Beautiful lawman

Sophie Jordan

Book - 2018

"From the wrong side of the tracks and with most of her family in jail or dead, Piper Walsh is used to everyone in town thinking the worst about her. It doesn't seem to matter that she's worked hard to build a good life for herself. So she isn't surprised that when she comes into contact with Sweet Hill's wildly irresistible, arrogant sheriff, Hale Walters, they're instant adversaries. Piper has nothing in common with the town golden-boy-turned lawman --- and she re...fuses to be a notch on his bedpost. Despite rumors, Hale avoids fooling around with the women of Sweet Hill, many of whom are hoping to get him to the altar. But staying out of Piper's path is proving near impossible. The infuriating troublemaker clearly has no respect for his badge. As she continues to push his buttons, it becomes clear to Hale that he must either arrest Piper -- or claim her as his own."--

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Series
Jordan, Sophie. Devil's Rock series ; 4.
Avon romance.
Subjects
Genres
Love stories
Romance fiction
Published
New York, NY : Avon Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers [2018]
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Physical Description
353 pages ; 17 cm
ISBN
9780062666567
0062666568
Main Author
Sophie Jordan (author)
Review by Booklist Reviews

If Piper Walsh had known she would later have to collect her younger sister, Malia, from jail, she never would have dumped a pitcher of cold water in Sheriff Hale Walters' lap. Though, in the end, it probably wouldn't have made much difference since everyone in Sweet Hill already has his or her own preconceived notions about the general worth (or lack thereof) of the Walsh family. Given her family's reputation, Piper has few choices when it comes to gainful employment, which means working at Joe's Cabaret is the only job she can get. All Piper wants to do is earn enough money to get her and Malia out of town and into a better life, but that plan seems shot to hell once the oh-so-sexy and oh-so-annoying Hale turns up at Piper's workplace.The latest in Jordan's potently sensual Devil's Rock series delivers all of the realistically flawed characters and red-hot sexuality fans of these books have come to expect. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Library Journal Reviews

Living down her family's reputation in a small town like Sweet Hill, TX, isn't easy, but Piper Walsh has been doing her best to keep things together for her sister and herself until their brother gets out of prison and they can move away and start new lives. Who does condescending Sheriff Hale Walters think he is, interfering and telling her how to behave? Yet as the antagonism between them grows, so does an attraction that is impossible to resist, despite their best efforts. A girl from the wrong side of the tracks and an arrogant lawman clash superbly from the get-go in this supersteamy romance that benefits from a dash of menace and a life-altering revelation. VERDICT Sure to keep the pages turning and fans of the series enthralled. Jordan (The Scandal of It All) lives in Houston. [Previewed in Joyce Sparrow's "Love Is All Around," LJ 10/15/17.] Copyright 2017 Library Journal.

Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

Jordan's thoroughly enjoyable fourth Devil's Rock contemporary (after All Chained Up) brings family drama to the tiny town of Sweet Hill, Tex. Tenacious Piper's parents were famously terrible, so she doesn't expect the last name Walsh to get her anything in Sweet Hill but bad looks, false rumors, and a whole lot of trouble. Steely Sheriff Hale Walters is familiar with the Walsh family, but he doesn't let that—or the ice water Piper dumps in his lap—cloud his judgment regarding the young woman. Once he realizes his initial impression of her was wrong and his attraction to Piper intensifies, he reluctantly invokes his rule against dating women in his jurisdiction. Despite Piper's protests, he continues to find ways to assist her and her younger sister (of whom Piper is the legal guardian), and the constant interactions make it difficult for him and Piper to stay on opposite sides of the line they've drawn. Heat-loving readers will enjoy Hale's naughty, sexy side; he's a welcome reprieve from the usual tightly wound and inhibited sheriff character. Piper's dedication to her family balances out her rough edges. A twist here and turn there make this heady tale very fulfilling. Agent: Maura E. Kye-Casella, Don Congdon Associates. (Jan.) Copyright 2017 Publishers Weekly.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Butting heads constantly with arrogant sheriff Hale Walthers, Piper Walsh, with most of her family in jail or dead, is trying to build a good life for herself, but meets resistance from the handsome lawman at every turn. Original. By the New York Times best-selling author of All Chained Up. 100,000 first printing.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

“Sophie Jordan excels at writing sizzling hot reads!” —New York Times Bestselling Author Jill ShalvisFrom the wrong side of the tracks and with most of her family in jail or dead, Piper Walsh is used to everyone in town thinking the worst about her. It doesn’t seem to matter that she’s worked hard to build a good life for herself. So she isn’t surprised that when she comes into contact with Sweet Hill’s wildly irresistible, arrogant sheriff, Hale Walters, they’re instant adversaries. Piper has nothing in common with the town golden-boy-turned-lawman—and she refuses to be a notch on his bedpost.Despite rumors, Hale avoids fooling around with the women of Sweet Hill, many of whom are hoping to get him to the altar. But staying out of Piper’s path is proving near impossible. The infuriating troublemaker clearly has no respect for his badge. As she continues to push his buttons, it becomes clear to Hale that he must either arrest Piper—or claim her as his own.