Cowboy justice

Melissa Cutler

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Cutler, Melissa. Catcher Creek.
Love stories
New York, NY : Zebra Books, Kensington Publishing Corp [2013]
Physical Description
362 pages ; 18 cm
Main Author
Melissa Cutler (author)
Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

Rachel Sorentino is caught in a mess. Vandals are defacing her family's New Mexico ranch. Her sister Amy is getting married and is in a matchmaking mood. Rachel is struggling to rebuild the farm after her parents' deaths. While chasing four trespassers off her land, she shoots one of the men, who turns out to be the only son of a nearby city's powerful police chief. Town sheriff Vaughn Cooper is crazy about Rachel and wants to protect her from political fallout, but he knows he can't be in charge of her case if their past affair becomes public knowledge. Rather than recuse himself, he stays on and tells Rachel to keep their relationship a secret, but that makes her feel cheap and tawdry. The "mystery" behind all the incidents is loosely plotted, but the centerpiece really is Vaughn getting over his insecurities as Rachel works through her feelings of failure and guilt. Watching them both grow makes the over-dramatic mystery worth slogging through. (Oct.) [Page ]. Copyright 2013 PWxyz LLC

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Melissa Cutler is a bright new voice in contemporary romance. --New York Times bestselling author Lori WildeTransforming their parents' rundown ranch in Catcher Creek, New Mexico, into a tourist destination is the toughest challenge the three Sorentino sisters ever faced. But now one of them has another fight on her hands--to keep from falling for the sexy town sheriff--again. . .Rachel Sorentino has spent her whole life protecting her siblings from trouble--only to run headlong into it herself. Her first regret about shooting at the vandals targeting her family ranch is that her aim wasn't better. Her second is that when bullets started flying, it was Sheriff Vaughn Cooper's number she dialed. Vaughn is the mistake she keeps on making, a cowboy lawman who cuts through Rachel's surface bravado to the vulnerability no one else sees. And no matter how inconvenient their attraction--for his career, her tangled case, and his already battered heart--there's no denying what feels so irresistibly right. . .Praise for Melissa Cutler's The Trouble With Cowboys "One hot romance from start to finish." --Carolyn Brown"Cutler grabs readers from the first page. . .one fun, passionate romp." --RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars"Sexy, savvy stuff!" &;Susan Andersen