Gunpowder Tea – Book Review

Pinkerton Detective Miranda Hunt has been tasked with apprehending the Phantom – a notorious train robber thought to be hiding on the sprawling Last Chance Ranch. But she isn’t the only one there with something to hide. Wells Fargo detective Jeremy Taggert is working the scene undercover as well. Although their true identities are a secret—and both are suspicious of the other—it is impossible for Jeremy and Miranda to hide the spark that flares between them. But with careers and lives on the line, love will have to wait—perhaps forever.


I generally liked this book, mostly because of the suspense/mystery aspect. I love trying to figure out things and had figured out who was the “Phantom” fairly on, although I was kind of hoping I was wrong because I love it when there are twists I wasn’t expecting. I got a little frustrated with Annie and Branch for not figuring it out earlier but I guess it wouldn’t have been much of a novel if they had.

I also felt like certain things could have played out more like Annie’s struggle with disliking Wells Fargo detectives. I felt like I didn’t get to see much of the struggle and all of a sudden she was over it.

I also would have liked to see more from Branch’s perspective. I only got the occasional glance at his perspective and would have liked more.

This was the third book in the series but you don’t have to read the other ones to get it. I hadn’t read the first two and I wasn’t lost in that regard.

I found the book a little predictable but it was for the most part still an enjoyable read.

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