{Review} Morgan by Lori Foster


{Review} Morgan by Lori FosterMorgan by Lori Foster
Series: The Buckhorn Brothers #2
Publisher: Harlequin HQN on July 1, 2000
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance (Adult)
Pages: 192

Our Rating

4 Stars

Buckhorn's big, bad sheriff, Morgan Hudson, wants a wife—one who's even-tempered, undemanding and content with small-town life. So why can't he stop thinking about brazen Misty Malone? The dark-haired city girl is downright aggravating—and she sure loves to aggravate him in particular. But though she may not be perfect, Morgan starts to realize that they just might be perfect together…

Misty's in Buckhorn for only one reason—to attend her sister's whirlwind marriage. Once she's sure that everything is as it should be, she'll hightail it away to get some distance between her and the controlling, larger than life Morgan. Too bad she's not sure where to go next, since she's recently been fired, framed, and is keeping a very big secret. But these Buckhorn men take care of the women they love, and she's about to find out she's no exception!

This book includes mature subject matter that may not be appropriate for readers under the age of 18.

Morgan by Lori Foster

The Verdict:  Morgan is all scowl and suspicion in Sawyer’s story, though he’s not incapable of some comic relief, as was made clear by his walking into the kitchen in the buff when Honey was trying to make her escape.  But now that he’s met her sister Misty, it’s his turn to find romance he wasn’t necessarily looking for.

Morgan knows the last thing he needs is to have a fling with his brother’s sister-in-law, but Misty knocks him on his ass from day one.  He tries his damnedest to avoid his attraction to her, with the end result looking like he can’t even stand her.  And then, of course, it drives him nuts that she’s always laughing and happy with everyone else.

Misty’s got enough problems on her plate without the moody sheriff turning up the heat.  She doesn’t want to burden her sister with all she’s facing, but between finding out she’s pregnant, losing her job, and ending up with a criminal record, she’s running out of options.  Morgan, though, for being such a by-the-book control freak, is a bit of a softie.  And once he gets the full story out of Misty, he steps up to make things a little easier for her, giving her a job and a reason to stay around while he unsuccessfully fights his feelings for her.

Their romance was quite entertaining to watch, not only because they were clearly made for each other, but also because Morgan was so hilariously lost most of the time.  He couldn’t stand losing control of himself, and that’s the state Misty had him in all the time.  But he was also exactly what she needed, someone older and stable and responsible, who wouldn’t rush to judgement about her and would give her a shot at something better than the future she thought was waiting for her.  Their constant bickering and undeniable attraction to each other made for a fun, steamy read.

All in all, The Buckhorn Brothers series seems like a quick, entertaining set of classic romance novel plots.  Both the Hudson brothers featured so far are white knights coming to the rescue of damsels in distress, but it plays out in such a way that you can’t help but root for them and then laugh when they stumble.  Despite some of the heavier subject matter, the stories remain rather lighthearted, revolving around family, loyalty, and quite a bit of humor.

The Breakdown
Cover Design
3 star rating
Plot & Pace
5 star rating
4 star rating
Style & Editing
5 star rating
Story Conclusion
4 star rating
Overall Rating 4 star rating

About Lori Foster

Since first publishing in January 1996, Lori Foster has become a USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly and New York Times bestselling author. Lori has published through a variety of houses, including Kensington, St. Martin’s, Harlequin, Silhouette, Samhain, and Berkley/Jove. She is currently published with HQN.

Lori hosts a very special annual “Reader & Author” event in West Chester, Ohio. Proceeds from the event have benefited many worthy causes, including the Hamilton County YWCA Battered Women’s Shelter, the Animal Adoption Foundation, The Conductive Learning Center for children with spina bifida and cerebral palsy, and The One Way Farm, Children’s Home.

Each year Lori donates all proceeds from one book to charity.


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