Author: Haley Whitehall
Length : 64 pages
Genres: Historical Romance
TBR Reviewer: Victoria
Rating: 3 Stars - A Good Read
Heat: 2/5 - Flirty
William, a half-breed Native American trained in medicine, and Ida, a former prostitute, both have reasons they’re shunned by society. William hasn’t given up his dream of becoming a town doctor, despite the ongoing prejudice against NAs, and just wants a chance to prove himself. Ida’s cathouse was closed down and she refuses to leave town, trying to become more respectable, but is continually rebuffed by the proper matrons of the small town. The two meet at a town picnic and are drawn to one another quickly, getting to know each other before they respectively learn the so-called “bad” that is associated with the other.
This romance was a short read. I never really bought into the reason Ida tried to push William away, and there seemed to be no truly big thing keeping them apart. The crisis that hits the town gives them their chance though, not only to prove how much they’re coming to mean to one another, but that despite their less-than-gentrified beginnings, they can redeem themselves in the eyes of the town. Granted, why they’d want to be accepted by a town that was willing and trying to drive them out, I don’t know, but … for the sake of a book, I can go for it.
So – decent enough story, just didn’t spark any fires in me to read another. Still, if you’re looking for a western, please, check this book out.