Whirlwind Groom by Debra Cowan released on Dec 28, 2004 is available now for purchase.
About the Author
Like many writers, Debra Cowan made up stories in her head as a child. Her BA in English was obtained with the intention of following family tradition and becoming a school teacher, but after she wrote her first novel, there was no looking back. In 1993, she sold her first manuscript and now writes both historical and contemporary romantic suspense for Harlequin/Silhouette. Debra loves to hear from readers. She can be reached through her website at: www.debracowan.net
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Whirlwind Groom (Harlequin Historicals #738) based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
In 1882 Galveston, Ian McDougal killed the fiancé and parents of Josie Webster. The judge freed the killer. Over the next two years, Ian and three siblings went on a murder rampage, but his siblings are dead and he waits trial in Whirlwind, Texas...................... For four days, Josie has staked out the jail. Her actions seems obvious to Sheriff Davis Lee Holt; he assumes she plans to help Ian escape, an action he will never allow to happen. Josie is in town working on insuring justice occurs as she does not trust the Republic¿s judicial system. If that means helping Ian break out so be it, but her plan also calls for killing Ian, as she lives for vengeance. At least that is all she has breathed since that judge set Ian free until she met the sheriff who has reawakened her other feelings besides hatred..................... The third ¿Whirlwind¿ western romance is a fabulous historical that sub-genre fans will believe is a post holiday treat. The story line contains two protagonists who do not trust the other gender, which leads to resisting the growing attraction to one another. Ian is a psychopath who enjoys killing so the audience will support and commiserate with Josie¿s need for closure with vengeance being her only hope. Debra Cowen provides a delightful Texas late nineteenth century romance................ Harriet Klausner
This is book three in the Whirlwind Series (though of course, it could stand alone--but why when there are two other good books to read beforehand) and the best one so far! I loved it from the get go, and I mean the very get go--Debra Cowan's dedication put a big smile on my face right off the bat. If you read the first two books you'll be pleased to know that in "Whirlwind Groom", Davis Lee finally gets his chance at love with a girl named Josie. Josie has come to secretly avenge the death of her loved ones and Davis Lee, the sheriff, has strong suspicions about her motives for coming to Whirlwind. Davis Lee saves Josie a couple times (ya gotta love a hero) and they both fight their feelings for each other because it's getting in the way of what they want to do. The nicest part of the story is that fighting their feelings has actual basis in this book. So many times in other romance novels the characters are fighting their attraction for no real reason at all and it becomes frustrating. This is not the case here...both Davis Lee and Josie have very valid reasons for trying to keep clear of each other...but of course, that's impossible. My favorite part of the book is the flirting. Yes people, a man and women are actually flirting here, wooho! I can never understand in other books how people can fall in love but hardly even look at each other beforehand. This story not only contains an interesting plot, but very "real" characters--I love that!I was sad to see this story come to an end...but the great news is that there are still two more books in the series to go!