There can only be one sheriff... The Sheriffs of Savage Wells by Sarah M. Eden (Blog Tour Review)

This was another fun addition to this line of books! Check out my full review below...

The Sheriffs of Savage WellsThe Sheriffs of Savage Wells
(A Proper Romance)
by Sarah M. Eden
Adult Historical Romance
Paperback & ebook, 336 Pages
September 27th 2016 by Shadow Mountain


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.

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My Review

THE SHERIFFS OF SAVAGE WELLS was such a fun read! There's a spunky, unconventional heroine who wants the same job as a well-known lawman known for his quick draw. They definitely hit things off in more ways than one. The humor, romance, and an added edge of danger are sure to keep readers engaged from beginning to end. 

I loved these characters! Cade is the epitome lawman of the west with his manners, tough look, smart thinking, and seasoned past. He's also quite attractive in that rugged, confident way and with his piercing eyes. Then there's Paisley. I had trouble at first picturing a woman in skirts or a dress carrying a gun belt on her hips. I just wanted to picture her in slacks, but she wasn't quite that unconventional. She was a fabulous heroine with all her contradictions. She's sweet, smart, has some major insecurities, can keep house and bake, but is also a sharp shooter and worked as the honorary sheriff for almost half a year before these new wannabes come to hire for the job. I loved her dedication to her family and that she was willing to do all she could, even go against what others thought she could do, to do something she loved while trying to provide for her family.

I loved the banter and the humor in this story! There were so many moments where Paisley was just being a smart-alack and giving the men quite a run for it, especially Cade. I loved her and Cade's push and pull relationship, but also the way they complimented each other. There was never a dull moment between the humor, concern for loved ones, romance, and danger. I just loved the whole thing!

I really liked this quote from Cade to Paisley, which sums things up nicely:
I don't say things I don't mean, darlin'. I like that you can pick a lock and wear a gun and shoot as well as I do.

In the end, was it what I wished for? Yes! There were some parts that were heavier and full of emotion, but mostly it was a lighter read and included everything I love in an historical romance. Definitely worth the read!

Content: Some violence, but clean.

Source: Received a complimentary copy from the publisher, which did not affect my review in any way.

Other Books in the Series

This is one of my favorite lines of books! Check out the ones I've read and the ones coming soon...

Beauty and the Clockwork Beast Forever and Forever (Historical Proper Romance) A Lady's Favor
My Fair GentlemanHeir to Edenbrooke Lord Fenton's Folly A Heart Revealed
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About the Author

Sarah M. Eden is a USA Today Bestselling author of witty and charming historical romances, including AML's "2013 Novel of the Year" and Foreword Review’s 2013 “IndieFab Book of the Year” gold medal winner for Best Romance, Longing for Home, as well as 2014 Whitney Award winner for "Best Romance" and "Best Novel of the Year," Longing for Home: Hope Springs. Combining her obsession with history and affinity for tender love stories, Sarah loves crafting witty characters and heartfelt romances set against rich historical backdrops. She holds a Bachelor's degree in research and happily spends hours perusing the reference shelves of her local library. Sarah lives with her husband, kids, and mischievous dog in the shadow of a snow-capped mountain she has never attempted to ski.

Sarah is represented by Pam Howell at D4EO Literary Agency.

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I absolutely adore Sarah's books and highly recommend them! Have you read any of hers and if you have, which one is your favorite?

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