Reviewed by Martha Artyomenko
About the book:
Stone Hammond is the best tracker in Texas. He never comes home empty-handed. So when a wealthy railroad investor hires him to find his abducted granddaughter, Stone eagerly accepts.
Charlotte Atherton, former headmistress of Sullivan’s Academy for Exceptional Youths, will do anything to keep her charges safe, especially the little girl entrusted to her care after her mother’s death. Charlotte promised Lily’s mother she’d keep the girl away from her unscrupulous grandfather, and nothing will stop Charlotte from fulfilling that pledge. Not even the handsome bounty hunter with surprisingly honest eyes who comes looking for them.
When the teacher he’s after produces documentation that shows she’s the little girl’s legal guardian, Stone must reevaluate everything he’s been led to believe. Is Miss Atherton villain or victim? She acts more like a loving mother than an abductress, and the children in her care clearly adore her. Should Stone break his perfect record?
Then a new danger threatens, and Charlotte is forced to trust the man sent to destroy her. Stone becomes determined to protect what he once sought to tear apart. Besides, he’s ready to start a new pursuit: winning Charlotte’s heart.
Karen’s books have a lighthearted feel to them, even though they touch on some heavier topics, it never goes too deep. This particular one involves a lot of what almost feels like Laurel and Hardy type bumbling between a strict school teacher and a tracker. While you may end up shaking your head at the antics, questioning a few parts of the storyline, and wondering where on earth it is headed, you will enjoy it all around.
This was not my favorite of Karen’s books, but it was for sure entertaining and sometimes that is what you need.
This book was provided for me for review by Netgalley and the publisher. The opinions contained herein are my own.