Book 2
The Lawman
Sourcebooks Casablanca
December, 2016
Available in Mass Market Paperback, ebook, and Audio versions

4 Stars
Review: Readers who yearn for a solid Western romance are sure to find Schmidt’s second Last Chance Cowboy installment as the perfect read. The realistic second-chance at love story — with its intelligent characters, sensuality and suspense elements — engages readers. Those familiar with the series will be pleased at how the new addition dovetails into the previous installment and eagerly anticipate the next chapter.

Summary: Following his father’s death, Jess Porterfield left the family ranch for the lights of the big city. Now, he’s home to make amends, not just to the family he deserted, but to the woman he abandoned. Addie Wilcox is training to be a doctor and as strong and determined as she is, Addie was shattered by Jess’s betrayal. It will take more than Jess’s determination to be the town’s new lawman to prove to Addie he’s home for good. Jess slowly demonstrates his resolve to win Addie’s heart with his kindness and kisses. When Addie is accused of murder, Jess does everything in his power to see her name cleared. As they gather forensic evidence to present in court, Addie realizes her trust in Jess will be the key to her freedom.

-RT Book Reviews

From acclaimed author Anna Schmidt comes a sweeping historical Western romance about the unbreakable bonds of family, second chances, and a whole lot of heart in the Wild West.

"This is me, Addie," Jess murmured. "You and me, the way we always were."

But it wasn't, no matter how much she wished it were true. They were different now. She would always love him...

But can she trust him not to break her heart?

Jess Porterfield fled to the big city after his father's sudden death, leaving behind his family ranch-and his childhood sweetheart. Now Jess has returned as the local lawman, determined to prove his worth...and win back the one woman he could never live without.

Young frontier doctor Addie Wilcox was devastated when Jess left her behind. Now he's back and it's difficult to remember why she should keep her distance. But with the town's richest man set to see her hang for a crime she didn't commit, Addie must put her faith in the lawman who broke her heart-and trust that together they'll find their second chance at love.