July 2, 2013
Source: Received for an honest review
Book Description (amazon):
A wonderful, absorbing read, with characters to capture the heart of the imagination…it’s a romance not to be missed.”—Heather Graham on Outlaw Hearts
“Stop! Or I’ll shoot your hat off.”
Maggie Tucker has just gone through hell. Outlaws murdered her husband, looted their camp, and terrorized Maggie before leaving her lost and alone in the wilds of Wyoming. She isn’t about to let another strange man get close enough to harm her.
Sage Lightfoot, owner of Paradise Valley ranch, his hunting for the men who killed his best ranch hand. But what he finds is a beautiful, bedraggled woman digging a grave. And pointing a pistol at his heart.
From that moment on, Sage will do anything to protect the strong-yet-vulnerable Maggie. Together, they’ll embark on a life-changing journey along the dangerous Outlaw Trail, risking their lives…and their love.
I usually do not like historicals, but this is one historical I could not put down!! Sage Lightfoot is an outlaw turned law-abiding citizen, but he has not forgotten his old way of life. He is tough as nails and then some, but when he stumbles upon Maggie Tucker her very unfortunate situation touches him in a way nothing has in a while. He is instantly enthralled with her and is even willing to let her come along for the ride of her life as they both seek revenge against the same people. Maggie is a young woman who has never experienced real love from anyone, but that does not keep her from being independent, strong-willed, and determined. The character traits Maggie shows in this book will win the hearts of readers who enjoy a strong heroine. Sage’s character is just as determined and strong and will not disappoint for those who love a big, bad, sensitive hero.
Rosanne Bittner does an excellent job in describing the settings throughout the book and throughout Sage and Maggie’s journey. This book is not for the faint of heart as it does have some cursing, alludes to prostitution and rape, as well as murder, but all are written in ways you should not be offended, but should be able to easily relate to what is developing in the story of Sage and Maggie. I read this book in one night! I was completely hooked from page one – this is a great historical read with some western flair, lots of action and a hint of suspense.
HEAT RATING: Hot
REVIEWED BY: A. Lyn
REVIEW COURTESY OF: My Book Addiction and More