Twenty-year-old Jenny Harper has been in love with Heath Jackson since the day she saw him leap from a galloping horse to save an old woman when she was eleven years old. Over the years, Jenny has watched the women swarm around Heath, but she has her heart set on him and she is not one to give up easily. One way or another, she will show Heath she is a grown woman, ready for a husband, not the child he remembers tagging along after his younger brother.
Unfortunately for Jenny, ever since he was left at the altar by a foolish girl who ran off to marry a wealthy old man, Heath Jackson has sworn off marriage, preferring instead the company of widows and saloon girls. And in any case, though he has secretly lusted after her for years, as far as Heath is concerned Jenny is too young, too much like family, and too eager to wed.
But when tragedy strikes, putting more on Jenny’s shoulders than she can bear, her only hope of saving her family home lies in marrying quickly. Can Heath sit back while other men vie for her affections? Can he bear to watch in silence as she chooses a weakling when she desperately needs a strong man like him, one who will keep her safe and give her the sound discipline she needs when her impulsive ways place her in danger? Or will he stand up and claim what should be his, even if it means risking his heart again?
Publisher’s Note: Jackson’s Justice is a largely stand-alone sequel to Marshal’s Law. It is a full-length erotic romance novel that contains sexual scenes and spankings, including domestic discipline in a historical setting. If such material offends you, please don’t buy this book.
This was an enjoyable read for me. I did like the story and the twists and turns that Taylor added to it, but I just couldn’t really connect with Heath.
Also, I do want to add, this is the second book in the series, and while I won’t say that you have to read book 1 to fully understand what’s going on in this book, you should at least read the blurb so that the references to the future do make sense to you. Because there is a fair bit of that happening, and I had to remind myself constantly that it is the second book and that it’s the characters from the first making those references.
But, taking that aspect out of the story, I really enjoyed Jenny, but like I said before Heath was a character that I just couldn’t really feel that he was excited to be with Jenny. It seemed like he was there to help her yes, but I didn’t feel like he actually had feelings for her.
The story itself is different than book 1, but it also has some plot similarities to it that made it a bit predictable.
Overall, this was an enjoyable read from Taylor, and I would continue on with the series because I do like Taylor’s writing. And there were hints dropped about who the heroine in book 3 is going to be. So it would be fun to read that story.