NOTORIOUS IN THE WEST
Plumley returns with a new novel in her Morrow Creek series: a western version of Beauty and the Beast. Opposites attract in this funny, loving battle of the sexes with strong characters and lots of witty banter. Readers are in for a sizzling treat.
Griffin “Hook” Turner’s rough Boston childhood turns him into a hard, determined man who accumulates wealth and possessions. He decides to head west and retire to his hotel, Lorndorff. Olivia Mouton is Morrow Creek’s most beautiful woman and holds the record for most marriage proposals received. But Olivia’s beauty is her curse, for the town doesn’t see the woman underneath. When Griffin arrives and takes over her family hotel, Olivia is livid and resolves to teach the no-account cad a lesson. Griffin likes her gumption and is prepared to win her over. The challenge is on, with the town taking bets on who will conquer the other. (HARLEQUIN, May, 283 pp., $6.50)