The Sheriff’s Daughter by Kay Stockham

The Sheriff’s Daughter

They must obey the laws…of attraction!

Deputy Liam McKenna is dreading the next two weeks. His assignment: watching over the sheriff’s daughter, Carly Taggert. Liam has known Carly—and her knack for getting into trouble—since high school. With her kind heart and optimistic nature, she never intends that trouble, but it sure is attracted to her. He expects to be kept on his toes.

What he doesn’t expect is protecting her from himself.

No one is more surprised by the intense passion between them than Liam. Still, nothing can ever happen. She’s the boss’s daughter and Liam’s responsibility. He needs to be professional. At all times. Too bad Carly isn’t about to make it easy for him.

The Review

The classic preacher’s daughter, only Caroline Taggert’s father isn’t the preacher, but the sheriff. I’m not sure why, but I’ve never paused to think about the sheriff’s daughter. This made The Sheriff’s Daughter quite a refreshing read; a fun idea that I really enjoyed!

The writer has a nice flow to her writing. The dialogue comes easy, and naturally fitting the situation and surroundings in each scene. My favorite part of the book was the sexual tension. Stockham proves to have a knack for building it up. During the first kiss I was absolutely wrapped in the moment. From chapter one I could feel it start, and by the time it happened I was feeling every bit of the sudden realization and anticipation characters experienced. By the end of the kiss I was thinking, “That was good for me, how ’bout y’all?”

This book is emotionally heavy, with lots of baggage for our hero to work through. They are both head strong, which makes for good conflict. Carly is strong. You can tell that even though being the Sheriff’s daughter has been, at times, a burden, it’s made her the great woman she is now.

I really have no complaints for this read. It’s engaging, fun, intense but not dark. I wouldn’t have minded laughing a bit more, but that fact doesn’t take away from how good this story was. Stockham is a wonderful writer, and I’ll definitely be paying attention to her future books, and may even dip into her backlist.

4/5    

You can find out more about Kay Stockham, at her website, by clicking here. And you can purchase The Sheriff’s Daughter at the following:

Harlequin | Barnes & NoblesAmazon

eHarlequinNook | Sony | Kindle

*I received this book via netgalley in exchange for a fair review.

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2 Responses

  1. sounds like a wonderful read!

  2. Definitely dip into the backlist. I’ve been happy with every Kay Stockham book I’ve ever read.

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