“I love Sarah McCarty. Hell's Eight is a very good series about a group of young boys who lost their parents and all there loved ones and banded together to make a family with a woman named Tia. At the very beginning of this book we have Ms Tia marrying her Ed. It has been eight years but now that...”see full review » see other reviews »
“I love Sarah McCarty. Hell's Eight is a very good series about a group of young boys who lost their parents and all there loved ones and banded together to make a family with a woman named Tia. At the very beginning of this book we have Ms Tia marrying her Ed. It has been eight years but now that her wild bunch of boys seem to be settling down she is too.
The little lost lamb Maddie who was born and raised in a whore house, forced to be a whore at the age of eight, rescued by Tracker and brought home when he was searching for Ari. Maddie has a crush on Caden and Caden is very gentle with Maddie he even calls her "Maddie Mine". When he decides to leave out of Hells Eight he promises Maddie he will tell her goodbye. But he doesn't keep his promise. So Maddie sets off after him.
Maddie is stopped by a group of men of few miles from Caden, she is taken to the ranch of the owner. Several days later Ace shows up at the mine that Caden is working at and informs him that Maddie had left after him. He was hoping that she was with him. Caden is frantic, and the two of them now go searching.
When they do find Maddie Caden is forced to marry her and give the rights to a very valuable colt of Hell's Eight. He is so furious when he gets alone with Maddie that he doesn't really want anything to do with her. He feels like she planned it.
It will take alot before Caden calms down and wants to have a real marriage. But it is not long before he breaks another promise to the vulnerable Maddie again. Then the tables are turned and it will be Caden who has feel like a putz.
Liked the story. ”
“Author: Sarah McCarty
Published by: Harlequin HgN
Age Recommended: Adult
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Book Blog For: GMTA
Series: Hell's Eight # 6
"Caden's Vow" by Sarah McCarty was this authors' 6 in the series..Hell's Eight # 6. This novel was a good western, historical, erotica romance that is all rolled up into one good novel. I found this series just a love story of Maddie and Caden.Both of these two people were 'broken human beings, one very obviously needing restoration and healing after years of sexual abuse since the age of eight." "She was rescued in one of the previous books and brought to live with the Hell's Eight and their wives."
Caden had some serious wounds of finding out just who he really was and who he wanted to be on "set on fulfilling a promise to his father, going to the gold mine." So, what will come of Maddie and Caden? This is where I say you must pick up "Caden's Vow" to see how this will come out in this forced marriage.
Be ready for the 'wild wild west, gold mines, riding horses, and shootings.' Many of the characters have come back into this novel from past series runs. You will find all of the characters so very well developed and very much so captivating only to give you a good read. This author has some writing style that shows how she is able to creative such a historical western manuscript for her readers even giving you the smells along with the experience of this life.
If you are in for a good western, historical and romantic read with some erotica "Caden's Vow" would be recommended to you as a excellent read. ”
“Caden's Vow sounded like it would be my kind book. Unfortunately, the tough cowboy was a little too much of a jerk for me to like very much.
Caden Miller is a gunslinger on the Hell's Eight Compound and is the typical loner. Things are a little too tame for him around the Compound: marriages, children, etc. So he decides to head off to Kansas to a deserted mine to make his own way.
Maddie O'Hare was born in a brothel, raised in a brothel, and put to work in the same brothel until Caden frees her and brings her back to the Compound. To say that Maddie is emotionally stunted is an understatement. To cope, she retreats into a pretend world in which she's not a "soiled dove." At times she flies into rages and the only one who can calm her is Caden. So she has definitely bonded with him and secretly loves him.
Things get shaken up once Caden decides to leave the Compound, and he leaves without saying good-bye to Maddie which breaks her heart. She decides to follow him, but she gets taken by a rancher at a nearby ranch to service his hired hands. When Caden shows up to rescue her, he ends up at his and Maddie's shotgun wedding. As a reader, you won't find out why this happens and what went on during the two weeks she was abducted until close to the end. To me, thus setup and the discovery of events leading up to it were unbelievable.
Maddie and Caden as a couple just didn't gel. She has issues relating to her past, and Caden was insensitive and acted like a jerk to her. The worst part is he did this knowing how his cruel words would wound her.
Caden's Vow may appeal to other readers, but Caden was such an arse that I never really warmed up to him. As for Maddie, she struck me as bring too fragile for this couple to truly have a balanced happy ever after.”