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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Hero for Hire by Sheridon Smythe

Hero for Hire by Sheridon Smythe
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Historical
Length: Full
Heat: Spicy
Rating: 3.5 books
Reviewed by Camellia

Bounty hunter Mackenzy Cord had known for a long time Savannah Carrington was the woman for him--he just had to convince her of that. When she flees her father to escape an arranged marriage, Mac gets an opportunity to finally let her know how he feels. Mr. Carrington hires him to bring his daughter home--wed or unwed. Savannah sets out to prove to her father she doesn't need to be married to be happy, but her plans backfire when she's framed for a bank robbery in Jamestown, New York. Thank God for her best friend, Mac, who comes to her rescue in the nick of time. But when she and Mac are forced to pretend to be married, Savannah soon realizes there is more to Mac than meets the eye!

Hero for Hire entertains with lots of chuckles as one enjoys the antics of such characters as Roy and Little Sparrow and even the heroine Savannah.

Savannah Carrington runs away to avoid a loveless marriage that her banker father insists upon. She falls prey to a con man, loses her money, and ends up in jail. Her adventures soon erode her naïveté and her true self emerges with all its capacity to love. A rich, stubborn, and foolhardy young woman at times, she keeps Mackensay Cord on his toes as he tries to keep her safe.

Cord, a bounty hunter, has loved Savannah since childhood and wants to make her his wife. But first, he has to find her then get her home safe and sound to her father who offered Cord five thousand dollars to bring her back. The best-laid plans of man do, indeed, sometimes go astray

Their adventures with Roy, Hawk, Ned and Raquel as well as the law take the reader on many twists and turns. The humorous events and the love scenes seem inserted into a story of a hunt for outlaws or vice versa which detracts from the believability of the story. However, Hero for Hire is fun to read just to see what outrageous thing will happen next and to find out how Savannah and Mac find their own special happy-ever-after.