Blaze of Glory (Prospect Springs Shifter #1)
by Mandy M. Roth
Sheriff Jonathan MacSweeny is in charge of keeping the peace in Prospect Springs. Frontier living isn’t what it used to be. It’s hard to survive in the New Old West and it’s even harder when your area doesn’t exactly embrace supernaturals—and you howl at the moon. That being said, he’s good at his job and has a reputation with the ladies. When he learns his childhood sweetheart is to be married off to the town sleazebag, he goes in guns blazing to see to it she’s his. Problem is, Molly isn’t the same girl he remembers from ten years prior. Now she’s a gun-toting, foul-mouthed, vixen with a badge of her own.
Special Marshal Molly Cogan never planned to set foot back in Prospect Springs. When her friend gets the harebrained idea to steal her identity in an attempt to protect her from the bounty the outlaws have on her head, Molly finds herself standing right smack dab in the middle of chaos—or home in her case. It isn’t long before Jonathan is there, flashing that famous MacSweeny boy smile and tempting her in ways she wasn’t prepared for. This heart-hardened Marshal has her work cut out for her if she plans to face her past fears and her past sweetheart.
Blaze of Glory is a short, sexy read about a kick ass heroine, a shapeshifting alpha male, and what each of them will do to protect their mate. With a post-apocalyptic vibe mixed in with gun-slinging, futuristic horse riding shapeshifters, it definitely held my attention.
The last place Molly wants to be is back in Prospect Springs, but when her friend tries to take her place and either marry the man she has been promised to or die in the process, she's left with no choice. Of course, no one back home was expecting Molly to be the tough as nails chick she turned out to be.
When Jonathan learns that Molly, his mate, has been promised to another man, he shows up to stop the wedding. When he sees Molly again, all the longing that he feels for her comes rushing back and he will do anything to make her his.
There's an awesome gun fight, playful banter between Jonathan and his brothers, as well as between Jonathan and Molly, plus some super sexy mate-claiming. Overall, this was a good novella, and while I was wishing for a little more, I enjoyed it.
Disclosure: I was provided with a Kindle copy of Blaze of Glory in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.