Friday, June 25, 2010

Devils on Horseback - Lee

Title: Devils on Horseback - Lee
Author: Beth Williamson
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
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ISBN: 978-1-60928-044-4
Genre: {M/F} Historical Western
Rating: 5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Scandalous Minx

Lee Blackwood has struggled since he lost his arm during the war. Pride and confidence are no longer part of his persona; they’ve been replaced by anger, uncertainty and hurt. The idea of a woman seeing beneath the layers of pain seemed doubtful until he met Genevieve Blanchard.

Genevieve has her own past that lurks in the darkest recesses of her mind. The one bright spot in her life is her daughter, Sophie. The more time she spends with Lee, the more certain she is that his pain equals her own. She will do anything to bring joy back into Lee’s life.

I’ve been anxiously awaiting Lee’s story and Beth Williamson has made it well the wait. Lee’s stubbornness is only surpassed by Genevieve and Sophie’s. Layer by layer, she cleaned away all the grit covering his brilliant smile and warm spirit, until all that was left was a man she could be proud to call her own. Lee hit pay dirt with this woman. Her determination and ability to know just what he needed helped to ensure that this couple had a fighting chance. This small family unit gave Lee an opportunity to focus on his strengths, to learn to love again and to finally realize that his lost arm didn’t make him any less of a man.

I have to say Sophie adds a wonderful element to this story. Her sass had me shaking my head while wanting to tan her bottom at the same time. I, for one, would love to see what strong man will end up with Sophie when she becomes of age. That’s a love story I wouldn’t want to miss.

I wasn’t sure if Ms. Williamson was going to supply the same action and suspense I was used to reading in her stories and was pleasantly pleased to get both. The story is exceptionally written. Those who’ve enjoyed the series will be happy they picked up a copy of Devils on Horseback – Lee.

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