BOOK REVIEW of Lady Broke by Rachel Donnelly
This book was so cute.
Love me some western romance.
It’s a little guilty pleasure and the only time I can enjoy the heroine swooning. And she really does swoon. A lot.
East meets West when a high-principled Boston socialite teams up with a revenge driven bounty hunter to catch a gang of outlaws in the wilds of Nevada.
It’s tough being a witness when the last one turned up dead. But Christie Wallace is determined to bring the Everett gang to justice. Unfortunately, the law can’t protect her from pistol-toting outlaws or the intoxicating lure of a dangerous man. But, after escaping the suffocating prospects of an arranged marriage, she has no intention of allowing her heart to rule her head, even when temptation comes in the form of an incorrigible lawman named Nat Randall.
Dead or alive - it made no difference to Nat Randall. He’s tried to bring the Everett gang to trial once before, but the law let him down. It seems frontier justice is all he has left. But he didn’t count on protecting a bewitching Easterner whose courageous spirit challenges him as much as her beauty distracts. It’s not long before he’s torn between pursuing her or the outlaws.
A timeless, rollicking adventure of unlikely lovers, set in the Wild West.
Sensuality Level: SensualVirginal and proper, Christie Wallace shouldn’t have been in the ass end of nowhere, getting caught up in bank robberies and saloon fights, but she is. Getting dragged in by the worse timing and a cousin I wanted to shoot, she handles it all with enough ladylike behaviours, swooning and the odd show of refreshing spice that I didnt hate her.
Nat is the hot, gun toting bounty hunter, who is a bit of an ass, if I’m honest, but his rugged charm and raw, rough and ready demeanor made me want to test his patience like she does. It helps that he cant stay away from her, arguing with himself in the most adorable internal battles, and Christie’s charms as they fight their way through the nasty obstacles (ie bandits and miscommunication and flying bullets) to a Mills and Boon ending that I was rooting for.The writing is simple and well worded, enough that you don't get drowned in petticoats and bonnets and the detail that was in there didn't slow the pace too much.
I awarded this book 3.5 Throbbing Hearts and a heat rating of Saintly Sweet.
Disclaimer: I was given this copy in exchange for an honest review
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