Reviewed by Martha Artyomenko
About the book:
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.
I think I might have picked up this book no matter what, just because of the authors name. I have a sister named Regina, although, she goes by Gina, it is one of my favorite names.
Betsy was a bit all over the place in this story, and I had to feel for Joel. I enjoyed the story, but found it was a light, happy, read with hints of harder topics that never were delved into. There were a lot of places that I wished it would have gone, but instead, they kept it light and with slight humor. If you like to avoid books that have minor misunderstandings that could have been cleared up with a quick conversation, you will likely want to skip this one. But if you like a little humor, drama and fun reading, pick it up!
This book was provided for me for review by NetGalley and the publisher. The opinions contained herein are my own.
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