Published by Less Than Three Press on June 17, 2015
Genres: Forbidden Love, Historical Romance, M/M Romance
Character(s): Escorts, Police Officers/Sherriffs
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It's hard enough returning to his birthplace to replace a dead man as sheriff. The last thing Emmett needs is to find himself smitten with Jesse, the whore he arrests almost immediately upon arrival. Especially since Jesse works for his half-sister and at her thoroughly disreputable saloon.
But being smitten with a whore is only the beginning of Emmett's troubles. Silver Creek is a town full of secrets and people too terrified to talk. Why does Emmett's father, the mayor of Silver Creek, have such a strong hold on the town—and on Jesse?
Erin: A Hard Ride Home is a historical hurt/comfort set in the old west and is the first book of Emory Vargas’s I’ve read. This is not a book that I would normally read, but the blurb caught my attention, and I’m so glad it did. The cast of characters was engaging, the writing well done, and the time period and setting was a refreshing change for me.
Lots of drama and suspense in this book, and though I found the roller coaster a bit tedious at times, it wasn’t enough to keep me from reading until the end. Emmett and Jesse were both likable characters and the bad guys, which of course you’d expect in an old western with a sheriff and whorehouses and evil mayors, were the evil elements you know they will be. There isn’t much steam in Hard Ride Home, at least not between the MCs, though the hurt/comfort scenes are tender and emotional.
All in all, this was a nice change of pace and if you’re looking for something different, give this one a try. You might like it!