Sam MacGregor, known as Wild Card to his friends (and enemies for that matter), is considered the most unpredictable member of Hell's Eight. Sam is a man who prizes loyalty and family, though he doesn't necessarily foresee either in his future. Still, when his best friend's wife asks him to help find her missing sister, Sam agrees. Because, though he is a Wild Card, he's also an honorable man. But when, on his search, he encounters a spitfire Latina with a quick temper and an even quicker mouth, Sam knows he should just get her to safety and keep on his way. It's not his business how the beautiful Isabella wound up on her own in the middle of dangerous territory. It's not his place to wonder how a virgin could have body built for sin. And it's not up to him to make sure that she escapes the man she says is hunting her. No, Sam's loyalty is to his friends, his family... Hell's Eight.
Only the more he gets to know Isabella, the more he can't stand the thought that one of the most dangerous and evil men in Texas wants her--whether Isabella agrees or not. And soon the Wild Card, the unpredictable one, finds himself becoming very predictable. He will say, do, and kill anything or anyone to keep Isabella safe and make her his woman.
I loved Caine's Reckoning (Hell's Eight). I read it in one sitting and waited with baited breath for Sam's Creed, even though I knew I'd probably be disappointed (second books so rarely make me has happy as series beginners). But now I know something about Sarah McCarty. She's consistent.
Sam's Creed has all the passion, all the fiery moments, fraught tension, and nail-biting action that made me fall in love with Caine's Reckoning. It's not a rehashing; it's not the same story with a different character. It's an entertaining, enthralling, gush-worthy Western that--if I re-read books--I'd read again and again. If you've ever wondered where all the good cowboy romances went, this series is your answer.