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Monday, September 12, 2011

A Knight In Cowboy Boots by Suzie Quint



A Knight In Cowboy Boots by Suzie Quint
Publisher: Pink Petal Books
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full Length (189 Pages)
Other: M/F
Rating: 4 cherries
Reviewed by Myrtle

When Zach McKnight, an irresistible oil rig worker with a thick-as-honey Texan drawl, first pokes into the secrets surrounding the mysterious Maddie Wells, he has no idea that the chance encounter will change his life forever. Maddie Wells is on the run with Jesse, the infant son of her murdered sister. The boy’s father isn't far behind. He wants his son and is willing to kill to get him. Zach is intrigued from the first moment he sees the dark haired beauty in a hotel, but getting his hard working hands on her delectable body is more easily dreamt than achieved. He gets shot for his trouble, by Maddie no less, and sucked into the web of lies and fear that are her constant companions.

Everything is bigger in Texas, even the cockroaches.

Hooked from the first chapter, I could not put the book down. I kept wondering what Maddie was afraid of and why she and her nephew, Jesse, were on the run. I always love to get my hands on a book like this one that is full of mystery and suspense. There is nothing like sitting on the edge of your seat eager to find out what will be revealed on the next page. This book did a beautiful job in keeping the action going and the suspense high.

When Maddie meets Zachariah, Zach for short, at a hotel bar in Galveston, she agrees to follow him to his room where things get hot and heavy fast. It was sweet and funny watching the electricity spark between the two, then die quickly after she overhears a phone call and thinks he is married Later, she ends up accidently shooting him when his sister knocks on his hotel door.

Zach soon realizes that Maddie is scared of something or someone and I found that angle only added to the mystery and was very entertaining. More so when Zach has his sisters and brothers check into her past and then lets his imagination run wild when he learns she is not who she says she is. The more time he spends with her, the harder he falls but fears that she will run if he starts asking questions.

I think every girl needs a knight in cowboy boots like Zach, a man who knows how to treat a lady; one that has a mama who can put the fear of God in all her kids no matter how old they get. Definitely a delicious tale with heat, humor, and devilish excitement to keep you enthralled until the end. Ms. Quint's did a brilliant job in bringing the characters to life and keeping this reader’s attention all the way through the story.

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