Title: Something Like Love
Author: Beverly Jenkins
Date Read: October 28, 2020
Olivia Sterling flees an arranged marriage and heads west to a small town of Henry Adams in Kansas. When her train is robbed by Neil July and his band of outlaws she thinks that it will be the end of her. Neil is enchanted with the lovely and headstrong Olivia. He lets her go but knows he will find her again in the future.
I have been wanting to read Neil July’s story since I read The Taming of Jessi Rose. The terrible twins were my favorite side characters and I was so happy that one of them had their own book. I really enjoyed Neil and Olivia’s story. Neil has been train robbing for years but is starting to realize that it’s no longer a viable option. This story was basically Neil growing out of his reckless outlaw ways and trying to set up a new life, without a bounty on his head.
I really liked Olivia. She was a smart and successful woman who wasn’t afraid of being alone the rest of her life. She gives up everything just to avoid an arranged marriage and has made a new life for herself. She becomes the mayor, runs a successful seamstress business and falls in love with Neil. I enjoyed their emotional relationship and their happy ending.
I loved that we get to see more of the bond between Neil and Two Shafts. I really hope Two Shafts gets his own book. We also finally get to meet their sister Teresa July, who I can’t wait to learn more about when I read her book. Overall, I really enjoyed this book and can’t wait to read more of Beverly’s books. They are always great!