Powerful Sam Pickett is used to getting his way So he is baffled when Kate Wells, a feisty little hellion who steps between him and a bullet in the back, isn t remotely interested in becoming his latest plaything despite the fact she s poor, with an aunt and blind sister to support Sam s life is transformed by this compassionate, hardworking woman who is strangely cynical for one so young He fully intends to make Kate his bride, but that could prove to be the greatest challenge of his life


10 thoughts on “Sierra Bride

  1. Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books) Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books) says:

    I liked this book a lot It s different from the other two books by Ms Kernan that I have read and enjoyed, but that s good I like to see an author doing different things and mixing it up One thing that was similar, and the most important thing, is Ms Kernan s ability to write a story that engages me, and her penchant for troubled characters falling in love with each other.My thoughts Sam was a sexy guy He had charisma I loved that Sam built himself from the ground up, from a very troub I liked this book a lot It s different from the other two books by Ms Kernan that I have read and enjoyed, but that s good I like to see an author doing different things and mixing it up One thing that was similar, and the most important thing, is Ms Kernan s ability to write a story that engages me, and her penchant for troubled characters falling in love with each other.My thoughts Sam was a sexy guy He had charisma I loved that Sam built himself from the ground up, from a very troubled past He did something to survive that really tortured him, and made him feel unworthy of love He wasn t always the most honorable guy in the way he interacted with Kate, but he still showed her a lot of TLC, which counts forin my book Normally, I don t like mistress storylines very much Sam didn t have honest intentions towards Kate initially, which bothered me He saw the fire in her and thought she was sexy, so he wanted to get her into his bed He didn t really think about that being the last thing a woman who was trying to stay respectable would need That struck me as being a little selfish of him although he wasthan willing to provide for her material needs , which made me unhappy with Sam However, it was clear that there was a powerful attraction between Sam and Kate, and that had me interested As I continued to read, I could see why Sam avoided marriage He had two reasons fear of commitment because of being rejected by the family who adopted his brother but left him because he was older, and also because of his feelings of unworthiness as a person Ms Kernan did a good job of showing that Sam was a down to earth guy, who might not have had a formal education, but he was smart and motivated Who could ask for anythingin a hero Although he was a rich man with access to anything he wanted, he was still an earthy man, which was very appealing And he lacked the one thing he truly needed, the love and devotion of a good woman Kate was tough, a survivor She was also giving and self sacrificing She had scars from the loss of her family, and the fact that she felt responsible for her sister being blind Also, from her marriage to a controlling, bullying man who used her for his own gain, and destroyed her reputation with his swindling ways She was happy to be free and independent again, even if it made for long days and uncertain finances She saves Sam s life, and for her thanks, she gets pursued by him to be his mistress At first, Kate says no, but her aunt will lose her house if she doesn t go through with it In any case, a temporary mistress stint would allow her freedom that being trapped in marriage had denied her the first time around Although she agreed to be Sam s mistress because of the financial necessity her family faced, she liked him and was very attracted to him I like that Kate stood by Sam, even after finding out his terrible secret, and when he s in danger from his competitors She actually ends up saving Sam s life twice What a woman The chemistry between Kate and Sam was hot The love scenes were very passionate and fiery I like how Sam was patient about Kate s fears of intimacy, and cared about her pleasure, which wasn t the case with her loser, deceased husband Sam and Kate were both sweeties I also liked Sam s best friend, Cole Sam and Cole s friendship survived some truly horrible events, which is great, since we all need friends who will stand by us thick and thin I must add that I liked the action adventure elements very much What s a good western without one shootout And the flood was a nice bonus Another area in which Ms Kernan excels.Although I thought I would like this book, just based on my past experience reading Jenna Kernan, it was also a surprise that I found so many hidden depths to this story and our hero Sam is one of those tough guys that I feel is just begging to be hugged, even if he doesn t know it yet I m glad that he found Kate to give him lots of huggies and love to make up for lost time


  2. Mombo Mombo says:

    It s one of those stories where you hate the hero and then love him Why does that keep happening to me


  3. Riri Riri says:

    2.5I don t like the last part of the story Though a happy ending


  4. Camelama Camelama says:

    I would have given this a higher review, for a pretty good story and interesting characters, if it wasn t for all the word usage errors So many flipped words steel steal, their there, weak week etc And so many just WRONG The errors that seriously brought me to a standstill and made me put the book down You do not consider hawking his jewelry, you hock it If someone does something gutsy, they do not have bullocks They have bollocks Bullocks are castrated steers in other words, bul I would have given this a higher review, for a pretty good story and interesting characters, if it wasn t for all the word usage errors So many flipped words steel steal, their there, weak week etc And so many just WRONG The errors that seriously brought me to a standstill and made me put the book down You do not consider hawking his jewelry, you hock it If someone does something gutsy, they do not have bullocks They have bollocks Bullocks are castrated steers in other words, bullocks have no bollocks This was said at least twice in the book She didn t get a sip of tea through the whole book because things kept interrupting them Unbelievable that, while getting ready to get onto the train, one couldn t also grab a sip of tea She wasn t being hurried onto the train, it wasn t going to leave without her, etc etc she couldn t get one sip of tea from her cup right in front of her while everyone was getting up from the table and getting their jackets and bags and luggage and and and ONE SIP Lady, if I hadn t had tea in weeks and someone put a cup of it in front of me, NO ONE is getting me up from that table until I ve had at least one sip Even if it s boiling hot, one sip You can do it as you stand up, as you re putting on your jacket Even as you re being dragged to the train station, you could grab your cup and drink it as you run This happened multiple times, in fact often enough that at the last one I threw the book across the room For supposedly being someone who loved tea , she wasn t much of a tea drinker It wouldn t have bothered me as much if it hadn t been used as a big character point for her, that she loved tea so much and people kept giving her tea and she kept not drinking it.Having said all that, the story and characters were enough that I kept picking the book up and finished it Which is a big positive because I will NOT finish a book if it s not worth finishing


  5. Purvika Purvika says:

    i so wanted to give this book three stars, but its language stopped me.this book is tagged under Historical romance but the language shaking heah language was too bad there were many words that were not used in Historical romances for examplekinda, how can one use kinda in a historical romance many different errors were there and spelling mistakes, if i started quoting this review wont be enough Story was good and were the character build up i enjoyed the story dispite the lack i so wanted to give this book three stars, but its language stopped me.this book is tagged under Historical romance but the language shaking heah language was too bad there were many words that were not used in Historical romances for examplekinda, how can one use kinda in a historical romance many different errors were there and spelling mistakes, if i started quoting this review wont be enough Story was good and were the character build up i enjoyed the story dispite the lack of language


  6. Tasneem Tasneem says:

    This is a realy good read I adore the heroine, she is so strong and Sam is a super hero I loved the emotion in the story, especially Kate s feelings of fear and caution about falling in love and being with a man again I liked the reality of the emotions, how she had been hurt by Luke Well written and nicely expressed.


  7. Lyre Lyre says:

    A forgettable book, though I really like the beginning.


  8. Robin29860 Robin29860 says:

    Great quick read I love Sam Enough said


  9. Harlequin Historical Harlequin Historical says:

    Western


  10. Kat Kat says:

    Excellent read Engaging characters and a setting brought to life by beautiful writing.