Friday, September 30, 2016

Book Review: The Sheriffs of Savage Wells by Sarah M. Eden 

Book Description:

Paisley Bell knows the eccentric people of Savage Wells. From the absentminded shopkeeper who always thinks she's been robbed to the young man who has returned shell-shocked from the war, Paisley has compassion for them all. When the sheriff up and leaves town, Paisley steps up and assumes the responsibility, partly because she loves the work, but also because she needs the income to take care of her sick father. So when the town council decides that the position of sheriff should really go to a man, Paisley finds herself fighting to prove that she's the perfect candidate for the job, even though she wears a skirt.

Cade O'Brien is heartily sick of shooting people. In his many years as a lawman, Cade has seen his share of blood and violence. So when he answers an advertisement for a sheriff job in the sleepy town of Savage Wells, he believes he's found the peace and quiet he's always desired. But when he discovers that his biggest competition for the job is a woman, he begins to question his decisions.

Tension between the two begins to sizzle when both Cade and Paisley realize the attraction they have for each other, but when Paisley's former beau shows up in town, along with a band of bank robbers, the blossoming relationship between the two sheriffs is tested. They will have to work together to thwart the bank robbers and keep the town safe.

Rorie's Review:

I used to be pretty enamored with the Wild West, but it has been a while, plus I've kind of gotten used to the Regency-era proper romance books, so I wasn't sure what to think of the setting for this book. But I love Sarah Eden, and this story not only didn't disappoint, but it reminded me why I used to like the Wild West.

Paisley is the kind of woman I want to be. Strong, resilient, capable of handling whatever life throws at her. Minus the strong self-doubt that she has, of course. I was definitely on Cade and Gideon's side when they kept getting on her about that.

I loved Paisley and Cade's relationship, right from the start. Their bantering was so entertaining to read. And I could always picture Cade calling Paisley "love." Heartwarming, even before their relationship started to grow.

The author does a great job not only with the main character's relationship, but also bringing to life all of the eccentric townspeople. They really help make this story jump from good to great.

This was one of those books where all I did was sit on the couch and read for an entire day. Thankfully books like this don't come along too often, otherwise I'd never get anything done!

Tarah's Review:

I've already read this one twice, and let me tell you, it gets better with each reading. There is just something about small towns and the crazy people that live in them. Sarah captured that perfectly, and she makes you want to pack up and move there to become one with the eccentric people.

My heart just breaks for Paisley and all she has to go through, but I admire her for being able to handle it all (minus the self-doubt, which only makes her more real in my book).  I love how her relationship with Cade grows, and while I was satisfied with the ending, I did want more. I wasn't ready to leave Savage Well's yet. I'm hoping the next book is about Gideon, because he is awesome and someone that I want to read more and more about, with Paisley and Cade as minor characters because I'm not ready to leave them behind yet either.

Andrea's Review:

I love Sarah M. Eden's books. My favorites are her Regency books, but her other books all have great characters and are fun stories.

Her latest novel, The Sheriffs of Savage Wells, is an entertaining addition to my Sarah M. Eden collection. I didn't realize sheriff was plural initially (I hadn't really paid attention to the book description-I just knew I wanted to read it because Sarah wrote it), so the multiple candidates for the position made for a fun story-especially since one of them was a woman.

I liked Paisley. She's not your standard western girl. It was funny picturing her with her gun belt over her dress and her picking locks.

This didn't have a cliff hanger ending, although I wouldn't have minded knowing what's in store for Paisley and Cade. But a note just before the story started said something about writing the next book, so hopefully we will get more of their story. 
Title: The Sheriffs of Savage Wells
Author: Sarah M. Eden
Publisher: Shadow Mountain
Published: September 2016
Source: We received copies of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.