Audiobook Review: Robby Riverton: Mail Order Bride by Eli Easton

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 can't seem to ditch his pursuers, he disguises himself as a mail-order bride he meets on the wagon train. Caught between gangsters who 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 complicated enough, Trace finds 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.

Narrator: Matthew Shaw
Listening Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins

I’m going to try to keep this short because there are multitudes of reviews already out there singing this book’s praises!

Per the blurb, Robbie, in a desperate move for self preservation after witnessing a murder, takes on the guise of his traveling companion and impersonates her to be the intended bride of a rancher. When said rancher's brother is the sheriff and quickly works out what’s what, their shared little secret is how Robbie and Trace bond while trying to find the right way to handle Robbie’s predicament.

Being an Easton story, this doesn’t shirk on the feels and relationship dynamics between Robbie and lawman Trace. This was definitely one of her more smexier works and unlike the anxiety most historicals invoke, this didn’t overly fray my nerves for which I’m quite grateful for.

Narrated by Matthew Shaw, this was my first listening experience of him and it won’t be my last! He did great voice distinction that was really easy on the ears and highly entertaining. Definitely an audio win for me!

Again, if you like Easton and westerns, know that this was a feel good story with plenty of great family dynamics, a good dose of gun shooting action, and some much appreciated hot smexy! A win on all fronts!

Thank you to the author/publisher for the audio in exchange for an honest review.

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