Friday, June 29, 2012
*ARC Review* Archer's Lady by Moira Rogers - Bloodhounds #3
Upcoming Release Dates: July 03, 2012 (ebook)
She's looking for redemption. He doesn't believe in it.
Accused of betraying the Bloodhound Guild, Archer's only chance to regain the trust of his fellow hounds is to earn it--one dangerous job at a time. Crystal Springs may be the worst yet. The town has been deserted by all but the poor and the desperate, yet the vampires stalking the edges of the settlement haven't closed in for the kill. Question is, why?
Grace Linwood, professional liar, has been hiding under the guise of a border schoolteacher for so long, she's almost fallen for her own con. The frontier was supposed to be her chance at a respectable life, but now the cowardly part of her wants to flee. When Archer catches her considering a run for safety, she knows it's only a matter of time before he sees through her charade.
They become reluctant allies in the quest to uncover the mysteries of Crystal Springs, but every unraveled knot ties them closer together. They both know their pasts are too shattered to hope for a future--until their investigation uncovers a secret. One that could make betraying the Guild their only path to redemption.
Warning: Contains a partly reformed con-artist heroine with a bruised heart and a mostly retired bank-robbing hero with a weary soul. Also included: vampire schemes, mad scientist plots, an alarming amount of dirty talk and some borderline-criminal bedroom antics in an alternate Wild West.
I obtained the above information at Ms. Rogers website!
Where do I start... First, I am a huge freaking fan of this series.... Like Freaking HUGE!!! Ms. Moira has given everything I thought I could possibly want and more in this series of rough and tough men.... Who have an appetite to blow things up and make things hot in the bedroom. The series just gets deeper and deeper! Now I will say that when I first started this series, I was a little worried about the (what I thought of as sci fy) science side of the story.... But the more and more I think about this series.... I realize that that was that era, how else did they come up with things! So, let's get this review started because I want to blow you away!
Archer is a man on a mission, or at least that is what the Guild has told him. They sent him out to a place that seems like the edge of the world, a little town called Crystal Springs to try to salvage what he could of the town and the people that lived there... The few that did remain. His dark past haunts him every day of his life but he refuses to let it get in the way of doing what is right. Now a little about the man himself.... He will scare you at first because you will get the feeling he means business - serious business. But once you get under that layer of insecurities he has, you will find a man with a heart the size of Texas. The only problem, he wasn't prepared to lose his heart when he was trying to save the town.
Grace is trying to start her life all over again. The only issue is that she is trying to build her future on the lies from her past... So things are very shaky for her. She has come to love the people of her new town and care very deeply for them. They are the closest thing to friends/family she has ever had. But then.... There are thoughts of just packing up and leaving. Her heart is really not in the leaving part... But all she knows is to run... But she is tired of running... Until she meets the one man that takes her as she is.... Past and all.... But will it hurt when he leaves...
This is a nonstop action story with a lost man and woman that wants to be found. These two are meant for each other without realizing that they are truly meant to be. Both feel like they are broken and can never offer to be whole to anyone. Both of them feel like they don't truly have anything to offer up to anyone in a relationship... and why put someone in your life when your life is not all that great to start off with. This is a story of finding someone who makes you feel whole... someone who makes you feel like you are worth a damn.... someone who would destroy the world to make you safe! That is love that you just don't want to give up... That is what Archer and Grace give us...
Trust me, you will want to be on this adventure! The vampires, the ghouls, the bloodhounds.... The blood, the hurt, the hunt.... The passion, the desire... It is all worth it! I promise!! The world in which Ms. Rogers' has build with the Bloodhounds is just amazing.... They will keep surprising you and keep you guessing...
If you want find out more about Ms. Rogers world, please go check out her place here!