Friday, April 27, 2018

Release Blitz Review: Robby Riverton: Mail Order Bride by Eli Easton

Robby Riverton: Mail Order Bride
by Eli Easton
Release Date: April 26, 2018
Genre: M/M Historical

Being a fugitive in the old west shouldn’t be this much fun.

The year is 1860. Robby Riverton is a rising star on the New York stage. But he witnesses a murder by a famous crime boss and is forced to go on the run--all the way to Santa Fe. When he still hasn't ditched his pursuers, he disguises himself as a mail order bride he meets on the wagon train. Caught between gangsters that want to kill him, and the crazy, uncouth family of his "intended", Robby's only ally is a lazy sheriff who sees exactly who Robby is -- and can't resist him.

Trace Crabtree took the job as sheriff of Flat Bottom because there was never a thing going on. And then Robby Riverton showed up. Disguised as a woman. And betrothed to Trace’s brother. If that wasn’t complication enough, Trace had to find the man as appealing as blueberry pie. He urges Robby to stay undercover until the danger has passed. But a few weeks of having Robby-Rowena at the ranch, and the Crabtree family will never be the same again.

Damn, what a kerfuffle. If only Trace can get rid of the fugitive while hanging on to his own stupid heart.

I just can't keep a straight face while looking at the book cover. How can Robby fool anyone with that disguise? It seems like he is a total Meryl Streep in trying to convince everyone that he is indeed the mail order bride, Rowena. Only Trace, the town sheriff manage to look through his disguise on day one and decided to save his sorry ass. 

Robby had a successful career as an actor, but his life turned upside down when he had to flee for his life. It was such an adventure though, that he met Trace's big family and living at the ranch. He is totally out of his comfort zone, but with his quick wit and no-nonsense attitude, he manages to win over the hearts of the Crabtree family, including their disgruntled Papa. 

Trace is basically enjoying his retirement life after serving the country. He is the Sheriff, but let's be honest here, he hardly has anything to do. The appearance of Robby definitely brings some drama and sparks to his mundane life and bring forth all his protective instinct. 

I enjoy reading the Crabtree family as a whole. They might be of questionable behaviour in the beginning, but they will definitely warm up to them in no time. When Trace and Robby realized they had the same inclination, them getting together is a foregone conclusion, but their chemistry together is undeniable. Thrown in some danger and drama towards the end, the story is sure to keep you hooked. 

Having been, at various times and under different names, a minister’s daughter, a computer programmer, a game designer, the author of paranormal mysteries, a fan fiction writer, and organic farmer, Eli has been a m/m romance author since 2013. She has over 30 books published.

Eli has loved romance since her teens and she particular admires writers who can combine literary merit, genuine humor, melting hotness, and eye-dabbing sweetness into one story. She promises to strive to achieve most of that most of the time. She currently lives on a farm in Pennsylvania with her husband, bulldogs, cows, a cat, and lots of groundhogs.

In romance, Eli is best known for her Christmas stories because she’s a total Christmas sap. These include “Blame it on the Mistletoe”, “Unwrapping Hank” and “Merry Christmas, Mr. Miggles”. Her “Howl at the Moon” series of paranormal romances featuring the town of Mad Creek and its dog shifters has been popular with readers. And her series of Amish-themed romances, Men of Lancaster County, has won genre awards.

In 2018 Eli hopes to do more of the same, assuming they reschedule the apocalypse.

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