Monday, December 26, 2016

For the Record (Ozark Mountain) by Regina Jennings book review


For the Record (Ozark Mountain Romance #3)

Jennings Offers Another Delightful Blend of History and Romance
Betsy Huckabee might be a small-town girl, but she has big-city dreams. Writing for her uncle's newspaper will never lead to independence, and the bigger newspapers don't seem interested in the Hart County news. Trying a new approach, Betsy pens a romanticized serial for the ladies' pages, and the new deputy provides the perfect inspiration for her submissions. She'd be horrified if he read her breathless descriptions of him, but these articles are for a newspaper far away. No one in Pine Gap will ever know.
Deputy Joel Puckett didn't want to leave Texas, but this job in tiny Pine Gap is his only shot at keeping his badge. With masked marauders riding every night, his skills and patience are tested, but even more challenging is the sassy journalist lady chasing him.

My Review: 9.5/10

Fantastic as always! This book was such a page turner that I've already read it twice- once because I had to know what happened and couldn't put it down, and now a second time to really savor and appreciate the story.

It was a little odd for me for Betsy to be our heroine. She was a rascally child and I blinked and she's all grown up. Ah but such is life. And though I don't really remember him at all, I thought it was really cool that two worlds collided by bringing Joel Puckett into this story. Now I'll have to go back and reread those stories so I can appreciate the depth they add to this novel.

Betsy is such a unique character. She is clever and funny and brave and assertive. Definitely someone you want to be friends with. I loved her determination to make her own way. And the predicaments she gets herself into had me laughing out loud. This book is a perfect blend of sassiness and warmth. Highly recommended!

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