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Trail of Kisses

(Hot on the Trail #1)

3.76  ·  Rating details ·  897 ratings  ·  169 reviews
Someone is trying to kill Lynne Tremaine. After her father sentences two members of The Briscoe Boys gang to death, Judge Tremaine feels he has no choice but to send Lynne to Denver City along the Oregon Trail to live with her Uncle George…against her will. For Lynne, the only thing worse than being sent away to the wild west is making the journey with the handsome, arroga ...more
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Published October 27th 2014 by Merry Farmer
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Ririn Aziz
I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thus, my review will be as honestly as I could :-)

Worried about the safety of his family, Judge Tremaine decided to send his daughter Lynne to Denver City to live with his brother for a while. As a precaution against the Briscoe Brothers' threats, Lynne will be a part of a wagon train instead of a journey by a stagecoach. She will be guarded by Cade Lawson, a man who worked for her uncle.

I was so excited when I received the offer
Ivana Azap Feješ
Aug 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
* Received ARC in exchange for honest review

I am not a writer, so I leave that to those that are talented with words.

In this story we have Cade Lawson and Lynne Tremaine. Cade with devilishly handsome face and Lynne the young beauty. Lynne was sent to Denver by her father, for the treats received when he sentenced the Bronco brothers. Cade has to accompany her to her uncle safe. But, he did not expect this strong-headed beauty.

How was he supposed to keep her safe when all he wanted to do now was
Aathira Kamal
Jul 09, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: historic_romance
I was given a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

Trail of Kisses, as the name suggests, is a story of two young people as they travel with a wagon trail from St.Luis to Denver city. Judge Tremaine sentenced two criminals known as the Briscoe boys to death. But there are more Briscoe boys running wild threatening the lives of Tremaine's family which leaves the Judge no option but send his daughters to safety. Lynne Tremaine is to go west to Denver city to her uncle with an escort,
Jul 25, 2015 rated it liked it
I received this book as an ARC for an honest review.

Trail of Kisses is a historical romance set in the early 1800s in the US. I'm a big fan of western romances and was very excited to read this one after reading the blurb.
The story if about Lynne Tremaine, the daughter of a judge who sentenced to death a couple of gang members, who in return are threatening to murder the judge's family in revenge. Lynne's father decides to send her west, to Denver City, to live with her uncle until the whole
Head in the clouds
I received a copy in exchange for an honest review and I must apologise for my tardy response as uni has been brutal, nevertheless I will try my best still!NOTE: i have only read the first 10% of the book so this is not a full review!!

To be honest I still haven't finished this book, I think when I have more time, I will come back and finish it so I can review it properly. From what I have read so far, which is about 10% (I DNFed a few times)I think the storyline and characters had great potentia
I received an ARC for an honest review.
This was my first time read for this author and I thoroughly enjoyed it. My first love of books revolved around historical romances and I can say that this author's writing style drew me into the story and the characters. It's a sweet romance between a young couple thrown together by fate when Lynne's father sends her west on a wagon train to protect her. Cade is hired by her father to protect her and get her there. Cade is your usual alpha male cowboy but
Barbara ★
Books revolving around wagon trains don't do anything for me. Unfortunately this story is of the typical sort with no surprises or twists to keep the readers interest. The heroine isn't much of one. She is an annoying 22 year old who acts much, much younger. She's arrogant and naive and determined to do things her way regardless of the danger she is running from (well that he father is forcing her to run from). Lynne is a spoiled brat and very annoying. One of those heroines you just want to sma ...more
Vikki Vaught
While there were aspects I enjoyed, I really became irritated with the heroine. She would make rash decisions, then regret later and blame the hero. If I'd been the hero, I would have kicked her to the curb. No way would I have kept coming back for more. The villain of this story was quite predictable fairly early on in the story.

Nonetheless, I did enjoy the plot, and the narrator, Dawnya Clarine was quite good. I would listen to her again. The wagon train aspect was well-written and took me ba
Aug 09, 2015 rated it did not like it
I received this book in exchange for an honest review

It's rare, like really rare for me not to finish a book. But this book unfortunately was terrible. I read a quarter. Hated it. Told myself to power through since this is for a review but a third in, I just could not do that to myself anymore. I am a voracious reader and my threshold for rubbish writing is very high but I could not finish this for the following reasons;

1) What an annoying heroine!!!
My goodness!! I almost threw the book against
Timian Kirkegaard
I received an ARC for an honest review.

When I first was approached, I hesitated. Not because i wasn't interested in the story, I was! Trust me i wouldn't have picked it up if I didn't find the storyline intriguing... But i have suffered from the lack of interest in books these last couple of weeks. I knowt hat all of you fellow book lovers out there can agree with me that the lack of interest is the worst kind of problem out there! So you must understand how I have suffered! So you must understa
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I found the heroine, Lynne, very confusing. There were moments of clarity in which she expressed real emotion, but mostly there were odd conversations in which she said the exact opposite of what she felt. Lynne acts very young for her age of 21. When she doesn’t want to believe something, such as her being in danger, she denies the possibility against a ludicrous mountain of evidence. It reminded me of a small child putting their f
Oct 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
**I recieved this book as an ARC in exchange for a honest review**
Merry has done it again. She has made me want to be the main character and I couldn't put it down.
Lynne is sent off on the trail by her father due to threats from the Briscoe brothers. She is hard headed and doesnt feel that she needs to be sent away. She is tough and her dads brave girl. She wants nothing to do with the journey she is being sent on. She is sent to live with her Uncle George.
She protector for this ride is Cade. Sh
Jul 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
Sometimes all you need is a sweet, slow built romance kind of book, not too much drama and certainly not too much tasteless pornographic scenes.

Trail of Kisses is your perfect raining day kind of book. It's sweet and at the same time likeable enough with an interesting heroine to make this book an enjoyable read.

It tells you the history of Lynne and Cade through their journey to Denver City along the Oregon Trail. Lynne is a strong headed, stubborn - in a good way - women. Cade is just the oppos
Kathy Heare Watts
After Judge Tremaine sentenced two of The Briscoe Boys gang to hang for their crimes, threats are made against his family. With his two sons off fighting for the Union Army, he decides to send oldest daughter, Lynne, on a wagon train to Denver City where his brother and sister in law live. The Judge hires fifteen year old Ben to drive the wagon and his brother George sends Cade Lawson to protect her. The journey has several encounters making them believe that someone from the Briscoe Boys gang i ...more
Anita Foster
Oct 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Trail of Kisses

Lynne Tremaine is being sent by wagon train by her father Judge Thomas Tremaine to her uncles home in Denver City & escorted by Cade Lawson who works for her uncle to see her safely there as there's a threat to her life by a gang of thugs known as The Briscoe Boys , with whom her father has had dealings with , sent two of them to the hangman's noose & they are out for revenge .
While on the trail , Lynne & Cade's relationship grows into something more , he also becomes her protect
Connie Taylor
Oct 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I received this book as an ARC for an honest review.

A wonderful book writen by Ms Farmer and I couldn't put it down from start to finish. The heroine, Lynne and the hero, Cade, are exceptional characters. Each grew naturally from page one, nothing had a forced feel to it. The suspence of who was hunting Lynne or to the growing love between Lynne and Cade. This story has suspence, drama, romance and humor.

The horror of finding that Lynne and Cade did not leave the threat of violence behind in St.
Oct 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
Cade and Lynne's story.
Lynne's father was a judge and his decision to hang men of the Briscoe family, put his family in danger. He put Lynne on a wagon train heading west to Denver, Co and Oregon. Cade and Ben was hired to be her bodyguard and Ben to drive the oxen pulling the wagon.
Lynne is a brave independent woman and doesn't want to leave her father or be watched by this handsome man that watches her and sends feelings in her she would rather not have.
Accidents and strange warnings are hap
Heather andrews
Oct 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Cade he's not one for politeness that boy is so damn bold that it's borderline rude:
"What are you looking at?" She demanded.
Cade blinked, only slightly ashamed at being caught. "Your derriere," he answered.
Lynne she's just as bold Cade has met his match in her, "I will not," she insisted. She stroked his length to prove it. He was only wearing drawers after all. She could tell by the suppleness of the cotton. "You must want this too, otherwise why make it possible?" Cade he can be a romantic w
Oct 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book! At first I was afraid I wasn't going to like the heroine! My first thoughts that she was going to be whiny and spoiled (yuck)! However during the book, I really felt that Lynne grew as a person and was a wonderful, strong heroine! I loved Cade!!! He's was so wonderfully protective that I couldn't help but love him! I loved how their relationship grew over the course of the book and there was no insta love! The story contained romance, action and suspense, what more can you ask ...more
Oct 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Trail of Kisses by Merry Farmer is a great read. It is the story of Lynne Tremaine who is sent west to stay with her aunt and uncle. Her life has been threatened by the Briscoe Boys because her father is the judge who sentenced two of the brothers. Ms. Farmer leads the reader across the prairie by weaving together a story of an exciting trip of fear, romance, hardships, and love.
♥ WishfulMiss ♥
Aug 21, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: cowboy-mc
I just finished Trail of Kisses and I was pleasantly surprised with how refreshing this story of love on the trail was. I enjoy historical romances as much as the next person, and I love when they're based in the U.S. of A. Merry Farmer certainly delivers with a story full of sweet romance, serious chemistry and a dash of suspense.

Lynne Tremaine is forced to move to Denver City when her father, acting as judge, orders two members of the murdering Briscoe gang to hang. Threats are made and Lynne
Michelle Connolly
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

'Trail of Kisses' is a love story between two young people as they travel along the Oregon trail to Denver City.
Lynne Tremaine is being sent to live with her uncle by her father after he receives threats against his family for sentencing a pair of criminals to death; Cade Lawson is the man hired by her uncle to escort and protect her throughout the journey.
This is the first book I've read by Merry Farmer and although her writing
Mar 08, 2015 rated it liked it
I enjoyed the setting of a wagon train. The history seems well researched and the writing is solid. In particular, the scene with a tornado was excellent, with a real sense of nature's fury.

However, I had problems with some aspects of the story.

The language and morality did not seem authentic for the period. Well brought up young women in those days had little knowledge of what took place in the bedroom and they were aware of how easily reputations could become ruined.

And yet the heroine, Lynne
Oct 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Have you ever dreamed of venturing on the across the county in a covered wagon with a sexy, handsome, cowboy who will stop at nothing to see you safe? If that is the case, then you are in for quite the treat! For the talented Merry Farmer has answered our prayers with the first book in the Hot on the Trails series, Trail of Kisses. This story begins with Lynne Tremaine, whose father is sender her from Independence, Missouri to Denver City in order to protect her from a nefarious gang, the Brisco ...more
Sara Archibald
Oct 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Judge Thomas Termaine has been getting death threats on his family members since he sentenced 2 of the Briscoe Boys gang members to death. The Briscoe Boys are a vicious organized gang, so he thought it would be best to send his daughter Lynne to live with his brother and his wife in Denver City. His brother George ends up sending Cade Lawson to escort her back to Denver City along the Oregon Trail. Cade is trying to make up for a mishap in the past with a shipment of silver he was protecting, s ...more
Trail of Kisses tells the story of Cade Lawson and Lynne Tremaine as they follow the first part of the Oregon Trail on the way to Denver City because Lynn's father, a judge sentenced two outlaw brothers to death. The remaining Briscoe Boys gang has sent threats to kill two of the judges family and Lynne is being attacked along the trail with threats. Cade is hired to protect her as they travel with the craziest wagon train to come across the plains and until the very end they have no clue who is ...more
Apr 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. It had the right balance of romance, history and action for me. The two main characters were well drawn and engaging. Lynne was a little bolder than your average heroine which I appreciated. And Cade wasn't too overbearing - you felt he had some faults too but you were willing to overlook them. And even though I figured out the plot / baddie early on, it didn't stop me enjoying the tale and how everything ended up.
I also enjoy Oregon Trail history, and although I'm Au
Nov 16, 2015 rated it it was ok
It was good writing all around, but I found the main female lead extremely annoying. She was too stubborn and stupid, causing trouble for herself and others, which I couldn't stand (especially since that was supposed to make her endearing). The main male lead would do some things that I felt were out of character, which I don't like in a book. Then the "mystery" part was not well done, as if the author didn't know how to leave clues or conduct an investigation. This made the conflicts in this bo ...more
Aug 13, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I am not off to a good year with my book reviews. The first book I read from this author fell flat but had to try another one. I could barely get through this book. I love historical romance, this one was just too far off base. Cade and Lynne both fell flat for me. Lynne bothered me through the entire book. She acted like a spoiled 10 year old and Cade was not much better. I hate giving bad reviews but needed to give one on this book.
Karenjeff Mcfarland
Oct 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Another great story by Merry Farmer. Short enought to finish in couple days but yet long enough to fall in love with Lynne Tremaine. Her father is sending her west to live with her uncle and aunt, protecting her from The Briscoe Boys after they made death threats against his family. What he didn't protect her from was Cade Lawson.
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Merry Farmer is a bestselling, award-winning novelist who lives in suburban Philadelphia with her two cats, Torpedo, her grumpy old man, and Justine, the new, feisty baby. She has been writing since she was ten years old and realized one day that she didn't have to wait for the teacher to assign a creative writing project to write something. It was the best day of her life. She then went on to ear ...more

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