The Sheriff and the Innocent Housekeeper (Historical Western Novella) [NOOK Book]

Overview

The Sheriff and the Innocent Housekeeper
Historical Western Romance/Novella
Approximately 20,000 Words

When Becky Hamilton is orphaned at the tender age of fourteen, she comes to live with her aunt in Waco and begins work cooking and cleaning for the town’s brooding young sheriff. Mesmerized immediately ...
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The Sheriff and the Innocent Housekeeper (Historical Western Novella)

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Overview

The Sheriff and the Innocent Housekeeper
Historical Western Romance/Novella
Approximately 20,000 Words

When Becky Hamilton is orphaned at the tender age of fourteen, she comes to live with her aunt in Waco and begins work cooking and cleaning for the town’s brooding young sheriff. Mesmerized immediately with his raw masculinity and sinewy strength, her fascination turns to love as the years pass and his honest integrity is revealed.

Jake Cooper manages to ignore his pretty, little orphaned housekeeper for three long years. But when she begins a subtle metamorphosis from girl to woman, he can’t control his consuming need for her any longer. It has been his job to protect the town all these years, but who will protect her from him?

Excerpt:

Becky clutched the plate to her mid-section, standing as still as a rabbit caught in a predators sight, when she saw the way he stood at the door, watching her.

Her hands began the all too familiar shaking, and she heard a roaring sound in her ears and a crashing, splintering noise at her feet. She looked down at the broken plate and in her confusion quickly bent down to retrieve it. A sharp pain in her hand jerked her upright again.

The spell was broken when his deep voice intruded on herconsciousness. “Goddammit!”
Becky stood immobile as he pushed off the door and was quickly upon her. He picked up her hand in his. “Becky, what the hell?”

She looked down at his hands holding hers and saw a stream of blood running from a cut on her finger. She realized she had compounded her mistake by cutting her finger. The plate was in shards on the floor. She knew those plates had belonged to his mother. Tears welled in her eyes.“I’m sorry, Sheriff.”

He pulled her to the kitchen and his large body crowded her against the counter as he held her hand where it was bleeding. His arms wrapped around her from behind, his chest pressed into her back as he held her bleeding finger in the pail of cold water. The water turned pink as she tried not to faint.

His mouth moved to her ear. “You’re more trouble than you’re worth.” He growled the words in her ear. His warm breath caressed her face.

“I’m sorry about your m-mother’s china.” Her voice wobbled from the impact of his nearness.

He reached around and tugged her chin up and around so he could look into her eyes. “You know this isn’t about the goddamn china, don’t you, Becky?”

From the Author
I hope you enjoy The Sheriff and the Innocent Housekeeper as much as I enjoyed writing it. If you've read any of my other works, this story is a little bit different. It's a historical western and much sweeter than what I normally write. I wanted to try my hand at something different, and Sheriff Jake Cooper was born. Although quite a bit more romantic than my other stories to date, I hope you find it every bit as sexy and entertaining.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013099357
  • Publisher: Lynda Chance
  • Publication date: 8/15/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 15,119
  • File size: 226 KB

Meet the Author

Lynda loves words, whether she's reading them or writing them. Having spent countless hours looking for the exact kind of hero (in print!) that fuels her fantasies, she decided to create him herself. She writes romance novels, novellas and short-stories, all with a dominating, alpha-male hero and a heroine he can't manage to walk away from. Her stories are sometimes shockingly hot and sensual, but are always monogamous and contain only one hero and one heroine. A happy ending is a must!

Lynda has lived her whole life in Texas and resides in Galveston County where she spends most of her free time gardening and transforming her tiny house on the water into a cottage fit for a queen. (or a romance novelist.)

Lynda has been married for twenty-five years to the man of her dreams and has two kids away at college.
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2011

    Ok

    It was a quick read, not much character development. The leading guy appeared a little too controlling for the likes of me and the leading lady a little too quick to please. Overall it was just ok, not necessarily something i would recommend to a friend but it was worth the .99 cents i paid for it.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2012

    Stupid and Dumb, glad it was free

    The synopsis sounded good, but the story was shallow, short and dumb.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2011

    Its good

    Its a good book, but way to short.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2011

    loved it!

    Great story! would read more from this author.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 15, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    Great Read

    Enjoyed it will read others.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2011

    Anonymous

    I liked it. To me love is more important than material gain and although jake was worried about not provinding enough for Becky, they still had their happy ending.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2011

    Highly recommended, a great read

    Becky was able to teach Jake that a fancy house and money from another suitor was not all that important to her. What she really wanted was the love a wonderful person who wanted her for what she was and treated her with respect and love.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2013

    Good

    So good enjoyed reading

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2012

    Recommend

    Although past reviewers state that there is no character development, there is. The reader is introduced to the main characters that have a history with one another over a period of 3 years. I for one am glad that this man did not have any feelings for her when she was 14, creepy, but did develope feelings for her as she grew older. Lets remember the timeline here, 1872. Girls at that age were considered old and married off. Was he over bearing and a brute, not really, just a guy dealing with his insecurities. Another good book by Ms. Chance.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 7, 2012

    Adorable

    Usually I don't like novels where the heroine "pines" after the hero for years but this one pulls it off. A great read. Only complaint was it was too short! I wanted more. This book introduced me to Lynda Chance and I have bought all her other books!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2013

    LOVED THIS

    THIS STORY IS SO AMAZING... ITS' PURE LOVE

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2012

    good

    A really good love stoty that could be a true love story

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 12, 2012

    I'm pretty sure this "love story" can turn into a dome

    I'm pretty sure this "love story" can turn into a domestic violence story or some form of spousal abuse. The sheriff's jealousy and his expectation of his wife to obey combined with the girl being 17 and wanting nothing but his happiness is not romantic. The girl has no character development other than her devotion to an obnoxious man.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2013

    Holy crap thats lame

    She tried not to faint when she cut her finger? Oh poor baby. So lame it made me cry.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2013

    Mamasaint60

    It's a good read. A cute love story to save and read again. JS

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2013

    Historical Western Romance

    A short story that is worth reading. I think I'll read more historical romance from now on.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2013

    Sweet

    I really enjoyed this sweet story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2012

    Good book

    The book was good but definitely not my favorite...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2012

    will recomemed this book to my friends

    This was a very good novel. I plan to buy more.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2012

    highly rated

    Enjoyed

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