Thursday, May 18, 2023

Review: Love on Target by Shanna Hatfield

Series: Pink Pistol Sisterhood #2
Genre: Historical Romance
Publisher: Wholesome Hearts
Released: April 10, 2023
206 pages
About the Book:

Will romance hit its mark when true love is the target?

Desperate for a fresh start, Rena Burke journeys from Texas to Oregon with only her father’s pistol and a plodding old mule for company. She takes a job working with explosives at a mine, spends her free time emulating her hero Annie Oakley, and secretly longs to be loved.

Saddle maker Josh Gatlin has one purpose in life and that is his daughter. Gabi is his joy and the sunshine in his days. Then he meets a trouser-wearing woman living life on her own terms. Rena is nothing like his perception of what he wants in a wife and mother for his child, but she might just prove to be everything he needs.

When tragedy strikes, will the two of them be able to release past wounds and embrace the possibilities tomorrow may bring?


My Rating & Thoughts:    

This is book two in the Pink Pistol Sisterhood series. It is set in the fictional town of Holiday, Oregon. The main characters are Rena Burke and Josh Gatlin. Due to a traumatic experience in her past Rena does not wear dresses/skirts, always wearing trousers which made people in her home community treat her differently. Rena travels from Texas to Oregon to move in with her cousin and start a new life. Upon arrival she meets Josh, who is a single father and a saddle shop owner. He has a five-year-old daughter, Gabby, who is very much into princesses, dresses and the colour pink. Gabby is automatically drawn to Rena and the interactions between the two of them are so cute especially when they are so different from one another. I really liked watching Gabby and Rina together, but I did not feel the connection between Josh and Rena. I would have liked to see a bit more of the romantic relationship developing. I loved how the story incorporated characters from other books by this author. It was fun to reconnect with previous characters I knew. I feel like this story had more faith in this story than other books by Ms. Hatfield, and I really liked that. Ms. Hatfield did a wonderful job of weaving the story from book one into this one so that readers know the background of the pistol even if they haven’t read the book. 

(I borrowed this book through Kindle Unlimited; opinions expressed 
in this review are my honest opinion and completely my own.)

Other books from this author that I have reviewed:   


The Christmas Bargain (Hardman Holidays #1)

The Christmas Token (Hardman Holidays #2)

The Christmas Calamity (Hardman Holidays #3)

The Christmas Vow (Hardman Holidays #4)

The Christmas Quandary (Hardman Holidays #5)

The Christmas Confection (Hardman Holidays #6)

Crumpets and Cowpies (Baker City Brides #1)

Thimbles and Thistles (Baker City Brides #2)

Corsets and Cuffs (Baker City Brides #3)

Bobbins and Boots (Baker City Brides #4)

Lightning and Lawmen (Baker City Brides #5)

The Christmas Cowboy (Rodeo Romance #1)

Wrestlin' Christmas (Rodeo Romance #2)

Capturing Christmas (Rodeo Romance #3)

Barreling Through Christmas (Rodeo Romance #4)

Chasing Christmas (Rodeo Romance #5)

Racing Christmas (Rodeo Romance #6)

Garden of Her Heart (Hearts of the War #1)
Home of Her Heart (Hearts of the War #2)

Valentine Bride (Holiday Brides #1)

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