{Review} Sawyer by Lori Foster


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

Our Rating

4 Stars

As the only doctor in Buckhorn County, Kentucky, Sawyer Hudson knows a thing or two about saving lives. But when he rescues the beautiful Honey Malone from a car wreck and nurses her to health at his home, he finds himself dreading the day she's well enough to walk away. Because now that he's met the woman of his dreams, he's not about to let her go.

Honey's been on the run for days, but when a car accident lands her in Sawyer's arms, she's never felt so safe in her life. But can he convince her that it's safe to stop running—and build a future in the one place that's ever felt like home?

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

Sawyer by Lori Foster

The Verdict: Since I’ve been having so much fun with Lori Foster’s Ultimate series, I thought it was time I checked out some more of her books.  And we all know how much I love romance countrified.  Yeah, I know, the cover doesn’t really clue anyone in on that.  Honestly, the cover design was about a thousand times better when this was paired with Morgan’s story in Buckhorn Beginnings.  But I suppose this one for the re-release is a slightly better than the original Harlequin Temptation version…

Sawyer is the town doctor and one of several brothers who live together in their late parents’ old farmhouse. He’s a single dad of a teenage son, and while he certainly isn’t hurting for female attention, he’s not exactly looking for a wife.  But then Honey Malone crashes through his freshly mended fence, lands her car in the water, and refuses to go to a hospital.  Before she knows it, she finds herself a guest in Sawyer’s house, drowning in testosterone, and trying to trying to stay one step ahead of whoever’s been trying to kill her.

I absolutely loved the backstory of Sawyer and his son, and I’m pretty sure I was in love with the book as soon as their lack of blood relationship was revealed.  But even better was the camaraderie of the brothers, the way they egged each other on and behaved exactly as you would expect from a house full of men.  The way they took control of Honey’s problems would have been annoying as hell — had they not all been so damned charming and sexy!

Honey’s story is rather complicated, and she’s just as in the dark about what’s happening as we are.  She knows that someone is after her, but for the life of her, she can’t imagine why.  All she’s certain of is that they’re dangerous, she has to stay under the radar, and she can’t drag these men into the danger she faces.  But they’re far too chivalrous and protective to let her go it alone, and once they have some idea of what she’s up against, they’re determined to see her safely through it — especially Sawyer.

The romance between these two was sweetly steamy, if that makes sense.  There were certainly some bedroom scenes, but they weren’t as graphic as I’m used to reading, and I’m not sure if that has more to do with the age of the series or the character of the brothers featured.  Either way, it was kind of a nice change from all the stories out there constantly trying to push the envelope by spicing things up just a little too far.  Sawyer was certainly all alpha, but he was also a gentleman, and while I wouldn’t recommend this book to young teens, I think it’s a nice, middle-of-the-road approach to writing sex scenes.

The Breakdown
Cover Design
2 star rating
Plot & Pace
4 star rating
5 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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