Jericho “J.T.” Tucker wants nothing to do with Coventry, Texas’s new dressmaker. He’s all too familiar with her kind–shallow women more devoted to fashion than true beauty. Yet, except for her well-tailored clothing, this seamstress is not at all what he expected. Hannah Richards is confounded by the man who runs the livery. The unsmiling fellow riles her with his arrogant assumptions and gruff manner while at the same time stirring her heart with unexpected acts of kindness.
Which side of Jericho Tucker reflects the real man? When Hannah decides to help Jericho’s sister catch a beau–leading to uproarious consequences for the whole town–will Jericho and Hannah find a way to bridge the gap between them?
First off, I want to say that I am so glad that I bought a physical copy of this book instead of renting a copy from the library. Why you say? Because it was awesome! Just about every page was filled with humor that you would of sworn I laid a golden egg from all the snickering I was doing.
The one scene that had me in hysterics was when Hannah fell through the steps leading to her sleeping quarters and Jericho got an unexpected peep at Hannah’s shapely legs when he was trying to help her. Lord have mercy, Karen, boy did you write that scene perfectly! I could just imagine it in my mind as it was happening – oh it still makes me giggle thinking about it.
I also loved how Hannah and JT was always at each other’s throats bickering (I love it when there is some good banter between the main characters). I loved how she ribbed him with his given name, which he hated but eventually he learned to love being called it when it comes from Hannah’s lips. He may of been a big ‘ol grouchy bear but inside, he was a warm, kind, and caring man – you just had to get past his ‘wall’ to see it.
I haven’t read all of Karen’s books yet, but I think this one might just be my favorite due to the humorous barbs and scenes in it. Well done Karen!