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Tucker's Claim: Hell's Eight Series, Book 3 | [Sarah McCarty]

Tucker's Claim: Hell's Eight Series, Book 3

Tucker McCade has known violence his whole life: orphaned in a massacre, abused as a "half-breed" child, trained as a ruthless Texas Ranger, he's learned the hard way that might makes right. 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.
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Publisher's Summary

Tucker McCade has known violence his whole life: orphaned in a massacre, abused as a "half-breed" child, trained as a ruthless Texas Ranger, he's learned the hard way that might makes right.

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.

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    Calleen Snohomish, WA, United States 08-03-10
    Calleen Snohomish, WA, United States 08-03-10
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    "Excellent Story"

    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.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Julie Columbus , OH, USA 10-16-09
    Julie Columbus , OH, USA 10-16-09
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    "Another great listen from Sarah McCarty"

    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!!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Kim Hutchinson, MN, USA 03-15-10
    Kim Hutchinson, MN, USA 03-15-10
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    "Tucker's Claim is GREAT"

    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.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Christy Penn Laird, VA, United States 09-09-11
    Christy Penn Laird, VA, United States 09-09-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Close runner up to Sam's book"

    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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Ann E. Konzen 10-01-09 Member Since 2013
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    "I had to stop listening"

    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.

    12 of 16 people found this review helpful
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    Judy Champaign, IL, United States 10-11-09
    Judy Champaign, IL, United States 10-11-09 Member Since 2007
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    "Boring and Pointless"

    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.

    11 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    Linda Tuscaloosa, AL, United States 03-21-13
    Linda Tuscaloosa, AL, United States 03-21-13 Member Since 2012

    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!

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    "They had clamps and plugs in those days???????????"
    What did you love best about Tucker's Claim?

    Tucker's love for his lady!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The seduction.....


    Which scene was your favorite?

    In the beginning, at the pond, after the dance.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The pregnancy.


    Any additional comments?

    I will enjoy listening to the stories of the other Hell's eight!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Leesa 12-25-12
    Leesa 12-25-12 Member Since 2012

    I've always been a avid reader so now I'm a avid listener. I prefer the paranormal genre but I do like to switch things up. It's boring if you don't have variety. Of course I do love the romance and the hotter the better. Also, you can't beat a good thriller filled with suspense and a ending you can't even guess at until the very end.

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    "Just OK"
    What did you like best about Tucker's Claim? What did you like least?

    I keep hoping for a comeback to the excitement from the 1st book in this series. It seems like these next books in the series have been tamed down. There is some steamy parts thrown in, some implied that they happened, but nothing like the first book. I got hooked on the story though so I will get all the books in hope that it will heat back up and also I want to find out what happens with all those lovely men.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    It just seems like a typical romance with a typical ending.


    What three words best describe Lola Holiday’s voice?

    It was fine.


    Did Tucker's Claim inspire you to do anything?

    Not really.


    Any additional comments?

    I loved Caine's Reckoning. Due to that I will probably try to purchase the Hell's Eight Series. But I have been disappointed in this book.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    J-9 Cary, NC, United States 02-23-12
    J-9 Cary, NC, United States 02-23-12
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    "Okay, but glad it was over!"
    What did you like best about Tucker's Claim? What did you like least?

    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


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    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.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Bonnie Bellmore, NY, United States 11-11-10
    Bonnie Bellmore, NY, United States 11-11-10 Member Since 2001

    BJS

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    "Good story BUT"

    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.

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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