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review 2020-02-04 22:16
Breathless
Breathless - Beverly Jenkins

Well I loved the fact we get to see the HEA for characters we met in the first book, while focusing on new love interests in this one. "Breathless" follows Eddy's niece Portia. 


Portia is now in charge of her family's bookkeeping at the hotel they run in the Arizona territory. The family had to flee after her uncle Rhine admitted his mixed race heritage. Portia doesn't think she will ever find a love like her Aunt Eddy an is happy to just focus on her job. However, old family friend Kent Randolph finds Rhine again and asks for a job. Rhine agrees to let him work for him. Kent and Portia have sparks flying with Portia wondering if she can just kiss Kent and forget about him. We get some introduction to new characters as well as revisiting with the older ones.


Jenkins did a great job of making me think that Portia and Kent had feelings for each other and how suited they were with each other. Portia is easily understandable based on how her mother sent her and her sister away in order for her to have a better life. Portia's mother does pop up again, but it's a plot hole I expect is resolved in book #3. I also loved the back and forth with her and her sister Regan. Though I will roll my eyes a bit that all of their talk was mostly about getting married and what man. They both are strong women and I wish that Jenkins had thought to do a novella of them growing up in Arizona. The tales we are told via other characters about them learning to ride horses, do shingling, etc. were so interesting. 

 

I also loved how Kent's life changed once he pushed back against his father's expectations of him being a doctor too.

 

We get secondary characters and definitely get to see that old adage, not all of my skinfolk are kinfolk in this one. 

 

Also thankfully we have Jenkins acknowledging the times of the day with the women's suffrage movement and how it was excluding women of color. I also loved how we hear about Geronimo (and he even makes an appearance). I also could not believe that men of color could not be deputized and if they were murdered or stolen from there was nothing they could do unless a white man or sheriff came along and pressed the issue. 

 

The book ties things up neatly with Portia and Kent, but things are left open about Regan. I am definitely going to find and read book #3!

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url 2018-02-11 13:28
Releasing today and tomorrow in book series
Devil's Haircut (Road To Babylon, Book 4... Devil's Haircut (Road To Babylon, Book 4) - Sam Sisavath
Unbound (The Men of West Beach Book) (Vo... Unbound (The Men of West Beach Book) (Volume 2) - Kimberly Derting
Baby on the Bad Boy's Doorstep (Shadow C... Baby on the Bad Boy's Doorstep (Shadow Creek, Montana) (Volume 4) - Victoria James
Bodyguard: An Older Man Younger Woman Ro... Bodyguard: An Older Man Younger Woman Romance (A Man Who Knows What He Wants Book 33) - Flora Ferrari
Brooklynaire - Sarina Bowen
Greek God: A Single Dad, Older Man Young... Greek God: A Single Dad, Older Man Younger Woman Romance (A Man Who Knows What He Wants Book 34) - Flora Ferrari
Playing House (Sydney Smoke Rugby Series... Playing House (Sydney Smoke Rugby Series) (Volume 5) - Amy Andrews
Police Officer's Princess: A Single Dad,... Police Officer's Princess: A Single Dad, Brother's Best Friend, Police Officer Romance (A Man Who Knows What He Wants Book 31) - Flora Ferrari
The Thorn of Emberlain - Scott Lynch
The Valentine Mystery (Tess and Tilly Co... The Valentine Mystery (Tess and Tilly Cozy Mystery) (Volume 2) - Kathi Daley

From the FictFact.com book release calendar (if unfamiliar with Fictfact, it's a site for tracking book series).

 

So many covers and details are missing on booklikes, here's the text links as well:

 

 

 

 

Source: www.fictfact.com/BookReleaseCalendar
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review 2017-07-24 00:00
Mail Order Bride: Katie (Orphan Brides Go West Book 3)
Mail Order Bride: Katie (Orphan Brides Go West Book 3) - Vivi Holt A sweet story of a widowed young woman moving to California to marry a man she's never met.
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review 2017-01-20 12:29
Mary's Prayer: Amish in the West
Mary's Prayer: Amish in the West, Book 2 - Faye P. Baker,Faye P. Baker,Cindy Hardin Killavey

Mary Prayer is a sweet story about one daughter. It a story about trusting god and overcoming fear. They all learn to need to follow god’s path and he has his only plan for everyone.

 

Eli Glick, starts to find a kitten in the back of the bakery. Mary need to learn to let change happen but to do that you need to let go of your past and see what god plan is. Mary and Eli are weaved together by god and to learn to relax and enjoy life as it.


Will Mary overcome her past and embrace God plan?

Source: nrcbooks.blogspot.com/2017/01/marys-prayer-amish-in-west-book-2-by.html
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review 2016-12-18 04:14
The Cold Eye, by Laura Anne Gilman
The Cold Eye (The Devil's West Book 2) - Laura Anne Gilman

I have been eagerly awaiting the released of The Cold Eye, by Laura Anne Gilman, since I read the book that opened the series. This novel opens soon after the end of Silver on the Road, with Isobel and Gabriel traveling north across the Territory to find new wrongs to put right. Isobel is still learning the limits of her powers and jurisdiction as the Devil's Left Hand and The Cold Eye very much focuses on the ruthlessness of frontier justice...

 

Read the rest of my review at A Bookish Type. I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley for review consideration.

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