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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Tempting Tucker by Barbara J. Hancock

Tempting Tucker by Barbara J. Hancock
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Historical Western
Length: Short (60 pages)
Heat: Spicy
Rating: 4 Books
Review by: Orange Blossom

Lizzie Maddox is the daughter of a fierce and forceful sheriff, one of the most famous lawmen in the West. Tucker Hardy is the son of a down and dirty outlaw, one of the most infamous scoundrels in the West.

All Lizzie wanted was a kiss.

All Tucker wanted was a bride.

What they get when they come together is a passion that overcomes legacies and expectations.

In TEMPTING TUCKER, a woman with no practice in the art of seduction tempts a man who is effortlessly seductive as they both long for love in a world ruled by guns and glory.

Absolute fun, seductive and beautiful, Tempting Tucker is a favorite from the get-go.

No man seems to be brave enough to court the sheriff’s daughter, Lizzie Maddox, or even ask her to dance until Tucker. And Tucker is exactly who Lizzie wants. This story was so dearly romantic. I loved Tucker Hardy. Sweet of spirit and so in love with Lizzie on the one hand and tough as nails with a heart-breaking past on the other. He seems to embody the essence of masculinity, but it is his absolute love for Lizzie that makes him so memorable and likeable. Lizzie too is a likeable character. She was drawn so clearly in her desire for love and especially for Tucker that you feel for her plight right from the beginning.

A beautiful romance. The lovemaking was tender but tantalizing. I’d rate the heat level at mildly spicy and yet it was done with the proper respect so that it would not offend the gentlest of readers. This is the story of two people who love each other but who know making the move will change their lives forever.

Terrific writing. Sweetly sensual and absolutely satisfying. I've never read anything by Ms. Hancock before, but I will definitely be looking for more by her.