Saturday, January 25, 2014

Tucker's Claim Book Review



Synopsis:

He is everything her body craves...
and everything her faith denies

Tucker McCade has known violence his whole life: orphaned in a massacre, abused as a "half-breed" child, trained as a ruthless Texas Ranger, he's learned the hard way that might makes right.

So even he is shocked when he falls for Sallie Mae Reynolds, a Quaker nurse. Unable to resist Tucker's charm, character and chiseled body, she throws herself into their torrid affair, indulging every one of her wildest sexual fantasies. Tucker's occupation, however, is the one thing about him she can't embrace. A staunch pacifist, Sallie Mae can't understand how his strong, caressing hand can clench in fury or pull a trigger to take a life. In this lawless land, Tucker knows you have to fight to survive. But when Sallie Mae becomes pregnant, he's willing to do whatever it takes to have his family — including hanging up his guns.

Every night they spend together exploring new heights of ecstasy binds them ever closer, slowly erasing their differences…until the day Tucker's past comes calling, precipitating an explosive showdown between her faith, his promise and the need for revenge.


My Review:

I love the Hell's Eight series and men...the ultimate "bad" guys protecting what's theirs and loving their women to the moon and back!  Tucker is a half-breed, accepted by neither side of his heritage, and he falls in love with a white widow who serves as the town's nurse/doctor.  It's a love that will never be accepted...they both know it.  But fate has plans for Tucker & Sally (Moonbeam) and the road is not a smooth one.  What was supposed to be one night of pleasure quickly turns into a blazing love affair...one neither of them can walk away from.  This is their story...their battle to find love and acceptance, moving forward, living with the results of their actions.  

I am in love with Tucker.  He is all man - a devil with a gun, protecting what's his...but he is also sweet, romantic and would rival any modern day alpha male or Dom in bed!  This man has serious skills!  As a Texas Ranger, he rides with his "family" - the Hell's Eight, sworn to protect the innocent.  It means more to Tucker as he was abused and has lived in violence most of his life.  He lives by his gun and will die that way.  Unfortunately, that is the biggest obstacle between him and Sally.

Sally is a strong heroine...accepting the hand fate dealt her with the death of her husband, finding the strength to survive alone in a man's world, and finally, finding the strength to face her demons and allow herself to love Tucker.  But the one thing she can't accept is his violence...Sally is a Quaker and can't come to terms with that side of Tucker.  Fate will test her beliefs and their taboo relationship.  Will they pass the test?  Is love enough?  Can they live in each other's world?  This was a great read and one of my favorites in the series thus far!  Loved it!

Rating:  4 Pretty ♥♥♥♥'s...And that's the truth!

Cross My Heart...xxx

Sandra  

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