a lovely story of two lon
I really like this series with their very alpha males that fall fast for an unusual woman they encountered. With each book it becomes so much fun to watch each guy fall hard. Tucker is no different than the others, he has the same issues as them along with being a "half breed", something that he thinks makes him less of a man, while it does no such thing. I can only imagine what being a half Indian would mean in this period of time. It is with great surprise that Tucker falls so hard for Sally M ...more
Don't get me wrong for the 4 stars... I liked this book, but Tucker's "tastes" in sex a little bit extreme for me... *blush*
I would have liked it better with a softer side of their sexual games.
In the previous books there's also some rough sex, but it is not so DSM as here. I'm not judging, but for me it is not so hot.
I liked better Tucker's softer side, his tenderness, his love.
Sallie Mae was sometimes too stubborn in certain situations, but I liked her convinctions, even if they were a bit to
I Loved this book! Tucker McCade is a really rough around the edges ranger who is a half-breed. He is one of the Hell's Eight which make him prone to violence and kick ass kind of man. And then there is Sally Mae who is just the opposite. She is a Quaker and the believe no violence. Tucker has been staying in Sally Mae's barn. Her husband invited him to stay there while he was alive. Now that Sally Mae is a widow it doesn't hurt to have Tucker around. Sally Mae was the Nurse to her husband who w ...more
OMG! I do so love this series! I tore through this book in a day and I swear it never left my presence until I reached the end. The men of Hell's Eight are amazing - strong, honourable and absolutely delicious. Of course, Tucker McCade is no exception to this rule. With his half Native heritage he is an outcast to the rest of society. But Sally Mae, a Quaker nurse with some serious backbone, only see the best in him. The two of them are flawed in their own ways and yet so compatible they fill ea ...more
Trai Jean
i absolutely love this series , i find myself for the first time rushing to the book store because i need another Hells 8 fix , i love , love , love these books , well done Sarah , you are a brilliant writer , and i look forward to reading more of your books
Jonel Boyko (Pure Jonel)
With this instalment in the series McCarty brings together some very different cultures and outlooks on life to create a brilliant, racy, and intriguing tale. In this one Hell’s Eight wasn’t all guns blazing all the time. The audience got to see some compromise and reconciling of differences but it was still a very captivating and racy read. Personally, I loved seeing a bit of a Dom/sub relationship in a historical romance. It took me by surprise as I didn’t see it coming but it fit with the cha ...more
8/2 - Tucker's Claim is just not clicking for me like Caine's Reckoning and Sam's Creed did. I don't like the language Sally Mae uses, ostensibly because she's a Quaker. I have no idea how Quaker's talk now, let alone 150 years ago, but I can't stand the constant thys, thees, and thous. It's really annoying and distracting from the flow of the narrative, especially during the sex scenes. I don't if I'll DNF this or not. I'm about to go overseas and I'm not sure I want to sacrifice good book spac ...more
Suzanne the Mighty (Under the Covers Book blog)

Widow Sallie Mae can't help but be attracted to Tucker McCade, his violent and dangerous life is in direct opposition to her Quaker believes. But she offers him an affair, but when she is with him, she knows she is giving him much more than just her body...her heart can't help but fall for the big, dangerous yet protective man as well.

Big, muscled, sexy and misunderstood, it's like Sarah McCarty wrote Tucker just for me, so once again I can't help but fall in love with another member of Hell's
J. Leigh Hunter
Story and Writing Style
A nice little story in the middle of the Hell's Eight Series. Sally Mae lives alone. Tucker has watched her from the beginning, her guardian of sorts. The main premise of this story is more about Sally Mae's attempt at making Tucker more of a pacifist. She doesn't believe in guns and violence, and, well...that's what Hell's Eight is. That's what Hell's Eight was founded on. And while she works on his motives for fighting and living, she informs him that she wishes to take
I liked this one, not as much as the first, but it was enjoyable. Tucker McCade, the half-Indian Ranger, falls in love with a Quaker widow and healer named Sallie Mae. Their attraction has been building for months and comes not a head close to the beginning of the novel. Tucker is possessive and dominant, as all of the Hell's Eight men tend to be, and Sallie falls right into it, despite her objections to his violent nature. She's a pacifist, and this is a huge sticking point for her. Still, the ...more
As mentioned before, stories of the West grab by attention, if they "...lend credence to the Gold Rush, railroad expansion and lawlessness, while also displaying a melting pot, very unlike the cities the the Midwest and the East, but no less significant".

“Hell's Eight” saga continues with Tucker's story. Tucker is of mixed ethnicity and he finds love with Sally Mae, a Quaker and a widow. This proves an interesting mix, because they represent strange opposites, and Sally Mae has a little uniquen
Tucker takes one look at Sallie Mae and stakes his claim. When the widow accepts, she believes it's for one night only, but their passion runs wild and deep. As a half-breed Indian, Tucker has no rights to a white woman and any relationship they may have would cause nothing but heartache and ruin, or worse, for both of them.

Tucker's violent life and Sallie Mae's peaceful ways are in direct conflict. She is a spunky woman and never backs down from him. This is one wicked, hot read as Sallie Mae d
Mollie *scoutrmom*
Jul 31, 2011 Mollie *scoutrmom* rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of erotic romance
This is my favorite kind of erotic romance, where the emotions generated during the extreme sex scenes actually serve to move the plot forward and engage the protagonists in character growth. I liked the way the theme of prejudice was addressed, and the ways the hero and heroine had to weigh the strength of their convictions and beliefs against reality.

The only thing that kept me from giving this story the best rating is that the heroine's reactions to her having to act against her convictions
This was a wonderful historial western portraying the a story of a widowed nurse (Sally) and a ranger (Tucker) who by any normal rights should not be atracked to each other.
Sally is Quacker while Tucker is half White/half Indian. They both suffer the lose of their families at a young age and now are outcasts in the middle of 1848 Texas. Tucker understands the issues that could arise for Sally if they become involved because of his Indian hertiage where Sally relies on her faith in God to see th
Under the Covers Book Blog

Widow Sallie Mae can't help but be attracted to Tucker McCade, his violent and dangerous life is in direct opposition to her Quaker believes. But she offers him an affair, but when she is with him, she knows she is giving him much more than just her body...her heart can't help but fall for the big, dangerous yet protective man as well.

Big, muscled, sexy and misunderstood, it's like Sarah McCarty wrote Tucker just for me, so once again I can't help but fall in love with another member of Hell's

The poor editing in the book ruined the book for me. I thought that Tucker and Sally Mae's pairing was a good one. Just changing the horse's sex was jarring. Sometimes it was within the same paragraph. For what I paid, I expected a more professional book. The love scenes were her usual. The toy scene was kind of strange to me for the time period, but that didn't bother me as much.I will read Tracker's upcoming story, but am going to put alot of thought into whether I am going to buy used or new.
Al'abordage Delaculture
L’avis de Marina :

Après avoir fait la connaissance de Caine et de Sam, c’est au tour de Tucker : et quelle présentation car nous entrons rapidement dans le vif du sujet !!

Nous retrouvons donc ici le troisième Hell’s qui nous avait été présenté dans les tomes 1 et 2, ainsi que Sally Mae dont nous avions fait la connaissance dans le tome 2. C’est dans l’histoire de Sam et Bella que nous avons appris l’amour qui existait entre ces deux personnages. Sally Mae est une jeune veuve lorsque Tucker entre
Michelle the Romance Witch
very interesting continuation to this series. Though you definitely have to have read the previous books to understand all the important parts of the book you could probably catch on pretty quick to the big picture. A bit of a stretch with some historical facts but hey its fiction right?!
Lynsey A
Slow to start but not too bad. Sweet love story. Nothing to blow me away with in the book but still liked it.

Something about McCarty's writing keeps me reading her books. None if them really stick with me but I keep reading her works.
Sandra ~ ♥ Cross My Heart ♥
I love the Hell's Eight series and men...the ultimate "bad" guys protecting what's theirs and loving their women to the moon and back! Tucker is a half-breed, accepted by neither side of his heritage, and he falls in love with a white widow who serves as the town's nurse/doctor. It's a love that will never be accepted, and they both know it. But fate has plans for Tucker & Sally (Moonbeam) and the road is not a smooth one. What was supposed to be one night of pleasure quickly turned into a b ...more
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Sarah has traveled extensively throughout her life, living in other cultures, sometimes in areas where electricity was a concept awaiting fruition and a book was an extreme luxury. While she could easily adjust to the lack of electricity, living without the comfort of a good book was intolerable
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Other Books in the Series

Hell's Eight (8 books)
  • Caine's Reckoning (Hell's Eight, #1)
  • Sam's Creed (Hell's Eight, #2)
  • Tracker's Sin (Hell's Eight, #4)
  • Shadow's Stand (Hell's Eight, #5)
  • Caden's Vow (Hell's Eight #6)
  • Ace's Wild (Hell's Eight, #7)
  • Luke's Cut (Hell's Eight, #8)
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