For The Record by Regina Jennings

I received this book for free from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for my honest review

From the back of the book:

Betsy Huckabee might be a small-town girl, but she has big-city dreams. Writing for her uncle's newspaper will never lead to independence, and the bigger newspapers don't seem interested in the Hart County news. Trying a new approach, Betsy pens a romanticized serial for the ladies' pages, and the new deputy provides the perfect inspiration for her submissions. She'd be horrified if he read her breathless descriptions of him, but these articles are for a newspaper far away. No one in Pine Gap will ever know.
Deputy Joel Puckett didn't want to leave Texas, but this job in tiny Pine Gap is his only shot at keeping his badge. With masked marauders riding every night, his skills and patience are tested, but even more challenging is the sassy journalist lady chasing him.

My thoughts on Regina Jennings:

Regina Jennings is a lovely person who has a real knack for writing and for developing characters. She is one that inspires me to write and to come up with better characters. She has a heart of gold and is really down to earth. Regina is a real sweetheart and someone who tells great stories that actually keep your attention. 

Regina has struck a HOME RUN! 

My thoughts on the book:

This is kind of a continuation of At Love's Bidding in which you meet Betsy Huckabee. I love that she decided to continue on with the story. I wanted to know more about Betsy and couldn't help but wanted her to have her own adventure. 

When I read Joel Puckett's character, there was one person who popped into my head right away and that is Josh Cooke from Hart of Dixie. He just screams Joel to me. This book has my attention from the second chapter and is running away with me. 

I completely adore the chemistry between Joel and Betsy. Her idea to make him a hero in her writings reminds me a lot of something that Regina Jennings would have done as a young woman smitten with her favorite celebrity or best friend or complete stranger who waltzes into town. I love the adventure of the outlaws, the cowboys, Joel and Betsy. It makes for a great western time of a story line. 

The characters have their own personality. The words that Regina writes some great details. She is very detail oriented. From the details of the woods, to the mountains, to the embarrassing moments between characters. 

I would rate this book 5 stars. 

Here is who I can see as Betsy Huckabee (in her own book), Joel Pluckett, and Sheriff Taney (the old bat himself). 

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Joel Puckett

Sheriff Taney

Betsy Huckabee


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