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The Sheriff Takes a Bride

By: Tess Matthews
Published By: Blushing Press
Copyright: ©2016 by Blushing Books® and Tess Matthews
22 Chapters / 45,100 Words
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Juliette on 04/20/2016 11:04pm
This is a short, well written story about Spring and Zeke. Zeke is the town sheriff of course and Spring (what a great name) is the stubborn and feisty girl he loves. The story plot is fast moving with plenty of action and adjunct characters. There are spankings aplenty and lots of love. Well worth reading.
Marybeth Renn on 04/17/2016 06:31pm
This is about Zeke and Spring. Spring has had a hard life. Both of her parents are dead and she was raised by her grandfather, Eli. Eli taught her skills that she needed to take care of herself. He taught her to hunt, ride a horse, shoot a gun and follow a trail, and how to fight, if needed. But, now Eli wanted a husband for her, someone to love and keep her safe. Spring and Zeke are attracted to one another, but Zeke thinks of her as a woman in need of being taken care of. Actually, she just needs someone to love her. But, Zeke is determined to make a woman out of her and he spanks her quite a bit when she doesn't follow his direction. Spring doesn't mind and they eventually have a HEA. I give this 4 stars.
diducky on 04/09/2016 12:06am
*3.5 stars* Sweet and sassy… I’m always happy to pick up a western romance and this one was just what I hoped for - fun, sweet and action-packed. Zeke Oakley is a reluctant sheriff but he knows it is temporary. He will be a farmer someday. He will build a family and create a home. When he meets Spring Jamison, he knows exactly who will be by his side, growing that family, their future, together. Spring grew up under her grandfather’s guidance as he taught her everything he knew about living and surviving in the harsh frontier. She didn’t have a mother’s love to soften the edges so even though she was loving and compassionate she also had a few rough edges along with a quick temper. Laying down the law early, Zeke made no apologies for his way of correcting his future bride. Spring was equally sure she was not on board with his methods of punishment. She had never been spanked in her life! As danger stalks the entire community, Zeke is determined to keep Spring safe. As their battle of wills heats up so does their love for each other in a sweet but spicy courtship. A plot that may seem familiar is given new life with a fresh, and funny, take on love in the old west. Thank you to the publisher for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Timberlan127 on 04/08/2016 05:57pm
This is a fast paced western adventure story centered around the romance between Spring and the Sheriff. There are also outlaws and kidnappers. Spring has a rebellious personality that gets her into a lot of trouble. Her Sheriff keeps her spunky personality under control with frequent spankings as consequences for her thoughtless impulsive behavior. I love Spring's loyalty to the people she loves. I also enjoyed her and Annie's complete loyalty to each other. They were true BFF's. Captivating Read.
BlushingButterflyBookReviews on 04/05/2016 02:04pm
This historical fiction novel tells the story of Spring, a country girl raised by her mountain man of a grandfather. As a young woman, Spring falls in love with Zeke, the sheriff. It is love at first sight for both of them. The plot is well-developed and the characters believable. The spanking scenes are hot and extremely realistic portrayals of domestic discipline. I would love to read the story of their best friends.
Laurel Lasky on 04/05/2016 07:00am
I adored this marvelous book. It had Cowboys, lawmen, very nasty outlaws, mystery, a strong rugged lawman, a sweet young lady who is feisty, sassy and a temper that gets her into trouble. Lots of action, adventure, spanking and a loving relationship.
DB on 04/04/2016 06:12pm
I loved reading this book! This book had everything....humor, mystery, cowboys (woo hoo!), love and lots of spankings. I will be looking forward to more books by Tess Matthews. This is a short book but I still gave it 5 stars!
Hope W on 04/04/2016 05:01pm
The Sheriff Takes a Bride is a wonderful book. The character of Spring is sweet, innocent, full of love, and a special spark that ignites when those she loves are involved. While she has been loved growing up life has not always seemed fair. When Spring meets Zeke, the sheriff, life takes on new meaning. Falling in love and growing as woman does not take her strong nature or temper away. He's loves Spring and knows just how to love, take care of, and protect his woman. Overall I recommend this book for anyone who wants a sweet easy read with some mystery, action spankings, and lots of love. I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did!!
SL on 04/04/2016 03:46pm
4 ½ stars I loved this story. There was a little bit of something for everyone. There was some mystery. There were heartwarming moments. Outlaws and raids lent a “what will happen next ?” feel to the story. Spring and Zeke was an odd couple. Spring was anything but a lady, but she could survive on her own. Zeke was patient and doled out well deserved correction. It was an enjoyable read.
Redrabbitt on 04/04/2016 12:58pm
I enjoyed this story of Spring Jamison, a young woman who lost her father before her birth, her mother when she was a young girl and raised by her paternal grandfather, Eli. She knows how to hunt, trap, shoot and use a knife, but what she doesn’t do is act and talk like a lady. Sheriff Zeke Oakley is rather shocked when he witnesses a confrontation in town by what looked like a young man and turns out to be a feisty, foul-mouth young woman. The plot kept me captivated and the pages turning as this mystery suspense that includes outlaws raiding and torching homesteads and attacking people and making the surrounding area of Harmony anything but harmonious. A budding romance of Zeke and Spring that is full of witty dialog and heartwarming moments. There are many well-deserved spankings and only implied intimacy after marriage.

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