Wanted by the Marshal by Susan Lute

She doesn’t believe in happily-ever-afters…

Summoned to Angel Point for her sister’s bridal shower, U.S. Marshal Dakota James‘s plan is to make sure her sister doesn’t make the same mistake their parents did. But her quick in-and-out mission gets derailed when Taylor won’t listen and instead tries to introduce Dakota to every member of the single male population in Angel Point. One former marine, in particular, sets off life-changing fireworks that tempt her to reconsider her single status.

He wants to be more than friends…

Beckett Leland came to Angel Point to check on his cousin’s widow and young boys and found a quiet, out-of-the-way town where he and his retired military dog, Tucker, could peacefully make the transition to civilian life. What he doesn’t count on is running into a fiery, passionate woman who doesn’t believe that love and happy endings are possible. But he wants more than friendship from the marshal who has taken his heart into custody.

Can he convince her that true love is real and their happiness waits just around the corner?

Titles in the Angel Point series include — The Sheriff’s Baby Bargain – Wanted by the Marshal

Title:  Wanted by the Marshal
Series:  Angel Point #2
Author:  Susan Lute
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  July 9, 2020
Publisher:  Tule Publishing
My Rating:  4.5 stars

Wanted by the Marshal‘ is the second title in the ‘Angel Point‘ series, and although I try to read any series in order, if you cannot then this one could stand on its own – but I’m betting you’d want to go back to the beginning for this is an addictive, sweet, unique small town full of interesting and quirky residents.

Beckett came to Angel Point intending on only checking up on family but the quiet charm of this town soon soothed his own soul and he’s decided to stay and open up a center for retired military dogs to find their forever homes.  He wasn’t looking for love but he definitely knew when Dakota came into his life that she was the one for him.  Now he just has to convince her to believe in love, the everlasting kind, and to stay with him to find their own future.

Dakota sweeps into Angel Point convinced her sister is making the worst mistake of her life and intends to rescue her from herself.  That’s not the case at all and soon Dakota will find herself introduced to every single male in town since her sister is convinced that Dakota needs to find what she has – happily ever after, and that Dakota has absolutely no faith in but for her sister she’ll play along.  Right up until one former Marine catches her off-guard and begins to show her that not every couple has to end up hurting each other – some make it for a lifetime of devoted love.

I liked both Dakota and Beckett together and individually.  Oh, Dakota is stubborn, strong-willed, and determined to believe that love is a farce for fools but I like her and watching her discover that what she’s always believed might not be true for everyone, including herself, was a delightful journey.  Add dogs, especially military/police dogs who are retired, need retraining to the civilian life and then find their forever home also added another level of enjoyment to ‘Wanted by the Marshal‘ for me.

If you’re in the mood or the need for a really good romance with believable characters then you’ll want to get caught up in the ‘Angel Point‘ series and Beckett and Dakota’s story… right now.

*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher. Tule Publishing. 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.*

Available for your favorite e-reader, mine is the Kindle

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