The first meeting between Slater Rawlings and Liberty Drake could hardly be called ideal. As acting deputy of Shotgun, Texas, Liberty is simply enforcing the town laws. But Slater, a former Texas Ranger with a restless spirit, is surprised to find himself on the wrong side of the law—and even more shocked to realize it’s a she who is arresting him!
Yet Slater finds himself drawn to the close–knit town, to its strong church family, and especially to the fascinating Deputy Drake. As his heart grows tender toward Liberty, Slater longs to see her turn in her badge. Can Liberty, realizing her awakening feelings for the rugged cowboy, give up her position when so many townspeople have come to rely on her? As Slater and Liberty struggle to understand their own feelings and find common ground in their beliefs, God’s hand gently guides the way in this heartwarming romance.
I very much enjoyed this book. It is a sweet, romantic, historical, and inspirational read. Slater is a former lawman who is tired of the grind of life. He rides into town and is completely surprised when the local 'lawman' arrests him, especially because it is a woman! Liberty is the town deputy, and takes her job very serious. They are attracted to each other but Slater wants Liberty to quit the dangerous job and she doesn't know if she can, even for him.
I love ALL the characters in this book. Liberty is such a strong lady, both in faith and in life. Slater is a cowboy lawman, wonderful character! Liberty does the job she does to back up her brother and Slater's brothers are great too. I like how close Liberty is to her whole family, even her stepfather. The attraction that grows between Liberty and Slater is very sweet and pure. There is wonderful humor through the whole book and it shows how wonderful God is in our lives.
I rate this book a 5/5. It is just too sweet, you need to go get it today and read it!