Marshal Of Hel Dorado
by Heather Long
Release date 10/10/11
In the shadows of the old west, the untamed land live bands of outlaws and outsiders. In a time when fevers could fell whole towns, these few survivors are marked. Marked…and forever changed.
Sam Kane is the oldest brother, the steadfast son and the confidant marshal. He’s never met a problem to hot to handle until a gang behind a string of robberies across the territory set their sights on his town. Now with the bank’s gold inexplicably missing from a locked safe, the town hunting the elusive thieves and a passionate redhead with a fiery secret in his jail, Sam has his hands full.
Scarlett Morning Star lived in seclusion in the mountains of West Texas most of her life. She longs for adventure, but with seven very protective older brothers, adventure is hard to come by. When she tags along uninvited on their latest escapade, she is left behind during a bank robbery and finds herself in the custody of the very sexy town marshal.
The town wants to lynch her, the Marshal wants answers and her brothers want her back, can Scarlett keep it together or will her explosive secret burn them all?
Her life. His badge. Their fight.
This is the first book from Heather Long I have read and I am very pleased to report that I will be reading more of her and this new Fevered Hearts series! I'm normally not a western genre reader so it took me a bit to get into the book and the old west feel, but once I got into the first chapter I was in and saddling up for the long haul.
As with any book there has to be some kind of twist and turn in it to keep it moving, but the turns and twists in this one were not expected at all. It starts out as a normal western and quickly turns into something else... a paranormal western.
Marshall Sam Kane is on the lookout for bank robbers when he finds Scarlett Morning Star standing in the middle of the closed bank that has just been robbed. What has happened? How could she pull this off?—and—Who is she? Sam takes her into custody and quickly realizes that her safety is at risk. Without any other options, he takes her home.
Scarlett might look like a sweet little thing but she has a secret that can't get out. If it does, it could cost her and her family their lives… or worse. She has another problem now after meeting Sam, she wants to stay and experience the things she has longed for but knows if she stays she puts him and his family in danger as well. She must do what she knows is right to protect everyone.
This new series has so many great characters starring Scarlett's 7 brothers—each very unique in their own way. I'm especially curious about Wyatt. Then there's Sam's brothers, who are funny and charming. I love the family drama and friendship between them all-it makes for a wonderful feel and great read. I really look forward the the next book in the Fevered Hearts series that will feature Kid and Cody, coming out in Spring 2012.
So if your feeling a bit adventurous and want to saddle up for ride into a paranormal, this is my recommendation for you. Happy Reading - xoxo
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