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Monday, June 9, 2014

Review: The Sheriff Catches a Bride by Cora Seton

When county sheriff Cab Johnson gets a hunch, he's learned to trust it, and his hunch tells him Rose Bellingham is in a peck of trouble. Bad enough he's in love with her, bad enough she's already engaged to Jason Thayer. He's got to figure out what she's hiding before he loses her for good.

Rose can't stand one more person meddling in her business, even if that person is a handsome, eligible sheriff. She's been controlled for far too long. But since her fiancé's father is both her boss and landlord, she can't dump Jason until she's got somewhere to run. She's found the perfect place: a patch of forest outside town. But with Cab watching her every move, she's hard pressed to finish her hideaway so she can make her escape. Meanwhile, she's not the only one with problems. Can she find a way to help her friends, too?
Just when Cab solves one mystery, more pop up. Where does Rose keep disappearing to? What's wrong with Mia Start? Why is Hannah Chatham lying to her fiancé? At least he's let Rose know he's interested. And if he's not mistaken, she's interested, too.

Rose's hideaway is perfect, until her friends invade it to escape their own troubles. Can she trust them to keep its whereabouts a secret? Does she want to hide from Cab anymore? Now that Jason's out of the picture, is it safe to follow her heart?

When two unexpected visitors arrive with secrets of their own, Chance Creek must brace for its deadliest night ever. Can Cab figure out the connections between all the mysteries fast enough?

Or will Rose and her friends pay the ultimate price?

Overall, this is a good, slow romance. We do get to the sex/passion, but not right away. I enjoyed the pace of this as I was wanting a story/romance that felt slow and easy. It's gradual with Rose and Cab dating and building things up. The sex is sensual and romantic, and even when it's urgent, it still felt sweet. I really liked reading these two together. I liked the feeling to them as a couple, and I believed their romance. A good, sweet romance, slow and easy in feel, not a lot of heavy angst, and just enough suspense to spice things up some. I've enjoyed this whole series. 

As always when reading  Cora Seton's Cowboys of Chance Creek Series you feel as if you are returning home. She delivers a strong and steady read as always. I cannot get enough of these particular cowboys.

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