Loving a Lawman by Amy Lillard (review by Kristi)

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About the book:   As cowboys, the Langston brothers of Cattle Creek, Texas, know it can hurt like hell to fall off a horse. But it can hurt even more to fall in love. . . .
 
Sheriff Seth Langston is head over heels for local wild child Jessie McAllen and has been for years. The trouble is she has eyes only for Seth’s rodeo star brother, Chase. Even though he considers Jessie his girl, Chase is an incorrigible ladies’ man with a wandering eye and no chance of settling down soon.

Jessie is ready to move away from Cattle Creek to put her feelings for Chase behind her, but after she shares a white-hot kiss with Seth, things get a little complicated. Jessie realizes her heart should have been his all along. And in the face of sudden tragedy, they’ll discover if their newfound passion will tear the Langston men apart or make the family stronger than ever. . . .

Paperback, 304 pages         Expected publication: July 5, 2016 by Signet

My review:   When I started reading this book I wasn’t sure I was going to like it. The story seemed your typical run of the mill romance and I like a bit more depth to the stories I read. However, Amy Lillard did a fantastic job of turning this run of the mill romance into a sweet romantic story that I enjoyed.

I love the way Amy brought the small town atmosphere to life. She conveys perfectly living in a small town. I felt like this made the story more authentic. It was easy to imagine myself in the small Texas town of Cattle Creek. The characters alternated between making me laugh and being frustrated. All part of small town living!

As far as characters go Seth is my favorite. I felt more of a connection to him than I did Jessie. I thought it was really sweet the way he treated her and even though he’s the sheriff he didn’t come across as extremely macho or overbearing. He would easily be any girl’s perfect guy.

This is the first of the Cattle Creek series and I can’t wait for the next. This is a sweet romance and the perfect summertime read.

I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest opinion which I have given.

 

 

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About the author:  I’m a wife, mother, and bona fide Southern belle. Published author, expert corn bread maker, and Squirrel Princess.

I live in Tulsa, though I was born in Mississippi. I moved to the Sooner State when I was seventeen and met my soul mate and best friend not long after. I’ve retained a little of my Mississippi accent though most people think I’m from Texas. (?) Rob and I have been married for over twenty years and have a son–a mom proclaimed prodigy, of course!

I love homemade tacos, nail polish, and romance novels–not necessarily in that order. I’m a big fan of country music, a staunch proponent of saving the Oxford comma, and I’m shamefully obsessed with all things Harry Potter.

I believe that God is love. I guess that’s why I adore romances.

I have always been intrigued with the Amish culture, their gentle ways, and slower-paced lifestyle. (And I love, love, love the fact that they stay married for their lifetime.) But until recently I never thought to blend this interest with my penchant for romance. Okay, okay, I’m a bit old-fashioned and even enjoy the gender roles that are present in this culture. I love to cook and take care of my family. Yes, that’s me June Cleaver with a laptop.

I dislike people trying to convince me to read the Twilight series (I’ll get to it or I won’t, either way I’m good with it), gratuitous violence, and strawberry ice cream. (I know I’m alone on this last one, and again, I’m good with it.)

Favorite movies–(besides HP) French Kiss, Maid of Honor, A Lot Like Love, Just Married, and Sweet Home Alabama. Oh, and Miss Congeniality, Sabrina (both versions) and a 1940’s movie called Dear Ruth. If you haven’t seen it, you should! A-dorable. Anything with Doris Day and most all of Marilyn’s and Audrey’s.

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