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-- 'HER FAVORITE WYOMING SHERIFF' --
AUTHOR CARI LYNN WEBB
Welcome to the Blog + Review Blitz for Her Favorite Wyoming Sheriff by Cari Lynn Webb, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
ABOUT THE BOOK
She keeps finding trouble…
He keeps finding herAdele Blackwell Kane can’t seem to not get arrested. In fact, the pretty widowed mom of twin girls might be Sheriff Grady McMillan’s favorite not-quite-a-criminal. But keeping Adele out of trouble is hard work—especially when Grady wants out of Wyoming for good. When Adele decides to rescue the town from developers, Grady wonders if his quirky felon might be stealing his heart, too…
Suddenly her sheriff was there. His steps sure and straight as if she was where he always knew she would be. Adele smoothed a hand over her hair and straightened on the bench. The sheriff walked right into the cell and sat beside her. So close they touched from knee to hip to shoulder. Yes, there were definitely things about Sheriff McMillan that Adele could get used to. If she was someone who wanted rainbows and cloud dances. But single moms and widows needed to keep their umbrellas ready, their boots on the ground and their hearts under wraps.
“I’m starving.” The sheriff stretched his legs out and crossed his boots at his ankles. “Want to get something to eat?”
“I’ve got a three cheese and meat lasagna that just needs to go into the oven.” Adele’s stomach rumbled and ruined any sweet talk she might’ve considered. But this was only an invitation in response to his offer. “The twins are sleeping over with their grandmother tonight. You can join me if you’d like. There’s more than enough to share.”
“I wasn’t asking you out to dinner so that you would cook for me.” Grady ran his hands over his legs.
“I love this town and the people in it,” Adele said. “But tonight, I don’t want to be around any of them. Sounds bad, doesn’t it?”
“It sounds understandable.” His eyebrows knit together, and he studied her. “You’re sure you want to be around me?”
“You aren’t really one of them.” Adele grinned. The sheriff had left town as soon as he’d received his high school diploma, and he hadn’t returned. Until now. He was made for more than Eagle Springs could ever give him. And one meal together wouldn’t change that.
“I feel like I should be offended.” Grady laughed and stood. He motioned toward the open cell door. “Come on. Let’s go put that lasagna in the oven.”
And Adele would put her interest on the shelf. After all, it was dinner, not a date.
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A well-written story about closing the door on past hurts in order to move toward a brighter future . . .
This is the first story in the 'The Blackwells of Eagle Springs' series that I have read. There are a large number of characters in the story, and the author provided background information on the individuals and their relationships with each other and the town.
Adele Blackwell Kane is a young widow with two-year-old twin daughters. She has a lovely spirit and is compassionate and kind toward everyone she meets. She seems to have a sunny outlook on the awkward situations in which she finds herself. I especially admired the ways in which she has modeled her positivity for her daughters. The twins are adorable in word and deed!
Temporary sheriff, Grady McMillan, was raised in Eagle Springs but he has not lived there for years. He has returned at the request of his father, Joe, to fill in as sheriff for six months. Grady is a reserved, intense man who holds his own secrets of betrayal and angst close to his heart. When Adele's lively spirit begins to awaken Grady's sleeping heart, he is understandably uncomfortable.
On top of the regular mishaps and trials of everyday life, Adele is being targeted by the town council for whatever code violations they can manufacture to hold against the young mother. Grady has to arrest her time and time again for minor infractions because several people are breathing down his neck. As a reader, I asked myself several times, Why are these people so set on ruin Adele and her plans to reopen the family's auction house?
Read this nicely-paced small town romance filled with fun, family, friends, and love. Eagle Springs, Wyoming, is a place where even newcomers can find friendship, healing, and forgiveness . . .
This book is completely clean in language and content.
I received a copy of this book from the author through JustRead Publicity Tours. All of my thoughts and opinions shared here are solely my own.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Cari Lynn Webb lives in South Carolina with her husband, daughters and assorted four-legged family members. She’s been blessed to see the power of true love in her grandparent’s 70 year marriage and her parent’s marriage of over 50 years. She knows love isn’t always sweet and perfect, it can be challenging, complicated and risky. But she believes happily-ever-afters are worth fighting for. She loves to connect with readers.
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