So enjoyed the play on words in the title! Hot, steamy, wild, wild west is brought to us live by Sandra Jones!
Title: His Most Wanted The River Rogues, Book 2
Author: Sandra Jones
Genre: Western, Historical Romance
Published by: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
Published Date: November 17, 2015
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc. A
About the Story: It’ll take more than a badge to get her to confess her secrets.
Kit Wainwright only meant to stop the thief making off with his beloved uncle’s ashes. He wants to hang up his gun, become a law-abiding citizen and leave his violent past behind. But the mayor takes notice of his sharpshooting skills, slaps a badge on his chest and puts him in charge of cleaning up this lawless town. Starting with tracking down the notorious Velvet Grace.
Bordello owner Cora Reilly never meant to become a crusader. But after shooting the last corrupt sheriff in self-defense, she’s spent the last few months turning her hastily donned disguise into a local legend to defend the girls in her town from riff-raff.
There’s no way Cora can trust the handsome new sheriff. Yet Kit’s kisses leave her wanting to open her arms—and her bedroom—to soothe his grief. Even if it brings him too close to the truth that could send her to the gallows.
Warning: Contains a reluctant sheriff with a keen eye for a moving target, and a take-no-crap madam who isn’t about to let him get close. Okay, maybe just a little bit closer. Just this once…
My Thoughts: My interest piqued when Cora, owner of a bordello, gun in hand kills the sheriff, Bill Sidlow, who apparently deserved to be stopped, but to be killed? Cora, a kindly woman, fiercely protective of her girls finds herself waiting for the axe to fall–someone to find out she’s the one who did the sheriff in.
To make it all worse, the newly hired sheriff, Kit Wainwright, was too good lookin’ a man for Cora to stay clear of. Cora, having been treated badly as a young girl, vowed not to share a bed with any man. But there was something special about Kit. Would he learn of what she did?
Kit Wainwright, even though made sheriff, he knew better. He just knew how to shoot, didn’t always do the right thing. He wasn’t good enough for the lady he saw in Cora. How can he offer her anything but his kisses and a good time between the sheets? Hot and steaming scenes will surely wish you had a handsome cowboy to woo you!
The women of the West were not fragile women, many had sour beginnings for men, whether good and honorable or not, ruled the land. They were caught in webs not of their own making. Women lived by their intelligence, wit and fear. Men made the rules, found many guilty, even if innocent. Some of the ‘good folk’ of a town had vendettas of their own, penalizing those who got in their way. Even though there were jails, judges, deputies, sheriffs, these didn’t keep citizens safe.
It’s been a while since I’ve read western. Ms. Jones created a great story highlighting the life of a women not attached to a man. If they were left to their own devices, they very well ended up in a bordello. Fort McNamara, small as it was in the Arkansas River Valley, had quite a few bordellos with men who enjoyed their time there during the evening, but scorned its very existence during the day.
I enjoyed this read and look forward to more of what Sandra Jones writes, whether western or fantasy which I had previously enjoyed.