From the moment Pinkerton Agent Nicholas Barrington arrives in town, Lydia Seaton's whole world starts spinning out of control and doesn't stop until she lands in his patiently (well, most of the time anyway) waiting arms. There are just a few minor problems with getting this budding relationship off the ground.
For one thing, her sibling twins, Bobby June and Billy Fred, don't like the agent and want him gone. Of course, the fact that they're the reason he's in town in the first place doesn't help. Derailing a train IS a pretty serious offense you know. Her oldest sister, Hortense, and younger sister Molly, both add power to the punch with their off-beat personalities. And grandmother Seaton is keeping more and more to herself since 'the incident', leaving the burden of it all on Lyddie's shoulders.
Nick isn't so innocent himself. Using an alias, his reasons for being in town go beyond finding out who derailed the train. He's out to avenge his father and get back what is rightfully his. Finding Gentleman John's gold is the perfect revenge. He just doesn't count on getting emotionally involved with Lyddie and her wacky family.
Of course, Lyddie has a few skeletons in her own well. I mean closet. Like her husband, who the town believes deserted her on their wedding night to find the gold. With all this coming between them, how on earth will these two ever get together????
I giggled and laughed at the antics of these characters and anxiously turned pages to laugh some more. What a delightful read this was. While there may not be many surprises, there are loads of laughs, delightful characters, and a wonderful love story. If you enjoy Rebecca Paisley and/or Jill Barnett, you'll love Tori Light.
GAMBLER'S GOLD is our first glimpse of the talented Tori Light, and I expect it won't be the last. Her introduction to romance fans couldn't have had a better start, and I'm anxious to see what else she can turn into gold. She also writes as Victoria Darkwood.