Sammie Carpenter understands how a uniform influences behavior. Wearing her Army fatigues puts her in the mindset of a soldier and donning her Class-A Uniform always helps her shift into Captain Mode. So what harm could come from her dressing like a saloon girl and strutting through the streets of Tombstone? She didn't know how to flirt to save her life, and she wasn't getting any younger.
When she met the lonesome stud cowboy, Jimmy, she knew he was the one. So why was their communication always so awkward? Couldn't he see that she was interested in him? No matter how hard she tried to win him over, she couldn't seem to get him to see past his first impression of her. But Sammie didn't give up easily. Somehow she would make him see that they were meant to be together, but how can she do that when all of her plans keep falling apart?
She headed in the direction of the Birdcage Theater, her pace now a bit slower as she glanced around. Maybe she was looking for someone. Or maybe she'd gotten turned around and was heading in the wrong direction.
She tapped her lower lip, and after a few seconds started walking at a brisk pace, which caused her barely restrained chest to bounce. His thoughts strayed to places they shouldn't, so he forced himself to get better control of his mind. And just in case some drool had seeped out, he wiped his mouth.
Even after some firm self-talk, did he stop? No. To his shame, he kept staring. The habit went beyond mere attraction. He could not get enough of her.
Something about her fascinated him. Something beyond her beautiful hair and delicate face. Something beyond the alluring figure she attempted to hide as she tugged on her corset.
He never understood how some men found ultra-skinny women appealing. As he continued to study her he realized that she looked a bit shy when she smiled at people who passed by. She also appeared more than a little bit nervous. Maybe that was what had intrigued him. Maybe his first impression of her had been wrong.
Her demeanor made him think of a librarian, not a saloon girl. Her extreme attempt at modesty made her that much more attractive to him. So why did she dress like that?
A chuckle escaped him as she adjusted her top again. She didn't have the part of a brazen woman figured out and even wore her boa wrong, as if trying to cover herself.
Posted by Dawn on 7th Feb 2013
One thing I've learned when I read Michelle Sutton's books is that I can expect the unexpected. Just when I think I know what's coming next, she sends me on a roller coaster ride. Michelle's style of writing is a very easy read with a deep point of view, which allows us to know what's going on inside the main character's head. Michelle has a way of gripping the reader with emotion and never letting go. Her characters are real people who aren't perfect and struggle with choices on a daily basis just as we do. Michelle is one of my favorite authors. I can't wait to see what she comes out with next.
Posted by Unknown on 7th Feb 2013
"First Impressions can definitely give us the wrong impressions sometimes but for Sammie and Jimmy it’s one hilarious ride. One minute Jimmy has found his woman yet is confused about how she acts. Now Sammie is definitely all tomboy and for the first time she feels like a woman when she is around Jimmy. I loved that these two were so attracted to each other yet kept denying the attraction. Definitely a great book. I loved the whole play acting that Sammie does in the saloon. Great job."
Posted by Unknown on 6th Feb 2013
"Ms Michelle Sutton has written a wonderful poignant book about the connection of two people who faced problems and struggled daily to overcome them. It is unusual to read an inspirational story with true-to-life conflicts the characters have to face. This one was realistic. It delved into how they had to deal with their sensuality. I found this book so believable and didn’t want to put it down." Brenda Talley - The Romance Studio