Micah & Mrs Miller by Heather Long
Date Read: October 2012
When the spirit fever struck a town, a village or an outpost, it left few if any survivors. The white man blamed the Indian saying they used their mojo on them. The Indians blamed the white man for angering the spirits. The survivors knew it didn’t matter. The Fevered were forever changed.
A job that needs to be done…
With his older brother Sam preoccupied by the upcoming birth of his child and younger brother Kid recovering from his injuries, Micah Kane has never been so busy—too busy to go to San Antonio and escort home the new schoolteacher—but what his father wants, his father gets. Busy or not, one look at the exotic beauty with her rich European accent and he can’t think of anything else.
A woman on the run…
Josephine Miller entered an arranged marriage on good faith. One year of misery later, she discovered a horrifying secret about her husband and fled west. Becoming a schoolteacher in a small Texas town seemed like the perfect way to disappear but Micah’s touch awakens a desperate desire that she finds herself helpless to resist.
Darkness, danger and death lurking on the horizon…
An outbreak of the spirit fever, dangerous strangers in town and wild accidents at the Flying K threatening everything they care about, Micah must convince Jo that she doesn’t have to run—together they can stand against any storm.
His code. Her secret. Their war.
Publisher: Heather Long Books
Series: Fevered Hearts #3
Also by this author: Haunt Me br> br>
Read for Review
Overall Rating: 3.75
Story Rating: 3.50
Character Rating: 4.00
First Thought when Finished: Micah & Mrs. Miller was a delightful blend of a good old-fashioned Cowboy romance with a bit of a twist!
What I Thought of the Story: Micah & Mrs. Miller is the 3rd in the Fevered Hearts series. This is a series where we follow the extraordinary lives of the people from the Flying K Ranch. This story introduces Josephine Miller, the new school teacher for the Flying K. She brings a long a little bit of trouble in the form of her abusive husband that she is running away from. Her ex-husband is an even bigger threat than she realizes. While the pacing in the beginning of the story is a little slow, once you hit the dance the rest of the story flows beautifully. There is a lot going on with the story and while the focus is Micah and Mrs. Miller, you will get plenty of Kid and Jason too. Without giving anything away, things get pretty bad for the folks at the Flying K and my heart just broke towards the end. I was actually brought to tears at one point. That being said, there is a lot of action to go with the heart of the story so you better buckle in!
What I Thought of the Characters: Here is where I think Heather Long shines! I loved Micah! He was the epitome of how I think good Cowboys were raised. He was polite, well-mannered, sexy as hell, and had a mega-watt grin. Josephine didn’t stand a chance. I really liked Josephine too though I think she could have been more upfront with Micah once she got to know him. However, in that day and age being a woman was tricky so I don’t blame her one bit. I love everyone out at the Flying K but especially Kid and Jason. I am really looking forward to how their lives and loves fold out over time.
Final Thought: Micah & Mrs. Miller is a delightful addition to the Fevered Hearts series. If you love Sexy Cowboys with a twist then you will love this series.
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