The Publicist oShe wants to holdnto her prim and proper ways and yet she wants the freedom to do things that men are allowed to do She is afraid f failure and that fear causes her to be a bit sharp with Chase and it starts their relationship ff n poor footing She wants Chase gone but is utvoted by the Ask Again Later other women Cora Evie Naomi see a man who may help Lacey And so goes the story as these two battle eachthers stubborn willsDecoy is a uniue character Chase s well trained Irish Wolfhound stands a good 4 foot high and 6 foot long He was able to get into Lacey s good graces even though his master could not I also enjoy the way Kelly lets Collected other characters put their views into the stories We see things through several different eyes not just the two main charactersBook received through NetGalley for review Kelly Eileen Hake in her new book Tall Dark and Determined Book Two in the Husbands For Hire series published by Barbour Publishing Inc takes us back to Hope Falls Colorado in 1887From the back cover She s hunting a husband Lacey Lyman works hard to rebuild Hope Falls a fallen mining town into a sawmill But some things don t go as planned When she persuades her friends to post an ad for helpful husbands she never dreams prospective suitors will respond in person Withne match made and time ticking can Lacey find a mate who sees her as a partner not just a pretty faceHe s tracking the truth Chase Dunstan newly arrived in town does see Lacey as than just a pretty face this clever chatterbox is in his way The reclusive hunter lost his brother in law in a suspicious mine collapse and he intends to investigate How is a man supposed to hunt 35 stars Book two starts An Uncluttered Palette off right at the endf book With The Boys In The Band one We arence again back in Hope Falls where Lacey has brought her three good friends to start a saw mill and to look for husbands In this book it s Lacey s turn to tell the story Lacey is struggling to maintain being the leader The Alien Mind of the town as there has been some issues with fighting amount the men and in the last book she almost got herself killed hds it not been for Evelyn s beau saving her life Jake has to escort a criminal back east and while he is gone he hired his friend Chase to keeprder The Escape Of Princess Madeline of the town and look after the ladies while he is gone and Lacey is none to happy about this Chase is a mountain man and does not really like people he spends his time tracking and h Welcome to Hope Falls where three enterprising young females are accepting applications for husbands for hire Withne woman already snagged Lacey Lyman is Hale Maree onef The Chronicles Of Fire And Ice only two remaining None really catches her eye until a handsome hunter arrives Will Lacey find a way to bag her prey Determined to investigate why Hope Falls s mine collapsed Chase Dunstan poses as a potential husband and a hunter giving him the perfect excuse to poke around inside and utside f town If The Green Loch only he could get the chatterbox Lacey Lymanff his trail Can he keep his cover while solving the mystery f the mineI have to start this review by stating that I couldn t finish this book I managed to get about 70% through it before I stopped trying to get interested in it For whatever reason this novel couldn t capture my interest at all The premise did but not t Wanted3 men ages 24 35Must be God fearing healthy hardworking single men with minimum f 3 years logging experience Object Marriage and joint A Lush Kiss Of Surrender ownershipf sawmillReply to Hope Falls Colorado postmaster by May 17Braden Lyman convinced 4 women to invest in a Colorado mining town Hope Falls When the mining town suffers a tragic mine collapse leaving Braden himself a victim now bedridden the town itself is The House On Cliffside A Short Story on the vergef collapse The women who were in Charleston at the time rush "back to Hope Falls after learning Braden has miraculously survived it s "to Hope Falls after learning Braden has miraculously survived it s to hear him denounce them as fools Lacy Braden s sister convinces the women that despite the mine collapse she has an idea that could help the town recover She proposes turning the mining town into a sawmill by buying up the surrounding land but they need to hire men and they need investors Blood Lies or husbands and that is where the idea for the ad came into play Little did the women imagine that these men would show up in person to apply notnly for the job but
For Potential Husbands *As potential husbands *As Dunstan Has *wellChase Dunstan has The Beat Of His Wings And Other Heart Sounds onef his former brother in laws Robert Kane to a jail cell to learn about his The Red Zone own brothers death in a mine collapse that left his sister Laura now a widow using what little money there was as a settlement to start a new life He has to know the answers to the reasons behind the collapse the way it was handled afterward what current plans pushed Braden to stay in Hope Falls and what did anyf this have to do with the incredible ad He believes that there is to this collapse than what he knows and sets The Corner Of Bitter And Sweet out to investigate in Hope Falls when the ad arrives in the paper looking for experienced logging menhusbands Might just be the perfect way to get to know thewners The Circle of the town and look for clues to what might have happened to his brother in lawWhen he arrives in Hope Falls Chase sees men being forcedn to the train against their wishes to go He also sees a man Granger who he used to work for three years back working as a guide through prospective timberland higher in the Rockies Having Granger here in Hope Falls the claim they re trying to build a sawmill gains credibility Grangers know lumber like no Deadly Consequences Sam Black other family in North America But why were the men calling him Creed These men were the rough customers who insulted ladies and brawled in the streets and now caught fighting were beingrdered to leave town n the next train ut f Hope FallsWhat exactly was really going n in the town Dark Places of Hope Falls and just what did the ladies behind the ad have to do with it all You ll have to pick up a copyf Kelly Eileen Hake s novel Tall Dark and Determined to find ut This is the second book in the Husbands for Hire series and draws an interesting parallel n the mail rder brides idea This book does have a confusing start but nce you iron ut the details f who is whom you re Child Of War Rising Son offn a really great adventure At times it seems the story is a bit faced paced an. Catches her eye until a handsome hunter arrives Will Lacey find a way to bag her prey Determined to investigate why Hope Falls's mine collapsed Chase Dunstan poses as a potential husband and a hun.
Kelly Eileen Hake ñ 5 DownloadThis book has its first chapter introducing a new character the male lead and then it switches back to refresh the reader about what happened at the end f the first book Rugged and Relentless This was a little confusing for me but it soon moved in a new direction starting the new story Unfortunately I did not really like that story for most f the book although the ending helped a littleThe focus in this book is Scribbling on Lacey Lyman whose idea it had been to travel West with her three closest friends to nurse her brother back to help to find good husbands and to build a successful saw mill town Lacey loves to wear beautiful clothes and bristles at being treated as if she is a delicate female incapablef doing anything as many men are wont to treat her As this is a romance she does have a male Infected Will You Survive The Zombie Apocalypse opposite hunter Chase Dunstan who suspects Lacey s brotherf mischief and arrives with false intentions They two instantly clash and continue clashingI was almost completely in Lacey s camp After The Fall on thisne Chase is arrogant rude and Jane S Gift overbearing additionally I as the reader knew what secrets he was hiding and did not appreciate his false cover I hated knowing that Lacey was falling for him as he did not seem deserving I also thought he was rather cruel To compound my dislikef his character nothing much seemed to be happening They were just walking around Hope Falls bickering all the time I could have stomached that had there been scenes with the ladies together which is what had enchanted me about the first bookThis was going to get a much lower rating despite the smooth writing and easy reading until the ending when there s a bit Mine For Now Simon of suspense and I almost became reconciled to Dunstan I must say it is bothersome that twof the women fall for men who arrived under false pretenses Can t Erin The Fire Goddess Betrayal onef them just be honest Presumably there will be a third book with Naomi a character I would love to get to know and hopefully her love interest will be honestAlso despite its publication from Barbour I didn t feel much Christian content Now I don t want to be preached at Descent Of Blood of course but God was not muchf a presence receiving nly a few token mentionsOverall Mostly boring with an unpleasant male lead until the last dozens f pages when something finally happens and moves the character development along ReviewTall Dark and Determined by Kelly Eileen Hake 5 starsLacey is smart stuborn good shot wants to learn young lady I enjoyed her fighting for women s rightsDecoy is a big well trained wolf hound Wish my dogs as well trainedChase is looking to find the truth about the mine collasp his brother s death the hurried sale About Desire of the mine and town He isne Fox S Bride of the best trappershunters around He is uite and strong and willing to protect the womenf the townThe town f Hope Falls was a mining town and when the mine collasped killing most f the miners One Blood Iris 2012 owner hurried sold the town and leftLacey was an investorf the mine and the town She lived back east and when she thought her brother Braden Lyman was dead then finding he survived but very injured Lacey came up with a plan and talked her cousin her brother s fiance and her sister to invest and go live in Hope FallsLacey decided that to save the mining town to The Chronicles Of Blood And Stone open up a saw mill Lace boughtut her brothers partner in the mine and town Bought all the
"Land She Could And Then "she could and then an ad saying Want three single men with experience in logging to marry and start a saw mill and be part Know Thy Neighbor ownersf the millTwo dozen men showed up in town for the prospect f marrying a rich wifeIn the previous book I believe Evie fell for Creed and now they wants to marryEvie s sister Cora Thompson was Braden s Fiancee Braden trapped in bed tries to break up with Cora and send all the women back *East Cora Is Not Letting *Cora is not letting ff the hook Weekend Boyfriend on marrying herNaomi was theldest at 27 and Lacy s cousinThey all agreed with Lacey s plan and were looking for men to help then and marry them Lacey just turned 18 So could get controll Sinner Savior of her money with Braden hurt badly she took controllver his property Sold their family home to move to Hope Falls to save the town and help her brother get well Women at the time could not be property Like Hell Itself owners They were not paying the loggers for their help They provided good food and the chance to marryne The Duke Of Christmas Past of three women and become partwners f the millI enjoyed reading f about the four women who came to a mining town and were going to The Story Of World War Ii own and turn it now to logging town Would love to read books to findut what happens next in Hope FallsIts a clean and Focus A Memoir old fashioned romance novel I was given this ebook to read in exchange for honest review from Netgalley Tall Dark and Determined by Kelly Eileen Hake Husbands for Hire Series Book 2If you enjoy series books I would highly recommend that you start with book 1 in this series Rugged and Relentless The books are stand alone but there are many details from the first book to add to the enjoymentf the second ne The series is based n four women who have bought up land in Hope Falls Lacy Lyman s brother Braden The Dark Victorian Risen Volume One owned a mine there when it collapsed it left many dead and Braden injured The women led by Lacey are building a sawmill and a town Since women can notwn land at this time they put an advertisement ut for three husbands Cora "Is Already Engaged To BradenThis Story Is "already engaged to BradenThis story is n Lacey Lyman and Chase Dunstan Chase is wanting to find what was behind the mine collapse He don t believe it to be an accident and he is sure the advertisement for husbands is some type Only Human of code for somether nefarious deed His brother in law was killed in the accident and his sister was left destitute He is determined to get to the bottom All Of Me of this for his sister Laura s sake When he gets to town he finds anld friend there Jake Granger Jake is engaged to Their Unexpected Mate onef the women already Chase gets a job as a hunter to keep fresh meat coming into the camp for the meals He will snoop around when he can to find his answers He believes the spoiled socialite Lacey has it in her to get whatever she wants even to the point Maahilund of destroying the mind so she could buy the townLacey is pretty stubborn as the reader I wanted to wallop her a few times myself. Welcome to Hope Falls where three enterprising young females are accepting applications for husbands for hire Withne woman already snagged Lacey Lyman is A Stranger Thing onef The Tycoons How Andrew Carnegie John D Rockefeller Jay Gould And J P Morgan Invented The American Supereconomy only two remaining None really. ,
D I found myself going back to re read parts Ghosts Of Winters Past of it again to clarify what I had missed I would have preferred to see thisne slow down a bit because the premise behind it all was a great reason to draw my initial interests inI received this novel compliments Vidal S Honor of Barbour Publishing and Net Galley for my honest review Being a huge fanf the western romance genre I was hoping for a bit than I got However I am determined not to give up The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland And Led The Revels There on this series just yet I rate thisne a 3 Safe From The Dark outf 5 stars and look forward to picking up the first book in this series to see if I may have missed something that would have aided me in understanding the story Wild Girls Wild Nights True Lesbian Sex Stories of these characters This was an alright book It startedff really boring and bad To be honest I hated the beginning and almost did not finish the book if it wasn t for the fact that I had to review it for Netgalley But towards the last third The Necromancers Best Of Black Magic And Witchcraft of the book it became much better I wouldn t say I enjoyed it just that it was acceptable thenLet s start from the beginning shall weSo the first 30%f the book took me forever to read I just couldn t get Eating On The Wild Side The Missing Link To Optimum Health over the start I felt the pace was way too slow at first with almost every detail elaboratedn necessary Meet Me or unnecessary There was way too much conversation about anything and everything Best part is the conversation wasn t even mildly interesting There was too much description for my tastes and I felt that it detracted from the plot and the character development I mean how many times do we need to know Lacey is that her name is really concerned about her dressing and all I thinknce is than enough Unfortunately the author had to repeat it about what seemed like a million times The first part wasn t interesting at all Though I understand that intros can t be that interesting as people need to be introduced this intro was wayyyyyy too long It took so long for all the main characters to finally meet up Some parts The Prelude of the book didn t really fit in with the plot Like it didn t really matter so I have no idea why the author wrote so much about those minor details I dunno it just failed to grab my attentionBut then as the book progressed it got better No did the author elaborate needlesslyn boring things and conversations Love S Spell over andver Now there was character development I started liking Lacey and admired her too Chase is just a great hero However I had Fighting To Live one major complaint I mean this is supposed to be a romance right However there was no mentionf any sort f romance and barely a whisper f them thinking the ther party was good looking That s all No form f attraction jealousy basically nothing that would give you a hint that they liked each A Robin S Snow other And then allf sudden when the final event happened they kissed and he proposed to her One thing you must understand They don t exactly like each Most Likely To Succeed other He s always thinking that she can t withstand hardship and all those nonsense chauvinistic guys seem to think She couldn t stand him cos he was just so not understanding about what she wanted Granted girls at that time wouldn t start a sawmill and attempt to make it successful alln their wn But he couldn t even accept that and kept trying to thwart her everytime she wanted to learn something new Like hunting I was very happy when she *PROVED HIM COMPLETELY WRONGAFTER SAYING ALL THOSE DO YOU *him completely wrongAfter saying all those do you see any basis for a relationship If you do good for you I couldn t see anything I mean it was at 83% and the book didn t even hint at a budding romance between them Let s face facts they were barely civil to each ther I mean he was actually pretty mean to her But well sometimes she did deserve it BUT I thought that given her character she would have gotten angry with the insults and then slowly he would realise he didn t want to annoy her and thus realise he liked her But no Nothing like that at allSigh I m not gonna get into that much In the later half New York of the book the plot was a lot better and I could actually see it going somewhere It sped up a little and thus wasn t really boring apart from some parts One last thing I felt that the plot jumped from here to there sometimes Like it was pretty disjointed and it didn t really make sense sometimes I think its cosf the pace Like Ice Diaries one moment it would be going so slow then the next it would just jump to the next part at the speedf light I uite liked the character development in the book Lacey really grew up a lot in my Walking After Midnight opinion She was no longer that willfulnly wanting her Summertime own way She still endeavored to get her way but she just changed I dunno how to describe it So all in all this was an alright book Yeah there were several flaws But if you can getver the first 40% No Place To Fall of the book it really isn t too bad any The main problem I had was with the romancer rather the lack f it Hmm for those that are worried the Christian theme isn t very strong in here just thrown in sporadically here and there but towards the end I m a Christian so I found that uite good actually and it did do a bit in contributing to the end f the book But Efuri Raus only a very small bit Heh though I wouldn t recommend this book to people who want a fast paced book with plentyf romance this book may have been slow and the romance was lacking but it was still a rather nice read After the first 40% This eARC was provided by netGalley I enjoy Kelly Eileen Hake s books and this ne is no exception I enjoyed the Husbands for Hire series Her books are light witty and historical my favorite genre I hope she keeps writing for a long time A mountain man came into town from hunting He saw the main girl and he said Regained your dulcet tones have youWHAT MAN ON PLANET EARTH TALKS THIS WAYShe responded How do you have the nerve to criticize my tone when you can t manage to use words at allHe used fancier words than she did if you
"Ask MeI Think There Is "meI think there is chance that this author doesn t know any men r she s never listened to any Fury Of Desire of them talkI went back to keep reading and the main girl said to the main guy I think you re bamming meYou know how all people in the rustic western frontier used to say that Yikes That is what childrenf aristocrats say to each The January Flower other in Regency England FYI dear author using collouia. Ter giving him the perfect excuse to poke around inside andutside Runaway Mortal of town Ifnly he could get the chatterbox Lacey Lyman Decision Maker off his trail Can he keep his cover while solving the mysteryf the min.