Tuesday, September 27, 2016
The Sheriffs of Savage Wells by Sarah M. Eden -- Blog Tour
Author: Sarah M. Eden
Publisher: Shadow Mountain
Published: September 27th, 2016
Paperback: 336 pages
FTC FYI: I received a paperback copy from the publisher in exchange of an honest review.
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.
I have a new favorite Sarah Eden book. There are so many things I loved about this book. First off, the cover is eye-catching, as well as the title. I know the "Savage" and "Wells" that the book is named for and they are incredible men. Next it was the characters. As soon as Cade strolled into town, I knew I would love him. He has a presence that is immediately noticed. I instantly loved Paisley as well. She is an amazing character with spunk, knowledge, and compassion. She was surrounded by a lot of sadness and handled it well. I thoroughly enjoyed Cade and Paisley's banter. Sarah wrote it perfectly. It was so fun to read the back and forth between the two characters. I also loved how the whole "choosing of the sheriffs went", it was a great way to keep the pace and throughout the book there were so many enjoyable plot twists and surprises that kept the pages turning fast. I loved the supporting characters, too. My favorite was Andrew and Cade and Paisley's relationship with him. Paisley taught Cade the ways of the Savage Wells and people in it and I appreciate her kindness and patience. I loved how the plot switched to something else that I wasn't expecting. The ending was perfect and it was what the characters deserved.
5 out of 5 stars. Well done, Sarah!
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