TIN ANGEL written by Kat Martin
03/11 - Wolfpack Publishing - Barnes & Noble NOOK Book (eBook), 406 pages
Can a city girl fall for a country boy?
Jessie Taggart has packed her bags and left the quiet of civilized Boston for the wilds of San Francisco. Jessie had just lost her father and plans to lay him to rest, and settle the situation with her father’s partner Jake Weston. When Jessie arrives in town, she learns very quickly her new “partner” is not happy to see her. The next shock was finding out she does not own not a restaurant as she was thought but a bawdy house and allot property that is more interesting.
It appears that Jake wants Jessie back in Boston where he thinks she belongs and let him run the business as he sees proper. Jessie disagrees and fights him verbally and legally for her right to be the majority owner in their partnership. But when she is not driving him business crazy she is driving him crazy with passion and she makes him realize that the kind of business he has in mind for her has nothing to do with facts, figures, or balancing the business.
When accidents turn out to be pre-medicated murder attempts on Jessie the reality that not only Jake does not want her around and she wonders if maybe she should go home. Jake has other ideas and once he taps into both Jessie’s business sense and her passion there is not sending her anywhere but his bed.
The one lesson Jessie has learned from her time in the rugged west is that the men are rough but the one man she has fallen for is tender and loving. Jake may not think a woman has a place in a bawdy house but he knows Jessie is every ounce her father’s daughter and can handle anything that comes her way including murder attempts, kidnapping and love of a strong man.
After I started reading this book I realized how much I love the Western genre and need to tap into it more often. The men are tough cowboys with strong women always right by their side or at times standing in front telling them what to do. The only downside for this book for me was the repeat of a crime and there is a little difficulty figuring out who some of the back characters are. This book is worth the time and the love story is one you will remember long after the last page is read.