Review Rewind: Taming Eliza Jane (Gardiner, Texas #1) by Shannon Stacey

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Review Rewind: Taming Eliza Jane (Gardiner, Texas #1) by Shannon StaceyTaming Eliza Jane by Shannon Stacey
on June 12th 2007
Genres: Romance, Western, Historical
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When a man sets out to tame a strong-willed woman, he’d best hang on to his hat.

Will Martinson, the town doctor, already has a heap of troubles on his plate, what with a pregnant whore, an ailing friend and a sheriff with a bad habit of shooting people. The last thing he needs is a strong hankering for a woman who thinks it’s her duty to turn a man’s life upside-down.

Eliza Jane Carter is a woman on a mission. She’s going to improve the lives of the women in Gardiner, Texas before moving on to the next town. But when her finances take a turn for the worse and her chaperone heads for the hills, Eliza Jane is stranded in a town full of riled up menfolk, a gun-happy sheriff and one handsome doctor who makes her question everything she ever believed about the love between a man and a woman.

Karla’s Review

5 Stars! What a pleasant surprise! 

An endearing and fun love story! Think Maverick/Cheyenne Social Club/Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, all rolled into one. 

Eliza Jane, divorced women’s libber has come to town, and now the townsfolk are in an uproar, and she is at the center of it all. The trigger finger happy sheriff, Adam, and town doc/deputy sheriff, Will, have made it their business to keep her in line. One wants to shoot her, and the other one wants to bed her. Quite the comedic duo.

Will is charming, sexy, sweet, and he’s just the man to keep Eliza Jane out of trouble…maybe! But trouble has a way of finding her or rather she has a way of finding trouble. She’s sassy, determined, and it seems the town doc knows how to  scratch her itch in a way it’s never been scratched before. I loved how these two looked out for each other and how Eliza softened when she was with Will and he treated her like a fine gem…in need of a spanking! Loved these two!

This book had me crying tears of laughter over Eliza Jane’s antics, and sadness for her aching heart. Will is so swoon-worthy, he’s charming, sexy, sweet, kind and just the kind of man Eliza Jane needs in her life. Now if he could just convince her how good they could be together. 

Favorite moment for me was Sadie’s heartfelt philosophy on marriage, so simple yet so profound…you’ll just have to read it and see.

A quick read that has it all including some great secondary characters!  Guaranteed to leave you feeling good!

*Originally posted on 2/5/12**


About Shannon Stacey

New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Shannon Stacey lives with her husband and two sons in New England, where her two favorite activities are writing stories of happily ever after and riding her four-wheeler. From May to November, the Stacey family spends their weekends on their ATVs, making loads of muddy laundry to keep Shannon busy when she’s not at her computer. She prefers writing to laundry, however, and considers herself lucky she got to be an author when she grew up.

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Eileen R
Eileen R
3 years 6 months ago

I read that so many years ago. I liked it too.