"Stormy Hawkins" is a rollicking good time. It's an old fashioned western with just the right amount of heat to it make feel modern. Stormy is a sassy, hardworking woman. She’s more at home in pants and boots than a dress. Blade is very much her match. The story runs the gamut from steamy to suspenseful. Villains threaten our couple at every turn. Blade and Stormy are quite the pair and misunderstandings abound. The author pens some sensual love scenes and touching moments. The dialogue is entertaining and the action is pretty much nonstop. This book was hard to put down. I really enjoyed it and look forward to the next one in the series.
The Story: Stormy Hawkins needs help to keep her father’s ranch going while he recuperates. Hiring Blade Masters was a gamble. She didn’t quite trust and turns out she might be right. Too bad she loves the man even if he isn’t who he says he is.
Blade Masters has finally spotted his ideal Dakota Territory ranch, where he can live alone, forget his cheating ex-fiancée, and bury the shards of his shattered heart. All he needs to do is sweet-talk the ailing owner, and his spitfire daughter, into retiring.
If she weren’t desperate, Stormy would never hire a cowhand. She’s learned the hard way that she’s happier working her family’s ranch alone. But, the greedy banker who holds their mortgage just demanded payment in full—or her hand in marriage.
Will this handsome drifter protect her? Or does he have designs of his own?