I received a copy of this book from the author for my honest opinion and review.
Catch me is the first book of Lorelie Brown's that I've had the opportunity to read. I've had some really good luck with new to me authors lately and this was not going to be an exception. Catch Me is a historical romantic western. I haven't read one of these in a while and i wasn't sure i was in the mood. The cover and title if you just look at those are misleading to the premise of the story but once you read the blurb is all makes perfect sense. I kept thinking if she is a criminal how is this supposed to work out in the end? I had decided to try and have faith that the author knew what she was doing by starting the book off with the heroine committing a crime. Here's the blurb so you can see for yourself.
Catch Me by Lorelie Brown
July 18, 2011
Arizona Territory, 1882
Maggie Bullock's father needed expensive medical care and if that meant stealing from their friendly swindling banker, so be it. Once her father was on the path to recovery she would face the consequences. The whole thing was surprisingly easy until she's kidnapped by bounty hunter Dean Collier.
Collier is tired of tracking down worthless scum. He's afraid he'll lose his last scrap of humanity and become a stone-cold killer, just like the men he brings to justice. He jumps at the chance to become sheriff of Fresh Springs, Arizona. The one condition—capture Maggie.
He figured it'd be easy. Until beautiful, loyal Maggie breaks through defenses he'd thought cemented. His feelings for her run the range from fury to confusion to love, but if he doesn't bring her in someone else will. Can there be a future between a sheriff and a fugitive?
This book started out with the Maggie the heroine robbing the bank. I thought wait wait wait how is this going to be a happy ending book if the heroine commits a crime that will at the very least put her in prison. I calmed down cause i thought well this is the first chapter in the book so something has got to fix this right? There must be a mistake that's going to be explained later like maybe someone was forcing her to rob that bank. I found out at least she feels like she has a good reason for robbing the bank so that appeased me a little. Then we meet Dean who is in of all places jail. lol That made me laugh cause he is supposed to be a bounty hunter and he gets asked to go after Maggie so in a way it's one criminal after another.There are some funny moments in this book, but really both Maggie and Dean have some serious issues to deal with from their pasts. Dean is looking for something to save himself from becoming a stone cold killer and Maggie has been in denial that something has been off in her family for a long time. I can't write this without mentioning Dean's brother Andrew. LOVED Andrew. I am harboring thoughts that he is getting his own book at some point because the author wove some mystery around what he's been doing before he meets up with his brother part way through the book. Dean notices differences in him too. I would love to see this. In conclusion there is never a dull moment in this book. The sex scenes are hot and the sexual tension between Dean and Maggie is electrifying. Dean is in denial most of the book of his feelings for Maggie. I did get my happy ending though. You'll have to read the book to see how of course. Read about this book and author Lorelie Brown by clicking here www.loreliebrown.com . I give Catch Me by author Lorelie Brown 4 Modokker Book Pick Stars. Reminded me again how much i love a good historical western.
PS check out that cover too! Wow!