Hi! I’m coming out of seclusion to tell you about this book I just finished. I LOVED it so much that I’m bursting to tell everyone.
The Sheriffs of Savage Wells
by Sarah M Eden
Paperback: 336 pages
Genre: Historical, Western, Romance (sweet)
My Rating: 5/5
Synopsis: 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. (goodreads)
The banter in this book is probably some of the best I’ve ever read. I smiled, laughed, giggled, swooned, and cringed. Paisley Bell falls in line with Annie Oakley, and Calamity Jane. She’s the acting sheriff of Savage Wells and she wants to keep the position. When three men want the same position, each has to prove themselves the better sheriff. And Paisley is not going down with out a fight. Or a shooting contest.
Cade O’Brien knows he’s the best for the position, and he has the record to back him up. But he flirts with Paisley like there’s no tomorrow. Can’t they both share the position? I hate when authors write their books so well that both characters can’t win and you want to cry over it. I hate knowing someone’s heart will be trampled on and torn to shreds.
But I guess that’s what makes the story real.
Well, I miss Cade like a 6th grade boyfriend I had to move away from. I wish there was more to the book because I want to stay in the world of Savage Wells to watch Cade and Paisley. I also wish I could visit Savage Wells because I feel like I know the townspeople so well.
Needless to say: GO READ THIS BOOK!
Want an insider secret about the title of this book…? It’s titled after J. Scott SAVAGE and Dan WELLS… fellow authors and friends of Sarah Eden. Cool huh.
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