Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Review: Smokin' Six-Shooter by B.J. Daniels

Title: Smokin' Six-Shooter
Series: Whitehorse, Montana: The Corbetts
Author: B.J. Daniels
Read copy: eBook
Published: September 1, 2009
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 142683943X
ISBN-13: 9781426839436

Russell Corbett was all cowboy and wasn't about to let a lady lasso him But Dulcie Hughes had him tied up in knots from the moment she nearly collided with his combine. She rode into town with her fancy rental car and city clothes to claim her secret inheritance. And neither tall tale nor handsome rancher would deter her from exposing a years-old cover-up at the Beaumont property. She expected to find answers, not fall in love. But like the threatening thunderhead on the horizon, the truth would come fast and fierce, and there would be no escaping the consequences.

My rating:

I don't get what the title has to do with anything, but this was a remarkably good read. Though it started rather slow, as soon as the heroine was where she was supposed to be, the pace sped up and the suspense didn't let until the last chapter.

The twists and turns were endless, the secrets aplenty, the suspects just kept piling up...And that's what makes a good suspense read in my book, The edge-of-the-seat tension, the constant wondering just who might have done what, who was covering for whom and why, who was innocent, who was guilty, who was something in between.

It made me completely forget about the romance, and I count myself lucky in that department, because it was lukewarm at best with no real chemistry between the hero and heroine.

But the suspense plot more than compensated for that, making me a happy reader. 3 ½ stars


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