Betsy Huckabee might be a small-town girl, but she has big-city dreams. Writing for her uncle's newspaper will never lead to independence, and the bigger newspapers don't seem interested in the Hart County news. Trying a new approach, Betsy pens a romanticized serial for the ladies' pages, and the new deputy provides the perfect inspiration for her submissions. She'd be horrified if he read her breathless descriptions of him, but these articles are for a newspaper far away. No one in Pine Gap will ever know.
Deputy Joel Puckett didn't want to leave Texas, but this job in tiny Pine Gap is his only shot at keeping his badge. With masked marauders riding every night, his skills and patience are tested, but even more challenging is the sassy journalist lady chasing him.
This was by far the best book from the Ozark Mountain Romance series (and it has a cute cover, they all did). It can be read as a stand alone, the characters that are repeated are towns folk. I've read all of them, but it was so far apart that I couldn't remember any of the characters and their backstories but I was just fine reading this one.
I just really liked the main characters and their development. I liked how Betsy wanted to be independent and worked hard for that, but was still willing to help her family with whatever they needed, even if it took time away from her own pursuits.
I enjoyed how Joel was super wary of Betsy at the beginning. Their relationship developed in a believable manner, and wasn't rushed or forced.
All in all it was a cute, quick, clean read.
Title: For the Record
Author: Regina Jennings
Publisher: Bethany House
Published: December 2016
Source: I received a copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.