The Last Renegade (Berkley Sensation)
SHE HIRED HIM TO PROTECT HER TOWN As the owner of the Pennyroyal Saloon and Hotel, Lorraine Berry is privy to almost everything that goes on in Bitter Springs, Wyoming—including the bloodshed plaguing its citizens. With all of the good men dying at the hands of a local rancher and his three sons,... show more
SHE HIRED HIM TO PROTECT HER TOWN As the owner of the Pennyroyal Saloon and Hotel, Lorraine Berry is privy to almost everything that goes on in Bitter Springs, Wyoming—including the bloodshed plaguing its citizens. With all of the good men dying at the hands of a local rancher and his three sons, Raine hires a shootist to be the town’s protector. But her handsome new employee is more than a hired hand; he’s a man who keeps his guns close and his secrets closer. BUT NOTHING COULD PROTECT HER HEART After a chance encounter on a train, Kellen Coltrane travels to the Pennyroyal to carry out a dying man’s last wish. But once he meets the hotel’s fiery-haired proprietor, Coltrane finds himself assuming the role of the shootist’s accomplice and agrees to protect Bitter Springs. And as he learns more about Raine’s own tragedy, Coltrane can’t deny his growing desire for the courageous widow, or the urge to protect her from the threat that draws near…
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: 2012-09-04
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
4/5; 4 stars; A-Jo Goodman builds her stories on the very solid foundation of excellent characters. This book managed to have some light hearted moments, a mystery, some horrible moments, a sweet romance, and bit of a twist at the end. Very enjoyable read.
*Happy sigh* Goodman's westerns are just so good. Vivid characters and settings. Complex problems that aren't solved easily. Can't wait for the next one.
Based on other reviews it seems I'm in the minority on this, but I felt that the romance in this book took a backseat to everything else that was happening. Besides one kiss (which felt like it came from out of the blue), there was almost no build up to the relationship between Kellen and Raine. It ...
The approach to certain parts of the story is a bit too modern and I think that the surprise "Adam was not my husband but my brother" was not necessary because the story comes dangerously close to a soap opera. But everything else (characters, plot, setting) is very nice. Although the mystery's solu...
4.5 stars“Folks are dropping like flies.”Wyoming Territory, 1888. Kellen Coltrane finds himself in the midst of a mystery when his train ride is interrupted by a stranger with a fatal knife wound. Before he breathes his last, Nat Church asks Kellen to finish his journey to the Pennyroyal Saloon in B...