Joy all he other books I ve read from her The Buried thus far This ishe second Ellen s book I read and I m so not happy about getting on he bandwagon This is he second Ellen s book I read and I m so not happy about getting on Zbig: The Strategy and Statecraft of Zbigniew Brzezinski the bandwagon late Bret and Hassie didn let me put he book down even o eat They were so amazing ogether And Hassie s self appointed defender Gunner won my heart with his unwavering loyalty They made a picture perfect family Along with Brownie Jasper and Packie And of course heir rifles Bret s real family was so selfish and errible with he exclusion of Caroline His uppity ex fianceecurrent sister in law and smarmy brother got on my nerves repeatedly Hassie was so right o not o live with hem Who would want o subject Linux TCP/IP Stack: Networking for Embedded Systems themselveso such abject snobbery on a daily basis The epilogue showing he Sterling family s latest addition was just so adorableI loved Ellen s writing he unforgiving yet beautiful background painted in he aftermath of Civil war such genuine and lively characters and heir love story beyond beautiful even without words 45 Stars We re in 1871 Missouri and A Good Enough Mother the book opens with newly minted widow Hessie Petty burying her husband Rendered mute by aerrible childhood accident she s a neglected young woman whose uiet strength has hough allowed her o survive an unloving marriage Knights of the Razor: Black Barbers in Slavery and Freedom to a drunkard old enougho be her father and a dreary life with his uncaring family Wondering about he uncertain future awaiting her on he patch of desolation hat is now he barren and rundown Petty farm Hessie unexpectedly finds a reluctant rescuer in he bounty hunter just arrived o bring Rufus Black Cross to justice her husband s wastrel lowlife son andhe last relative she can claimBret Sterling had Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists: A Graphic History of Women's Fight for Their Rights to shoothe wanted man The whites of gold: a novel to not get killed when Rufus drew out his gun first and even with a corpseo consign
to he authoritiesthe authorities he forlorn widow o possibly starve in hat dried up mess is not an option as Talent Level 3 Class Audio CDs (3) the gentleman still lurking in him underhose unshaven cheeks and all The Bluffer's Guide to Chocolate the grit and embitterment demands he sees her escortedo a safer placeAnd so begins Pig Manual: The Complete Step-by-Step Guide to Keeping Pigs their wild ridehat will Essential Poker Math: Fundamental No Limit Hold'em Mathematics You Need To Know takehem from he hrilling and dangerous frontier Alfred Nobel towns and unforgiving landscapeso a ravaged Old South facing #the aftermath of Clear Bright Future: A Radical Defence of the Human Being the Civil War where Bret s manipulative family still lives inhe illusion of #aftermath of he Civil War where Bret s manipulative family still lives in he illusion of lost grandeurBoth evocative historical western and exciting road romance Without Words is a beautifully Seven Bad Ideas: How Mainstream Economists Have Damaged America and the World told story of love and adventure Combining a gripping storyline with a smoothly flowing writing Ellen O Connell has penned one ofhe best examples in he sub genre I ve come across recently and hanks Made to Play! (Disney/Pixar Toy Story 4) (Disney/Pixar Toy Story 4) (Step into Reading) to her strong sense ofime and place and her Το Τονικό Μουσικό Σύστημα - Η Θεωρία της Μουσικής truealent for blending realistic and romantic elements Days of Blood Starlight the book gradually revealshe big and sincere heart beating at its core which I m starting The Hyena Who Lost Her Laugh to recognise ashis author s A Tale Dark Grimm trademark and which makes caring and rooting forhe leading couple so easy and rewardingHassie and Bret s romance develops slowly and believably The bond Black Hawk: The Story of a World Class Helicopter they form whileravelling and facing adversities not only serves Addiction Treatment: Science and Policy for the Twenty-first Century to show howhey start Jewish Doctors Meet the Great Physician torust each other eaming up and overcoming obstacles but also o portray how hey connect o a deeper level so much Tim Greens Football Collection that I often forgot Hessie couldn speak as a constant undercurrent communication was always present carried out by emotions instead of words and raditional dialogues The chemistry hey share is uniue and natural Bret is protective but never underestimates her and Hassie given he chance o regain In the Presence of Horses: A Novel the dignity it has always been denied her is finally freeo prove herself and Playing Through: A Guide to the Unwritten Rules of Golf to love and be loved forhe first Sinful Rewards 6: A Billionaires and Bikers Novella time Just for clarification s sake detracted an insignificant half star only dueo some bits of unnecessary drama from Three Beastly Kendra Chronicles the heroine s partoward A Duke to Remember the end which also felt uite out of charactero be honest but eventually rounded up And Still I Rise: Black America Since MLK to 5 becausehe book as a whole was A Thoroughly Modern Princess too enjoyable for deserving anything less Western Romance really doesn get much better han his and One Hundred Spaghetti Strings together with Maggie Osborne alas retired and Jo Goodman Ellen O Connell is soon becoming another author settinghe bar for me in Legendary Authors and the Clothes They Wore the genre Ellen O Connell is a guaranteed good read Low angst and pointless drama Beautiful meaningful romance Tough cowboysougher women both flawed Loved it. Hassie mounts up and follows he icy eyed killer Mismatched in every way he sterling man and petty woman ravel he West His Guilt together huntinghieves deserters and murderers Wary The Second Death (Los Nefilim, traveling companions friends and partners lovers Bret and Hassie must decide whathey want what The Second Death they need andhe price hey're willing o pay for lov. ,
Haracters hat I m used o from her other books It s he perfect blend of attraction but not falling instantly in love getting Mainstreaming The Poverty Reduction Agenda: An Analysis Of Institutional Mechanisms To Support Pro Poor Policy Making And Implementation In Six African Countries (Ids Research Report) to know each otherrusting and depending on each other without American Fisherman: An Angler's History of the USA the drama and misunderstandings Very strong heroine and protective but not overly overwhelming alphas Usuallyhe authors couples are wo halfs of a whole unusual individuals hat meet under less han perfect circumstances o compliment each other Prairie Girl: The Life of Laura Ingalls Wilder to fight forheir HEA This book in one word Heartwarming The hero Heart stopping The heroine LionheartedWestern romance novel by one of my favorite authors in his genre Rated R #With Explicit Sex Bloody Violence #explicit sex bloody violence some cussing but not much o my relief A mix of action Unwanted Advances: Sexual Paranoia Comes to Campus tenderness steam heart pounding danger and humor Some really great dialogue evenhough Hassie can The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck t speak well nowhat s uite a A Ghostly Demise trickThis mostly mute heroine stole my heart andhe hero who learned how Bard of the Deal to read Hassiehe first person The Trump Survival Guide: Everything You Need to Know About Living Through What You Hoped Would Never Happen tory in all her lonely life is fully worthy of her This withered widow literally blossoms in his companyBret may seem brusue and ice cold at first but he s indeed sterling and kudos Dire Steps to Ellen O Connell for creating such aruly sweet yet credible romance and for her deft handling of speech impairments and its associated social stigmas Andfor us animal lovers Hassie s mind reading mutt is an absolute must Yellow dog and faithful Brownie bring humor and pathos s mind reading mutt is an absolute must Yellow dog and faithful Brownie bring humor and pathos advancing Vanessa's Design Dilemma the plot O Connell does animals wellSet inhe wild west Colorado Texas etc post Civil War about 1871 ish The setting felt authentic o me The language societal conventions and customs felt real The plot is based on bounty hunting for big bucks o rebuild he war orn South with some vivid danger scenes and some The World Weavers truly sweet stuff learningo communicate Honor to shoot a gun her new floaty dress etc Bret gives Hassie so much but he gains even in return warmth and joy freedom from guilt a promising futureAnd her eyes are violet Bret Not blue Not blue violet or blue gray Purple Yup Violetuibbles I didn fully buy Inside the World of Die for Me the reason forheir hasty marriage but methinks it wasn Falling for Leigh (A Brookhollow Story, t his real reason He just wasn ready o accept how much he loved Hassie yet Towards he end family entanglements rotten eggs and an old flame got a little oo much press for my
TASTE AND HARD TO SWALLOW BUTand hard o swallow but scenes in hat section are great Also pacing bogged down a bit in hat section and at Gabe s homesteadThere s a surprising plot Just Desserts / Green Eggs Sam (Harlequin Duets, twist athe end Hurrah o Hassie for having a mind of her ownHappy epilogue set about 4 years in future Awww 375 StarsI have a hard ime properly ratingreviewing Ellen O Connell books She penned what is probably one of my op en books of ALL Riding the Wave: Seven Leaders of Change time which I originally read in 2012 Sincehat original read I have probably re read it at least four imes a year if not I am ruly not exaggerating and I know I will always continue Last Chance for Baby to do so I just love ithat much The flip side Ted Hughes: The Unauthorised Biography tohat Maqbool though ishat I want every O Connell book Rider of Garuda to be as goodbut lightning just doesn often strike wice does it As a result of his comparison I feel like my expectations when reading a new Mulla Nasruddin. by Sampurna Chattarji to me O Connell are irrationally high And I feel like I end up ratinghem lower Goddess of Fire than I would if I didn have he ambrosia of hat first book All About Bacteria to comparehem The Spy Who Lost Her Head to Which isotally unfair But Apradhini: Women Without Men there it is That said I enjoyedhis book and read it in one sitting always a good sign Per usual O Connell s writing pulled me in immediately and I loved her fleshed out main characters especially Lovers Like You and I the added nuance of Hassie a voice issuesHowever I must sayhat I didn feel a connection between Hassie and Bret was even close o what was between Cord and Annieand I guess Delicate Indecencies that she crux of Desperate Husbands the above mentioned comparison issue I want every O Connell coupleo have he magical connection and fleshed out relationship hat Cord and Annie hadand being Existence thathose wo are one of my ride or dies I know hat s just impossible So Unlucky for Some takehe above rating with a grain of saltand if you Miss Muriel Matters: The Australian Actress Who Became One of London's Most Famous Suffragists too consider Eyeso be one of your Parole Rubate top favoritesI would imagine you might havehe same comparison issues I have But I m not complaining The fact 9Tales at the World's End that O Connell gifted us withhat previous magic makes her a goddess in my book And I still read and en. The five hundred dollar reward several imes over Hassie doesn't mourn Rufus but he loss of Jack and Bobby: A Story of Brothers in Conflict theen dollars he promised her for supplies is a different matter The bounty hunter gives her nothing akes everything ies he body on one horse and orders her on another Afraid if she defies him he'll ie her down The Dying Light tighterhan Rufus. 45 starsHassie Petty s husband a man old enough o be her father has just died Her husband s son is a wanted man a bounty hunter is on his rail When he lawman catches up with him and kills him Hassie is left with no family and nowhere The Courier's New Bicycle to go Making a living onhe rundown farm by herself isn Who Owns Haiti?: People, Power, and Sovereignty t an optionBeing a bounty hunter is dangerous work But after failingo secure Hassie s safety in The Food Clock: A Year of Cooking Seasonally the localown leaving Mothers Ruin the widowo fend for herself isn Religion Enters the Academy t what bounty hunter Bret Sterling can do After killing her last known family Bret offerso Sports Illustrated NFL Quarterback [QB]: The Greatest Position in Sports take Hassie with him planning on leaving her with his friends atheir homestead But Spiritual Unfoldment 2 there s a long wayo go and a lot can happen for The Thing at the Foot of the Bed thesewo mismatched people Just Enough Research that fate has broughtogether on a roadtrip hrough he Old WestSet in 1871 six years after Taming a Cat Girl the end ofhe Civil War Bret and Hassie s romance simmers as 2016 Young Explorers Adventure Guide theyravel ogether across Missouri Nebraska and Kansas with her dog hunting down criminals and fugitives The slow seductive build up is a delicious orture watching Hassie s sweet agreeable nature gradually break down Xman the walls around Bret s hardened and damaged heart The epilogue is delightfulEllen O Connell does something consistentlyhat almost no other author can do She writes memorable couples I ve probably said Future Days: The Can Story this in every review of her books Ms O Connell s heroines are as likable and as memorable as her heroesno mean feat She makes me believehat each of her couples is meant for each other and no one elseThough Without Words hasn How to Survive Your Greatest Blessings t usurped my allime favourite by Ellen O Connell Dancing on Coals and possibly no The Sportsmans Guide To The Pacific Northwest title ever will for mehis is up The Trouble with Marlene/Film Studies there with Beautiful Bad Man and Sing My Name No complaints fromhis happy camperFor readers who love a rue western a slowly building romance realistic characters believable dialogue in an authentically rendered setting and action and adventure aplenty Without Words is highly recommended Steam 25 Oh my This was my first book by he Calamity Jack talented Ellen O Connell I know I know Where have I been Toell he ruth just afraid she
would make memake me Household too much I shouldn have worried any sniffles were worth itI cracked his book open planning only o get a ملحمة الجزائر الجديدة 1 taste by readinghe first chapter expecting o get o it later Instead I stayed up all night reading non stop This book has everything a Historical I stayed up all night reading non stop This book has everything a Historical Romance should have a heroic hero with a brain who doesn Delight in the Details: 40+ Techniques for Charming Embellishments and Accents take any crap a likable heroine who doesn whine or do anything TSTL an adventure driven plot an exciting but believable and face paced story line a curmudgeonly loyal dog a couple lovable horses worth rooting for a rode rip a building love affair Mi Pueblo Taino than one dastardly bad guy arain ride and a HEA ending with a satisfactory epilogue Mismatched in every way he sterling man and petty woman ravel Multiple Choice the Westogether hunting hieves deserters and murderers Wary raveling companions friends and partners lovers Bret and Hassie must decide what Girl they want whathey need and he price hey re willing A Dance of Water and Air to pay for love Enjoyedhis one Started off a bit slow but really got into it after a whileI really should do reviews straight away after finishing a book I have read other books by The Hidden Secrets Stories of Disneyland this author my namesake actually O Connell I love Ellen O Connell s writing Without Words was a great read The romance had a nice slow burn I really felthe connection between Hassie and Bret I loved heir relationship had a nice build up and ons of meat Renaissance and Reformation to it There was plenty going on inhe plot The Teeny Tiny Ghost and the Monster to keep it from getting boring Bret was an amazing hero Hassie was different as she couldn alk I always have had a soft spot for damaged or scarred heroes or heroines Overall another great read from Ms O Connell Reread 2019Ellen O Connell is my most favorite author for western historical I usually read her books at least once a year And looking at my review below it s obvious I need o update it it s an old one from way before I started blogging lolI don Owner of My Heart think Ellen O Connell can do anything wrong Again she created a couple The Amish Cook: Recollections and Recipes from an Old Order Amish Family that is so uniue and wonderfully perfect for each other I m stillhinking about Loving to Survive: Sexual Terror, Men's Violence and Women's Lives them long after being done withhe bookThe story was beautifully written Slow built up he heartwarming getting o know between The Banana Story of Agony the Bounty hunter Bret Sterling kills Rufus Pettyhief and murderer less han en feet away from a frightened half starved woman Rufus should have surrendered The woman should have kin Forget Me Not (Crossroads Crisis Center to help her But Rufus went down shooting andhe woman has no one Bret figures by Butterfly, Flea, Beetle, and Bee: What Is an Insect theime he finds a safe place o leave Hassie Petty he'll earn.