Published: 7th September 2011
Publisher: The Raven Books
Author: Mandy M. Roth
Prospect Springs Shifters
Paranormal Shifter Romance
Sheriff Jonathan MacSweeny is in charge of keeping the peace in Prospect Springs. Frontier living isn’t what it used to be. It’s hard to survive in the New Old West and it’s even harder when your area doesn’t exactly embrace supernaturals–and you howl at the moon. That being said, he’s good at his job and has a reputation with the ladies. When he learns his childhood sweetheart is to be married off to the town sleazebag, he goes in guns blazing to see to it she’s his. Problem is, Molly isn’t the same girl he remembers from ten years prior. Now she’s a gun-toting, foul-mouthed, vixen with a badge of her own.
Special Marshal Molly Cogan never planned to set foot back in Prospect Springs. When her friend gets the harebrained idea to steal her identity in an attempt to protect her from the bounty the outlaws have on her head, Molly finds herself standing right smack dab in the middle of chaos–or home in her case. It isn’t long before Jonathan is there, flashing that famous MacSweeny boy smile and tempting her in ways she wasn’t prepared for. This heart-hardened Marshal has her work cut out for her if she plans to face her past fears and her past sweetheart.
Doesn’t fit into one genre but many with a little bit of everything. Futuristic, post apocalyptic, shifter paranormal, western with some hot and heavy passion thrown in for good measure.
When Jonathan learns Molly is coming back to town and about to be married off by her father to the worst person possible he knows he has to stop it to protect her from the monster Gerald is. He seems to just be winging it without much of a plan and only his brother and cousin for back up. Good job he didn’t really have a plan because once he gets to the bar it would have been thrown out the window anyway when outlaws turn up seeking vengeance against the one he wants to save.
Turns out our girl Molly can take care of herself. Away for ten years after a very traumatic event she came back stronger and sharper than any of them would have thought. She is now a Special Marshall who takes out wanted paranormals and it seems the ones that don’t like this have put a bounty on her head. When outlaws turn up at the bar all hell breaks loose, more so when ‘her’ Jonathan gets caught in the crossfire. She may think him lost but the secret he carries might just come in handy with keeping him alive.
Even with bullets flying being close together after all this time can’t stop the hidden passion coming to the surface. Just got a few things to sort out first. Check list: outlaws to take care of, recovery, binding yourself to someone, breaking a married contract, that sort of thing. So not too much then!
Took a little while to get my head round what kind of era it was set in but in the end I just went along for the ride. A bit of hot fun that has a lot of asskicking to keep you entertained. Would have liked more of a comeuppance for certain characters but that might come later in series. Supporting characters were interesting and main ones had some chemistry.
3 out of 5 stars