"Charlotte Boyett-Compo comes through again!"
After leaving the funeral of a friend, Reaper Bevyn Coure
continues patrolling his territory. Of course, the memory
of his death and how he became a Reaper never leaves him,
so Bevyn has trouble sleeping and uses alcohol as a
sleeping aid. When he hits the town of Orson, Bevyn heads
straight to a saloon and orders a bottle. Not surprisingly,
the rest of the customers in the place leave and Bevyn is
alone. The "girls" leave as well, leaving Mabel behind the
bar and a young woman cleaning. But the woman appeals to
Bevyn and so he demands her presence in his room.
Lea Walsh has been working in the saloon cleaning and
preparing the meals. After her widowed mother's death, Lea
became desperate for money and so started working there.
Even though she works in a saloon, Lea is chaste. So when
the Reaper demands Lea come to him, she panics. Lea knows
she has no choice for no one in Orson will deny the Reaper
anything he wants.
Shocked by the fact Lea actually looks him in the eye,
Bevyn decides not to force the girl. However, he asks her
to sleep with him and they end up falling asleep wrapped in
each other's arms. For the first time in a long, long time,
Bevyn actually sleeps through the night. And so he decides
to make Lea his own.
As the town begins to accept Bevyn and he starts building a
home for himself and Lea, there's trouble in his territory.
There's a group of Rogues and Amazeens that have taken over
a nearby town.
Will Bevyn be able to take care of the problem on his own?
Why are Amazeens on Terra in the first place? Will the
Shadowlords allow Bevyn to keep Lea as his mate?
HER REAPER'S ARMS WESTERN WIND SERIES BOOK 5 is a tale of
two wounded people coming together in a love meant to last
for eternity. Charlotte Boyett-Compo once again weaves her
magic in bringing these two people together. We have our
hero, Bevyn Coure, orphaned and raised by priests, tortured
because he would not submit to a woman, and finally put to
death by her, only to be brought back as a Reaper by
Morrigunia. Then we have Lea, brought up by her widowed
mother, barely making ends meet, until she is also orphaned
and forced to support herself. The loneliness within them
calls to the other and they end up together. This is one of
those stories that left me with a big heartfelt sigh at the
end and I highly recommend this series.
Reviewed by Chere Gruver
Posted February 17, 2008