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(Old West #3)

4.20  ·  Rating details ·  1,902 ratings  ·  434 reviews
From USA Today Bestselling Author Beverly Jenkins comes a new novel in a mesmerizing series set in the Old West, where an arranged marriage becomes a grand passion . . .

What kind of mail-order bride greets her intended with a bullet instead of a kiss? One like Regan Carmichael—an independent spirit equally at home in denims and dresses. Shooting Dr. Colton Lee in the shoul
ebook, 384 pages
Published January 30th 2018 by Avon
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3.5 Stars.

As a romance, this book was really lacking for me. I really loved when this book started and Regan ended up accidentally shooting the man she had come to town to marry. From there, though, I think that her relationship with Colton developed really quickly and they were already established fairly early on in the book. Then, most of the book had to do with Regan making her place in town, proving she was an independent woman, and helping her new step-daughter feel like an actual kid who w
K.J. Charles
Honestly, any book where the heroine semi accidentally shoots the hero and then tells him off for not accepting her apology with sufficient grace is a winner with me. A glorious read. Regan is a life-enhancing heroine who is unembarrassed, sexual, independent, kind, happy to fall in love but never needy. She's marvellous, and it's a joy to see her remake the grumpy widower Colt and his bullied daughter, while also teaching him to let go his damn fool ideas about women. I glommed this in a sittin ...more
Rebekah Weatherspoon
I think this is one of Bev's funniest books. Reagan is hilarious and I love the way Bev gave her funny internal monologues even when Reagan decided to bite her tongue. Dr. Lee was very sweet. A wonderful new husband and a great father to his adorable daughter Anna. All of Bev's books are on my keeper shelf, but this hops to the top of my insta-recommend list.
The series has come to an end. It’s been so great spending time with this family and their adventures.

I cannot wait to read more by this author. And to know that Spring will get a story makes me so happy. She was an incredible side character in this book.
Sep 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
I honestly could not love the heroine in this book more-- she was such a great balance of being independent & confident but not TSTL or afraid to ask for help when she needed to. I loved that she owned her own life choices & strengths, and honestly, just loved spending time with her. I'm a sucker for a marriage of convenience, so that trope worked well for me, and all in all, this was a delightful reading experience! ...more
Melanie A. *mostly on hiatus*
Jun 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: library
After all, how many men met their prospective brides via a bullet from her Winchester?
So much fun!!

Dr. Colton Lee's mail-order bride turns out to be so much more than their correspondence implied. Regan Carmichael may be well-educated and capable of running a household, but she's also out-spoken and a crack-shot. Their relationship starts off with a real BANG! when she accidentally shoots him, thinking he's part of a gang of stagecoach robbers.

I loved the way the author pla
La Tonya  Jordan
Mar 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: People who like romance and a happy ending.
Recommended to La Tonya by: Myself
Shelves: favorites
Wyoming Territory Spring 1885 is were Regan Carmichael hopes to start her new life as the wife of Dr. Colton Lee. She is a mail order bride and meeting her soon to be husband for the first time. Her first encounter with her beloved ended with her shooting him, in his shoulder, with her Winchester. Dr. Lee was not impress.

She finds him handsome and old fashion in his thinking. She looks for the scandalous, charming, and romantic person he has hidden inside not the serious and dedicated medical p
What a lovely escape.
Brain candy of the finest order.

This was cute and again I love the history.
Lacey (laceybooklovers)
So soooo good!! 4.5 stars.
My first Beverly Jenkins! And it was goooooood. Mail order bride (MORE OF THESE, PLEASE) and low key romance in which they COMMUNICATED. Good kid writing.

The external conflict was maybe a bit much, but I don't caaaaare. So much better than stupid relationship conflict.
I wish that I had liked this one better. It was a great story though to just get lost in on a long weekend. It didn't hit the spot, but it was a nice way to pass the time.

"Tempest" is the third and final book in the "Old West" series. Regan has decided to leave her family behind in Arizona to journey to Wyoming territory to be a mail order bride to Doctor Colton Lee. Regan and Colton have an unconventional meet cute that leaves both of them wondering if they should marry. The two do with Colton
Feb 15, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My first book by Beverly Jenkins. I see why she’s so beloved.
sil ♡ the book voyagers
I have a feeling I will never shut up about my love for this book.

First of all, let me say that TEMPEST is definitely one of my favorites of this year even though this year is barely starting, I just know this book is going to be there until the end. It's just so goooood.

Ms. Beverly Jenkins is an outstanding author and I am so happy that I keep and will continue to read her books. Her books are filled with so much care and love you can feel it in the pages, in the words, in the way she treats t
Lauren Stoolfire
Tempest (Old West #3) by Beverley Jenkins was such a pleasant surprise. Romance isn't really my thing and I usually like my westerns gritty or with a dash of fantasy or steampunk, but this was actually pretty delightful. The characters of Reagan and Spring were my favorites. I wasn't particularly interested in Dr. Colton Lee and like usual I could have done without the graphic romance with a capital R stuff. I totally wouldn't have minded if we just got to follow Reagan's or Spring's adventures ...more
This was cute. I never thought I'd say that about A Bev Jenkins book. I always know that she writes a great story and always drops some knowledge of African American history, but "cute" is not a way I'd characterize her generally.

But yeah, this had some nice wit and Regan, the heroine, was the MVP. I love a good heroine -- smart, no bullshit and root worthy.

Good book.
Jamie (TheRebelliousReader)
4 stars. A really great and satisfying ending to a trilogy that started off so incredibly rocky. I loved this one and I think I loved it more than book two which is saying a lot because that one was so wonderful. There was just something about this one though that did it for me. Mail order bride, single father, strong heroine, steamy romance, action, family drama. It had it all.

We meet Regan in book two and I was so excited to get to her book because she has such a fascinating life. She decides
Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

4.5 stars

I was pleasantly surprised with Tempest. Tempest is book 3 in Beverly Jenkins Old West Series but can be enjoyed as a standalone. This book held my interested from the start and I thought the author did a great job with the suspense, romance and the challenge of being a black woman in the late 1800's.

Regina is smart, feisty and hopeful that her intended would fall in love with her. I liked her from the beginning. She immediately took charge of any situation. I found her to be a refresh
Ezinwanyi Chinyere

Bravo Beverly Jenkins for this third installment! Another excellent addition to the Old West series.

We met adventurous romantic Regan Carmichael in book 2, Breathless. She answered an advertisement for a mail-order bride to a widower with a 6yr old daughter who resides in the Wyoming Territory. So Regan moved from the Arizona Territory in hopes of finding love and a family of her own.

Dr. Colton Lee was shocked when he met Regan because he was expecting a more conventional woman, not one who cou
Lover of Romance
Nov 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
This review was originally posted on Addicted To Romance

Tempest is the third and final book in the Old West trilogy that Beverly Jenkins has brought to us. I will admit I was a bit nervous about this one, because I did struggle a bit with book two (probably me more than anything else) especially since there is a book from this author I haven't loved. This story is a bit different and boy I had a blast with the trope that is introduced. There is something about "Mail Order Bride" themes in wester
Jan 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-star, romance, 2018
Tempest is the third in Beverly Jenkins Old West series, I hadn't read the first two, however it stands well by itself, although while reading it I decided I wanted to read the previous two and get to know the relatives belonging to Regan.

Regan is a mail order bride - a fun trope for sure. However what I liked about Regan is that she is no quiet, stand back kind of woman. She knows how to front up, speak her mind while looking you in the eye. Right from the get go, when we meet her in the stage
Jan 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Ms. Bev’s books are like a warm hug. If you want to read about good people being good to each other, look no further. I love how she incorporates real (and sometimes difficult) history into her stories, and she frequently features not just a token POC character, but a full cast of them. In Tempest, Regan Carmichael arrives in Wyoming Territory as a mail order bride for Dr. Colton Lee, whose first wife died in childbirth. He wants his daughter Anna to grow up with a mother so he decides to remarr ...more
Tempest was my first time reading Beverly Jenkins (I KNOW OKAY?!) but it certainly won’t be my last. I see why she’s a powerhouse in the genre and beloved by many.

I loved Regan’s character – and most of the women in this book, for that matter. Regan did not take shit from anyone, least of all her new husband. When he would tell her that a good woman doesn’t do this or that (including things like enjoying sex!) she’d politely tell him to basically go fuck himself and she was going to do what she
The Book Junkie Reads . . .
Not disappointed. Not even a little bit. I love when Beverly Jenkins open the doors to a new venture back in time. This time we are served a sensual journey to love in the wilds of Wyoming. We have a beautiful little girl in need of love from a woman that understands her. We have a girl that has grown to a woman before our eyes (through the series) and wants love. What she finds does not do it for her? Regan is strong and determined to make her own happily love ever after. Then we have a man tha ...more
Steph's Romance Book Talk
5 Stars / 4 Steam Fans

I am still speechless with how much I LOVED this book from start to finish! Regan is this sassy, independent black woman in the late 1800's or so, looking for a new adventure by answering an ad for a wife. Regan during the journey to Wyoming her stagecoach is attacked by bandits and she uses her skills with a gun to survive. But during that survival shootout she also happens to shoot her fiancée by mistake. Colton is the town doctor and Regan's fiancée; he thought he was ge
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Nov 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Romance set in.. the old west... or something. New frontier? I don't know. Anyway, a woman answers an ad to be a mail order bride, expecting everything to be great and adventurous. Then it is. Then her husband doesn't love that she can take care of herself and also is interested in bedroom activities. Then he does. Unfortunately, all the sexy bits are mostly alluded to and there are no parts with actual words like "shaft." But "breasts" shows up a couple of time.

Well worth a fun, quick read. I m
Jerrika Rhone
Jul 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Least favorite of the 3 but still classic Beverly Jenkins.
Tempest is a fantastic mail order bride romance with a fierce, spunky heroine falling for a quiet, widowed doctor with a 6-year-old daughter. It begins with Regan accidentally shooting Dr. Colton Lee, her husband to be in the shoulder, and things only get more entertaining from there. Funny, romantic, and informative, we get Beverly Jenkins signature brand of historical romance where you learn some serious history about people of color that is often left untaught. Regan is definitely a new favor ...more
Sierra Hunter
Jan 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was so good 💖
The CurvyJones
Feb 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: challenge-2018
Super good read & educational.

I’m always entertained by Beverly Jenkins love stories and I always learn something new! Bravo Ms Bev.... when’s the next one coming? :)
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Beverly Jenkins is the recipient of the 2018 Michigan Author Award by the Michigan Library Association, the 2017 Romance Writers of America Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award, as well as the 2016 Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award for historical romance. She has been nominated for the NAACP Image Award in Literature, was featured in both the documentary Love Between the Covers and on CBS ...more

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