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Monday, December 13, 2010

Most Wanted by Barbara Sheridan

Most Wanted by Barbara Sheridan
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Historical
Length: Short Story (68 pgs)
Other: M/M, anal sex, masturbation
Rating: 3.5 cherries
Reviewed by Tiger Lily


Boston born and bred Tim Dwyer doesn't relish the thought of giving up Eastern comforts for life in the rough-and-tumble West. But when he finds himself with with no job, little money, and no place else to go, he accepts a position at his cousin's weekly newspaper in the Indian Territory. When his cousin and his new editor cook up a roving reporter assignment, Tim learns that spending a mere week in the life of U.S. Deputy Marshal Jon Sauvage won't ever be enough to satisfy his needs.

Choctaw lawman "Savage Jon" Sauvage has spent his entire adult life content with chasing wanted men and taking his pleasures wherever and however he can. But once he's roped into letting a big city reporter tag along with him on a manhunt, Jon soon suspects that Tim Dwyer might just capture his heart.

Opposites shouldn’t attract, but sometimes, they have to in order for people to survive—especially when there are some sexy side effects.

This is my first book by Barbara Sheridan, but it won’t be my last. The plot is interesting in that I didn’t expect the two characters to even have anything in common. I was pulled in from the first page and couldn’t put the book down. I felt like I was right there with Jon and Tim, learning to be around each other and snickering at the odd circumstances they found themselves in.

The secondary characters are a real trip. I loved Tim’s family. They are unique and brought humor into parts of the story that could’ve been heavy.

Although there were moments when the storytelling was a little slow, it was never enough to draw me out of the story or make me stop reading. When it lagged a bit, there was always a plot twist I didn’t see coming that made me want to know what would happen next.

But let’s talk about the heroes. Jon. A Choctaw lawman, I could easily picture him and wanted to find a Jon of my own. He’s got his issues—which sometimes brought me down—but it made him more human and relatable. He’s not perfect, but he’s intensely attracted to Tim. And then there’s Tim. He’s a fragile man, but I don’t mean he can’t hold his own. He’s completely out of his element in Warburton, but despite his tender nature, he’s willing to do what it takes to survive. The combination of the two is fire-inducing. Let me tell you, I had to defog my screen.

If you want a story that will singe your fingers and stick with you long after the last page, then you need to read Most Wanted. I give this book 3.5 cherries.

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