Christmas Awards 2011

Saturday, 21 April 2012

California Caress

California Caress by Rebecca Sinclair

Publisher: EPublishing Works

June 2011

ISBN: 978-1-61417-076-1

Pages: 416

Thirsty Gulch, California 1851

Hope Bennett will do whatever she has to so that she can save her brother’s life. Even if that means making a devil’s bargain with a gunfighter. Hope soon finds that the gunfighter wants more than the money she is offering. Hope might have to agree to his deal to save her brother but she is determined to find a way out of the predicament she has found herself in.

Drake Frazier is a gunfighter that has what he needs without accepting the deal Hope is offering so he offers a deal that will save her brother but get him what he wants. His demands might be improper but he is suddenly enjoying life in a way he hasn’t done in a very long time. Drake never expected to meet someone like Hope in a town that is more rough than most of the towns in California during a time of the gold rush.

As Drake and Hope work to find ways to get what they each want they have to deal with the consequences of Drake’s profession. Neither one counted on the attraction they feel for each other never dreaming that there might be a future for them. Though sometimes the best laid plans never work out the way they are supposed to. Suddenly they are finding what they had always had planned for themselves is not looking as bright as they once thought the future should look like. But will they have a future together? Or will Drake’s past stop them from finding the happiness they both want to have together.

This is a story that gives a very different view of the gold rush towns that sprung up in California. It also shows how temporary those towns could be. The time period comes to vivid life for the reader as they read this one. The characters will have the reader turning the pages just to see what is going to happen next in this one. The reader will find this one hard to put down once they start.

I give this one 4 red roses

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