Ms. Carter grabbed my attention right away and held it till the end. The end came sooner than I was hoping for. The sexy parts were hot enough without overdoing it. If you're looking for a sweet, hot, cozy, short story "Lawless Hearts" is the book for you.
This was the first time I've read the works of Ms. Beth D. Carter. "Lawless Hearts" is a story of a woman that figured she would live her life never knowing love between a man and a woman. She was scared by her stepfather and her only sibling had to leave town never to return again. She finds out he was killed when two men come to her door to bring her the news and bring her a family heirloom that her brother sent. The men also come with shady ways.
The only thing I really didn't like was the main female character's name (Scharlie).
Scharlie Thorn is very aware the townsfolk of Rock Ridge, Missouri regard her with pity. When she was fourteen, her stepfather attacked her, scarring her face. Her brother, Harlow, killed him in her defense, forcing him to run from the law.
Ten years later, Cassidy Brooks and Garrett Webb come to tell her that Harlow has been murdered by a man who may have settled his sight on her. As the two men try to keep Scharlie safe, she learns that they are outlaws. And worse, Harlow was an outlaw, too.
Scharlie has decisions to make. Does she trust Cassidy and Garrett when they tell her they want her? Or will she hand them over to the law? More than her life is at stake. Her heart is on the line, too.
Be Warned: menage sex (MFM), anal sex
This is a previously published work. It has been revised and edited for Evernight Publishing.