I took a walk on the Western side last week, reading Larry Sweazy's The Rattlesnake Season. I have to say I love westerns and though this isn't a historical romance (like usually read), it still had all the things that make westerns so fun. Outlaws. Gunfights. Cowboys. Texas Rangers. The main character, Josiah Wolfe, is a Texas Ranger I'd want on my side of a showdown. He's the strong, silent type, a widower raising a two year old son, and has some enemies. There's a bit of mystery, some double-crossing, and a hint of romance. I can't say I'm thrilled with the set-up of the love triangle, but I'm curious to see where it's going in the next Josiah novel The Scorpion Trail.
A teaser from the book:
"The gray dawn was just another bad memory, the quiet night before suspect, and accordingly, every action and word would be pored over, tossed and turned, in search of apparent failures, answers about what had occurred from shortly before the shooting began in the camp."