Today I am reviewing the western romance Keeper Tyree by S. Cox...
About the book
Keeper Tyree is an aging bounty hunter who lives by his own set of rules. He’s a hard man, but just, and his word is his bond. He’s a loner and likes it that way. Then Cathleen O’Donnell catapults into his life looking to hire his gun. Josiah Pardee has killed her boy, and she’s out for vengeance. Somehow all his hard and fast rules, including working alone and minding his own business, crumbles in the face of the immovable widow he now works for. He finds himself rescuing soiled doves, a myopic bookworm more suited to city life than the Wild West, and an hombre being dragged to death by angry cardplayers, as he tracks down the murdering sidewinder Josiah Pardee.
My review for the book August 21st 2021
This is not the first book I have read by the author and won’t be the last. Having been brought up watching the great westerns of the 40s and 50s, I like the authenticity of Ms. Cox’s writing and the fact her characters, male and female are gritty, colourful and have gumption.
The plot of this book has all the elements of an action packed, gun slinging, baddies vs. good guys western set in the rugged and dangerous landscape of the Badlands. There is some added story lines running parallel with the main action provided by the assorted fellow travelers the central characters meet along the way. It was a tough world with few options for women, and yet even soiled doves as they are referred to, are offered respect by those who appreciate their choices were made to survive.
Keeper Tyree is getting on a bit, and whilst I am not averse to the vision of a strapping young cowboy, it is refreshing to enjoy the depiction of a slightly more seasoned veteran of this harsh environment. I would certainly be very happy for Tyree to have my back in a gunfight as he is still quick on the draw.
Add in the simmering romance that comes to the boil over the story and the book is a very satisfying read all round. I can highly recommend to both Western and Romance fans.
A small selection of Sandra’s books
About Sandra Cox
Multi-published author Sandra Cox writes YA Fantasy, Romance, and Metaphysical Nonfiction. She lives in sunny North Carolina with her husband, a brood of critters and an occasional foster cat. Although shopping is high on the list, her greatest pleasure is sitting on her screened in porch, listening to the birds, sipping coffee or an iced latte and enjoying a good book. She’s a vegetarian, a Muay Thai enthusiast and has a weakness for peanut M and Ms.
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