"It would seem Annabelle inherited more than she expected."
Reviewed by Sandra Wurman
Posted January 5, 2019
Romance Western | Romance Suspense
Never fails to amaze me how a writer can think of intricate
details that add the tiers to their stories. Especially
those that start out like a simple sweet romance and page by
page turn into a crime novel. BJ Daniels confounds me with
her innate talent to turn something simple into something
both devious and innocent. And yet here she goes again. In
HARD RUSTLER B.J. Daniels brings us back to small town
Montana to a bittersweet reunion of sorts of two teenage
sweethearts. So sweet and innocent. Annabelle is returning
home to settle her Grandmother Frankie's estate which means
selling the house. Annabelle and her two sisters were raised
by Frankie in that house. Memories are quite wonderful even
though Annabelle had left after high school and never looked
back. HARD RUSTLER is the first book in B.J. Daniels new
series Whitehorse, Montana:
The Clementine Sisters.
There were many parts of Annabelle left behind on her quest
for fame and fortune as a model. Her career had been a
success until events not in her control spiraled leaving her
on the outside of the world she had come to love. Coming
back to Whitehorse was bittersweet on so many levels.
Annabelle missed her grandmother and dreaded coming face to
face with Dawson the young man left behind so many years
ago. But as luck would have it Dawson is the first person
that crosses her path. In a small town it is almost
impossible to live a private life. And yet as time passes
Annabelle comes to realize that her grannie did just that.
Grannie was well known and beloved. And yet there were
things about grannie's past that had been successfully
hidden all these years.
Bit by bit as Annabelle works tirelessly to straighten out
the house and rid it of the mess of things her grandmother
hoarded. Dawson is working right alongside Annabelle to
clean up and fix grannie's house. His feelings for his Annie
haven't changed in all these years but he is a realist and
fully acknowledged that her time in Whitehorse is short. As
soon as the house is fixed up and ready for sale Annie will
once again be on her way to the lifestyle she had become
accustomed, once again leaving Dawson behind and in his mind
the sooner the better. But something sinister is happening
in this small town centered on grannie's house. Shadows
spotted. Strange cars parked. Annabelle seems convinced the
odd noises were that of possible intruders. Imagination
going wild. Sadness over loss of her grandmother, fights
with her sisters and angst over residual feelings for Dawson.
BJ Daniels developed quite a somewhat amusing tale in HARD
RUSTLER. Totally unexpected with her innocent start but
building into a mob crime story. Not sure how she ever
conjured up this one but it is chock full of surprises and
the requisite awe moment when we get it. Great characters
and an intriguing drama all add up to another fabulous BJ
Daniels book and awesome beginning to a new series.
New York Times bestselling author B.J.
Daniels serves up her newest Whitehorse, Montana series—The
Clementine Sisters—and a classic bonus story all in one
Hard Rustler—Annabelle “Annie” Clementine is back in
Whitehorse, Montana, to sell her late grandmother’s house.
There’s nothing cowboy Dawson Rogers wants more than to see
Annie on the road out of town. Except along with the house,
Annie inherited a mystery that could kill her…
Shotgun Bride—Handsome as sin and wild as the Western wind:
that’s Shane Corbett. No way is he settling down—especially
not with a cowgirl from small-town Whitehorse. But when
Maddie Cavanaugh is kidnapped, Shane saddles up to bring her
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