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What is this book about?

Betsy Huckabee might be a small-town girl, but she has big-city dreams. Writing for her uncle’s newspaper will never lead to independence, and the bigger newspapers don’t seem interested in the Hart County news. Trying a new approach, Betsy pens a romanticized serial for the ladies’ pages, and the new deputy provides the perfect inspiration for her submissions. She’d be horrified if he read her breathless descriptions of him, but these articles are for a newspaper far away. No one in Pine Gap will ever know.

Deputy Joel Puckett didn’t want to leave Texas, but this job in tiny Pine Gap is his only shot at keeping his badge. With masked marauders riding every night, his skills and patience are tested, but even more challenging is the sassy journalist lady chasing him.

My review:

This story worked for me as the tale of a wrongly accused deputy with a deep sense of integrity finding acceptance and vindication among the townspeople in Pine Gap. It was a page turner to find out who was committing the crimes in the town.

I had trouble with Betsy’s personality. I wanted to like her, but her actions were often immature and selfish. The romance between her and the deputy was a little flat for me. Betsy was spunky and Joel was determined to do the right thing. They made good friends, but I wasn’t convinced of the romance. I found myself more interested in the interactions between Joel and the townspeople while he tried to earn their trust.

What I enjoyed most about this book:

Deputy Puckett’s personality and the mystery of who was committing the crimes in the town.

What I didn’t like about this book:

The romance was a little lackluster for me.

Would I recommend this book to others? Maybe. Even though I didn’t connect with the romance, the story was still a page turner. Other readers might feel differently.

Note: I received this book complimentary from a giveaway. I was not required to give a review. All of the opinions I have expressed here are honest and my own.

Where can I learn more about this author and their books?

Regina Jennings, website

-Loraine Nunley

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