Love And The Lawman is a fun, adventurous treat! The writing is sharp and crisp. I haven’t read a western in ages; I am so happy I gave this entertaining story a chance!
Jack Duncan is a disillusioned union veteran who travels to Silver Bluff and becomes sheriff. Nora Cantrelle, a recent widow of a gravely injured confederate veteran, leaves everything behind and travels with her family to Silver Bluff to start a newspaper. Both are trying to escape the devastation of their past. Jack has survived but has emotional scars. Nora has fled a stifling, impossible existence. Both are empty and searching for fulfillment and love, even if they do not realize it.
Jack has the dependability and noble strength that I enjoyed. Nora cares for and places everyone’s happiness above her own. They are both giving and relatable. The sparks fly between the couple at their first rocky encounter. The connection is instantaneous and enchanting. The couple’s romantic journey is both passionate and sweet. The sensuality is evident between Jack and Nora in their first scene. I thought the couple’s burgeoning love was built at a heart-pounding pace.
The plot tackled serious issues and intrigue. However, it was also fun and hopeful. Alexa Aston spins a western romance that resonates with the reader. The story was intricate, yet not too angsty or overwhelming. The plot was populated with a plethora of vibrant secondary characters. The populace of the town was quirky and created a rich world for Jack and Nora. Love And The Lawman is the third book in the Lawman Of The West series. However, it can easily be read as a stand-alone novel. The story’s rich decadence enchants the reader and leaves them with a warm feeling of satisfaction. This passionate adventure ends all too quickly and leaves the reader wanting more.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advance copy of this book through Netgalley and the publisher. All thoughts and opinions are my own.