So even he is shocked when he falls for Sally Mae, a Quaker nurse. Unable to resist Tucker's charm, character and chiseled body, she throws herself into their torrid affair, indulging every one of her wildest sexual fantasies. Tuckerï¿¿ï¿¿s occupation, however, is the one thing about him she can't embrace. A staunch pacifist, Sally Mae can't understand how his strong, caressing hand can clench in fury or pull a trigger to take a life.
In this lawless land, Tucker knows you have to fight to survive. But when Sally Mae becomes pregnant, he's willing to do whatever it takes to have his family - including hanging up his guns.
Every night they spend together exploring new heights of ecstasy binds them ever closer, slowly erasing their differences...until the day Tucker's past comes calling, precipitating an explosive showdown between her faith, his promise, and the need for revenge.
©2009 Sarah McCarty; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.
Great story. Have to agree with others that the "thees and thous" being misused was distracting. The narrator was okay, not great. I feel Sallie Mae was a whiner. More than once I wished I was there so I could smack her and say "shut up and wise up". Tucker's character is wonderful as is the story and I love the ending, which is why it gets the 5 stars.
Personally, I enjoyed every minute of this wonderful book. The adventure was well paced and gripping; the sex was hot and fun; and the characters were well-rounded and believable (even with the 'thee' and thou's). :) This book is worth a listen, or at least a trip to your local library.
I love the Hell's Eight Series and can't wait for the next one!!
I have listened to all her books that they have on audible which is only 3 but I loved them all.
I wish they would get more of her books on audible. It's more than romance and is very sexual so if you don't like that kind of stuff, this book is not for you. As for me I can't wait for audible to get more of her books.
This one is a close second to Sam's book. They went back to a female narrator and she does a nice job. I found the female characters way of speech a bit annoying but fitting to her character. Although I liked the characters they seemed a bit mismatched. The inclusion of Bella and Sam from book two occasionally helped make the book fun. Still a good book overall.
I love Sarah McCarty's Hell's Eight books, but this one's Quaker main character doesn't use 'thee' correctly so I had to stop listening. FYI, Sarah, 'thee' is the objective case, the subject of a sentence should be the word 'thou'. As in, "Thou art a good dancer, I have to hand it to thee." Dangit. I love Tucker's character in the other books too, so I'm disappointed to miss what happens to him.
After waiting so long for this next installment in the series, it is heartbreaking to be given a novel that is such a disappointment. Sallie Mae's character was ridiculous in constantly using her religious convictions as a shield against accepting Tucker for who he was when she was more than willing to overlook those convictions to have hot, wild monkey sex with the man at every possible occasion. How can you take someone like that seriously? Another irritant was the way Sallie Mae spoke. Perhaps I am just being trivial, but I found all of her "thee's" and "thy's" to be more than a little annoying. And to me, the chemistry between the two of them just seemed off -- nothing like the heat that existed between Caine and Desi. Then there was the problem of the narrator, who couldn't simulate a convincing male voice to save her life.
My advice is to not waste a perfectly good credit on this one. Save it and spend it wisely elsewhere.
Nurse, mom, loved to read....but now I love to listen. When I retire I hope to hear waves crashing in 1 ear and audible in the other!
Tucker's love for his lady!
In the beginning, at the pond, after the dance.
I will enjoy listening to the stories of the other Hell's eight!
I like Tucker as he is a brute of a guy, but a real teddy bear for the most part. I hated the author's use of
I would have made Sallie Mae talk like a normal person instead of a someone lost in another world. Sallie Mae's speech made it difficult for me to listen to the whole book.
Sarah McCartly didn't do her research on the usage of "thee" and "thou" it was very disturbing to the ear to hear it used incorrectly. Here are the correct examples.
Thee = I, Me
Thou - You, Your
Thy - My
Thine - Mine
So you can understand when she keeps saying thee, meaning thou it is frustrating to anyone who knows old English. Other wise the stories are much like her other ones. I had to agree with Ann in St. Louis, MO. Sarah McCartly should have done her homework.on Quakers.
With this instalment in the series McCarty brings together some very different cultures and outlooks on life to create a brilliant, racy, and intriguing tale. In this one Hell’s Eight wasn’t all guns blazing all the time. The audience got to see some compromise and reconciling of differences but it was still a very captivating and racy read. Personally, I loved seeing a bit of a Dom/sub relationship in a historical romance. It took me by surprise as I didn’t see it coming but it fit with the characters perfectly.
There’s lots of character development in the first few chapters of this novel. It slows the story itself down a bit, but allows for a brilliant, exciting story once we get to know the main cast. The shocking contrast between Quakers and the extreme version of the Texas rangers really adds to the intensity of the story. Seeing Tucker and Sally Mae overcome their differences and decide they are stronger together was heart-warming amidst the chaos they found themselves in.
As a whole this was a story that I couldn’t put down. I thoroughly enjoyed every second of it and can’t wait to see and read more.
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