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The Officer and the Bostoner

(Fort Gibson Officers #1)

3.74  ·  Rating details ·  1,238 ratings  ·  117 reviews
Allison Pearson is a well-to-do young lady traveling by stagecoach from her home in Boston to meet her intended in Santa Fe, but instead finds herself stranded in a military fort in the middle of Indian Territory when her stagecoach leaves without her.

Given the choice to either temporarily marry an officer until her intended can come rescue her or take her chances with the
Kindle Edition, 247 pages
Published June 28th 2013 by Night Shift Publishing (first published January 14th 2013)
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Pretty good overall but could have been much better.

Here are my observations:

I had some problems with some of the logic at first, but the author did resolve it in a round about way eventually.

The hero's southern accent disappears not long after the first few chapters, going from a drawl to an almost aritocratic tone which was odd.

The heroine's personality changes way to fast to be believable. She goes from haughty socialite to kind and sweet a bit abruptly.

I liked the heroine throug
Dec 19, 2016 rated it it was ok
Spoilers ahead:
Miscommunication and TSTL galore. Heroine is betrothed to someone else and is on the way to meet him but briefly leaves her seat and the coach departs without her. The next one is in two months so she's essentially stranded at an army base till that time.

1.Hero gives her the choice of staying with the married ladies on the base or become his wife for "protection". I don't get it. Protection from what? Like, is the author implying that she is going to get assaulted? Are other stat
Aug 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
The Officer and the Bostoner by Rose Gordon is a June 2013 release by Night Shift publishing.
I received a DRC of this book by the author via Netgalley for an honest review.

Allison is traveling by coach to meet her fiancé, Nicholas. The driver gets lost and they wind up in a community made up of Army personnel. Making a brief stop, Allison gets off the coach and winds up being left behind by accident.
Due to the fact that all the women in town were married and the rest of the population were singl
Jun 21, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is a lot shorter than what I usually read. On my Kindle it says 187 pages. But I think it is an ok length for the story, since the story has a straight forward plotline and few complications.

The story is rather charming, featuring a sweet hero and a slighly uppity heroine. Wes the hero is very much a gentleman with imppecable manners, considering the circumstances. It is impossible not to like him. He is kind, generous, considerate, smart, strong, protective, and oh, secretly rich. In
Jun 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
(Original post on Doing Some Readingt)

I’ll just start off with how much I enjoyed this awesome read! I don’t often read western romance or romance set during the American revolution so I was highly surprise at how much I liked this story. But of course I would! I’ve enjoyed Rose Gordon’s works before and this was no different. Sure it was different from her other books-not set in England and their word and speech terms were different- but everything was still as romantic and entertaining as her
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THE OFFICER AND THE BOSTONER by Rose Gordon is an fast paced Western Historical Romance set in 1845 Texas. #1 in the "Officer" series. What a beginning! Filled with passion,misunderstandings,secrets, and love. Join Allison Pierson,a well to do Bostoner,caught stranded in a military fort in Indian Territory and Captain Wes Tucker, a Military man from a wealthy Charleston family. Wes insists she must marry in order to stay in the fort,she accepts his proposal to marry him until her true intended c ...more
Jun 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I received a review copy through Netgalley in exchange for my honest review.

Historical romance is probably my most favorite genre. Toss in the Old West and you have a fan for LIFE.

Especially if your name is Rose Gordon.

Allison is on her way to meet her fiance, Nicholas. In need of peppermint to soothe her ailing stomach, she ends up stuck at the fort while the stagecoach carrying all of her belongings, and her temperamental chaperone, heads on to Santa Fe without her.

Allison is feisty, and qui
Jan 22, 2014 rated it liked it
This novel had likeable characters and was somewhat enjoyable but I really couldn't get into it. The whole basis for their marriage in name only bit was handled so weakly and poorly that it was the embodiment of the phrase "hokey and contrived" and gave the story a faulty start right from the get-go, so that there was little that could be done thereafter to salvage the plot from deterioration. Allison's taking her evil fiance's word that her stable and prudent father, totally contrary to his cha ...more
The Window Seat
Jul 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
What do you do when an auto-buy author decides to switch romance genres for her next series? The immature side of me wants to rant and rave and swear off the new stuff. However the more mature side of me is willing to give the new series a try, especially since she’s never steered me wrong before. So, it was with a little apprehension and a lot of faith that I began reading Rose Gordon’s newest book The Officer and the Bostoner. I am very glad that the mature side of me won out or I would have m ...more
Becky ♡The Bookworm♡
I'm a big fan of historical/western romance and this was a pleasant read. I thought Wes was a likable guy, upstanding, noble and kind. I really enjoyed his character and the banter he shared with Allison. Allison's prideful ways frustrated me a bit in the beginning, but she came around towards the end of the story. Wes probably wouldn't have fallen for her if she were a complete pushover. While I liked the book, it wasn't a page turner for me and I found myself putting it down a lot. It was stil ...more
Angela Hart
Aug 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars rounded up. These two are so cute together. Allison and Wes are meant to be. I was rooting for them so hard.

Allison arrives in town as a pit stop on her way to meet her fiancé. While she's in town (searching for peppermint to settle her stomach) her coach leaves without her! The catalyst! Allison doesn't know what to do or where to go, she doesn't have much money on her and has no idea where she is. Wes sees this occur (Allison getting left behind) and offers to help her. Wes treats he
What do you do when an auto-buy author decides to switch romance genres for her next series? The immature side of me wants to rant and rave and swear off the new stuff. However the more mature side of me is willing to give the new series a try, especially since she’s never steered me wrong before. So, it was with a little apprehension and a lot of faith that I began reading Rose Gordon’s newest book The Officer and the Bostoner. I am very glad that the mature side of me won out or I would have m ...more
Amina Ector
This is the first book in the Fort Gibson Officers series, and I liked it well enough that I continued and finished the entire series. This was also my first book by Rose Gordon. Wes and Allison worked well together and had believable chemistry, with them both wanting to stay together, knowing that they can't (it's and HEA, obviously they do end up together). The only thing I thought was 'odd' for lack of better word, is that Allison was not a complete simpleton. but, (view spoiler) ...more
May 17, 2019 rated it liked it
Fun story. I enjoyed it.

The love blossomed quickly and sweetly. Though Wes annoyed me with his jumping to conclusions before fully listening to her, but then Allison was also annoying in keeping her secret. But everything would've worked out too fast if everything was out at the beginning. Would've made things too easy. Still, things didn't drag out as much as other books I've read.

There are sexual situations within marriage. It is quite descriptive in my opinion. So, yay, if you're looking for
3.75 Stars for this old western between a Military Capt. Wes Tucker and the proper Bostonian, Allison. Allison finds herself stranded on an army post in the middle of Indian Territory with no suitcase and limited money. Wes steps in with a marriage proposal (in name only), which will allow Allison to stay on the post until her fiance is able to make the long trip from Texas to claim his bride-to-be. No surprise that Wes and Allison find themselves attracted to each other. Typical plot in an unty ...more
I suppose he is a fine enough character but the way he laughs at her or mocks her rubs me the wrong way. And she continually says how he has never done anything wrong to her or was perfect towards her. When he apologized at the end she tells him not to, he had nothing to feel sorry for. I disagree. I also don't care for it when the mc's don't share with each other. They don't know about each others lives before meeting, and other important information.
Sherry Hepner
Sep 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Officer and the Bostoner, a really good read.

This book was such a good read I could barely put it down. I took it every where I went so I could continue reading while I was waiting for appointments and such. It has some exciting, funny and sad parts. Please read this book, you won't be sorry you did. God bless.
Edward Barry
Jun 18, 2019 rated it liked it
Christian book?

How much description of fore play and sex does one need? Sexual references throughout story. Why not strengthen the story?
patricia l. cargill
Feb 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Very Romantic

The story is great , I was deeply involved into this story ,from the start to the finish . this ones a " keeper"( one I'll go back and read again !
Vickey Mcgee
Nov 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved this. Very well written and excellent storyline with very memorable characters. I read this awhile back and recently visited it again. Very Entertaining.
The Officer and the Bostoner is an American historical romance by Rose Gordon. When I saw the description for Gordon’s latest, I will admit to feeling some trepidation. The setting is in the American West, which is a departure from everything else I have read by Gordon. But since I have loved everything I have read by Gordon, I decided I would give it a shot – it also helped that I was granted a review copy via NetGalley.

Allison Pearson is a proper young Bostonian traveling to Santa Fe to meet a
May 14, 2014 rated it liked it
More reviews available at my blog, Beauty and the Bookworm.

Oh, historic romances. How you pull my heartstrings--and not always in the ways the authors intended. I was hoping when I dove into Gordon's book that I'd be finding a new Julia Quinn or Lisa Kleypas to devour, albeit one whose book was set in the early American West instead of in London society. Unfortunately, that wasn't the case. The book wasn't bad, but it just wasn't what I look for in a historical romance novel.

So, The Officer and
Mar 04, 2014 rated it liked it


This was an easy, cute, historical romance. The story is set in 1840's rural America at an Army Fort smack in the middle of Indian territory. The basic premise of the story is that a young lady, Allison, is taking a stage coach to Santa Fe to meet up with her betrothed. The coach gets lost and ends up at this Army Fort. Allison exits the coach to look for a store to buy peppermints for her stomach and gets left behind. Since this is an army fort and there are only 2 women in
Georgina Parkin
Nov 23, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2016
So I loved the Grooms series, and I thought going into this it'd basically be similar but set in America not England but there's legit nothing the same. In fact, this could have seriously been set in today's age of the 'Indians' weren't a largely mentioned group.

Now I don't know much about dates and things with American history, so I can't sit here and be like, YES that sounds exactly how it went down, but the attitudes towards Native Americans seemed pretty spot on, maybe a little too nice at
Jul 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I have just finished yet another fabulous story by Rose Gordon. I quickly became a fan of Ms. Gordon's historical romance stories after reading the Banks' Brother's Brides series. I loved The Officer and the Bostoner from the beginning. This woman has a way of writing a story with drama, a few steamy scene's, and some hilarious scenes that made me laugh out loud. That is part of what I love about Rose Gordon's books they always make me laugh.

I so thoroughly enjoyed reading Wes & Allison's st
Jul 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Rose Gordon has a way of setting the stage so perfectly that the reader is absolutely drawn in (and left wishing they were the heroine of whatever novel they are reading), and The Officer and the Bostoner is no different! I was immediately drawn into the time period (old West), and almost off the bat was certain I was not going to like Allison. She seemed too... "stuffy" for her surroundings, but thankfully, Wes is able to bring out another, more likable side of her.

The characters are well devel
Jun 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The Officer And The Bostoner by Rose Gordon
The Officer Series Book 1
Allison Pierson has left Boston to meet her betrothed. She ends up stranded in Fort Gibson where the only way she can stay safe and in the barracks is to marry. Good thing for her that her rescuer has offered not only to marry her but promises to protect her virtue….even from himself. What she don’t expect is to start caring for him.

Captain Wes Tucker isn't at all who he seems. He once lived the life that Allison has come from a
Jun 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I have read several of Rose Gordon's novels and she continues to impress with this newest release. Her refreshing approach to historical romance serves her well in this new "western" setting. She has the reader laughing out loud, frustrated, and then swooning all within a matter of mere pages.

Allison and Wes have a dynamic relationship. You can't help but fall in love with both of them. Not only is Wes our ruggedly strong and handsome Captain in the US Army, but he's witty, sweet, thoughtful, a
Jun 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Allison Pearson is from Boston and is on her way to meet her finance Nicholas in Santa Fe. Only problem is the stage coach driver took a wrong turn and has got them way lost. She has had enough of the ride and it is making her sick so when the coach stops she goes to find something for her stomach. Let's just say that next thing you know her coach is leaving her.

Wes Tucker knew he had to do the right thing and get Allison to marry him. You just don't leave an unattached woman at a military fort
What a nice guilty-pleasure book to read. It was a nice easy read and I finished in less than a day. I enjoyed both the hero and heroine and would have liked to have found out how th rest of their story developed, but I think you get to do that in the rest of the books in the series, since they all revolve around the same core group of characters. :) I definitely want to read the rest just so I can see how everything works out for everyone. I liked how the heroine was determined to make the best ...more
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USA Today Bestselling Author and writer of eight unusually unusual historical romances that have been known to include scarred heroes, feisty heroines, marriage-producing scandals, far too much scheming, naughty literature and always a sweet happily-ever-after.

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