Clover City, Colorado - 1888
A mysterious letter and the drop-dead handsome town marshal are the last things Mariah expects to find making rounds as a midwife.
Mariah McAllister plans to be married before her next birthday. Too bad Marshal Virgil Kincaid barely knows she's alive. Not one to give up easily, she's determined to show him she has an abiding passion for more than her work.
Virgil Kincaid loved a woman once - after she broke his heart, he spent three years in prison. Women can't be trusted, no matter how good they look. He's sworn off relationships in favor of Saturday night poker games. Life is simple - the way he wants it...until a stranger turns up dead in the road.
Forced to work side by side with Mariah, Virgil begins to wonder if she might be his second chance at love. As they trade kisses and oh so much more, he's willing to take the gamble. But when a killer threatens their once peaceful town, all bets are off.
The narrator has a very deep voice that is lovely to listen to, I was impressed by how well he managed the female character voices. In fact all the character voices were well done.
The story was enjoyable to listen to, the mystery remained a mystery until the reveal. The characters are well developed and the romance between Mariah and Virgil was hot for a historical romance, this was not a sweet clean romance.
The setting is well done with excellent descriptions, although I'm not sure it's factually accurate, an ice cream social in the 1880's?
I received a free copy of this book from the author and/or narrator and/or publisher and I voluntarily wrote this honest review.
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