I received this book for free from Avon in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Beautiful Lawman by Sophie Jordan
Also in this series: All Chained Up, Hell Breaks Loose, Fury on Fire
Series: Devil's Rock #4
Published by Avon on December 26 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Small Town
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 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.
Beautiful Lawman is a story that brings two souls that are from opposite sides of the tracks…will these two strong personalities be able to find a balance in co-exist in a world that says otherwise?
Beautiful Lawman was such a beautifully written story and I have to say that other than book one, this book is one of the most well-written books of the series and I fell head over heels in love with it. There was just nothing better than this book and I never wanted their story to end. It brings some interesting elements that you wouldn’t really expect and they just fit so well into this story.
This marvelous book has some key players that you are destined to fall in love with…..
- Hale Walters, the current sheriff and lawman, he is driven, hardworking and sees in black and white and from a respected family
- Piper Walsh, our courageous heroine, is hardworking, protective of her family and will do anything for those she loves
I would like to say that out of all the books in this Devil Rock series, I would say that Beautiful Lawman made the biggest impression on me. I honestly just couldn’t get enough of this one and just wanted more and more of Hale and Piper because when it ended, even though it had me in tears and smiles I just fell in love with these characters so much I just didn’t want the book to end. However, the story doesn’t begin with smiles that is for sure.
Our tale begins when Piper is desperate to keep her current job which is waitressing at a strip club and bar. She refuses to dance, but being a waitress where she can just wear her jeans she is more than okay with. She is barely keeping it together with supporting her teenage sister and having to provide for both of them since their parents made horrible errors in judgment and now their older brother is in jail for a crime he didn’t commit. Piper bears a ton of guilt on her shoulds, and in the later part of the story, we learn just how big of a loud she has been emotionally and mentally carrying. However, she is hardworking and will do anything for her sister. But when her sister gets arrested for being out with friends late, Piper ends up having to quit her job to pick her up from the station where she has a little run-in with Hale. Hale and Piper tangle in words but there is a sizzling bond between them even though they don’t think very highly of each other. Soon though, Hale starts to see a different side of things and Piper begins to realize how dedicated and good-hearted Hale really is. But will their love be strong enough to stand the tide of secrets and a forbidden love…
What a whopper of a story and boy this just had me on tenterhooks and I never wanted to put it down!! I read this book easily in one sitting and considering I struggled with the past couple of books, that is saying something. I was very nervous to read this book, but after reading some positive reviews I knew I needed to pick it up and so glad that I did because it was AMAZING!! One of the best contemporary romances I have had the pleasure to read this year. What impressed me the most was the way this author handled “opposite side of the tracks” issue here. Because they really are on opposite side of the tracks. Our hero is from a community respected family, a lawman and women are always chasing after him. Then we have our heroine, who comes from a family that most spit on. Her family always has the tendency to be on the wrong side of the law. Her mother and brother have been in prison, although her brother is innocent, in the eyes of the town they live in, no one looks highly on their family. Piper has to resort to a strip bar for work because no one respectable will take her on. I really admired Piper’s courage and tenacity. She has this inner strength most people would die for to have. She definitely doesn’t have it easy, and doesn’t complain. She does what she can to make sure her sister will succeed in life and I love how dedicated she is. She also isn’t afraid to speak her mind to the Sherriff who is drop-dead gorgeous. It was pretty awe-inspiring to see Hale learn more about Piper and realize she isn’t like her family, and when he learns the truth about her situation I just wanted to cheer him on because he becomes so worthy of her. He truly stands by her even if she doesn’t accept it always.
Beautiful Lawman is a true delight to read and will spin you here and there and sideways in all manner of good ways, A MUST READ FOR ROMANCE LOVERS…..TRULY REMARKABLE!!