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Review of “Kiss Me, Sheriff,” from author Wendy Warren

RITA Award-winning author Wendy Warren’s MEN OF THUNDER RIDGE series continues with a second book, “Kiss Me, Sheriff,” a March 2017 release from Harlequin’s Special Edition line.kiss-me-sheriff-cover

Pastry chef Willa Holmes has come to Thunder Ridge, Oregon to live privately and bake anonymously. But when she makes the mistake of kissing local sheriff Derek Neel, then pulling away and running, tall, dark and sexy Derek decides that Willa is more than worth his time to chase and win. He can’t understand why she’s so scared of the very things he wants most—love, family, and forever.

I loved the give and take and the emotional ups and downs of “Kiss Me, Sheriff.” There’s plenty of sexual chemistry but the book is still a clean read, with nothing more than flirting and some steamy kisses. Characters from the first book in the series, “His Surprise Son,” reappear here and there to help Willa and Derek’s romance along, as well.

I’m pleased to give this sweet romance a 5-star rating. It’s a good read with a nice pace, a gripping, yet gradual, reveal of why Willa is so hesitant to give her heart to Derek in the first place, and a lot of reasons to cheer this couple on. I’d recommend “Kiss Me, Sheriff” for readers who like realistic contemporary romance with a guaranteed HEA, but don’t want graphic love scenes.

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Review of “Want Ad Wedding,” A Love Inspired historical romance from author Cheryl St. John

Want Ad Wedding coverWant Ad Wedding is the first book in the Christian inspirational Cowboy Creek series, with mail order brides bringing new beginnings to a Kansas boomtown just after the Civil War.

Leah Swann is a young widow, and trained midwife, who answers the first want ad, hoping to find a husband who will give her security and also be a good father to her unborn baby. What she finds in Cowboy Creek are her childhood friends, Daniel and Will, who traveled west after the war and founded the town, along with their friend, Noah. When Daniel decides that only he is good enough for Leah and proposes to her, promising to love and raise her late husband’s child as his own, Leah accepts and pledges to give Daniel her devotion and loyalty.

Troubles are plentiful in Cowboy Creek over the next few months…lumber thefts, dying cattle and outlaws plague the small town. The inhabitants pray for peace, while Leah prays that she and Daniel can find their way to love and a true marriage.

There are still lots of questions at the end, which will hopefully be answered in the next book, but this is a lovely story with a plethora of detail on life in this growing town, where the inhabitants count on the railroad to bring business and new settlers, and on God to see them through difficult times. Readers who like sweet romances set in the American West will enjoy Want Ad Wedding. ❤

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