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A Reason To Stay Las Vegas casino manager Ruby McPhee needs to lay low while the police deal with a stalker at work. So she's trading in her high heels for cowboy boots and assuming her twin sister's identity at the Gold Nugget Ranch. Ruby only plans on staying in Sweetheart, Nevada, until the threat back home has passed. But then she discovers a detail her sister forgot t A Reason To Stay Las Vegas casino manager Ruby McPhee needs to lay low while the police deal with a stalker at work. So she's trading in her high heels for cowboy boots and assuming her twin sister's identity at the Gold Nugget Ranch. Ruby only plans on staying in Sweetheart, Nevada, until the threat back home has passed. But then she discovers a detail her sister forgot to mention—the handsome sheriff she's dating. It only takes a single kiss for Cliff Dempsey to realize the woman in his arms is someone entirely different…and completely irresistible. To protect Ruby's secret, Cliff maintains her ruse, but soon the lines between duty and desire begin to blur. Ruby and Cliff know they have a once-in-a-lifetime connection, but will they have a chance to let their love grow?


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A Reason To Stay Las Vegas casino manager Ruby McPhee needs to lay low while the police deal with a stalker at work. So she's trading in her high heels for cowboy boots and assuming her twin sister's identity at the Gold Nugget Ranch. Ruby only plans on staying in Sweetheart, Nevada, until the threat back home has passed. But then she discovers a detail her sister forgot t A Reason To Stay Las Vegas casino manager Ruby McPhee needs to lay low while the police deal with a stalker at work. So she's trading in her high heels for cowboy boots and assuming her twin sister's identity at the Gold Nugget Ranch. Ruby only plans on staying in Sweetheart, Nevada, until the threat back home has passed. But then she discovers a detail her sister forgot to mention—the handsome sheriff she's dating. It only takes a single kiss for Cliff Dempsey to realize the woman in his arms is someone entirely different…and completely irresistible. To protect Ruby's secret, Cliff maintains her ruse, but soon the lines between duty and desire begin to blur. Ruby and Cliff know they have a once-in-a-lifetime connection, but will they have a chance to let their love grow?

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  1. 5 out of 5

    Carmen

    Cliff, she realized with a start, was a fake. The hard exterior he put forth shielded a tender heart. He was good with children, cared about the people he served, and he loved Sarge. Not just because the dog saved his life. pg 68 This book intrigued me from the very beginning because it involves identical twins switching places. I enjoy books about identical twins switching places. I also like body-switching! So I was giving this book more than a fair chance. I wanted to like it. I was eager to l Cliff, she realized with a start, was a fake. The hard exterior he put forth shielded a tender heart. He was good with children, cared about the people he served, and he loved Sarge. Not just because the dog saved his life. pg 68 This book intrigued me from the very beginning because it involves identical twins switching places. I enjoy books about identical twins switching places. I also like body-switching! So I was giving this book more than a fair chance. I wanted to like it. I was eager to like it. Ruby has a violent stalker. She leaves Vegas to pretend to be her sister in Sweetheart, Nevada. Her twin sister, Scarlett, is going to visit an ex-boyfriend she wants to reconcile with. Cliff, our hero, is the sheriff and he catches on pretty quick that Ruby is not Scarlett. Let's break things down. I wasn't crazy about Cliff. First, in order to 'affirm' that the woman in front of him isn't Scarlett, he kisses her. The next instant, his mouth covered hers. She squirmed and squealed and wrestled him. Hot coffee splashed onto his chest and down his slacks. He let her go, but not because of any pain. "Are you crazy?" she demanded, her breath coming fast. pg. 20 This is assault and it's simply not called for. Also, it's pretty clear McDavid wasn't having Ruby enjoy that kiss. It wasn't one of those baffling scenes where the heroine melts into the hero's kiss or whatever. So yeah, it was just plain-out assault with no higher purpose on McDavid's mind. Then, he interrogates her about her stalker. He was horrible about it, insinuating having a stalker was her fault. This did not endear him to me. After that, moderately okay things happened. He was protecting Ruby, he gives Ruby his cute three-legged German shepherd. It actually occurs to him that Ruby might be vegan (she's not, but points to him for even considering this in Sweetheart, Nevada). He's reasonably good in bed. Unfortunately, he made two more major fuck-ups after the assault/interrogation/victim-blaming incident. The second fuck-up is when he is breaking up with Ruby: "You're breaking up with me." Had they ever really been together? He didn't think Ruby would appreciate the semantics. pg. 199 You know PERFECTLY WELL that you two were together, fucker. I hate when boys and men say this. It's childish. It's really dumb and childish. Third strike: he breaks up with her because he can't handle the pressure from his aunt and from the town council. "Is that what I am? A distraction?" Hurting her had been inevitable. He just hadn't realized how much her reaction would hurt him. "You're not. You mean more to me than anyone else." "Then prove it." She should be able to expect that from a man who proclaimed to care for her. "I can't go against my aunt and the town council." pg. 201 I don't need my heroes to be masculine beasts, okay, but I do need them to be able to say "No." to other people and not let other people bully them into doing stuff. I do need one who is able to stand up for himself and for his woman. I need a hero who has a backbone. It is so disappointing to me that he broke up with Ruby - who was even willing to leave Vegas for him and live in Sweetheart! - because he was too weak not to buckle from pressure from family and certain townspeople. What the fuck? Grow a pair. Also, him implying (even in his own thoughts) that it doesn't 'matter' that he's breaking up with her because 'they were never even really together' is SO gross. It's such bullshit and it means that he's fine with lying to himself in order to make himself feel better. I wouldn't be able to forgive him for this. Of course, he and Ruby end up together at the end of the book, but I personally wasn't happy about it. I feel like he blew his chance. I feel like she can't trust him. I feel like if he broke up with her just because his aunt was angry at her and because certain townspeople were angry with her then he's not going to have her back in the future. I want a romance hero to place his woman first. If he isn't able to value his woman and put her first, what is even the point. Sure, he can apologize and ask for her back (which he does) but that's after his aunt admits she was wrong and is OK with Ruby again, and the town scandal has blown over. It's EASY for him to be with her then. But he abandoned her when the chips were down. What happens when things get rough again? What happens when life throws him another curveball? Is he going to be weak again, a jerk again, try to abandon her again? He's not trustworthy. I liked the dog, Sarge, the three-legged German shepherd Cliff assigns to protect Ruby. I was hoping for lots of mixed-up-twin shenanigans, but I was sorely disappointed. They are lacking in this book. The townspeople are also pretty horrible to Ruby. I was sad. I expect these books to create joyful feelings about small towns, but really Ruby kind of landed in a nightmare. These people were horrible. HOW'S THE SEX, CARMEN? Sigh. Alright, let's analyze this from the beginning. "Take these off," she said, the button to his cargo shorts defeating her clumsy fingers. "Yes, ma'am." pg. 147 It tickles me when men say, "yes, ma'am" in bed. :) Then, he's doing a good job, going down on her and fingering her at the same time. I was happy. Ruby was happy. Then when he's about to make her cum, she tells him to stop. >.< I was like, "Oh, no, what are you doing?!!?!" This is very common in romance novels and quite honestly it makes me nuts. Just allow him to give you the orgasm. You may not be able to orgasm during the PinV sex, if he's skilled and caring enough to offer you an orgasm now, TAKE IT. FOR GOSH SAKE, TAKE IT. Then if you do end up orgasming from PinV sex, bonus. If not, it's no biggie - he's already gotten you off. The idea of her (or any heroine) turning down orgasm is MIND-BOGGLING to me. MIND-BOGGLING. I know some other women on this site were arguing that what the heroine did had merit, but IMO and IME I can't understand it and think she's making a stupid decision. BUT THAT'S JUST ME. It was frustrating me. Then, during PinV sex, he demands she say "it." What is "it?" I have no idea what "it" is and neither does Ruby. For gosh sakes. If you have some sort of verbal trigger necessary in order to perform in bed can you PLEASE forewarn a person so they know how to answer when you demand they "say it." K, thanks, that would save a lot of unnecessary confusion. Well, at least he is sure to use a condom. That was good. She also 'accidentally' 'lets slip' that she loves him while in the throes of passion. I don't enjoy that trope. So, that was the sex. Kind of a mixed bag. TL;DR I was eager and excited for some mixed-up twin hijinks. Unfortunately, the book did not deliver on this premise. Which is sad. It sounded so promising. Cliff ended up to be kind of a weak jerk. I don't enjoy weak, jerky heroes. I have to say this book was a disappointment. ROMANCE CATEGORIES: Contemporary Romance Cowboy/Western Romance Non-Virgin Heroine Police Romance He's a Sheriff in a Small Town; She's an Assistant Manager of a VIP Lounge in a Vegas Hotel. NAMES IN THIS BOOK (view spoiler)[ Ruby f Scarlett f Demitri m Mooney – pony Lyndsey f Annie f Cliff m Sam m Hilda f Maeve f Annie f Tom m Iva Lynn f Dorell m Luis m Mama Bear horse Will m Sarge – dog, 3-legged German shepherd Evan m Talia f Erin f Ellie f Fiona f Sugar Pie – horse Miranda f Vladimir m Niro m Gus m Ernesto m Milt m (hide spoiler)]

  2. 5 out of 5

    Paula Brandon

    Ruby McPhee escapes to Nevada to pretend to be her twin sister, Scarlett, in order to lay low because of a stalker who is obsessed with her. Her sister was kind of dating Sheriff Cliff Dempsey, and he knows straight away that something is up. When Ruby tells him the truth, he takes it upon himself to protect her, developing feelings for her along the way. He fell for a witness once before, and it left him badly burned. The other obstacle to their relationship is the possibility that Ruby will re Ruby McPhee escapes to Nevada to pretend to be her twin sister, Scarlett, in order to lay low because of a stalker who is obsessed with her. Her sister was kind of dating Sheriff Cliff Dempsey, and he knows straight away that something is up. When Ruby tells him the truth, he takes it upon himself to protect her, developing feelings for her along the way. He fell for a witness once before, and it left him badly burned. The other obstacle to their relationship is the possibility that Ruby will return to Vegas once the stalker threat is over. I'm disappointed I didn't enjoy this more! Ruby and Cliff were likable characters (and dang, the man on the cover is handsome!) However, I am simply not a fan of "twin swap" stories, especially in cases like what you find in this book, where the plan hasn't been thought out at all. I think we're supposed to enjoy Ruby's fish-out-of-water shenanigans, but they just annoyed me! And what was with all the secrecy anyway? Nobody seems to care that Scarlett is off gallivanting about with her on/off boyfriend and could easily attract the attention of the stalker. Why not just be upfront about what is going on? And why would it be considered safe for Ruby to pretend to be her sister when it would be so easy for her stalker to learn where Scarlett works and come after Ruby, especially since HE DOES THAT ANYWAY!!! Unfortunately, the non-credible, forced, manufactured set-up of the story made it nigh on impossible to connect and engage with the story and characters.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Susan

    Good book. Ruby has come to Sweetheart to hide from her stalker. She'd rather lie low, but sister Scarlett wants to take off to visit an old boyfriend. So Ruby pretends to be her sister and fill in for her at work. Scarlett forgot to tell Ruby that she's dating the local sheriff. Cliff realizes immediately that Ruby is not Scarlett. Her kiss blows him away, making him feel things he never felt for Scarlett. He's wary of Ruby until he confirms her story and agrees to go along with her ruse and pro Good book. Ruby has come to Sweetheart to hide from her stalker. She'd rather lie low, but sister Scarlett wants to take off to visit an old boyfriend. So Ruby pretends to be her sister and fill in for her at work. Scarlett forgot to tell Ruby that she's dating the local sheriff. Cliff realizes immediately that Ruby is not Scarlett. Her kiss blows him away, making him feel things he never felt for Scarlett. He's wary of Ruby until he confirms her story and agrees to go along with her ruse and protect her. Cliff tries to keep things professional. Earlier in his career in Reno he had fallen for a witness who used him to help the criminal who was being investigated. This ruined the investigation and damaged Cliff's reputation so he doesn't want to take that chance again. But his feelings for Ruby are growing quickly and he's having trouble staying away. Meanwhile, Ruby is falling hard for Cliff. His protectiveness makes her feel safe and his care for her is something she's never experienced. Ruby worries that by coming to Sweetheart she's put the people she's come to care about in danger. Just as she and Cliff admit their connection their whole relationship is endangered by her stalker. I really liked both Ruby and Cliff. Ruby is a nice person caught in a bad situation. She takes the opportunity to escape Las Vegas, but she does worry about what could happen. When things go bad at the end she is devastated by Cliff's actions and the attitudes of some of the townspeople. I liked the way that she went out of her way to try to repair some of the damage that had occurred. Cliff was a man caught in a dilemma. He really liked Ruby and the more time he spent with her the more he fell for her. But he was so worried about his reputation that he nearly threw away the best thing that ever happened to him. I wanted to kick him, the mayor, and a bunch of the other people for the way they blamed Ruby for everything. I really enjoyed the ending and seeing how the townspeople tried to make things right.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Anna

    Ruby McPhee is on the run, to take over her sister Scarlett's life while her stalker is in jail in Las Vegas. She needs to get away until the trial is over, and Scarlett is trying to reconcile again with her on-again/off-again boyfriend, Dimitri. So Ruby goes to fill in at work for her, so Scarlett won't lose her job at the ranch where she works. Of course her sister left out a very important detail when she was giving Ruby the lowdown on her life - she's been dating Cliff, the local sheriff! Im Ruby McPhee is on the run, to take over her sister Scarlett's life while her stalker is in jail in Las Vegas. She needs to get away until the trial is over, and Scarlett is trying to reconcile again with her on-again/off-again boyfriend, Dimitri. So Ruby goes to fill in at work for her, so Scarlett won't lose her job at the ranch where she works. Of course her sister left out a very important detail when she was giving Ruby the lowdown on her life - she's been dating Cliff, the local sheriff! Imagine Ruby's surprise when he shows up at the ranch, starts talking about going out on a date, and kisses her! Cliff immediately knows that she's not Scarlett and after some skepticism and anger, he decides to help Ruby pretend to be Scarlett until her stalker is put away. But when the danger finally comes to town, can everyone escape unscathed? And can Cliff and Ruby ignore their attraction to one another, or are they simply meant to be? I for the most part really enjoyed this small-town romance! I didn't realize that it was #3 in an on-going series, but it definitely works as a stand-alone as well. The history of Sweetheart, the town Cliff lives in, was very adorable and I loved how it played into his romance with Ruby. Also, the differences between her and Scarlett, and the mishaps they caused were pretty funny at times. The attraction between Cliff and Ruby definitely rings true throughout the book, and I liked that this one wasn't all about the sex between two people. It was more about the falling in love part of love, than the lust factor in the equation. I totally understood why Cliff was hesitant to get involved with Ruby, after having gotten involved with a witness to a crime in Reno and being burned by the relationship. Plus, it ruined his standing with the police department he worked for. Probably my least favorite things about this one were the selfish, flaky attitude of Scarlett, who is stringing along Cliff as a placeholder until she can be with Dimitri, and the attitudes of Cliff, his family and the other townspeople after the showdown with the stalker. Yes, Scarlett made a bad decsion to go off on her own with Cliff's cousin's children, when a crazed freak was after her identical twin. But it was Cliff's fault for leaving the kids with Scarlett, when he knows she's an undependable, opportunist who has not a brain in her head most of the time! The way they blame Ruby for everything and how they treat her about it, is completely abominable. The ending resolves very sweetly after Cliff and his Aunt (the mayor) take their heads out of their asses and Ruby swings a high profile wedding to jumpstart the town's economy. Overall, a very cute and fast-paced romance, with a slight thriller element to it. But that ending just left a little bit of a bad taste in my mouth. If you're looking for a quick, romantic read and you might enjoy it. VERDICT: 3.5/5 Stars *I received a print ARC of this book from a representative (thanks Anna!) at Harlequin, as part of their Just Can't Get Enough campaign (March Theme: Weddings). No favors or money were exchanged for this review. This book was published on March 4th, 2014.*

  5. 4 out of 5

    Delacey

    3.5 stars. I enjoyed the majority of the book, as it had a nice sprinkle of humour and sweetness to it. I enjoyed both Cliff and Ruby and thought their characters were decently developed. The weakness of this story was the plot, as several of the things with the twin swap just didn't make sense, and did not seem to be the safest option for Ruby. I also found the ending a little weak. All that being said, it was still a decent well written book, and if you put aside your practical nature for a fe 3.5 stars. I enjoyed the majority of the book, as it had a nice sprinkle of humour and sweetness to it. I enjoyed both Cliff and Ruby and thought their characters were decently developed. The weakness of this story was the plot, as several of the things with the twin swap just didn't make sense, and did not seem to be the safest option for Ruby. I also found the ending a little weak. All that being said, it was still a decent well written book, and if you put aside your practical nature for a few hours, it is an enjoyable romance.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Sorcha

    A Reason To Stay Las Vegas casino manager Ruby McPhee needs to lay low while the police deal with a stalker at work. So she's trading in her high heels for cowboy boots and assuming her twin sister's identity at the Gold Nugget Ranch. Ruby only plans on staying in Sweetheart, Nevada, until the threat back home has passed. But then she discovers a detail her sister forgot to mention�the handsome sheriff she's dating. It only takes a single kiss for Cliff Dempsey to realize the woman in his arms is A Reason To Stay Las Vegas casino manager Ruby McPhee needs to lay low while the police deal with a stalker at work. So she's trading in her high heels for cowboy boots and assuming her twin sister's identity at the Gold Nugget Ranch. Ruby only plans on staying in Sweetheart, Nevada, until the threat back home has passed. But then she discovers a detail her sister forgot to mention�the handsome sheriff she's dating. It only takes a single kiss for Cliff Dempsey to realize the woman in his arms is someone entirely different…and completely irresistible. To protect Ruby's secret, Cliff maintains her ruse, but soon the lines between duty and desire begin to blur. Ruby and Cliff know they have a once-in-a-lifetime connection, but will they have a chance to let their love grow? Received from the publishers Harlequin via Netgalley Ruby, threatened by a stalker, swaps places with her twin sister in order to hide out for a few weeks. Little does she realise that the game she played with Scarlett as a child wouldn’t work out the way she thought as adults. First she has to work on a ranch, having not ridden a horse in over a decade, and then she meets the local, and very sexy, very single Sherriff, with whom Scarlett has being having an on-off relationship with. Cliff, the Sheriff, has his own problems. After returning to his hometown of Sweetheart – his career in Reno damaged after a less than appropriate relationship. He liked Scarlett but realises that he is very much attracted to (then in love with) Ruby. Rest of the book covers about 2 weeks, whilst waiting to deal with Ruby’s stalker which leads to a tense situation outside of town, and Ruby trying to make amends for putting the town’s people in danger The romance is strong, involving two people who are resisting commitment for various reasons, whilst under pressure from Cliff’s extended family to commit to something more. The side issue of Sweetheart’s faltering economy due to a fire the year before is a good subplot, and allows for an interesting finale and denouement. What sex there is is sexy enough, without making too many people blush, however there is some appropriate language in these scenes, so be warned if you’re not a fan of this kind of scene I understand it’s difficult to develop the characters of people who are not part of the story until the second half (e.g. Ruby’s bosses at the casino, from where she’s had to take a sudden break from), so I felt they were a little flat when they did arrive. Wondering if Ruby, in talking to Cliff etc, could have expanded them out a little more – such as why Earnestino apparently didnt back her up much to the casino manager at the time she reported the harassment. Anyway, minor point, they were useful characters when they were needed in order to progress the romance between Ruby and Cliff.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Sally

    Ruby McPhee, a Vegas casino manager, is being stalked by Crowley, the son of a politician, who keeps paying his son out of trouble. This time he attacked Ruby in her home, so she had to find a place to hide until the police could deal with the situation. Her sister Scarlett McPhee lives in the small town of Sweetheart, Nevada, so Ruby and Scarlett trade places since they are identical twins. Scarlett in her haste to get out of town to meet with her on again off again boyfriend forgets to tell Ru Ruby McPhee, a Vegas casino manager, is being stalked by Crowley, the son of a politician, who keeps paying his son out of trouble. This time he attacked Ruby in her home, so she had to find a place to hide until the police could deal with the situation. Her sister Scarlett McPhee lives in the small town of Sweetheart, Nevada, so Ruby and Scarlett trade places since they are identical twins. Scarlett in her haste to get out of town to meet with her on again off again boyfriend forgets to tell Ruby, she and the Sheriff are dating. It only takes one kiss for Cliff Dempsey, the sheriff, to know that she is not Scarlett. Upon hearing her story he agrees to keep her identity a secret. With Scarlett out of the picture will this relationship blossom? What will happen to her stalker? These are questions that will be answered as you turn the pages of this easy to read entertaining book. If you need a light entertaining book to read this is it! This romance novel has a great plot with believable characters. I found myself rooting for Ruby from the first page and wanting to knock some sense into Cliff and the town’s people all at the same time. In my opinion this book has it all…a little mystery and intrigue and a whole lot of romance. There are no graphic sex scenes or explicit language. This is a great book to read for entertainment. Disclosure: I was given a copy of this eBook by the publisher, Harlequin, through NetGalley blogger program for review. I was not required to write a favorable review nor was I compensated for my review. The opinions in this review are my own.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Rhonda

    4 Stars I liked it. It had good relationships between characters, romance, action, heroism. Did have one love scene I skipped over. The Plot Ruby is being stalked so she leaves town and hides as her twin Scarlett. While Scarlett leaves for a vacation to be with her boyfriend. Ruby deception is figured out the first morning by the Sheriff. He agrees to hide her and help protect her. A little corny but fun plot. Ruby's character makes sense to me. Plus I liked her. She does not want anyone hurt by pro 4 Stars I liked it. It had good relationships between characters, romance, action, heroism. Did have one love scene I skipped over. The Plot Ruby is being stalked so she leaves town and hides as her twin Scarlett. While Scarlett leaves for a vacation to be with her boyfriend. Ruby deception is figured out the first morning by the Sheriff. He agrees to hide her and help protect her. A little corny but fun plot. Ruby's character makes sense to me. Plus I liked her. She does not want anyone hurt by protecting her. She is attracted right off to her sister's boyfriend the Sheriff. Cliff's character has good and week parts to him. I like how involved he is with his niece and nephew. Love his dog. This is the third book in the Sweetheart Nevada series. Where most of the town was destroyed by wildfire. They are trying to rebuild and attract back all their tourists that made it famous to get married their. The Rancher's Homecoming is book one of the series. His Christmas Sweetheart is the second. You see a lot of the same characters in each book. They can each stand alone but I liked reading them in order best. The pacing of the story was good. I liked the mix of danger, fun and different relationships that are intertwined together. I would not mind if they decide to have more books in the Sweetheart, Nevada series. I was given this ebook to read for purpose of giving a honest review of it by Netgalley and Harlequin. publication: March 4th 2014 by Harlequin American Romance 224 pages ISBN:0373755112 (ISBN13: 9780373755110)

  9. 5 out of 5

    C.A. Szarek

    sweet story! Great read! This book absolutely hooked me from the start! I have to admit that when I started and realized in chapter 1 that a set of twins was switching places I thought to myself "oh no." Because that so predictable but then when she meets the hero and he immediately realizes she's not her sister I felt a lot better about things. From the start I liked them both! Cliff is a big tough guy with a squishy middle, a soft spot for kids & dogs. And he's hot. Ruby is sensible & scared of sweet story! Great read! This book absolutely hooked me from the start! I have to admit that when I started and realized in chapter 1 that a set of twins was switching places I thought to myself "oh no." Because that so predictable but then when she meets the hero and he immediately realizes she's not her sister I felt a lot better about things. From the start I liked them both! Cliff is a big tough guy with a squishy middle, a soft spot for kids & dogs. And he's hot. Ruby is sensible & scared of the guy who's after her but she has a great inner strength. There were a few things that made it obvious to me the author doesn't know much about cops & police terminology but it didn't really detract from the the story. Then again, as I read on there were a few more instances where the author's police unfamiliarity stuck out like a sore thumb. The sex was okay, on the mild (if a tad cheesy with word choice) but the conversation afterward was totally or of place for me & didn't seem credible to the couple. The hostage negotiator wasn't credible to me. Once again obvious the author doesn't know much about police work. Also the sniper bothered me. There was contradictory info. The story was good & kept me interested. Just the obvious lack of police procedural knowledge took me out of the story every time. It was a very sweet, heartwarming wrap up and I absolutely love the book overall! I accidentally read them out of order and I'm going to chase down the first two immediately!

  10. 4 out of 5

    C.A. Szarek

    This book absolutely hooked me from the start! I have to admit that when I started and realized in chapter 1 that a set of twins was switching places I thought to myself "oh no." Because that so predictable but then when she meets the hero and he immediately realizes she's not her sister I felt a lot better about things. From the start I liked them both! Cliff is a big tough guy with a squishy middle, a soft spot for kids & dogs. And he's hot. Ruby is sensible & scared of the guy who's after her This book absolutely hooked me from the start! I have to admit that when I started and realized in chapter 1 that a set of twins was switching places I thought to myself "oh no." Because that so predictable but then when she meets the hero and he immediately realizes she's not her sister I felt a lot better about things. From the start I liked them both! Cliff is a big tough guy with a squishy middle, a soft spot for kids & dogs. And he's hot. Ruby is sensible & scared of the guy who's after her but she has a great inner strength. There were a few things that made it obvious to me the author doesn't know much about cops & police terminology but it didn't really detract from the the story. Then again, as I read on there were a few more instances where the author's police unfamiliarity stuck out like a sore thumb. The sex was okay, on the mild (if a tad cheesy with word choice) but the conversation afterward was totally or of place for me & didn't seem credible to the couple. The hostage negotiator wasn't credible to me. Once again obvious the author doesn't know much about police work. Also the sniper bothered me. There was contradictory info. The story was good & kept me interested. Just the obvious lack of police procedural knowledge took me out of the story every time. It was a very sweet, heartwarming wrap up and I absolutely love the book overall! I accidentally read them out of order and I'm going to chase down the first two immediately!

  11. 5 out of 5

    Amanda R

    Ruby is on the run after a client at the casino she works at decides he's not going to take no for an answer. When the detective in charge tells her maybe she should get out of town and lay low for a while she calls her sister and they decide to switch places. They're twins and they've done it before, so why not now. She'll assume the identity of her sister and her sister will go be with the on again off again guy she's been seeing. Cliff noticed that the girl he'd been seeing, Scarlett, has been Ruby is on the run after a client at the casino she works at decides he's not going to take no for an answer. When the detective in charge tells her maybe she should get out of town and lay low for a while she calls her sister and they decide to switch places. They're twins and they've done it before, so why not now. She'll assume the identity of her sister and her sister will go be with the on again off again guy she's been seeing. Cliff noticed that the girl he'd been seeing, Scarlett, has been acting a little funny. She's been avoiding him and he wants to know whats going on. So he meets her at The Golden Nugget, with flowers and wants to talk. What he finds though is a very different thing. He notices that there is a difference in Scarlett, plus she's got a tattoo now on her wrist that wasn't there just last week and it doesn't look like a fresh one. I love a story that has people that are supposed to remain business like, fight their attraction. It makes for a great story. I enjoyed watching their Cliff and Ruby's struggle. When the trouble she's running from comes too close for comfort, what will she do and will she stay in Sweetheart? I guess you'll just have to read this fantastic book to find out!!! Leave the author some love in the form of a review!

  12. 5 out of 5

    N. Kuhn

    This was an ok romance. It was nothing that blew me away. It was cute, twin sisters switch places so to speak, so that Ruby can hide from a stalker. She meets the Sheriff, who of course is sort of single, and was somewhat dating her sister. He can immediately tell the difference between the otherwise identical twins. Hm. Either way, cute western, suspenseful romance, again, nothing spectacular. Though the story is supposed to be centralized around the stalker case, I feel that it took a back gro This was an ok romance. It was nothing that blew me away. It was cute, twin sisters switch places so to speak, so that Ruby can hide from a stalker. She meets the Sheriff, who of course is sort of single, and was somewhat dating her sister. He can immediately tell the difference between the otherwise identical twins. Hm. Either way, cute western, suspenseful romance, again, nothing spectacular. Though the story is supposed to be centralized around the stalker case, I feel that it took a back ground to the romance. I loved the dog! Sarge was sweet and I enjoy hearing about pets in books. You don't see it too often, and in reality, pets are a huge part of people's lives, so I really like it. Also, so much time and emphasis was spent on the town that Im hoping this becomes a series, otherwise if its a stand alone, I feel that so much more of the story could have been developed if the story of the town weren't taking over so much of the book. I can't say for sure if I would or wouldn't have bought this if not given it in exchange for review. The blurb sounds great, but I think that the story feel flat on what I had expected of it. But definitely a decent waste of an afternoon if you need a distraction.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Angela

    3.5 stars I always enjoy a little suspense in a romance novel. Most Eligible Sheriff kept me on the edge of my seat without scaring the pants off me. I appreciate that, since I don't like to be distracted from the romantic plot, and, let's face it, I like my pants to stay on. In this cowboy romance, Ruby comes into small-town Sweetheart to hide from a stalker, and conveniently she takes her twin sister's place at home and at work while sis is off gallivanting with an ex-boyfriend. Who knew that 3.5 stars I always enjoy a little suspense in a romance novel. Most Eligible Sheriff kept me on the edge of my seat without scaring the pants off me. I appreciate that, since I don't like to be distracted from the romantic plot, and, let's face it, I like my pants to stay on. In this cowboy romance, Ruby comes into small-town Sweetheart to hide from a stalker, and conveniently she takes her twin sister's place at home and at work while sis is off gallivanting with an ex-boyfriend. Who knew that Ruby would start to have feelings for Sheriff Cliff?! Cliff is doing his best to protect Ruby and stay professional. His best isn't that great though, because he manages to fall hard for lovely Ruby. Most Eligible Sheriff delivers a gunfight, a drooly police K9, some cute nieces and nephews, small-town celebrations, and life on a ranch. It was a nice, easy read with a nice, easy romance happening. Real life is crazy, and I read to escape from crazy, so a well-written (and predictable, to be honest) romance with a side of suspense is my perfect cup of tea.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Yazmin

    In Most Eligible Sheriff by Cathy McDavid, Ruby McPhee is a Vegas casino manager. She has worked very hard to rise in her job and be where she is. Unfortunately, a man could not take no for an answer and became a very persistent stalker and almost ended up killing her. Now Ruby needs to lay low until they have to go to court, and the best way to hide is to take her twin sister’s place at the Gold Nugget Ranch in Sweetheart, Nevada while her sister goes on a trip to San Diego with her on and off In Most Eligible Sheriff by Cathy McDavid, Ruby McPhee is a Vegas casino manager. She has worked very hard to rise in her job and be where she is. Unfortunately, a man could not take no for an answer and became a very persistent stalker and almost ended up killing her. Now Ruby needs to lay low until they have to go to court, and the best way to hide is to take her twin sister’s place at the Gold Nugget Ranch in Sweetheart, Nevada while her sister goes on a trip to San Diego with her on and off again boyfriend.   Cliff Dempsey is nervous about asking Scarlett out to the dance. He knows that his aunt, the mayor, wants him to ask Scarlett to marry him in order to get more people to sign up for weddings in Sweetheart. While he likes Scarlett, he doesn’t feel any passion towards her and knows that things are mostly based on a friendship. Read More...

  15. 5 out of 5

    Isis

    I have a confession to make. After reading one of my favorite books, "Point Pleasant" by Jen Archer Wood, I haven't gotten over sheriffs. So the moment I caught sight of this novel I knew I had to have it. This book was nice. I liked it enough. The sheriff was dreamy and swoon-worthy, just as I'd imagined. The main character, Ruby, was really likeable. I found the story to be interesting, especially with the story line. It felt realistic, for the most part. But it wasn't extraordinary. I didn't h I have a confession to make. After reading one of my favorite books, "Point Pleasant" by Jen Archer Wood, I haven't gotten over sheriffs. So the moment I caught sight of this novel I knew I had to have it. This book was nice. I liked it enough. The sheriff was dreamy and swoon-worthy, just as I'd imagined. The main character, Ruby, was really likeable. I found the story to be interesting, especially with the story line. It felt realistic, for the most part. But it wasn't extraordinary. I didn't have high expectations so I'm not really complaining. It's a romance novel. I knew what I was getting myself into. Still, it was worth the read. A lot of the times I felt as if I'd written the novel myself, and that was a good time. It really made me smile. There you have it. I read another romance novel this year and I lived through it. And it was good.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Kristi

    3.5 stars I found this book to meet expectations - romance, tension, hang-ups on both sides. It had all the typical elements of contemporary romance so in that sense it was an enjoyable read. There was nothing particularly unique to set it apart from the genre though. It is certainly worth reading if you are looking for a contemporary romance with a sprinkle of suspense. While it is third in a trilogy I did not find it problematic or expect it was less rich to have read it as a stand alone. I have 3.5 stars I found this book to meet expectations - romance, tension, hang-ups on both sides. It had all the typical elements of contemporary romance so in that sense it was an enjoyable read. There was nothing particularly unique to set it apart from the genre though. It is certainly worth reading if you are looking for a contemporary romance with a sprinkle of suspense. While it is third in a trilogy I did not find it problematic or expect it was less rich to have read it as a stand alone. I have a few titles by this author in my library that I haven't read yet and will certainly look forward to doing so. I am likely to read the prior two titles in this trilogy as well. I received a digital ARC of this title from NetGalley. The opinions expressed above are my own.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Andrea Garcia

    ***An ARC was provided to me from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*** Ruby switches places with her twin sister after being attacked by her stalker. She meets Cliff Dempsey, the town sheriff, after one kiss Ruby's secret is revealed. Cliff helps Ruby maintain her disguise and offers his protection as well, but soon professional lines begin to blur as desire consumes them both. Most Eligible Sheriff is a western, suspenseful romance. The action driven plot made this a v ***An ARC was provided to me from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*** Ruby switches places with her twin sister after being attacked by her stalker. She meets Cliff Dempsey, the town sheriff, after one kiss Ruby's secret is revealed. Cliff helps Ruby maintain her disguise and offers his protection as well, but soon professional lines begin to blur as desire consumes them both. Most Eligible Sheriff is a western, suspenseful romance. The action driven plot made this a very fast paced read for me. My favorite character by far is Sarge, the three-legged dog. He was sweet, loyal and fiercely protective of his charges. Cathy McDavid did a wonderful job in capturing small town USA life. Her characters are engaging and the dialogue was witty and natural.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Donna

    The story would have been fine if that last 1/4 of the book hadn't ruined it for me. That was about the time Cliff really started getting on my nerves. Whiny, woe-is-me, my job is too important, blah, blah, blah. In my opinion, if he really loved Ruby it shouldn't have mattered to him if he had to get a job as a mall cop some place else, just as long as she was by his side. But he put his job, his family's opinions and "what the townspeople think of me" way above her. I only finished it to see ho The story would have been fine if that last 1/4 of the book hadn't ruined it for me. That was about the time Cliff really started getting on my nerves. Whiny, woe-is-me, my job is too important, blah, blah, blah. In my opinion, if he really loved Ruby it shouldn't have mattered to him if he had to get a job as a mall cop some place else, just as long as she was by his side. But he put his job, his family's opinions and "what the townspeople think of me" way above her. I only finished it to see how he was going to dig himself out of that mess. Wouldn't recommend this book. It's the last in the series anyway, so you won't be missing anything if you skip it. This book was a waste of my time.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Sharon Chance

    I adored this story! Identical twin sisters, different as night and day, and one handsome sheriff - well, you know the story has got to be lively! This is the first book I've read of Cathy McDavid's, but I will be going back for more. Her writing style is fast-paced and with plenty of humor, and plenty of romance. And I loved, loved, loved the setting of Sweetheart, Nevada! If you enjoy contemporary romance with a western flair, then this book will suit you to a T.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Maria

    Got to read this book thanks to Netgalley. Ruby is on the run from a stalker and finds herself in Sweetheart, Nevada, impersonating her twinsister. What her sister didn't mention was her relationship with the town's hot sheriff. The sheriff sees through her desguise, but there was certainly a spark there. Will they let their love grow or will the stalker get in the way. A really sweet story. I enjoyed it. Both action and romance and a hot uniformed man, what can really go wrong? Not much.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Marina Myles

    Wow! Never has a man in uniform been hotter! I loved this story about a stalker, a handsome sheriff, and loyal twin sisters. The suspense element of this book kept me dialed in throughout. All in all, this was definitely one of my favorite Cathy McDavid novels because in it she portrayed Americana cowboy Cliff Dempsey to perfection.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Harlequin Books

    "This final Sweetheart, Nevada, story is suspenseful, yet keeps the focus on the romance. An entertaining last visit to the Golden Nugget Ranch and with the folks living there". (RT Book Reviews, rated 4 stars) Miniseries: Sweetheart, Nevada

  23. 4 out of 5

    Sonya Heaney

    Review copy.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Julie (Manga Maniac Cafe)

    3.5 to 4 stars i am not a fan of stalker stories, but this one was tolerable. I loved the dog, because dogs make everything better.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Alisha

    3.75

  26. 5 out of 5

    Regan

  27. 5 out of 5

    Hillary

  28. 5 out of 5

    Barbara Dalrymple

  29. 5 out of 5

    Holly

  30. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer

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