March 19, 2017

Series Sunday: Breathless

(Old West #2) 

Series Sunday is a bookish meme hosted by Literary Marie of Precision Revision. I encourage all of my fellow book bloggers and bookhearts to play along.
  • Read an installment of a series.
  • Share your review/recommendation below.
  • Include the title, author and series name.

"Thank you for the novel cure." ~ pg. 220

My Series Sunday pick is Breathless, the second book in the Old West trilogy by Beverly Jenkins. Portia Carmichael is determined to focus on work, women's suffrage, guard her heart and keep her high-collared blouse buttoned. She works as the manager of one of Arizona territory's finest hotels and hopes to expand her bookkeeping career.

Portia pays no mind to the many suitors hoping to court her. Until a handsome cowboy from the past rides into town on his blue stallion. Kent Randolph hasn't seen Portia since she was around 12 years old. Now she's a stunning, passionate grown woman. Suddenly Kent has reason to stop drifting through the Old West and perhaps settle down in Portia's arms.

"It was easy to see that she wanted him, too, but was it enough for her to let go of her stance on remaining unmarried? He needed an answer because she was the only woman he wanted as his wife." ~ pg. 219

Portia Carmichael and Kent Randolph are two characters that I wanted paths to cross. They are so different, yet work well as a hotel/ranch team. Following the footsteps of Uncle Rhine and Aunt Eddy, Portia may have found the man that is worthy of letting her guard down and loosening her strong will. It is apparent through the author's well written descriptions and dialogue that love cannot be ignored; let it take your breath away.

I enjoyed Breathless just as much as the first book of this trilogy, Forbidden. I hate for this Old West story to end but looking forward to the final novel featuring Portia's little sister, Regan. Is she really going to be a mail-order bride? O_O

I will forever support my fellow Cass Technician who consistently releases 5-heart historical fiction novels. Want a quality love story with a bit of history and action? Breathless is it!

Title: Breathless
Author: Beverly Jenkins
Published: January 2017
Pages: 376
Edition: Paperback
Challenge: Popsugar—A Book Set in a Hotel; Bookish—Read a Love Story
Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥

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