Author: Bobbi Smith ISBN: 0843956658 11/2006 HISTORICAL Publisher: DORCHESTER
RRAH's THOUGHTS AND PONDERINGS:
Bobbi Smith knows how to write westerns, and her new release, HIRED GUN, is no exception. Although not as sexy as her previous books, HIRED GUN still packs a punch when it comes to romance and adventure.
HIRED GUN tells the story of the Ryan family. Faith, Abbie and Mason have been running the ranch since their parents died. When Abbie and Mason encounter renegade Apache Indians, Mason gets shot and Abbie gets kidnapped. Now, Faith will do whatever she can to heal Mason and find Abbie.
Trent Marshall is the best hired gun in Texas. When he learns about Abbie's kidnapping, he agrees to meet with Faith and offer himself up for the job. What he doesn't realize is Faith is the same beautiful woman he danced with the previous night and that she's as stubborn as a mule.
Faith agrees to hire him and plans on riding out with him to find Abbie. Trent, who always works alone, is now going to be tracking the Apache with three other people—one being Faith.
As the days pass, Trent is impressed with Faith's determination and compassion, and soon they realize that they share a common affection for each other. However, their feelings must be pushed aside until they find Abbie. Poor Abbie, being beaten and abused by the Apache, one can only hope that she is found soon.
HIRED GUN was a bit predictable, but still enjoyable nevertheless. Bobbie Smith writes exciting westerns with sexy heroes and brazen heroines. Although this book isn't one of my favorite books written by her, it's still a recommended read, especially for all the western romance readers.