Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Review of "Branded by the Sheriff" by Delores Fossen

Another book review, yay! Today we have "Branded By The Sheriff," a Harlequin Intrigue title by Delores Fossen!

From the back of the book:
" Years ago, Sheriff Beck Tanner had believed the worst about Faith Matthews. Now she was back in their small Texas town, forcing him to question everything he thought he knew about her. And when the killer who'd murdered her family set his sights on Faith - and her innocent baby girl - Beck's protective instincts kicked into high gear. As dangerous pranks turned into deadly games, and with a sadistic killer circling closer, all of Beck's attention had to be on keeping Faith's baby safe.. and ignoring his inconvenient attraction to the beautiful mother... "

So, last night before bed, I wanted a quick, good read, and usually for something like that, I either pick an anthology and read a couple short stories, or a Harlequin title. Obviously, you can guess which one I chose. And frankly, I'm super glad I did. I loved this book, and I have to be honest, the end shocked me a little. I mean, I had my suspicions, but I never would have guessed it was... HA! Not giving it away, read it yourself! Yes, there was some predictable aspects, but the somewhat surprise ending (at least for me) far outweighed anything like that. And I'll be honest, I usually don't read books where the heroine already has a kid, or is pregnant. So I did have a few reservations when starting "Branded by the Sheriff" because of the already-having-a-kid-thing. But it was good. Very good. The characters were believable, the motives were believable. A side note, though.. I don't suggest reading this right before bed, unless you're a sound sleeper. It wasn't scary, it just gave me some very creepy, vivid dreams. But at the same time, I like a book that affects me so much my dreams are a little screwy the night after I read it... or at least sometimes.
So for a rating, I give this book FOUR out of FIVE stars. I liked it, I'll definitely recommend it to people (How about you guys?!), and I'm going to keep it on my bookshelf for reading in the future. Or maybe let my mother/aunt/some relative borrow it and enjoy it as well. I wasn't much of a Harlequin Intrigue person, but this book has made me want to check out more of the line.

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