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True to the Law

True to the Law - Jo Goodman "Miss Morrow has something that belongs to me. I want it back."I guess you could call this a sequel to Goodman's [b:The Last Renegade|13542966|The Last Renegade|Jo Goodman|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1340262645s/13542966.jpg|19107259] since it is set in the same town, Bitter Springs, Wyoming. Cobb Bridger is hired by wealthy businessman Richard Mackey to retrieve property he claims was stolen from him by Tru Morrow (she used to be a caretaker/companion of his ailing grandmother). Cobb finds Tru working as the new schoolteacher in Bitter Springs, but he's intrigued with Tru and curious as to *what* it was she *stole* from Mackay, so he bides his time and eventually hangs his hat as the new marshal.How exciting. Not.I can't say how disappointed I am. I absolutely loved [b:Never Love A Lawman|6437838|Never Love A Lawman (Reidsville, #1)|Jo Goodman|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1347610891s/6437838.jpg|6627490], [b:Marry Me|8883236|Marry Me (Reidsville, #2)|Jo Goodman|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1328036711s/8883236.jpg|13759120] and [b:The Last Renegade|13542966|The Last Renegade|Jo Goodman|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1340262645s/13542966.jpg|19107259], so I was ready to dive right into this as soon as it landed at my library. Those books were smart, funny and had romantic pairs that just sizzled off the pages. With Cobb and Tru it was more insta-lust with no real feelings or compassion - no sexual chemistry to be found here. Where the two scamps Rabbit and Finn were a riot to watch in book #1, they were just annoying brats in this one. I guessed the big mystery of the *theft* about one third of the way through and kept hoping I was wrong, but no...And the worst thing of all? Very minor spoiler - I was so looking forward to seeing more of the Coltranes from the first book, even if it was a cameo appearance. All you get are brief mentions of them, they are constantly traveling and just sending letters home. I don't know what happened here, was the author forced to rush this one out? Heart not in it? In in the end it was an OK read, not great but not bad either - but not up to what I know Goodman can produce. Library only, then buy it if you love it.