Friday, September 23, 2011

Between The Pages - The Outlaw Bride

The Outlaw Bride
By Kelly Boyce
Carina Press
April 2011

Katherine Slade has two goals: to escape her outlaw husband and to find the family of the man who died saving her life. Taking the place of a mail-order bride isn't part of her plan—until she's forced to continue the charade and become Sheriff Connor Langston's housekeeper to stay out of jail. Pretending to be another woman is hard, but Katherine's real challenge is resisting her growing attraction to the handsome lawman…
Falling in love is the last thing Connor needs, even if the rest of Fatal Bluff wants him to. His hands are full with a band of outlaws threatening the safety of his town, and a child to raise. But Kate has a way of getting under his skin and into little Jenny's heart. Soon Connor can't get the fiery beauty out of his head—along with his suspicion that Kate isn't who she claims to be.
When Connor learns the truth about Kate, is there any way for this outlaw bride to become the sheriff's wife?

Between The Pages of this story is a fun 1873 Western romance that has delightful characters, compelling scenes, and a perfect plot. I’m not a big reader of historical and I was a bit hesitant to read this story, but because it was a debut novel from a local writer, I wanted to give it a chance. I’m so pleased that I did!

I enjoy western movies, and this well-written story places you right in the middle of every scene. I could almost see the tumbleweeds blowing in the dusty wind. The heartwarming scenes between Kate and Connor will absolutely have you hooked.

The Outlaw Bride is a page turner straight from the first paragraph. It even includes a wild-west shoot-out that will have you dodging bullets.

I absolutely loved this story and would definitely place it as my top read of the summer! I look forward to Kelly’s next book!

Review Rating: 5 Stars

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