Never Love A Lawman
Rachel Bailey may seem like just a beautiful newcomer to most of Reidsville, Colorado, but Sheriff Wyatt Cooper knows she's much more. Through a twist of fate, Rachel is the inheritor of a very va ...more
I really enjoy The Last Renegade, my first book from Jo Goodman. (ps: check out Jill review.) Like the Last Renegade, the best features in here are the writing style, characterization, and the slow-burn romance that may begin awkwardly ends on a delicious, heartfelt HEA.
What’s awesome in the Last Renegade and Never Love a Lawman?
5-stars charming, loyal heroes: They beat the villains not with guns and muscles, but with their intelligences.
I love how the characters are as much of a mystery to the reader as they are to each other. I enjoy watching the cha ...more
This book was a total random buy for me (something I don't do much of lately). I saw it at the grocery store book section. The cover caught my eye and the synopsis sounded interesting...though the hefty thickness of the book made me a little indecisive. But I bought it...and though I won't say it was a total waste, I will say I probably wouldn't buy it again if I had to do it over.
I'm going to skip the extended summary this time because I think the one on the book page he ...more
The first 60% of the book is spent showing the development of the romance. There was a lot of dry, witty dialogue between the hero and heroine and I was smiling all through the reading. They have tons of chemistry and I was hooked. The book was working its way into 5 star territory.
Then the focus turned toward the plot revolving around the inheritance Rachel received and the reason for her marriage to Wyatt. I felt like the pace slowed down even though I think it probably actually spe ...more
An unfortunate experience, alas. The book is boring to the bitter end. It improves maybe in the last pages, if it does. All of this highlights the clichés the author uses, above all the structure of the romance, exactly the same of some of her other books I read (view spoiler)[the girl, and I'm not using ...more
Well, I was wrong with this POV. Maybe I just got lucky but I am going to have to look for more books by this author. NEVER LOVE A LAWMAN epitomizes what I love when I read a juicy romance.
The first thing I have to mention in reading this story is how things are not what they seem, as evidenced by the prologue right out of the gate. I w ...more
I did have some min ...more
So while Wyatt held a lot of promise as a hero, and I have yet to learn Rachel's secret, I will remain in suspense. ...more
Edited to add, and not to be picky, but it just occurred to me: I don't care for Houses of Ill Repute where all the ladies have hearts of gold and the madam is just as delightful as she can be. Come on. That's supposed to be realistic? ...more
The second book Marry Me set the hook early and kept reeling me in. Definitely a much better book. Bypass this one and read the second. ...more
So, JG has this bad habit of having her hero screwing another woman at the beginning of many of her books. This book is one of them. It's I guess a minor irritant in an otherwise very good romance, but still not very romantic. Especially when the heroine sees him standing on the other woman's balcony half dressed.
I really liked the H/h. The story is interesting & moves along at a good pace. The villain is properly villaino ...more
I really like Jo Goodman's books - I bought this one shortly after it came out but for some reason, it languished on my TBR until recently. Marry Me, Reidsville #2 is just out and it's winging its way to me as I write. I thought I'd better read book 1 first. The only other Jo Goodman books I've read have been mainly set in England and I haven't read a lot of historical Westerns so that's maybe why it took me so long.
What it's about: The book starts off with a mysterious pro ...more
I wasn't expecting much but this was surprisingly an enjoyable read. I really like the banter and interaction between the hero and heroine. No ridiculous or convoluted storyline. You get exactly what the blurp says. What I really like most is that both the hero, heroine and the supporting characters all have the heads screwed on correctly.
I would say this is a fun, quite read between two characters with some spicy scenes thrown in (relatively early too) but if you're looking for an exci
I never felt like I was pulled into this story, and there were a few interlocking pieces that didn't quite feel like they worked properly. I'll read another Jo Goodman but it'll really have to impress me if I'm going to try anything after that. ...more
I've been reading No Goldman's books for a long time now and I've enjoyed each one more than the last. Her westerners were a new slant. The characters are wonderful, clever, humorous and warm. This one had enough twists and turns to keep me hooked from first page to last. A really good read, highly recommended. ...more
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“Don’t you?” he asked. “You changed my heart, Rachel.”
She felt her throat constrict, making any reply impossible.
“Rachel?” Her silence rarely made him uncomfortable, but this time he had no clear view of her features and no way to gauge her reaction. He wondered if he should have made a more straightforward declaration. “Did you hear me say I love you?”
She turned her cheek into his shoulder. “I heard you.”