Blackwater Burning by Elle Marlow
She's done it again. In this short western romance, Marlow transports us back into the old west. Right on page one you are dropped into a time machine and suddenly find yourself in the dusty past with a woman kidnapped and held hostage for months by a crazy man, with only her sharp wit to keep her alive.
This was a fast, short read. I found myself wishing that this one were longer, as I have in the past with Marlow's works. I've read 2-3 now and I have yet to be disappointed. She has a sublime skill for creating a world that feels real, and characters that you can connect with. You will find yourself falling in love right along with this one. It's not an easy task for a writer to have the skill to create emotions in her reader...but Elle Marlow manages it time and time again.