The Fevered Hearts series by Heather Long is wonderfully different. Sort of a mash-up of PNR and cowboy romance this series drags you in and keeps you wanting more. I had intended just to read and review the first, Marshal of Hel Dorado, and then each successive one as I could fit them in. That didn't happen. After reading the first I couldn't wait to see what happened next so I picked up the second, then the third and fourth books and read them straight through. This series is addicting and I now have to wait until the next book comes out.
Marshal of Hel Dorado (Fevered Hearts #1) – Sam Kane is the Marshal who catches the fiery red head Scarlett Morning Star robbing the bank red handed. To keep her from being lynched by the townsfolk he takes her to his family’s ranch where he discovers that her temper isn't the only thing that heats up. I loved watching Scarlett grow and fell for the Kane and Morning Star brothers.
Brave Are the Lonely (Fevered Hearts #2) – Cody’s wolf was not happy when Scarlett chose Sam so he takes off with Kid after the wedding. Along the way they run into a Traveler Caravan under Indian attack and help them fight the attackers off. You would think Mariska, the headmans daughter, would have been a little more grateful than poisoning their food with a sleeping potion but her actions led to the wolf of her dreams.
Micah & Mrs. Miller (Fevered Hearts #3) – Micah Kane has a lot to do and picking up the new school teacher is not high on the list of things he wants to do. But when he meets her his heart knows her for his own. Unfortunately trouble followed Mrs. Miller and it could destroy all Micah loves and holds dear. I absolutely adore Micah. I was thrilled that Jo wasn't another spoiled princess and was able to show a different side of strength.
Fistful of Dreams (Fevered Hearts #4) – We met Delilah when Kid rescued her from a whorehouse in Fort Courage in Brave Are the Lonely (Fevered Hearts #2). She has been staying on the Flying K helping where she can and never saying a thing. Buck is attracted to her and wants to get to know her better so he visits her in her dreams. What he doesn't know is that Delilah is also one of the Fevered and can entrance with her voice. Trouble has come to Dorado and the Flying K and everyone is trying to rebuild. Can Buck help Delilah control her gift and build a dream they can share?
These books each feature one couple but they build on the previous one. You could probably read them stand alone but you’ll get so much more out of them if you read them in order. I am more than ready for the next one.