Wednesday, June 12

Audiobook Review: A Match Made in Texas by Margaret Brownley

A Match Made in TexasAuthor: Margaret Brownley
Narrator: Kate Forbes
Title: A Match Made in Texas
(Two-Time Texas #2)
Genre: Historical Romance, Mystery, Western
Pages: Audiobook
Published:  June 6th 2017 
Where I Got It: My shelf (Audible)

Amanda Lockwood gets more than she bargained for when she's elected Two-Time Texas's first female sheriff. Anxious to prove herself, she sets out to stop crime in its tracks—taking down wanted man Rick Barrett in the process. But there's something special about the charming outlaw. Common sense says he must be guilty...but her heart keeps telling her otherwise.

So what's a sheriff to do? Gather an all-female posse and ride to save the day.

Things sure don't look good for Rick. If he doesn't convince the pretty sheriff to let him go, he'll soon be pushing up daisies. But his plan to woo her to his side backfires when he's the one who falls head over heels. Now he must choose between freedom or saving the woman he loves...and the clock is ticking.

I've been waiting for this one to read/listen to! The first was good and this one is about a female sheriff. Errr yes pleaseeee!

The story follows Amanda who gets elected as the first female sheriff for Two-Time. Her first night on the job she saves Rick Barrett from being lynched for murdering someone. She tosses him jail for the murder though and now he must wait for justice. However, did he really do it? Amanda has no idea. Rick's plan? Woo the lady sheriff and maybe she'll let him go so he can clear his name. However...real feelings muddy up the plan. 

I liked Amanda a lot. She was a fun character. She jokingly puts her name down to be sheriff thinking no one would vote for a woman, but she wanted to make a point. Well...she gets elected and the town is pissed. Grr screw those males. Jerks the lot of 'em. 

Her all-female posse was a hoot. I legit clapped and huzzahed when they all stepped up and volunteered to help Amanda out. 

Loooooved Amanda's deputy. I want him to get a HEA!!!! Maybe someday!

Rick was okay...we didn't really get to learn about him much. Sure he had some limelight and got to have his say in his POV. But he was behind bars 95% of the book, so he didn't get to interact much. I really do think this book was mainly for Amanda, so I'm okay with that. 

The ending ALMOST made me mad. However, the author fixed it last second and made me respect Rick and allowed me to keep my respect for Amanda. A nice compromise. I didn't want Amanda to completely give in. That isn't her to do so! But yes *wipes sweat from brow* the ending squeaked by. 

As much as I did enjoy the mystery and the story itself. The romance was lacking for sure. I didn't really feel their chemistry and that stinks. They were both intriguing characters and I wanted to really feel their love. It seemed like lust only and then convenience at the end there. Who else would want to marry a crazy suffragette? And plus he was locked in there was no real chance for them to kiss and hug and really get to know each other. She was sheriff and he was on trial for murder. 

The narrator did well. I enjoyed her voices and they fit the characters especially Amanda. 

All-in-all, I did enjoy the mystery and the story itself. However, the romance was lacking for me. I am curious to read book 3 when it comes out. I hope the deputy gets his own book! He deserves one! I'll stamp this with 3 stars. 


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Blodeuedd said...

95% of the book behind bars! That is different

Melliane said...

I would be curious to see your review of book 3

Sophia Rose said...

So, read this for Amanda's story and not so much the romance. Good to know. :)

I read a novella by the author and had a good time. I should look up this series.

Carole Rae said...

B, it was a unique take on it!

Melliane, can't wait for it to come out!

Sophia, yesss it has the romance but it was more about Amanda and her journey. :) I wanna read more by the author.