The Trouble with Patience by Maggie Brendan
Series: Virtues and Vices of the Old West(Book 1)
Goodreads Summary: Patience Cavanaugh has lost hope in romance. The man she yearned to marry is dead and her dreams are gone with him. Now she is consumed with the restoration of a dilapidated boarding house in order to support herself. Despite her desire for solitude, Jedediah Jones, the local sheriff with a reputation for hanging criminals, becomes an ever-looming part of her life. It seems like such a simple arrangement: Patience needs someone with a strong back to help her fix up the boardinghouse, and Jedediah needs a dependable source of food for himself and his prisoners. But Patience gets more than she bargained for as she explores the depths of the “hanging lawman”–and finds both betrayal and love.
What I liked: I liked the set up for this book. A lonely sheriff with a past and a witty young woman trying to make a go of it on her own. It had the typical story of the main characters not liking each other at first. I liked both Jebediah and Patience.
What I didn’t like: For me there was a lot in this book I didn’t like. It moved kind of slow at times. Patience’s mom came to visit and after years of tension between the two of them suddenly everything was fixed. So not believable. A man that Jebediah had wronged forgave him without much effort, again just seemed too easy. There were other instances where the story just seemed to simple.
Overall this book was okay but not one I would read again and I most likely will not read any more of the series.
DISCLOSURE: I was provided a free copy of this ebook from the publisher through NetGalley to review it. I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own.