The Sheriffs of Savage Wells by Sarah M. Eden
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Source: Received from publisher to Review
Genre: Western Historical Romanc
Book Description: He's the most fearsome sheriff in the West. A force to be reckoned with. The stuff of legend.
So is she. . . . May the best sheriff win.
Paisley Bell knows the eccentric people of Savage Wells. From the absentminded shopkeeper who always thinks she's been robbed to the young man who has returned shell-shocked from the war, Paisley has compassion for them all. When the sheriff up and leaves town, Paisley steps up and assumes the responsibility, partly because she loves the work, but also because she needs the income to take care of her sick father. So when the town council decides that the position of sheriff should really go to a man, Paisley finds herself fighting to prove that she's the perfect candidate for the job, even though she wears a skirt.
Cade O'Brien is heartily sick of shooting people. In his many years as a lawman, Cade has seen his share of blood and violence. So when he answers an advertisement for a sheriff job in the sleepy town of Savage Wells, he believes he's found the peace and quiet he's always desired. But when he discovers that his biggest competition for the job is a woman, he begins to question his decisions.
Tension between the two begins to sizzle when both Cade and Paisley realize the attraction they have for each other, but when Paisley's former beau shows up in town, along with a band of bank robbers, the blossoming relationship between the two sheriffs is tested. They will have to work together to thwart the bank robbers and keep the town safe.
My thoughts: Seriously? Who doesn't love Sarah Eden. She is a very talented author and I don't think I have EVER picked up a book of hers I didn't love. In fact, I know that I have loved all of her books. I first read her Regency books and was amazed at her writing. She has proven time and again that she can create a story in any time and setting.
This book is set in the Old West. Savage Wells is a quiet community in need of a new sheriff. The pay and the quiet calls to Cade O'Brien. He is know for his skills as a lawman. He thought that he could apply and get the job without a hitch. He didn't know that there was a feisty woman applying for the job and that she would give him competition.
I love reading a book with a strong female lead. I love banter. I love romance. Yup, this book has it all. Sarah Eden has a writing style that appeals to me. She brings the characters to life and I am invested in the story and the individuals described in the book.
If you want a wonderful clean romance book, this is one that you will want to add to your reading list!