Boots Under Her Bed: Crazy Callie / Nat Church and the Runaway Bride / The Scent of Roses / The Hired Gun's Heiress
Boots Under Her Bed Crazy Callie / Nat Church and the Runaway Bride / The Scent of Roses / The Hired Gun's Heiress Author:Jodi Thomas, Jo Goodman, Kaki Warner, Alison Kent From four acclaimed authors come four all-new novellas featuring the rugged men of the West and the women who want them… — CRAZY CALLIE by Jodi Thomas — Callie has done a lot of crazy things, but it'll take one more to prove she isn't nuts: find a husband, fast! Her only requirement: he has to be taller than she is ... more »and swear not to have her committed during their ruse of a marriage.
NAT CHURCH AND THE RUNAWAY BRIDE by Jo Goodman
Felicity Ravenwood was raised to be independent-minded, but when this runaway bride opposes her father's choices, it is up to Nat Church to bring her around. But he doesn't count on springing her from jail, holding her hostage, or falling head over boot-heels in love.
THE SCENT OF ROSES by Kaki Warner
Two strangers on a train have more in common than they know -- both have hidden purposes and ties to a Nebraska bank robbery. But when their schemes unravel, they find a bigger surprise awaiting them than either could have imagined.
THE HIRED GUN'S HEIRESS by Alison Kent
When runaway New York socialite Maeve Daugherty joins her father's bodyguard Zeb Crow on his personal mission of revenge, what was a slightly scandalous new life as a bookkeeper for an infamous San Antonio brothel becomes downright dangerous. But that's not stopping Maeve from having the time of her life.« less
jjares reviewed Boots Under Her Bed: Crazy Callie / Nat Church and the Runaway Bride / The Scent of Roses / The Hired Gun's Heiress on + 1958 more book reviews
This is one anthology Ive been eagerly anticipating; 3 of the authors are my faves.
Crazy Callie Jodi Thomas 5 stars
This marriage of convenience story is fun; Callie needs to marry someone before her step-father carts her off to the asylum in Austin. She and a friend scout around the towns saloons; they are searching for someone taller (no kidding) than Callie, who is drunk enough to agree to marry her.
Fortunately for Callie, Luke Morgan is winding down from a 3 day drunk; he came across the country to marry someone who had already married another. He didnt have any pressing plans, so he agrees to Callies marriage proposal.
Nat Church and the Runaway Bride Jo Goodman 3 stars
Having read about Nat Church in Jo Goodmans previous novels, I was eager to learn more about him. Nat was just what I was expecting a good man who kept his cards close to his vest. However, this story just didnt click with me.
The Scent of Roses Kaki Warner 5 stars
This story is a hoot! From beginning to end, there is an easy banter between the two leads (Rachel James and Richard Whitmeyer). We learn that Richard is an insurance investigator but are only told that Rachel seeks independence.
Ive read everything Kaki Warner has written and this proves her creativity with a short story.
The Hired Guns Heiress Alison Kent 3 stars
Of the four authors, this is the only writer Ive never read before. I cant say if the story lacked something or if it was just the unfortunate placement of this novella after Warners winner.
Zebulon Crow (Zeb) comes looking for Maeve Daugherty, daughter of his employer. He finds her working as an accountant at a brothel in San Antonio. He plans to take this unwilling woman back to her family in New York first, he has to find Maeves uncle (who ran away to Texas with her).
Overall, Im glad I bought the book and enjoyed it all!