Cade Kolby has spent years as a bounty hunter and plans to spend the rest of his life doing the same. Afterall, bounty hunters can't exactly retire - too many enemies looking for revenge. When his sister, Addy, dies and leaves behind four children, her last directive is that Cade should decide who will care for her children. Addy's best friend, Zoe, immediately takes custody of the children while they await Cade's return to Winterborn. Zoe loves the children as her own and intends to convince Cade that she should have custody. She's determined to be polite and professional despite her tumultuous past with Cade. Unfortunately for Zoe, sparks fly immediately upon Cade's arrival. Will Zoe and Cade be able to move beyond their past? And even if they could, would Cade ever be able to provide a safe and stable environment for her and the children?
A Kiss for Cade by Lori Wick was definitely an entertaining read. The chemistry between Cade and Zoe was excellent. My only complaint was that at one point, which I won't exactly specify because it would be a spoiler, there was plot twist that seemed cheesy. Had that part not seemed so cheesy, it might have been humorous. Overall, A Kiss for Cade is enjoyable and I recommend it to anyone who enjoys historical romances.
A Kiss for Cade is the second book in Lori Copeland's Western Sky Series, and let me tell ya, she knows how to do a western romance right. It's more romance than western, but just the mere mention of bounty hunters, ransoms, and gunfighting....well, that's where you get a good taste of the Old West. Some might say that this is a "sweet" romance, and I agree just a little bit except for the fact that this story seems to have a little more meat on its bones.
Zoe has every right to be infuriated with Cade when he comes rolling into her small town, and it's not just because she was obeying her dying friend's last wish. Cade left Zoe years ago, and she not ready to let him forget it any time soon. But now, he's got to make a decision about his orphaned nieces and nephews, and Zoe does everything short of begging to get Cade to let the children live with her permanently. Not only does Zoe have to consider the children, she's in financial trouble at the store she owns, and she's barely making ends meet. After all that, I'm sure you can see what I mean that this isn't an all "kisses and hugs" story, but when the romance shows up....um, it's REALLY good! :o)
While this book is the second book in the Western Sky Series, it has no connection whatsoever to the first book, Outlaw's Bride. And like Outlaw's Bride, A Kiss for Cade is a book that Lori originally wrote for the mainstream market and has since updated it to appeal to Christian fiction lovers. Most of the crossover novels I've read in the past seem to fall a little flat with the Christian elements seeming to be added as an afterthought, but this one, along with Outlaw's Bride, didn't have that problem whatsoever. After reading two books now by Lori that have been rewritten and loving them, I hope she rewrites all her mainstream novels!
This was my first from Lori Copeland, but I can surely say it not be the last. Kiss for Cade was full of true love, humour, great bunch of well meaning people and funny kids. Imagine even a bug gets his chance to pay its final respects to Cade. How funny can that be... I loved this book and could not put it down. Have a trip coming, and this book is my hand luggage for sure. Will look forward to reading more of Lore's books.
I have read 28 of Lori Copeland's books in the past year and a half when my sister-in-law bought me the first one to read. I love Lori's writing. A Kiss for Cade was very fun to read and I loved every page of it. There use to be a day that I hated to read so that is saying something. I would recommend this to anyone that wants to read a good clean book.