Author: Beverly Jenkins
Series: Old West, #3
Publication Date: January 30, 2018
What kind of mail-order bride greets her intended with a bullet instead of a kiss? One like Regan Carmichael—an independent spirit equally at home in denims and dresses. Shooting Dr. Colton Lee in the shoulder is an honest error, but soon Regan wonders if her entire plan to marry a man she’s never met is a mistake. Colton, who buried his heart along with his first wife, insists he only wants someone to care for his daughter. Yet Regan is drawn to the unmistakable desire in his gaze.
Regan’s far from the docile bride Colton was expecting. Still, few women would brave the wilds of Wyoming Territory for an uncertain future with a widower and his child. The thought of having a bold, forthright woman like Regan in his life—and in his arms—begins to inspire a new dream. And despite his family’s disapproval and an unseen enemy, he’ll risk all to make this match a real union of body and soul.
I discovered Beverly Jenkins when I watched the documentary, Love Between the Covers, and not only did I like her as a person, but I was interested in her books as they sounded good and because of something she said. Ms. Jenkins pointed out that a lot of people in the romance genre read about aliens of different colors and all other manner of beings, so why should they have any trouble reading one of her books? I thought she was absolutely right and I decided that the next chance I got, I would read one of her books. That chance came along with Tempest and I’m so glad that it did. I fell in love with Tempest in the first few pages and my love for it only grew — it was a spectacular read!
Doc Lee is one fine hero and an amazing man. He’s dependable and generous and giving. You can always count on him to have your back and help someone out of the goodness of his heart. And he truly has a good heart. Colt is kind and true and it was just impossible not to fall in love with him.
I can say the same with Regan although I have to admit I loved her more than the good doctor, but trust me, you’ll understand why when you meet her. Regan is strong and fierce and independent. She can take care of herself, she’s a boss without question, and she has a mind of her own. Regan is also kind and thoughtful and completely down to earth. She is an incredible woman and I wholeheartedly loved her!
Tempest started out with a bang and kept my interest all the way through until the very end. It made me laugh, made my heart ache at times and had injustices that angered me along with the characters. Tempest was full of passion, mystery, and sweet, heart melting moments. It was such a joy to read and I can’t wait to read more from Ms. Jenkins!
Tempest is the third book in the Old West series, but it can be can be read as a standalone. It’s told from Colton and Regan’s POV and they do get their happy ending.
~ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Stars
About the Author:
Beverly Jenkins is the recipient of the 2017 Romance Writers of America Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award, as well as the 2016 Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award for historical romance. She has been nominated for the NAACP Image Award in Literature, was featured both in the documentary “Love Between the Covers” and on CBS Sunday Morning.Since the publication of Night Song in 1994, she has been leading the charge for multicultural romance, and has been a constant darling of reviewers, fans, and her peers alike, garnering accolades for her work from the likes of The Wall Street Journal, People Magazine, and NPR.