Deputy U.S Marshal Logan McCall never expected his first bullet wound to come from a young widow with pretty blue eyes. Nor did he expect to nurse his injury while working incognito on a ranch. Now, instead of chasing the notorious band of outlaws he’s been hunting, he commits to proving the woman’s neighbor is trying to drive her off her land.
Paige Kelly is only trying to protect what’s hers when she shoots the tall, handsome lawman by mistake. She fears she’ll be arrested, but instead gains an ally. Working together during the day leads to passion at night. Soon, Paige is dreaming of a very different life, but first, she must convince the marshal to turn in his badge and stay with her.
A desperate act from Logan’s boyhood changed the course of his life and his demons still whisper that he isn’t worthy of the things Paige is offering. But as they realize there is more than one villain hiding in plain sight, Logan can no longer deny what’s in his heart. Suddenly a lifetime of putting the law first pales to keeping Paige safe… But has his realization come too late?
Title: A Marshal’s Promise
Series: Frontier Montana #5
Author: Michelle Beattie
Genre: Western Historical Romance
Published: June 18, 2018
Publisher: Tule Publishing
My Rating: 4.5 stars
I’m going to miss this series, in fact I can see a re-read of it in my near future. The chance to step into the frontier town that is one of my favorite modern day fictional locations was priceless and completely enjoyable. A Marshal’s Promise delivered a touching love story with touches of danger and mystery – and brought back some well loved characters as well. I always hope that there will be more stories for any loved series, and if this is truly the last I’ll be content – but one can always dream of more, right?
Paige is defending her ranch the only way she knows how… with a gun and gumption. It’s too bad that the man she did shoot wasn’t the bad guy she thought he was but a U.S. Marshal instead. Now she’s really done it. But Logan isn’t about to arrest her, he’s more inclined to hang around and help put an end to the threats she’s been facing as others try to come in and take what is lawfully hers. Neither expected to find love during this fight but the heart knows when it’s found the perfect match. Logan and Paige have issues to be dealt with, a mystery to solve, nasty villains to put down and a life together to plan. Sometimes the thing we need the most is right in front of us, and for this couple that would be each other and a love to last a lifetime on the frontier.
If you love Western Historical Romance, especially with a bit of steam added, then you’d enjoy A Marshal’s Promise and the entire Frontier Montana series. I’d definitely recommend these stories of strong men and women who faced down the dangers of a growing country and found love along the journey. Yeah, I’m gonna miss this series, that’s for sure.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*
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