Saturday, August 10, 2019

BOOK REVIEW- His Sweet Hellion (The Marriage Maker Book 26) by Tarah Scott*

 Branded a deserter, Rhys Macleod has been stripped of his command, his title, and has been dishonorably discharged from the army. He has retreated to the quiet solitude of Blackstone Abbey in hopes of forgetting the country and family that has abandoned him. But his peace is shattered when his best friend’s sister shows up to avenge her brother’s death and Rhys comes face to face with his broken promise to care for his friends beautiful sister.

Emma Bamfield refuses to let her brother’s death go unpunished. The deserter who got him and the rest of his unit slaughtered on the battlefield must die. When Emma discovers Captain Rhys Macleod is but an hour’s ride from Inverness, she sets out to shoot him. But shooting a man in the back turns out to be more difficult than Emma expected.   AMAZON Link  4 STARS

This is a fast moving story with really good main characters.  Emma is just struggling to stay alive.  She is is mourning the death of her brother.  She is practically poverty stricken but so far is managing to just keep her ahead above water.  Not that people are stepping up to try to help her.  That doesn't stop her from wanting to punish the man responsible for her brother's death.  The rumor says that is Rhys Macleod.  And his cowardice has caused the death of many others as well.
When the two meet, he isn't exactly what she expected. But then again neither is she. It doesn't take Emma long to realize Rhys has more honor in his little finger than most men. 

Everything comes to a good conclusion.  I enjoyed this fully packed shorter novel.  
It never did come out what the motive was for one woman.  She was pressuring Emma to sell her shop and move into a tiny room in her boardinghouse.  I can honestly say it didn't really matter that much in the end.  You got the feeling that the woman wasn't doing it out of the goodness of her heart.  But Emma comes out on top anyway.  
There is a bit of steam in the story, just to let you know.  

“I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.” 

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