Maverick Sheriff by Delores Fossen

What do you get when coupling a TX sheriff and a hot ADA? A VERY cute romance with some steamy swoons.

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Delores Fossen kicks off her new series, Sweetwater Ranch, with a Texas lawman, a beautiful district attorney…and the child they’ll risk everything to protect 

Saving a little boy’s life reopens painful wounds for Texas sheriff Cooper McKinnon. This could be his son, whose loss has haunted him for two years. But Cooper has a formidable adversary in Jessa Wells. She’s the adoptive mother—and she’ll do anything to hold on to Liam.

It’s cruel justice that the man who shares Liam’s rare blood type has an unsolved murder in his own family. And the danger’s far from over. Fighting her desire for Cooper, Jessa has no choice but to join forces with the maverick cowboy. Jessa knows working together is their best shot at keeping the child safe. But it’s the possibility of a future alone that breaks Jessa’s heart.

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I love cowboys. And when those cowboys are law men… well – you have me swooning even before the first word is written.

I picked this title off of NetGalley’s Harlequin Intrigue line, and the synopsis seemed fantastic. A men who’ve lost all he loved. An woman fierce in her determination to protect her child. Anger and angst.

Cooper is hurt, lost, aching and lonely and would give anything to have his wife and child back in his arms. And he’s mad as hell at the new ADA in town, determined to ruin his family’s life.

Jessa just wants to do her job, and live her life with her little boy.

Their story collides when Jessa’s child is in danger and Cooper is called to help. Cooper sees something about the boy, and the circumstances of him landing in Jessa’s care, that are too suspicious to not investigate.

A thick plot of lies and deceit is woven into a seemingly straight forward adoption process, and I have to admit I was lost for a time or two trying to track who’s whom.

The story is well written and flows well. The plot was obviously well thought through and carefully planned. I did love the idea and the reasoning behind most of the details, but I wish the pace was kept all the way through the end, and that the ending was a little more developed.

Very sweet, light and quick to read. Could use some more refining to make it better and more wholesome.

My rating: 3star

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* Thank you Harlequin and NetGalley for this advance copy in exchange for my honest thoughts.

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2 thoughts on “Maverick Sheriff by Delores Fossen

    • The kid doesn’t even have a role in the story. He’s got not one line. That’s not the point in the book. But regardless it’s not your taste.

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