USA Today bestselling author Jo Goodman returns to the gunslinging outlands of A Touch of Frostwith a sizzling new romance where the new town doctor learns there's nothing she likes better than a run-in with the law.
Dr. E. Ridley Woodhouse is like no physician Ben Madison has ever met-she's a woman. As the newly elected sheriff of Frost Falls, Colorado, Ben is tasked with welcoming Ridley to the community. But while Ben might be tempted by the new doc's charms, getting the town to accept a big-city, female doctor is no easy feat. To earn their trust she'll have to prove herself and Ben determines to help her . . . even if she's the most stubborn woman he's ever met.
When the husband of one of Ridley's patients threatens her, forbidding Ridley from treating his wife or children, all of Ben's protective instincts kick in. Ridley has come to rely on Ben's steady presence and the delicious tension that simmers just below the surface of their easy friendship-but as much as she trusts that his warnings to steer clear of Jeremiah Salt are sincere, she's never been one to back down from a challenge and she refuses to abandon her patient.
But sticking to your guns can earn you trouble in the rough terrain of the Wild West and danger threatens Ridley from unexpected places, forcing Ben to confront his deepest fear in order to save the woman he loves.
“Goodman will satisfy fans of historical western romance with this sprawling, lusty recreation of life, love, and slowly uncovered secrets on a Colorado cattle ranch in the spring of 1892. Her fairy-tale Wild West also surrounds the requisite sexy courtship with plenty of rip-roaring action and appealing Colorado scenery”
“Goodman has a well-earned reputation as one of the finest Western romance writers. Her strong plotlines, realistic, colorful backdrops, deep sensuality and engaging characters are only part of her appeal. The winning combination of toughness and tenderness are what enthrall readers”
RT Book Reviews
“This first-rate tale easily measures up to its predecessors and will make readers eager for their next visit to Bitter Springs”
Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“A tender, engaging romance and a dash of risk in a totally compelling read . . . Gritty, realistic, and laced with humor”
Library Journal (starred review)
“Jo Goodman is a master storyteller and one of the reasons I love historical romance so much”
The Romance Dish
“Fans of Western romance will be thrilled with this delightful addition to Goodman’s strong list”