A weekly event hosted by Sheila - Book Journey to discuss your reading week ~ the books you've read and those you plan on reading in the coming week.
Books I completed last week are
Sonja Spencer - Taking in Strays
Tressie Lockwood - Wolf on the Bayou
Tressie Lockwood – Courting Savannah
Bronwyn Green – Maggie’s Mates
Lyn Gala – Urban Shaman
Chrissy Munder - Hearts and Flowers
To Serve and Protect 3: Where There's Smoke
by Anna Leigh Keaton
Kate Darby has suffered horrors worse than imaginable in the past. She's closed off her personal life to focus all her time and energy on the pub her father bequeathed to her. When her bar comes under attack by a vandal and sexy, sweet Toby Angel is there with unending emotional support, she can't turn him away.
He gets under her skin and helps her heal. But when he's the one accused of damaging her pub, can she find it in herself to trust in him? She’s always believed that where there’s smoke...
TRAIL OF SEDUCTION
Her Only Hope of Escape from a Brutal Husband - Was a Mankiller! A highly erotic, romantic western a young woman, Kathleen, finds herself trapped in an abusive frontier marriage with a violent, controlling husband. Each day, Kathleen struggles to keep her spirit and hopes unbroken, dreaming of rescue from the hell that is her life. Then a tall, gentle man, Vance, rides into town and into her life. When Vance sees how Kathleen's husband, Boyd mistreats her, Vance agrees to help her escape. With only her brutal husband as a tutor in love, Kathleen has learned to hate sex, but as she and Vance travel together, she experiences physical stirrings that both frighten and thrill her.
Seeking shelter in an Apache village, they find Boyd's mutilated body, his punishment for the crime of raping an Apache maid. Free from the guilt of adultery, Kathleen quenches her passion for Vance, and discovers their desire is mutual. At first, the two can not get enough of each other, but when a lover's quarrel separates them, Kathleen finds herself alone in a mining camp threatened with gang rape by the sex-starved miners. Saved by Vance's deadly gunfire, Kathleen tells Vance she loves him, and the two engage in heated, passionate lovemaking.
However, the next day, a wagon train filled with mail-order brides creates further misunderstanding as well as an opportunity for Kathleen to learn a "few tricks of the trade" to keep her man happy. When Vance proposes marriage, she must decide whether it's truly love or gratitude she feels for the man who has aroused her sexuality, and whether she is ready to commit herself to life with another man of the frontier. Threatened, lonely and in love, Kathleen learns she must overcome the wounds of her past if she is to forge a future with the man she loves
Up next on the reading deck
Alpha by Molly Maddox