Amelia Smarts-Bringing Trouble Home

It’s been a while since Amelia had a new book. I guess that’s what happens when real life gets in the way. I’m not going to complain though, I am more than happy to read anything Amelia puts out, whenever it releases. So I was really excited to get to read her newest one, Bringing Trouble Home.

This one is set in late 1800s Texas. Amelia tends to write sexy historical cowboys, so this is very comfortably in her wheelhouse. The way that the story goes is that there is a young woman named Willow. She’s an orphan, and is just a bit of a hellraiser. She drinks, plays cards, chews tobacco, and oh yeah, throws bricks through the windows of people’s houses. After one too many times in trouble, the town marshall has had just about enough of her. So he’s going to do something about it. He calls on local rancher Heath. He wants Heath to take her in, give her a job, and teach her to live on the straight and narrow. Heath is a widower with two young children whose housekeeper just quit, so he needs someone who can help with all the cooking, cleaning, and housework. So, sure he’ll give Willow a job. Willow who has been running wild for years, even before her mother died. It’ll be a perfect fit, right?

I love Willow’s strength and determination. She has an awful lot of grit and that really stands her in good stead, I think. She’s loving, caring, and has such a good heart. She’s also impulsive AF, and well, you can probably guess what kind of treatment that gets from Heath, right?

Heath is a truly good man. He’s patient, loyal, calm, and caring. You can see how caring he is just by seeing how he treats his children, even when they are screaming at the tops of their lungs or telling him that they hate him. He never yells or loses his temper. A truly good man, who just wants to help people.

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I like what happens the second time that Willow goes to the shop. I really like how she handles things.

OK, that’s all for this one. Go check it out! Happy reading!

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