A Tarnished KnightA Tarnished Knight by Kathy Otten

Genre: Historical Romance(American Western)
Source: Received for an honest review from Net Gallery.

  • Print Length: 396 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc; Cactus Rose 1st edition (January 2, 2014)
  • Publication Date: January 2, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
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Fleeing her abusive husband, Victoria Van der Beck is captured by down-on-his-luck bounty hunter, Ryder MacKenzie. As she comes to love this man who hides his face in shadows, she wonders if he could be the valiant knight for whom she’s been longing. Is he the champion who would save her from the evil prince, or is MacKenzie just a paid lackey determined to return her to her husband?

Ryder MacKenzie never believed anyone could love him, for he was cursed the day he was born. He only wants to be left alone to live on his ranch in peace. But rustlers have stolen his cattle. He’s been ambushed and his horse killed. Now his one chance to get his life back is to simply return a society princess to her husband. Maybe his luck is about to change. At least she isn’t pretty.


A TARNISHED KNIGHT by Kathy Otten is an amazing Western Historical Romance. Fast paced, tale of overwhelming odds, domestic abuse, childhood scars and finding a HEA.
A valiant knight in shining armor, Ryder MacKenzie, who is has a birthmark on his face, was unwanted by his family when he was born, and so he was discarded. He must make his way in life, he’s a down on his luck bounty hunter, trying to make a success of his cattle ranch.
Victoria Van der Beck ,has an abusive husband, when she thinks she has killed him, she finds her chance to escape and runs.
Bounty hunters are searching for her. Ryder, finds her. Sparks fly, danger awaits them in unexpected places. Will they’re love survive, Victoria’s deceit, her secrets, their mistrust or will they lose all to death and heartache?
Well written Western Historical Romance. The characters are engaging and endearing. The storyline is unique, intriguing and entertaining, with witty banter and moments of laughter, as well as, trouble and danger. A must read! Enjoyable and satisfying read!
Received for a honest review from Net Gallery.

Rating: 4
Heat rating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR