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Honey and the Hired Hand Mass Market Paperback – October 1, 2004

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"John Johnston does short contemporary Westerns to perfection." -- Publishers Weekly
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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: HQN Books (October 1, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0373770081
  • ISBN-13: 978-0373770083
  • Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 4.1 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,423,450 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The Texas Rangers are a long standing, icon in American history. Their long history of law enforcement has been written about for many years and their integrity and legacy have stood and still stand in the present day Texas. Many thanks to the men and women who face danger every day to keep the people of Texas safe.
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Although not directly related to the series, this book is a wonderful addition to the "Hawk's Way" series. The characters seem to start off a bit slow, much like the plot. However, once you've started reading this novel, it's hard to put it down. The lead romantic interests, Honey Farrell and Jesse Whitelaw, keep the sparks flying whether they're fighting each other or fighting the temptation of love.
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I really enjoy the Hawk's way books. Especially since the character's come up in different books. It is a light fun read with a little suspense. A good way to get away from life for awhile and absorb yourself into Honey's romance and problems. I surely recommend this book to those of you looking for an easy to read western romance, with a male lead character that we can all fall in love with.
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Honey and the Hired Hand by Joan Johnston
Silhouette Desire #746 ~ November 1992

After reading A Little Time in Texas, I just had to read Honey and the Hired Hand to see if Honey ends up with Adam. What a surprise when a drifter comes to help her with her ranch, and it's not Adam that Honey heart beats faster for. Jessie isn't the man he appears to be, which is a good thing for Honey because she and her ranch are targets and she needs his help with more than mending fences. I'm looking forward to reading more about the Whitelaw's.

HAWK'S WAY
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The Cowboy and the Princess by Joan Johnston ~ Silhouette Desire #785 ~ May 1993
The Wrangler and the Rich Girl by Joan Johnston ~ Silhouette Desire #791 ~ June 1993
The Cowboy Takes a Wife by Joan Johnston ~ Silhouette Desire #842 ~ March 1994
The Unforgiving Bride by Joan Johnston ~ Silhouette Desire #878 ~ September 1994
The Headstrong Bride by Joan Johnston ~ Silhouette Desire #896 ~ December 1994
The Disobedient Bride by Joan Johnston ~ Silhouette Desire #937 ~ May 1995
The Temporary Groom by Joan Johnston ~ Silhouette Desire #1004 ~ June 1996
The Virgin Groom by Joan Johnston ~ Silhouette Special Releases ~ August 1997
The Substitute Groom by Joan Johnston ~ Silhouette Special Release ~ August 1998
Sisters Found by Joan Johnston ~ Silhouette Special Release ~ December 2002
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This is an early Joan Johnston book. It is just GREAT. Sparks fly between Jesse and Honey. A thoroughly enjoyable romantic story.
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I loved this book. My only problem with it was that it was too short. It kept me wanting to read it straight through. I don't think there was a boring spot in this book what so ever. Lot's of action and drama on top of emotional romance. I liked the fact that Honey was a strong woman raising two boys and trying to hold onto a ranch and a home! Jesse is the perfect match for her.
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(This review was originally posted on my personal blog in February of 2012)

My Thoughts (which will result in spoilers just an FYI): So, why does a book that is really not much more than 250 pages (large font by the way) take me almost 80 days to read? Is it because I have ADD? Did I misplace the book while rescuing kittens from trees? Or maybe it just isn't that good of a book. I'm no literary genius but I'm going to go with the latter.

I found that the entire book's series of events were completely off putting and ridiculous. Here as some low lights.

1)Honey and Jesse meet for the first time at a party outside in the darkness. She doesn't see him because of the dark until she almost runs into him. Somehow she isn't frightened by his presence even though he isn't wearing party clothes because he must be a party guest since there was a party going on but he looked more like a down on his luck drifter. When she steps away from him after almost running into him he grabs her wrist. She threatens to scream but they both know she won't. After all there is nothing to be alarmed about a woman coming across a shabbily dressed stranger, after dark, all alone, who grabs her....COME ON!!!!

2)Jesse admits that he had been peeping through the windows staring at her all night. Hello Stalker!

3)"Honey turned to the stranger to excuse herself and gasped....... "You're Indian!" she exclaimed." Um OK....I thought this was a contemporary romance. Well, it was written in 1992 as a Silhouette Desire....those are contemporary right?

4)Honey's friend Angel is terrified of Jesse because he is Indian. Are you sure this is contemporary?
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