Monday, August 31, 2015

A Reader's Opinion: NEVER LOVE A LAWMAN by Jo Goodman

The Book
USA Today bestselling author Jo Goodman delivers a thrilling tale of small town greed that may have big time consequences—unless two strangers open their hearts to a highly unconventional arrangement. . .

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 valuable commodity: control of the railway that keeps the isolated mining town connected to the world. That is, she will be, if she agrees to the surprising stipulation in her benefactor's will—that she marry Wyatt.

Rachel has no choice: refusing the marriage could put all of Reidsville in the hands of an outsider--and not just any outsider, but the cruel tyrant she has come here to escape. Yet living with Wyatt will be her greatest challenge. For he has a tempting way about him that makes Rachel forget theirs is a marriage in name only—until her frightening past shows up to remind them exactly how much they have at stake. 

A Reader's Opinion
NEVER LOVE A LAWMAN is another enjoyable read by Jo Goodman. One of the things Goodman is does best is create characters with great chemistry, and although I always enjoy the heroines, I'm partial to her heroes. This is no different with Wyatt Cooper, who is not only charming, but knows what he wants out of life. I enjoyed the playful moments between Wyatt and Rachel as much as I did the serious. The author writes smart and witty dialogue, and just an overall great book.

Goodman has become my "replacement" for Kathleen E. Woodiwiss—though one could argue there isn't a replacement—but Goodman is the closest I've read, yet with her own unique style. I've ordered a slew of Goodman's previously published mass market paperbacks and look forward to reading every one.

Content Note: This author does add plenty of heat and steam, so readers take note that there are graphic sex scenes in her books. If you skip over them, you don't miss anything.

Book Source: Reviewer's personal library
Edition Reviewed: Mass Market Paperback; 384 pages
Publisher: Zebra (Kensington)

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