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Sunday, July 7, 2013

Review: The Officer and the Bostoner by Rose Gordon


From Goodreads.com Allison Pierson is a well-to-do young lady traveling by stagecoach from her home in Boston to meet her intended in Santa Fe, but instead finds herself stranded in a military fort in the middle of Indian Territory when her stagecoach leaves without her.

Given the choice to either temporarily marry an officer until her intended can come rescue her or take her chances with the Indians  she marries the glib Captain Wes Tucker, who unbeknownst to her, grew up in a wealthy Charleston family and despises everything she represents.

But when it's time for her beau to reclaim her and for Allison and Wes to annul their marriage, will she want to go with him, and more importantly, will Wes let her?

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 My Rating: 5 stars out of 5

Rose Gordon has a way of setting the stage so perfectly that the reader is absolutely drawn in (and left wishing they were the heroine of whatever novel they are reading), and The Officer and the Bostoner is no different! I was immediately drawn into the time period (old West), and almost off the bat was certain I was not going to like Allison. She seemed too... "stuffy" for her surroundings, but thankfully, Wes is able to bring out another, more likable side of her.


The characters are well developed, the settings vividly described & the plot leaves just enough "to be desired", for want of a better term, to keep the reader guessing and glued to the pages. Will they end up falling for each other? Can they follow through with the annulment as planned? And what of Allison's intended? How will he take the news that his betrothed is married to another man? 

Filled with unexpected twists (oh my that ending!), laugh-out-loud bickering between the two leads, and sigh worthy quotes, I would definitely recommend The Officer and the Bostoner to anyone who enjoys a good romance - whether it be new adult, historical, contemporary, etc. All will be able to find something about this novel to enjoy!


I am eagerly anticipating the other books in this series so that I can find out what happens to Wes' friends Grayson & Jack (and hopefully check in on Wes & Allison)! 


DISCLAIMER:   I received an advanced copy of The Officer and the Bostoner in exchange for my honest review. This has not reflected on my review in any way.

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The Officer and the Bostoner is available for purchase from Amazon.com

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